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Manor House Braunsberg

The manor house was probably built at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1803 it was in possession of Friedrich von Lepel.




According to old available records from various sources, the Braunsberg estate belonged to one Heinrich Handt in the middle of the 19th century. He publicly auctioned the estate to Wilhelm Bosselmann in November 1876. Wilhelm Bosselmann bequeathed it to his son Johannes, who leased it to his son Wilhelm in 1911. In 1919 Wilhelm Bosselmann finally purchased the estate. On the 2nd of May 1945 he was shot dead in Braunsberg.

In the course of the land reform, the estate, the land area, the agricultural equipment as well as the residential and farm buildings were shared out. In the former GDR, the manor house accommodated the co-op shop and flats; however, nothing was done against the slow decay.

After the political change in 1989/90 the former manor house was sold by the municipality of Zehna. The new owners renovated the building and have been renting out holiday rooms in the house ever since.


Structure of ownership prior to 1945:

1779-1781

Colonel Matthias von Plessen

1781-1797

Legation Councillor and District Administrator Hans Ernst Count von Hardenberg (see Bellin and Zehna)

1797-1800

The heirs of Legation Councillor and District Administrator Hans Ernst Count von Hardenberg (see Bellin and Zehna)

1800-1802

Privy Councillor Ernst Christian Graf von Hardenberg (see Bellin and Zehna)

1802-1804

Chamberlain Friedrich Dietrich Joachim von Lepel (see Zehna)

1804-1820

The brothers Wilhelm, Carl and Friedrich von Heimrod and 7 siblings von Haynau (see Zehna)
The owners and shareholders von Heimrod and von Haynau were members of the electoral family of Hessen.

1820-1823

Caroline, Countess von Hessenstein, nee von Schlottheim

1823-1831

Marshal of the Upper Court August Wilhelm Graf von Hessenstein (see Zehna)

1831-1857

Heinrich Friedrich Handt

1857-1877

Heinrich Hand

1877-1885

Gottlieb Wilhelm Georg Bosselmann

1885-(1916)

Johannes Bosselmann

(1923)-1945

Wilhelm Bosselmann


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