[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Maliszewo and other Rumunki

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Jul 4 05:25:39 PDT 2005

At 12:56 AM 04/07/2005, Jutta Dennerlein wrote:
>If we assume 1760 as a possible founding date of the Rumunki Maliszewo
>(just an assumption based on the general history of the Dobriner
>Land), this would mean that then there were probably 6-12 additional
>isolated houses build in the woods near the Polish estate and village
>of Maliszewo. These 6-12 farmers in 1760 were very likely ethnic
>Germans. Probably descendants of farmers from the earlier German
>settlements in that area.
>The map you are referring to was probably created around 1920.
>Between 1760 and 1920 many things could have happened in Maliszewo!
>You say, the map indicates that there was a population of 1000 to 2000
>(in 1920).     <SNIP>

My 1805 Gilley map shows two villages here, Maliszewo and 
Maliszewko.  There are NO villages in this time frame that carry the 
Rumunki adjective so it must be a term applied later than that 
(keeping in mind that this region was under Prussian rule in 1805, 
not Russian).

Maliszewo is shown on the south side of the little river with the 
symbol "Dorf ohne Kirche", village without a church, and no houses 
are shown immediately adjacent to the place name.  Perhaps this was 
the location of the estate???   Maliszewko is shown on the north 
side, and a short distance west, but includes about 3 
houses.  Scattered throughout the forest to the southwest of 
Maliszewo are groups of "Buden", huts - about 9 of them extending all 
the way to Lipowiec.

My modern map shows significant clearing of the forest here but I 
don't think there could have ever been a population into the 
thousands at any time.  It is still very much a rural area, not an urban town.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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