Katznase (now Kaczynos; coordinates: 54.07127, 19.1658 [54° 4′ 16″ N, 19° 9′ 56″ E]; population in 1905, 388; in 2012, 387) is located approximately 9 kilometres (5 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg), 16 km. (10 mi.) south of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 18 km. (12 mi.) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 49 km. (30 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).
Until 1772 Katznase 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 Katznase was located. Katznase was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. 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 Katznase was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stare Pole, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census lists two Mennonite families in Katznase with the following surnames: Dick and Niefeldt. In 1820 Katznase had 276 inhabitants, including 4 Mennonites.
Mennonites who were residents of Katznase in 1776 were members of the Elbing-Ellerwald Mennonite Church.
Wikipedia. "Kaczynos." Web. 12 December 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaczynos.
Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 12 December 2012. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=2993.
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||June 2014|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Katznase (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2014. Web. 29 May 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Katznase_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124272.
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