Baarenhof (also known as Bahrenhof and Barenhof; now known as Dworek; coordinates: 54.24977, 18.97937 [54° 14′ 59″ N, 18° 58′ 45″ E]; population in 1852, 76; in 1905, 256; in 2012, 153) is located approximately 12 kilometres (7 miles) north-west of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof) and 24 km. (15 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). It was situated south-west of Bärwalde and north-west of Neu Münsterberg.
Baarenhof was established in 1590 when the owner of nearby Bärwalde (now Niedźwiedzica), Szymon (Simon) Bahr (1543-1606), founded the estate of Bahrenhof. Until 1772 Baarenhof was part of 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 Baarenhof was located. Baarenhof 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. Today it is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stegna, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
In the 1776 Prussian census there was one Mennonite family living in Baarenhof, the Bestvader family. In 1820, the village had 93 residents, including 16 Mennonites.
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|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Baarenhof (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 31 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Baarenhof_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124589.
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