Czestochowa Parish History


(courtesy Omar Welke)

Settlement and history – The German-Evangelical Weber Kolonie (Weaver colony) of Hilsbach-Czarnylas was created in 1802, 8km north of Czestochowa-Tschenstochau. And Czech weavers from Prussian Silesia settled the town of Kamienica Polska.

The nearest Evangelical parish was in Wielun (65 km), so births, deaths, etc. were registered in the Catholic Parish until 1846 when the affiliate of Hilsbach-Czarnylas was formed. This Parish centre was transferred to Czestochowa- Tschenstochau in 1852.

There was one church, 2 prayer halls, 5 cemeteries and 2 schools with Polish instruction before WWII.