Gross Brunau (Groß Brunau; now known as Broniewo; coordinates: 54.2825, 19.030556 [54° 16′ 57″ N, 19° 1′ 50″ E]; population in 1905, 239; in 2013, 182) is located approximately 9 kilometres (5.7 miles) north-west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof) and 25 km. (15 mi.) east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). It was located immediately to the south of Klein Brunau, a village that was later known as Brunauer Sand (now Bronowo).
Gross Brunau was founded in 1356. Until 1793 Gross Brunau was part of Danzig. The Second Partition of Poland in 1793 added Danzig and its surrounding territory to the province of West Prussia. Gross Brunau was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg until the establishment of the Free City of Danzig in 1920. The village came under the control of Nazi Germany during World War II until February 1945, when it was occupied by Soviet forces and returned to Poland. Today it is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stegna, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census lists one Mennonite family by the name of Lammert in Brunau, while the 1793 census lists three Mennonites families in Gross Brunau, Enss, Friesen, and Thun. In 1820, the village together with Altschloss had 471 residents, including 6 Mennonites.
Mennonites who were residents of Gross Brunau were members of the Bärwalde Mennonite Church.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2013|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Gross Brunau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2013. Web. 12 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gross_Brunau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=103583.
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