This map shows the province of Pomerania. The purple/pink line
represents the present-day border between Germany on the left and Poland
on the right. The home of the Borns was the village Schoenhagen, which is
not shown on the above map. It is six miles southwest of the city of
Naugard, shown a little bit below the center of the map as both Naugard
(the German name) and Nowogard (the present-day Polish name).
My forebears in Prussia, disturbed by the increasing militarism of the
government headed by Otto von Bismarck, made the decision to quietly
emigrate to America in the 1870's and 1880's. By so doing, they
doubtlessly saved their sons from the trenches of World War I, and their
grandsons from service in Hitler's army during World War II.