Steegen (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Detailed map of Steegen, ca. 1940.
Source: Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski

Steegen (also known as Steegen-Kobbelgrube, now known as Stegna; coordinates: 54.326389, 19.112222 [54° 19′ 35″ N, 19° 6′ 44″ E]; population in 1905, 1,240, in 2012, 4,000), a village in the Danzig Lowlands, West Prussia, located approximately 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof) and 32 km (20 mi.) east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).

Stegna was founded ca. 1300 with its privileges renewed in 1465. Initially, it was a fishing village with inns located by a route running along the sandbar and a parish church situated in Kobbelgrube and mentioned in 1465. The church in Stegna was erected in 1683 in place of an earlier one.

Until 1793 Steegen 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. Steegen was situated in the district (Kreis) of Danzig from 1818 until 1887, when it became part of the district of Danziger Niederung. Steegen 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 2014 it was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stegna, Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.

In 1820 Steegen had 848 inhabitants, including two that were Mennonites. Steegen is where the Mennonites regularly held meetings in 1920-45, led by a preacher of the Tiegenhagen congregation, to which the Steegen Mennonites belonged.


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Map:Stegna (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published September 2014

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. (September 2014). Steegen (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2018, from,_Poland)&oldid=124717.


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