Sperlingsdorf (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)
|Sperlingsdorf (now Wróblewo, Poland)
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Sperlingsdorf (also known as Spirlingsdorp and Sperlingsdorff; now known as Wróblewo; coordinates: 54.2555, 18.7476 [54° 15′ 19″ N, 18° 44′ 51″ E]; population in 1905, 146; in 2013, 132) is located approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Pruszcz Gdański, 15 km. (9 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk, and 24 km. (16 mi.) west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof).
Sperlingsdorf received a charter in 1308 and was presented to sons of the Danzig chamberlain Unisław by Władysław I Łokietek (Ladislaus I), King of Poland; they sold it to the Teutonic Knights in 1310. The village was granted privileges again in 1503. Until 1793 Sperlingsdorf was part of Danzig in Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of Poland. The Second Partition of Poland in 1793 added Danzig and its surrounding territory to the province of West Prussia. The village was situated in the district (Kreis) of Danzig from 1818 until 1887, when it became part of the district of Danziger Niederung. The village became part of the Free City of Danzig from 1920 until the outbreak of World War II in 1939, when it came under the control of Nazi Germany. In February 1945 it was occupied by Soviet forces and eventually returned to Poland. In 2013 it was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Suchy Dąb, within Gdańsk County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
In 1820, the village had 190 residents, including 4 Mennonites, and in 1885, Sperlingsdorf had 1,310 morgas (44 hectares) of land, 20 houses, and 194 residents, including 3 Mennonites.
Mennonites who were residents of Sperlingsdorf were members of the Bärwalde Mennonite Church.
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