Klein Mausdorf (now known as Myszewko; coordinates: 54.168589, 19.13449 [54° 10′ 6″ N, 19° 8′ 4″ E]; population in 1905, 275) is located approximately 6 kilometres (4 miles) south of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 16 km. (10 mi.) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg), 16 km. (10 mi.) west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 40 km. (25 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). It was situated east of Marienau, south-east of Rückenau, south of Fürstenau, and west of Krebsfelde.
In 1332, lands of Gross Mausdorf and Klein Mausdorf were granted to an individual only known by the name of Jan by the city council of Stare Miasto in Elbląg (Elbing). Until 1772 Klein Mausdorf was part of 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 Klein Mausdorf was located. Klein Mausdorf 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 Klein Mausdorf (now Myszewko) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nowy Dwór Gdański, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census lists 17 Mennonite families in Klein Mausdorf with the following surnames: Barg, Dick, Friesen, Giesbrecht, Hiebert, Kopp, Neufeld, Regehr, Reimer, Seiwatzki, Wiebe, Wieler, and Wiens. In 1820, the Klein Mausdorf had 206 residents, including 87 Mennonites
Mennonites who were residents of Klein Mausdorf were members of the Rosenort Mennonite Church.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Klein Mausdorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 2 Jun 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Klein_Mausdorf_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124693.
Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2012). Klein Mausdorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 June 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Klein_Mausdorf_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124693.
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