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Introduction

Jonaten, County Heydekrug, East Prussia.

Name

Other Names and Spellings

Meaning of the name

The name says that John`s (Johann) property is small.

  • Old- Prussian "mazas" = small
  • "mazais, massais" = less
  • Lithuanian "maža" = small, insignificant

General Information

  • in 1785 a royal country village, in 1919 a rural municipality[5]
  • Several small farms, with a railwaystation, 8 km East of Heydekrug, in 1939: 251 inhabitants[6]


Political Structure

In 1736 Jahn Maszutt belonged to Schultz Starost Creyß to the administration of Heydekrug, county Memel[7]
In 1785 Jonaten belonged to the administration of Amt Heydekrug.[8]
Since 1.5.1939 the place Maszen also belonged to the municipality Jonaten . [9]

Church Structure

Evangelical Church

In 1912 Jonaten belonged to the parish of Werden.

Catholic Church

In 1907 Jonaten belonged to the Catholic parish of Szibben.


Civil Registration

In 1907 Jonaten belonged to the civil registration of Gaidellen.


Cemetery

The cemetery of Jonaten: Coming from Heydekrug you drive over the bridge and behind the crossing with the white house you turn left to the Sziesze. In front of the bridge on the right side you see the forest with the cemetery. Today the way is on the left side, not on the right as it is said on the Ordnance Survey map.

The cemetery is increasingly overgrown.

Inhabitants

  • Inhabitants of Jonaten
  • in 1791/92: Amts Heydekrug, Consignation von denen Decimenten, Pro anno 1791/92, page 54 Jon Maszutt [1]
  • in 1832: Consignation Personal Dezem der Schule zu Rumszen (Rumbschen), Jon Maszut, page 71 [2]


Miscellaneous

Traffic

  • Since 1913 a 16- km-long railwayline from Heydekrug to Kolleschen led through Jonaten.

The line doesn`t exist any more. See: Kleinbahn Heydekrug–Kolleschen in Wikipedia

Timetable of the Insterburger Kleinbahn
(aus dem Heydekruger Kreisblatt, a newspaper, No. 17 vom 29.02.1916)


Maps

Jonaten on Schroetterkarte (1796-1802), scale 1:50 000
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Schroetter Karte from 1802, scale 1: 160000


Jonaten on Preußischen Urmesstischblatt 1860
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Jonaten and surroundings on Preußischen Urmesstischblatt 1860
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz


Jonaten on Messtischblatt 0695 Gaidellen (1914) with the municipal boundaries of 1938
© Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie


Data from the geneological place database (GOV)

GOV-Id JONTENKO05SI
name
type
  • settlement
w-Number
  • 66131
external id
  • nima:-2614913
  • geonames:598828
map
   

TK25: 695

Affiliations
Superordinate objects

Szibben (Hl. Kreuz), Žibai, Heydekrug, Šilutė, Heydekrug (Hl. Kreuz) (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 90/91

Werden (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 90/91

Jonaten, Jonaičiai ( rural municipality municipality ) Source


Sources

  1. Werden Taufenbuch 1710-1728, baptisms in Werden from 1710 to 1728
  2. Dietrich Lange: Geographisches Ortsregister Ostpreußen einschließlich des Memelgebietes, des Soldauer Gebietes und des Reg.-Bez. Westpreußen (1919-1939), a geographical register of places in East Prussia
  3. Urmesstischblatt von 1860
  4. GOV: http://gov.genealogy.net/
  5. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, a history of the county Heydekrug
  6. Dietrich Lange: Geographisches Ortsregister Ostpreußen einschließlich des Memelgebietes, des Soldauer Gebietes und des Reg.-Bez. Westpreußen (1919-1939),a geographical register of places in East Prussia
  7. Amtsbauern u Köllmer in nördlichen Ostpreußen um 1736, Horst Kenkel, VFFOW, Hamburg 1995, Farmers in Northern East Prussia around 1736
  8. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, a history of the county Heydekrug
  9. Amtsblatt Gumbinnen 1939: Neugliederung der Gemeinden und Gutsbezirke im ehemaligen Memelland ab 1. Mai 1939, S. 64ff,
    http://www.memelland-adm.de/Archiv/13 Verwaltungsbezirke/index.htm
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