Sandhof (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Sandhof (now Malbork-Piaski, Poland).
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Detailed map of Sandhof in Marienburg, ca. 1925.
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Sandhof (also known as Sandhoff and Marienburg-Sandhof; now known as Malbork-Piaski; coordinates: 54.03526, 19.05385 [54° 2' 6" N, 19° 3' 13" E]; population in 1905, 1,343) is located on the eastern side of Malbork (Marienburg), 18.1 km (11.2 miles) east south-east of Tczew (Dirschau), 20.6 km (12.8 miles) south south-west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 26 km (16.2 miles) south-west of Elblag (Elbing).

Marienburg, including Sandhof, became part of the Polish province Royal Prussia after the Second Peace of Thorn in 1466. It was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in the First Partition of Poland in 1772 and made part of the Province of West Prussia the following year. Sandhof was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg until the end of World War I. In 1922 it was included in the Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder within the German Province of East Prussia. 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 2014 Malbork-Piaski was located in Malbork County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Beginning in the latter years of the 17th century Mennonites held services on the Marienburg castle grounds, and later in Sandhof in private homes. 

The Prussian census of 1776 lists 14 Mennonite families in Sandhof with the following surnames: Claasen, Dirck, Dircksen, Harder, Penner, Reimer, and Toews. In 1818 the village had 239 inhabitants, of which 54 were Mennonite.

The Flemish Mennonites living in Sandhof belonged to the Mennonite congregation in Heubuden.


Map:Sandhof, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland


Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 9 September 2014.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published September 2014

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