The Basic Book of the City Dirschau

Dirschau was founded in Pomeranian time, was 1308 the Teutonic Knights, was 1433 destroyed by the Hussites and elected in the year 1454 together with the other Prussian cities, the King of Poland to his patron. At the 4. October 1577 plundered the supporters of the Polish king, the city and set it on fire, so that within three to four hours, all was destroyed Dirschau. In the two Swedish-Polish war was more important than Dirschau place on the Vistula often the focus of military events, suffered from bombardments, Crews and indemnities. When the city in 1772 fell in the partition of Poland by Prussia, had 987 Population.

The main source for the German character of the city, even in Polish time, is applied after the fire, and in two copies obtained base- meadow and the city of Dirschau. It contains not only a schematic indication of the building plots and their owners, but in the details of the nature of the ownership change, on the state, the structural changes and the prices of individual farms and houses, the whole inner history reflects, Therefore, it is a valuable substitute for the many other lost archives.

The layout of the land register is based on a register of all land, had set up the alderman and later mayor of Abraham Hensel. After this register, and after the 18. Century, surviving civil book, Aldermen and the book minute book was this fundamental book in its present form about the year 1733 created.


Elizabeth Kloss, Sources and displays on the history of Prussia West No.. 14, Commission publishing the Gdansk Publishing Company: Danzig 1929 (Download)

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