Groß Zünder (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Groß Zünder (now Cedry Wielkie, Poland) Source: Wikipedia Commons

Groß Zünder (also known as Gross Zünder, Gross Zuender, Gross Zinder, and Gros Sinder; now known as Cedry Wielkie; coordinates: 54.2477, 18.8456 [54° 14′ 51″ N, 18° 50′ 44″ E]; population in 1905, 960; in 2012, 1,007) is located approximately 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of Pruszcz Gdański (Praust), 18 km. (12 mi.) west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 20 km. (12 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).

Groß Zünder was granted the Chełmno rights (Kulm Law, a legal constitution for a municipal form of government) in 1350 by Winrich von Kniprode, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights. Groß Zünder was granted privileges again in 1552 as a result of the Dutch colonization. Between 1454 and 1793, the village was a part of the Danzig town estate. Until 1793 Groß Zünder 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 Niederung. Groß Zünder 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 2012 it was a village in Gdańsk County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

In 1820, the village had 632 residents, including 7 Mennonites.

Mennonites who were residents of Groß Zünder were members of the Bärwalde Mennonite Church.


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Map:Cedry Wielkie, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published December 2012

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