Kreis Adelnau

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Kreis Adelnau (Polish: Powiat odolanowski) was a county in the southern administrative district of Posen, in the Prussian province of Posen. It presently lies in the southern part of Polish region of Greater Poland Voivodeship. According to the 1900 census, it was the county of the German Reich with the highest proportion of native Polish speakers (90.0%).[1] Around 75% of the population voted for the Polish Party ("Polenpartei") in the 1907 and 1912 national elections.[2]

Military command[edit]

Kreis Adelnau was part of the military command (German: Bezirkskommando) in Posen at Ostrowo.

Court system[edit]

The main court (German: Landgericht) was in Ostrowo, with lower courts (German: Amtsgericht) in Aldenau and Ostrowo.

Civil registry offices[edit]

In 1905, these civil registry offices (German: Standesamt) served the following towns in Kreis Adelnau:

Police districts[edit]

In 1905, these police districts (German: Polizeidistrikt) served towns in Kreis Adelnau:

Catholic churches[edit]

In 1905, these Catholic parish churches served towns in Kreis Adelnau:

Protestant churches[edit]

In 1905, Protestant parish churches served towns in Kreis Adelnau:


  1. ^ Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. Band 150: Die Volkszählung am 1. Dezember 1900 im Deutschen Reich. Berlin, 1903, according to Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte 1871 - 1990 © 2006 by Dr. Michael Rademacher M.A.,
  2. ^