Lindenau was founded in 1321 by Werner von Orseln, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, on 50 włókas (1 włóka = 17.9549 hectares). The St. Barbara Chapel was erected in the 14th century and taken down ca. 1820. In 1638, the residents built the Lutheran church, which was also demolished at the beginning of the 19th century. Until 1772 Lindenau 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 Lindenau was located. Lindenau 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 Lindenau (now Lipinka) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nowy Staw, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 census lists four Mennonite families with the following two surnames: Dick and Friesen. In 1820, the village had 316 residents, including 10 Mennonites.
Mennonites who were residents of Lindenau were members of the Rosenort Mennonite Church.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||October 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Lindenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2012. Web. 21 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lindenau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=95809.
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