Schadwalde (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Detailed map of Schadwalde, ca. 1925.
Source: Kujawsko-Pomorska Biblioteka Cyfrowa
Schadwalde (now Szawałd, Poland)
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Schadwalde (also known as Schadwald and Schadewald; now known as Szawałd; coordinates: 54.0633, 19.118 [54° 3′ 47″ N, 19° 7′ 4″ E]; population in 1905, 356; in 2012, 210) is located approximately 6 kilometres (4 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg), 17 km (11 mi.) south of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 21 km (13 mi.) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 47 km (29 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).

Schadwalde was established in 1352 by Winrich von Kniprode, 22nd Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights. In 1367, the village had 4 włókas and 24.5 morgas (86 hectares) of land. The village was the location of a Lutheran church. Until 1772 Schadwalde 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 Schadwalde was located. Schadwalde was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg 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 Schadwalde (now Szawałd) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Malbork, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The 1776 Prussian census lists one Mennonite family by the name of Epp. In 1820, Schadwalde had 305 residents, including 5 Mennonites. In 1935 there were five Mennonite families from Schadwalde, members of the Heubuden Mennonite Church, with the following surnames: Bückert, Claassen, Dyck, Fast, Klaassen, and Loewen.

Mennonites who were residents of Schadwalde were members of the Heubuden Mennonite Church.


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Map:Szawałd, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published December 2012

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