Barendt (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Barendt (now Boręty, Poland)
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Barendt (also known as Borente, Barent, and Barend; now known as Boręty and Boręty Pierwsze; coordinates: 54.1174, 18.847 [54° 7′ 2″ N, 18° 50′ 49″ E]; population in 1905, 452; in 2012, 182) is located approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) north-west of Lichnowy (Groß Lichtenau), 16 km. (10 mi.) north-west of Malbork (Marienburg), 21 km. (12 mi.) south-west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 30 km. (19 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).

Barendt was founded in 1321 by the commander Werner von Orseln of the Teutonic Order on 50 włókas (898 hectares). Until 1772 Barendt 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 Barendt was located. Barendt 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 Barendt was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lichnowy, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The 1776 Prussian census lists one Mennonite family in Barendt, surnamed Wall. In 1820, Barendt had 384 residents, including 4 Mennonites.

Mennonites who were residents of Barendt were members of the Heubuden Mennonite Church.


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Map:Boręty Pierwsze, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published December 2012

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