Pietzkendorf (now Pieczewo; coordinates: 54.21652, 19.05819 [54° 12′ 59″ N, 19° 3′ 29″ E]; population in 1905, 135) is located approximately 4 kilometres (2 miles) west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 20 km. (13 mi.) north of Malbork (Marienburg), 22 km. (14 mi.) north-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 33 km. (21 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).
Until 1772 Pietzkendorf 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 Pietzkendorf was located. Pietzkendorf 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 Pietzkendorf (now Pieczewo) was a settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Nowy Dwór Gdański, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census lists 26 Mennonite families in Pietzkendorf with the following surnames: Claassen, Daniels, Dick, Fast, Froese, Giesbrecht, Hein, Jantzen, Kraeker, Martens, Neufeldt, Nickel, Penner, Peters, Quapp, Reimer, and Wiens. In 1820 the village had 133 inhabitants, of which 98 were Mennonites.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Pietzkendorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 12 Feb 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pietzkendorf_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=123966.
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