Stalle (also known as Stall; now known as Stalewo; coordinates: 54.0253, 19.2806 [54° 1′ 31″ N, 19° 16′ 50″ E]; population in 1905, 268; in 2013, 178) is located approximately 15 kilometers (9.5 miles) east of Malbork (Marienburg), 17 km (10.5 miles) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 24 km (15 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof).
Stalle was established in 1363 under the Chełmno law (Kulm Law, a legal constitution for a municipal form of government) with 30 włókas (539 hectares) of land. The village was pillaged in 1414 and its privileges were renewed in 1470. In 1510, Stalle was purchased by Elbing burghers and was incorporated into the royal estate in 1622. Dutch immigrants had settled in Stalle by 1590. Until 1772 the village 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 the village was located. The village 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. At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, it came under the control of Nazi Germany. In February 1945 it was occupied by Soviet forces and eventually returned to Poland. In 2012 it was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Markusy, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
In the Prussian census of 1776 one Mennonite family, named Froese, is listed as living in Stalle. In 1820, Stalle had 191 residents, including 6 Mennonites. In 1887, the village had 505 ha. of land, 29 houses, and 313 residents, including 17 Mennonites.
Mennonites who were residents of Stalle were members of the Thiensdorf-Markushof Mennonite Church.
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Wikipedia. "Stalewo." Web. 17 February 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalewo.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||February 2013|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Stalle (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2013. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stalle_(Warmian-Masurian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=112374.
Thiessen, Richard D. (February 2013). Stalle (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stalle_(Warmian-Masurian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=112374.
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