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Detailed map of Zwanzigerweide, 1913. Source: Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski
Zwanzigerweide (also known as Cwancychowe and Zwanzig, now known as Przydatki; coordinates: 53.859445,18.93709 [53° 51′ 34″ N, 18° 56′ 13″ E]), located approximately 14 kilometers (9 miles) north of Kwidzyn (Marienwerder), 21 km. (13 miles) south-west of Malbork (Marienburg), and 28 km. (17 miles) south-east of Tczew (Dirschau). It was a village formerly in the Stuhm Lowlands in West Prussia, Germany. In 1892-1929 the Mennonite congregation in this area was called Zwanzigerweide. Before 1892 and after 1929 it was called Tragheimerweide

The First Partition of Poland in 1772 resulted in the creation of a new province in 1773, called West Prussia, in which Zwanzigerweide was located. Zwanzigerweide was situated in the district (Kreis) of Stuhm until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. In 1928 the villages of Tragheimerweide, Zwanzigerweide, and Schweingrube were combined into one political unit. 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. 

The 1776 Prussian census lists six Mennonite families in Zwanzigerweide with the following surnames: Abrahams, Becher, Eggert, Goertz, Nickel, and Penner. 

Mennonites who were residents of Zwanzigerweide were members of the Tragheimerweide Mennonite Church.

Bibliography

"Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Hans-Jürgen Wolf. Web. 29 September 2012. http://www.westpreussen.de.

Maps

Map:Zwanzigerweide, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published April 2013


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van der Zijpp, Nanne and Richard D. Thiessen. "Zwanzigerweide (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2013. Web. 20 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zwanzigerweide_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=94009.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne and Richard D. Thiessen. (April 2013). Zwanzigerweide (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zwanzigerweide_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=94009.




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