Rosenort (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Rosenort (now Jurandowo, Poland)
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Detailed map of Rosenort, early 20th century.
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Rosenort (also known as Rosenorth; now known as Jurandowo; coordinates: 54.084, 19.436 [54° 5′ 2″ N, 19° 26′ 9″ E]; population in 1905, 89; in 2013, 50) is located approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles) south-east of Elbląg (Elbing), 25 km (16 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 26 km (16 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg). It is located in what was once known as the Klein Werder region of Prussia.

Rosenort was founded in 1631 by Dutch colonists. Until 1772 Rosenort 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 Rosenort was located. The village was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg 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, Rosenort came under the control of Nazi Germany. In February 1945 it was occupied by Soviet forces and eventually returned to Poland. In 2012 Jurandowo was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Markusy, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

The 1776 Prussian census lists 13 Mennonite families in Rosenort with the following surnames: Bestvader, Casper, Froes, Goetz, Harms, Hein, Jantzen, Martin, Penner, Peters, and Quap. In 1820, Rosenort had 84 residents, including 3 Mennonites. In 1869, the village was composed of 241 hectares, 12 houses, 98 Lutherans and Catholics, and 54 Mennonites. In 1936, the village was inhabited by 21 Mennonites with the following surnames: Bartel, Marienfeld, and Philipsen. 

Mennonites who were residents of Rosenort, Marienburg were members of the Thiensdorf-Markushof Mennonite Church.


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Map:Jurandowo, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2013

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