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    Prussian History

    My ancestors were born in Ransen, Schlesian, Prussia in the late 18th century, There are numerous genealogical posts on the net of people born in Ransen.

    Ransen at some point in history was changed to Rzeszow, Poland. Given that Rzeszow was the name back in the 14th century it seems probable that Ransen was given the name for a period of time as a result of Prussian dominance of the area. However, as much as I have searched historical maps I see no evidence of Prussian influence in the area.

    Does anybody know the history of the name change or of Prussian influence in the area of present Rzeszow.

    Thank you.

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    Ręszów or Ransen in German

    The earliest documented reference to Ręszów, then known by its German name Ransen, dates back to 1209. The village church was first constructed in 1376 and underwent several renovations during the 19th century. Between 1541 and 1715, Ręszów was home to the von Nostitz royal family. The former von Nostitz palace which was modernized in 1912 and then later during the 1930s by Heinrich Oswald von Sprenger now serves as a local housing complex. Following the Potsdam Conference in 1945, Ręszów was incorporated into the Third Polish Republic. During communist rule, a State Agricultural Farm (PGR) was operated in Ręszów.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C4%99sz%C3%B3w


    Looks like a case of was Prussia like Posen was

    other than that i cant help
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