Trampenau (now Trępnowy; coordinates: 54.1244, 18.9781 [54° 7′ 27″ N, 18° 58′ 41″ E]; population in 1905, 241; in 2012, 283) is located approximately 3 kilometres (2 miles) south-west of Nowy Staw (Neuteich), 11 km. (7 mi.) north of Malbork (Marienburg), 14 km. (8 mi.) south-west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 27 km. (17 mi.) west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 36 km. (22 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). It was situated west of Leske, north of Trappenfelde, north-east of Gross Lichtenau, and south-east of Parschau.
Trampenau was founded in 1376. Until 1772 Trampenau 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 Trampenau was located. Trampenau 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 Trampenau (now Trępnowy) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nowy Staw, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
In the 1776 Prussian census there were four Mennonite families in Trampenau with the following surnames: Claasen, Ens, Friesen, and Siebert. In 1820, the village had 149 residents, including 15 Mennonites. In 1885, Trampenau had 546 hectares of land, 14 houses, 205 Catholics and Lutherans, and 22 Mennonites. In 1936, Trampenau was inhabited by five Mennonite families - Claasen, Hamm, Nieufeld, Penner, and Wiebe.
Mennonites who were residents of Trampenau were members of the Heubuden Mennonite Church.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||December 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Trampenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2012. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trampenau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124654.
Thiessen, Richard D. (December 2012). Trampenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trampenau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124654.
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