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Regional Research > Historic territory > Germany 1871-1918 > Kingdom Prussia > East Prussia > County Heydekrug > Szieszgirren


Contents


Introduction

Szieszgirren, County Heydekrug, East Prussia.

Name

Other Names and Spellings

Meaning of the Name

The name refers to a forest near the lively river Sziesze . The derivation from Peteraitis would refer to the character of the founder of the place: Jon.

  • Old-Prussian-Lithuanian "šišas" = mischief

+ Lithuanian "giria" = forest

  • Lithuanian "šyša" in the sense of "pikčiurna" = evil man, devil, quarrelsome person


General Information

  • in 1785 royal country village, in 1919 a rural municipality, mentioned in 1614[7]
  • village, 3 km west of Heydekrug, first mentioned in 1614[8]


Political Structure

in 1736 Jahn Schiesgirren belonged to Schultz Biethellis Creyß to the administration in Heydekrug, County Memel[9]
in 1785 Szieszgirren belonged to Amt Heydekrug.[10]
in 1940 Moorweide is the new name for Szießgirren.
in 1940 Szießgirren is a municipality and a village.

Church Structure

Evangelical Church

In 1913 Szieszgirren belonged to the parish of Heydekrug, before 1913 to the parish of Werden.

Catholic Church

In 1907 Szieszgirren belonged to the Catholic parish of Szibben.


Civil Registration

In 1907 Szieszgirren belonged to the civil Registration of Heydekrug.


Inhabitants

Cemetery

The cemetery of Schieszgirren is in the middle of meadows. It is easy to reach but better to tell somebody from the adjacent farm about the visit. It is relatively well-kept und some inscriptions can be read.

Peter Wallat kindly donated the photos in May 2012.


Miscellaneous

Maps

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


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


Szieszgirren on Messtischblatt 0694 Heydekrug (1910-1940) with the municipal boundaries of 1938
© Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie
Town sketch from the former inhabitants list of Moorweide prepared in the 1950s. (c) Bundesarchiv


Chance Discoveries

Often people, who were not born locally in the area, are found mentioned in church books or other archive source material of a place. These findings are chance discoveries. Such findings are sometimes the only opportunity to break through the Brick Wall in research. On the following page you can add chance discoveries related to this place or even find one for yourself.


Private Sources of Information and Offers of Help with Research

On the following page, private (noncommercial !) genealogists conducting research on this place, and/or those willing to share genealogical information, perform searches or provide scans/copies etc. regarding this place, can add their contact details. All inquiries should be made directly to the listed researcher!

Data from the Genealogical Place Database (GOV)

GOV-Id SCHRENKO05QI
name
  • Szieszgirren (1907) Source Landgemeinde 12.114 identisch mit Schießgirren (deu)
  • Šyšgiriai (1923) Source page 1090 (lit)
  • Schießgirren (1939) Source (deu)
type
  • rural municipality (- 1939-04-30) Source 1939 - Nr. 180 - S. 65 u. 115
  • settlement (1939-05-01 -)
population
w-Number
  • 66131
external id
  • geonames:594009
  • nima:-2619766
Number of households
map
   

TK25: 694

Affiliations
Superordinate objects

Heydekrug (lit. Kreis [1945 - 1950]), Rajongemeinde Šilutė [1950-], Šilutės rajonas, Šilutės rajono savivaldybė (1945 -) ( rural county municipality ) Source

Szibben (Hl. Kreuz), Žibai, Heydekrug, Šilutė, Heydekrug (Hl. Kreuz) (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 92/93

Heydekrug, Šilutės apskritis (1920-01-10 - 1939-04-30) ( county rural county ) Source 1939 - Nr. 180 - S. 65 u. 115

Moorweide (1939-05-01 - 1945) ( municipality ) Source

Heydekrug (- 1920-01-09) ( county rural county ) Source Source

Werden (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 92/93


Sources

  1. Schroetterkarte (1796-1802), scale 1:50 000
  2. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920,a history of the county Heydekrug
  3. 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
  4. Werden Taufenbuch 1710-1728, baptisms in Werden from 1710 to 1728
  5. Prästationstabellen 1730-1736, taxlists
  6. GOV: http://gov.genealogy.net/
  7. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, a history of the county Heydekrug
  8. 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 Prussis
  9. Amtsbauern u Köllmer in nördlichen Ostpreußen um 1736, Horst Kenkel, VFFOW, Hamburg 1995,Farmers in Northern East Prussia around 1736
  10. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, a history of the county Heydekrug
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