In Kolberg’s day, the manor in this village was a property of the Niegolewski family. Kolberg was a close friend of Wanda and Władysław Niegolewski, who had him stayed in 1870 and 1875. They enabled him to collect the extensive material to the volume about this region.
In the monograph of the Great Duchy of Poznań, there is the following description of Morownica:
“It is a decent village whose composition is well thought out. There is a straight street surrounded from both sides by a fence. Behind the fence, there are thatched houses made from wood and clay. Like in other old Polish villages, gable walls of the houses are from the street side. There are large chimneys. Along the fences there are trees planted in rows. The manor is located in a grove”.
Kolberg documented here also a nuptial tradition:
“When a newly-wedded pair goes out of a church, musicians accompany them to the house playing on the road. In the past, before the ceremony of unveiling they used to collect some money for a married couple. Firstly, it was a groom who collected money. He walked holding a loaf of bread surrounded by the veil. He did a round through guests who put some coins on the loaf. Later, both newly-wedded made a round. They held a bowel full of water, to which guests also threw some coins. Next, there was a cook and musicians who did similar rounds to collect money”.
Kolberg included in the monograph of this region, some information about local beliefs:
“If one wants to have big and health bees, he has to steal the first swarm. This is why a beekeeper does not allow any stranger to his apiary. If somebody took some soil from beneath the hives, it could bring misfortune to the beekeeper and his bees could die”.
Local people believed in the healing powers of ‘Mądry’ or ‘Mądra’ [wise man or wise woman]:
“In Morownica, people used to say that Madry or Madra has a supernatural power given to them by the God. He or she heals people using hands of obedient devils. In addition, they use magnetism when they make crosses and other figures with hands in the air. At the end of the ritual they burn incense of asafoetida”.