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Zigankenberg (now part of Gdańsk, Poland) Source: Wikipedia Commons
Zigankenberg (also known as Zochanike, Ziganckenberg, Zechanke, Cyganki, Cygańska Góra, Zianke, Zichanke, and Suchanke; now known as Suchanino; coordinates: 54.3552, 18.6031 [54° 21′ 18″ N, 18° 36′ 11″ E]; population in 1905, 3,562; in 2013, 12,937) is a quarter in the city of Gdańsk (formerly Danzig).

Zigankenberg was a small village first known as Zochanike in 1344. Until 1793 Zigankenberg was part of Danzig in Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of Poland. The Second Partition of Poland in 1793 added Danzig and its surrounding territory to the province of West Prussia. The village was situated in the district (Kreis) of Danzig from 1818 until 1887, when it became part of the district of Danziger Höhe. It became part of Stadtkreis Danzig  in 1902. Zigankenberg became part of the Free City of Danzig from 1920 until the outbreak of World War II in 1939, when it came under the control of Nazi Germany. In February 1945 it was occupied by Soviet forces and eventually returned to Poland.

In the 1793 Danzig census there was one Mennonite family living in Zigankenberg named Suckau. In 1886 two Mennonite families residing in Zigankenberg by the name of Foth were members of the Danzig Mennonite Church.


Bibliography

Wikipedia. "Suchanino." Web. 27 January 2013. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchanino.

Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 27 January 2013. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=7313.


Maps

Map:Suchanino, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published January 2013


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Zigankenberg (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2013. Web. 28 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zigankenberg_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=69423.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (January 2013). Zigankenberg (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zigankenberg_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=69423.




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