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Detailed map of Kommerau (now Komorowo, Poland) Source: Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski
Kommerau (also known as Chomir St. Adalberti, Komor, Komorowo Hollandy, Komerau, Kumerau, Kammerad, Kummerau, Kamerau, and Kammerau; now known as Komorowo; coordinates: 54.00752 19.20959 [54° 0′ 27″ N, 19° 12′ 34″ E]; population in 1905, 30) is located approximately 11 kilometers (6.5 miles) south-east of Malbork (Marienburg), 21 km. (13 miles) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 24 km. (15 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof).

Until 1772 Kommerau 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 on 31 January 1773, called West Prussia, in which the village was located. Kommerau was situated in the district (Kreis) of Stuhm in Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of East Prussia. Kommerau came under the control of Nazi Germany during World War II until March 1945, when it was occupied by Soviet forces and returned to Poland. In 2013 Kommerau (now Komorowo) was a hamlet in the administrative district of Gmina Stary Targ, Sztum County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The 1776 Prussian census lists one Mennonite family in Kommerau named Martens. In 1824 there was one Mennonite, Isaac Loewen, who was a landholder in Kommerau, Adelich Güldenfelde. 

Mennonites who were residents of Kommerau were members of the Tragheimerweide Mennonite Church.

[edit] Bibliography

Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 10 April 2013. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=3441.

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Map:Kommerau, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published April 2013


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Kommerau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2013. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kommerau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=95600.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (April 2013). Kommerau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kommerau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=95600.




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