Möskenberg (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Möskenberg (now Mojkowo, Poland)
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Möskenberg (also known as Moskenberg and Tannhäuser; now known as Mojkowo; coordinates: 54.105, 19.302 [54° 6′ 17″ N, 19° 18′ 7″ E]; population in 1905, 131) is located approximately 9 kilometers (5 miles) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 17 km. (11 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 18 km. (11 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg).

Möskenberg was established in 1557 on wastelands. Twelve włókas (215 hectares) were divided among four sons-in-law of the Elbląg (Elbing) mayor Jakub Rieke. One of these plots was settled by four settlers, including three Dutch. 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, 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 the administrative district of Gmina Gronowo Elbląskie, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

The 1776 Prussian census lists one Mennonite family in Möskenberg named Fodt. In 1820, the village had 100 residents, including 4 Mennonites.

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


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Map:Mojkowo, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2013

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