Kaminke (now known as Kamionka; coordinates: 54.0667, 19.0485 [54° 4′ 00″ N, 19° 2′ 54″ E]; population in 1905, 159; in 2012, 60) is located approximately 3.7 kilometres (2.3 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg), 17 km. (11 mi.) south-west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 24 km. (15 mi.) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 44 km. (27 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).
Until 1772 Kaminke 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 Kaminke was located. Kaminke 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 Kaminke (now Kamionka) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Malbork, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census does not list any Mennonites in Kaminke, although Heubuden Mennonite Church baptismal records indicate the presence of Mennonites in Kaminke in the last quarter of the 18th century. In 1820 Kaminke had 90 inhabitants, of which five were Mennonites. In 1935 two Mennonite families totaling eight individuals lived in Kaminke.
Mennonites who were residents of Kaminke were members of the Heubuden Mennonite Church.
Wikipedia. "Kamionka, Malbork County." Web. 16 December 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamionka,_Malbork_County.
Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 16 December 2012. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=2868.
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||December 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Kaminke (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2012. Web. 21 Apr 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kaminke_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124268.
Thiessen, Richard D. (December 2012). Kaminke (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kaminke_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124268.
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