I found this post. And now I can't determine if Hockenberg is Pomeranian or Schlesian?
"MITCHELL, Charlotte Garden City, Michigan, USA eMail address: CHAR6626@aol.com
I've been given some possibilities of birthplaces for my great- grandfather. I was told by a cousin he was born at Kalisch. His name was Samuel HILSCHER, born 1832. Recently a location of a Johann Samuel Hilscher, born 1833 at Maliniec has surfaced. I am unable to locate this town of Maliniec any place, and would appreciate any help you could give me regarding the location. I have done a LOT of map searches....perhaps it was spelled differently? I've also looked at everything that starts with an Mal ..., hoping against hope to get closer. Any help or pointing me in the right direction, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Webmaster's Note: Maliniec is given as either Höckenberg (Hoeckenberg / Hockenberg) [Lobez powiat, Poland] or Neuvorwerk [Kozle powiat], Poland in Ortsnamenverzzeichnis der Ortschaften jenseits von Oder und Neiße (it covers German to Polish name changes after World War II).
The Kalisch found in the FHL Catalog is under Kalisch (Kries Kalisch, Poznan [now Kalisz, Poland]. Thus I am keeping this query under Poznan because of the cousin's statement. Only you can sort this problem out. To add to your confusion, there are also numerous listings for Kalish as a location in Volhynia in the FEEFHS Website index. Volhynia was a part of former Poland that is now the northern oblast of the Ukraine - and once had many German settlements.
According to Toni Perroni, President of the IGS Pommern SIG, "Maliniec is not in Pommern. It was in Silesia ... for the village of Maliniec, the German name was Neu Vorwerk. Today it is called Maliniec. It was located in Kreis Freystadt in the German Province of Schlesien. Silesia no longer exists. Today it is located in the Province of Zielonogorskie, Poland. Its location is East 15 degrees, 23'; North 51 degrees, 49'. This village is located 1.2 kilometers and 347 degrees from Bergenwald, which is known today as Niwiska, Poland."
"Re the village of Kalisch, the German name was Kalisch. It had an alternate name of Kallisch in 1820. Today the name is Kalisz. It was located in Kreis Berent in the German Province of Westpreussen. Today it is the Province of Gdanskie, Poland. It is located East 17 degrees 47'; North 54 degrees 02'. This village is located 14.5 kilometers and 233 degrees from Berent, which is known today as Koscierzyna. It has a Lutheran Parish located atn Lippusch since 1905 and a Catholic Parish located at Lippusch since 1905. The Standesamt (court district) was located at Dzimianen as of 1905 and there was another Lutheran Parish in 1820 at Berent. Therefore niether were Pomeranian. The Pommern page is located at http://feefhs.org/dpl/dv/pommern.htmlhttp://feefhs.org/dpl/dv/pommern.html to find out about the Die Pommerschen Leute Newsletter"."