Stobbendorf (now Stobiec; coordinates: 54.2639, 19.1658 [54° 15′ 50″ N, 19° 9′ 56″ E]; population in 1905, 594; in 2012, 184) is located approximately 6 kilometres (4 miles) north-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 18 km (11 mi.) north-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 27 km (17 mi.) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg), and 37 km (23 mi.) east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).
Stobbendorf is located in the area of a former Nowy Dwór estate. It was leased to Dutch colonists in 1594 (or 1629). Stobbendorf originally had 15 włókas and 24 morgas (284 hectares) of land, but this area was reduced to 12 włókas and 1 morga (216 ha.) as a result of a flood. Until 1772 Stobbendorf 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 Stobbendorf was located. Stobbendorf 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. Today Stobbendorf (now Stobiec) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stegna, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 census of Prussia lists 14 Mennonite families in Stobbendorf with the following surnames: Ens, Friessen, Goosen, Krahn, Lemcke, Nickel, Peters, Quapp, Quiring, Siemons, Steinfeder, and Wieb. In 1789, the village had 58 Mennonites and in 1820, Stobbendorf/Haffkrug had 452 residents, including 84 Mennonites. There were 18 Mennonites in the 1930s.
Mennonites who were residents of Stobbendorf were members of the Tiegenhagen Mennonite Church.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||December 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Stobbendorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2012. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stobbendorf_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=123951.
Thiessen, Richard D. (December 2012). Stobbendorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stobbendorf_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=123951.
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