Neuteich (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Neuteich (now Nowy Staw, Poland)
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Detailed map of Neuteich, Neuteichsdorf, and Leske.
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Neuteich (formerly known as Nytych and Neitych; now known as Nowy Staw; coordinates: 54.133333, 19 [54° 8′ 0″ N, 19° 0′ 0″ E]; population in 1875, 1,831; in 1905, 2,648; in 2006, 4,447), lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 miles) north of Malbork (Marienburg) and 36 km. (22 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). 

The city of Neuteich was probably built around 1329 and served as the market town for farmers from the surrounding Vistula and Nogat deltas. Neuteich was part of the Kingdom of Poland until the First Partition of Poland resulted in the creation of a new province in 1773, called West Prussia. Neuteich was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg from 1818 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 March 1945, when it was occupied by Soviet forces and eventually returned to Poland. In 2012 Neuteich (now Nowy Staw) was in Malbork County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

In 1776 there were two Mennonite families in Neuteich, named von Bergen and Wieb. The city attracted more Mennonite families in the following years, for in 1820, 31 of the 1,382 inhabitants of Neuteich were Mennonites.

The Flemish Mennonites who settled in Neuteich belonged to the Ladekopp Mennonite Church, while the Frisian Mennonites belonged to the Orlofferfelde Mennonite Church.


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Map:Nowy Staw (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2012

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