Standesamt Margonin

Standesamt Margonin was a civil registration district (Standesamt) located in Kreis Kolmar, province of Posen of the German Empire (18711918) and administered the communities of:

Community Polish name Type 1895 Pop Prot Cath Jew Civil Ofc Police Ofc Court Ofc Cath. Ch Prot. Ch Notes More
Margonin Town 1776 751 916 109 Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar
Alyrode Studzce Village 222 206 16 Mar Kol Kol Kol Mar KM
Josephowo Village 121 110 11 Mar Sam Mar Mar Mar
Klothildenhof Estate 113 97 16 Mar Bud Mar Mar Mar
Kowalewo Village 118 36 73 8 Mar Bud Mar Mar Mar
Lipin Village 254 162 85 Mar Sam Mar Mar Mar
Lipin Hauland Lipinskie Oledry Village 100 93 2 Mar Sam Mar Mar Mar
Margonin F Margonin forestry
Margoninsdorf Margonska Wies Estate 507 133 374 Mar Sam Mar Mar Mar
Margoninsdorf Margonska Wies Village 56 5 51 Mar Sam Kol Mar Mar
Obermühle Estate 47 23 24 Mar Sam Mar Mar Mar
Prochnowo Estate 464 1 463 Mar Bud Mar Wil Mar
Sagemühle Estate 47 26 21 Mar Sam Mar Mar Mar
Seeort Sypniewo Village 206 147 53 Mar Bud Mar Mar Mar
Sulaszewo F forestry
Wesrednik F Wesrednik forestry
Wilhelmstreu Village 192 28 164 Mar Bud Mar Wil Mar
Wittkowitz Village 35 34 1 Mar Bud Mar Mar Mar
Zbyszewice Estate 396 9 387 Mar Bud Mar Mar Mar

Bud = Budsin; Kol = Kolmar; Mar = Margonin; Wil = Wilhelmstreu

Margonin was on the north end of a finger lake, where a mill stream slowly emptied the lake into the Netze (Polish: Noteć) River. The Margonin lake dominated the southern portion of the Standesamt's area, blocking any east/west traffic. From Margonin, one could go north through Samotschin's area and on to the river, where a bridge provided access to southern Kreis Wirsitz. West of Margonin, the road and railroad diverge on their way to the Kreis seat of Kolmar (Chodziesen; Polish: Chodzież). The railroad swung north to Samotschin before following the bluff overlooking the river plain farming villages. The road ran westward and then swung north to meet up with the railroad on the last few clicks on the bluff to Kolmar. In the other direction, the road and railroad ran east and a little south, towards Gollantsch and Kreis Exin, passing through the strip of Kreis Wongrowitz that pushes northward to claim its token piece of the Netze river bank. The only major road to the south, exited Margonin at the southeast, arched a little east on its way south to the town of Wongrowitz, seat of its Kreis.

Woods could be found on the east of the lake, northeast past the Margoninsdorf estate and forestry school, and northwest, on the western side of the millstream. Several mills shared the stream in this area. Aside from the mills, very little industry existed, apart from the weavers and their looms in the early days, and some brewing, a privilege held by the small Jewish population.

Margonin was a market town, and had churches for all three faiths. The Catholic parish church belonged to the deanery of Czarnikau, which was part of the Posen diocese.

The town suffered destruction by the Swedes, by floods and cholera.

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