Alt Marsau (also known as Alt-Marsau, Altmarsen, Stare Marze, and Smarze; now known as Stare Marzy; coordinates: 53.475736, 18.644013 [53° 28′ 32″ N, 18° 38′ 38″ E]; population in 1905, 163) is located approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) south-west of Dragacz (Dragaß), 18 km. (11 miles) north-east of Świecie (Schwetz), and 51 km. (32 miles) north of Toruń (Thorn). It was located south-west of Gruppe and north-west of Brattwin.
Until 1772 Alt Marsau was located in what was known as Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of Poland. The First Partition of Poland in 1772 resulted in the creation of a new province on 31 January 1773, called West Prussia, in which Alt Marsau was located. Alt Marsau was situated in the district (Kreis) of Schwetz in Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the Pomeranian Voivodeship of the Second Polish Republic. Alt Marsau came under the control of Nazi Germany during World War II until March 1945, when it was occupied by Soviet forces and returned to Poland. In 2013 Nowe Marzy was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dragacz, within Świecie County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Mennonites who were residents of Alt Marsau were members of the Montau-Gruppe Mennonite Church.
Wikipedia. "Stare Marzy." Web. 17 March 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stare_Marzy.
Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 17 March 2013. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=102.
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||March 2013|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Alt Marsau (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2013. Web. 15 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Alt_Marsau_(Kuyavian-Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=100425.
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