Junkertroyl (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Junkertroyl (now Chorazówka, Poland)
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Detailed map of Junkertroyl, ca. 1925.
Source: Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski

Junkertroyl (Junckertroyl; now known as Chorazówka; coordinates: 54.298, 19.051 [54° 17′ 52″ N, 19° 3′ 3″ E]; population in 1905, 188; in 2012, 71) is located approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) north of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 26 km. (16 mi.) north-west of Elbląg (Elbing), and 26 km. (16 mi.) east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).

Colonization of the area around Junkertroyl began around 1650. Until 1793 Junkertroyl was part of Danzig 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. Today Junkertroyl (now Chorazówka) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stegna, within Nowy Dwór Gdański County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

In 1793 there were two Mennonite families living in Junkertroyl with the following surnames: Dick and Harder. In 1820 there were 168 inhabitants in Junkertroyl with 11 Mennonites. 

Mennonites who were residents of Junkertroyl were members of the Bärwalde Mennonite Church.


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Map:Chorazówka, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2012

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