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Source: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%85towy_Wielkie Wikipedia Commons] Wikipedia Commons
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Source: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%85towy_Wielkie Wikipedia Commons]'']]    Gross Montau (also known as Muntau, Muntowo major, Muntowy, Mątwy, Wielkie Mątowy, Groß Montau; now known as Mątowy Wielkie; coordinates: 54.010556, 18.853333 [54° 0′ 38″ N, 18° 51′ 12″ E]; population in 1905, 483; in 2012, 353), is located approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of Miłoradz ([[Mielenz (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Mielenz]]), 13 km (8 mi) west of Malbork ([[Marienburg (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Marienburg]]), and 43 km (27 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk ([[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]]).
 
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'']]    Gross Montau (also known as Muntau, Muntowo major, Muntowy, Mątwy, Wielkie Mątowy, Groß Montau; now known as Mątowy Wielkie; coordinates: 54.010556, 18.853333 [54° 0′ 38″ N, 18° 51′ 12″ E]; population in 1905, 483; in 2012, 353), is located approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of Miłoradz ([[Mielenz (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Mielenz]]), 13 km (8 mi) west of Malbork ([[Marienburg (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Marienburg]]), and 43 km (27 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk ([[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]]).
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Originally, Gross Montau was inhabited by a Slavic population. The village received the Chełmno charter in 1321 and in 1340, the residents began the construction of a church; the parish was founded in 1383. Until 1772 Gross Montau was located in what was known as Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of [[Poland|Poland]]. The First Partition of Poland in 1772 resulted in the creation of a new province in 1773, called [[West Prussia|West Prussia]], in which Gross Montau was located. Gross Montau was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg until the establishment of the [[Danzig, Free City of|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. In 2012 Gross Montau (now Mątowy Wielkie) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Miłoradz, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
 
Originally, Gross Montau was inhabited by a Slavic population. The village received the Chełmno charter in 1321 and in 1340, the residents began the construction of a church; the parish was founded in 1383. Until 1772 Gross Montau was located in what was known as Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of [[Poland|Poland]]. The First Partition of Poland in 1772 resulted in the creation of a new province in 1773, called [[West Prussia|West Prussia]], in which Gross Montau was located. Gross Montau was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg until the establishment of the [[Danzig, Free City of|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. In 2012 Gross Montau (now Mątowy Wielkie) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Miłoradz, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

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Gross Montau (now known as Mątowy Wielkie, Poland) Source: Wikipedia Commons
Gross Montau (also known as Muntau, Muntowo major, Muntowy, Mątwy, Wielkie Mątowy, Groß Montau; now known as Mątowy Wielkie; coordinates: 54.010556, 18.853333 [54° 0′ 38″ N, 18° 51′ 12″ E]; population in 1905, 483; in 2012, 353), is located approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of Miłoradz (Mielenz), 13 km (8 mi) west of Malbork (Marienburg), and 43 km (27 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).

Originally, Gross Montau was inhabited by a Slavic population. The village received the Chełmno charter in 1321 and in 1340, the residents began the construction of a church; the parish was founded in 1383. Until 1772 Gross Montau 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 in 1773, called West Prussia, in which Gross Montau was located. Gross Montau 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. In 2012 Gross Montau (now Mątowy Wielkie) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Miłoradz, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Flooding of the area due to breaks in the dikes at Gross Montau occurred in 1786 and on 28 March 1855. Gross Montau  was the birthplace of Saint Dorothea of Montau (1347-1394).

It appears as though Mennonites settled in Gross Montau only in the later part of the 19th century. In the 1935 list of Heubuden Mennonite Church members, only a few families resided in Gross Montau.

[edit] Bibliography

Stowarzyszenie Konserwatorów Zabytków. "Mątowy Wielkie." Catalogue of Monuments of Dutch Colonization in Poland. 2005. Web. 8 October 2012. http://holland.org.pl/art.php?kat=obiekt&id=387&lang=en.

Wikipedia. "Mątowy Wielkie." Web. 8 October 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mątowy_Wielkie.

Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 8 October 2012. http://www.westpreussen.de.

[edit] Maps

Map:Mątowy Wielkie (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2012


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MLA style

Thiessen, Richard D. "Gross Montau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2012. Web. 23 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gross_Montau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=94992.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (October 2012). Gross Montau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gross_Montau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=94992.




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