Lindenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Lindenau (now known as Lipinka, Poland)
Source: Wikipedia commons
Detailed map of Lindenau, ca. 1925.
Source: Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski
Jacob Bestvader home, built in 1793.
Photo by Drozd Przemysław.
Source: Catalogue of Monuments of Dutch Colonization in Poland website

Lindenau (also known as Lingenau and Lindenowo; now known as Lipinka and Lipinka Gdańska; coordinates: 54.122778, 19.124167 [54° 7′ 22″ N, 19° 7′ 27″ E]; population in 1905, 338; in 2012, 930), is located approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) east of Nowy Staw (Neuteich), 12 km. (7 mi.) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg), and 42 km. (26 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). It was situated south of Niedau, west of Gross Mausdorf, north of Klein Lesewitz, and east of Tannsee.

Lindenau was founded in 1321 by Werner von Orseln, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, on 50 włókas (1 włóka = 17.9549 hectares). The St. Barbara Chapel was erected in the 14th century and taken down ca. 1820. In 1638, the residents built the Lutheran church, which was also demolished at the beginning of the 19th century. Until 1772 Lindenau 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 Lindenau was located. Lindenau 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 Lindenau (now Lipinka) was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Nowy Staw, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The 1776 census lists four Mennonite families with the following two surnames: Dick and Friesen. In 1820, the village had 316 residents, including 10 Mennonites.

Mennonites who were residents of Lindenau were members of the Rosenort Mennonite Church.


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Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 15 October 2012.


Map:Lipinka (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2012

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