Hoppenau (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Hoppenau (now Kopanka Druga, Poland) Source: Wikipedia Commons

Hoppenau (also known as Chmielewen and Höppenau; now known as Kopanka Druga; coordinates: 54.1244, 19.2447 [54° 7′ 27″ N, 19° 14′ 40″ E]; population in 1905, 123; in 2013, 150) is located approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 13 km. (8 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 16 km. (10 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg). The small village of Klementfähre (also known as Clemens Fähr, Clemensfehr, Clemensfähre, Clemensfaehre, Klementfähr, and Klementfaehr) was located one-half km. south-west of Hoppenau.

The village was established in 1632 and was situated within the Elbląg estate. Until 1772 the village 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 the village was located. The village was situated in the district (Kreis) of Elbing until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, Kopanka Druga 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 the administrative district of Gmina Gronowo Elbląskie, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

The Prussian census of 1776 lists one Mennonite family named Philippsen. In 1820, Hoppenau and Klementfähre had a combined population of 99, including six Mennonites. In 1868, the village had 16 houses, and 143 residents, including 15 Mennonites.

Mennonites who were residents of Hoppenau were members of the Elbing-Ellerwald Mennonite Church.


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Map:Kopanka Druga, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2013

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