Neudorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Neudorf (now Nowinki, Poland)
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Detailed map of Neudorf and Zeyersvorderkampen, ca. 1936.
Source: Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski

Neudorf (also known as Tepperdamm; now known as Nowinki; coordinates: 54.21317, 19.26414 [54° 12′ 47″ N, 19° 15′ 50″ E]; population in 1905, 78; in 2012, 160) is located approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 9.3 km. (6 mi.) north-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 24 km. (15 mi.) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg) and 45 km. (28 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). It was situated south-east of Jungfer, south-west of Zeyersvorderkampen, north-west of Stuba, and east of Klein Mausdorferweiden.

Neudorf was founded in 1715 in the late colonization period. Until 1772 Neudorf was part of 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 Neudorf was located. Neudorf was situated in the district (Kreis) of Elbing 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 Neudorf (now Nowinki) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nowy Dwór Gdański, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The 1776 Prussian census lists 16 Mennonite families with the following surnames: Barckmann, Bickert, Braun, Dick, Ens, Hamm, Loewen, Mierau, Neustaedter, Reimer, Riesen, Thiesen, and Wilhelm. In 1820, Neudorf had 77 residents, including 45 Mennonites.

Mennonites who were residents of Neudorf were members of the Rosenort Mennonite Church.


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Map:Nowinki, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2012

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