Monety (Biała Piska)

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Monety (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Pisz
Gmina : Biała Piska
Geographic location : 53 ° 43 '  N , 22 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 53 ° 43 '21 "  N , 22 ° 11' 23"  E
Residents : 356
Postal code : 12-230
Telephone code : (+48) 87
License plate : NPI
Economy and Transport
Street : Ext. 667 : Nowa Wieś Ełcka / DK 65 - BajtkowoDrygały - Biała Piska / DK 58
1864N: Rakowo MałeZdedy - Mostołty - Szarejki - Ełk
Rail route : Olsztyn – Ełk
train station: Bajtkowo
Next international airport : Danzig

Monety [ mɔˈnɛtɨ ] ( German  Monethen ) is a village in the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship , which belongs to the Gmina Biała Piska ( town and country municipality Bialla , 1938 to 1945 Gehlenburg ) in the powiat Piski ( Johannisburg district ).

Geographical location

Monety is located in the south-east of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, 28 kilometers northeast of the district town of Pisz (Johannisburg) .


Monethen was founded in 1474.

On April 8, 1874 was office Village and thus its name to an administrative district that existed until 1945 and the county Johannesburg in Administrative district Gumbinnen (1905: Administrative district Allenstein ) the Prussian province of East Prussia belonged.

279 inhabitants were registered in Monethen in 1910. Their number rose to 295 by 1933, then dropped again to 279 by 1939.

Due to the provisions of the Versailles Treaty , the population in the Allenstein voting area , to which Monethen belonged, voted on July 11, 1920 on whether they would continue to belong to East Prussia (and thus to Germany) or join Poland. In Monethen, 200 residents voted to remain with East Prussia, Poland did not vote.

As a result of the war, Monethen came to Poland in 1945 along with all of southern East Prussia and received the Polish form of the name “Monety”. Today the village is the seat of a Schulzenamt ( Polish Sołectwo ) and as such a place in the network of the urban and rural community Biała Piska (Bialla , 1938 to 1945 Gehlenburg) in the powiat Piski ( Johannisburg district ), until 1998 of the Suwałki Voivodeship , since then the Voivodeship Belonging to Warmia-Masuria .

Monethen District (1874–1945)

The Monethen district originally included 15 villages. In the end there were 14:

Surname Change name from
1938 to 1945
Polish name Remarks
Andreaswalde Kosinowo
Lashing Whirring Bzury
Czyprken (from 1930 :)
Dupken (from 1926 :)
Jebrams Bach place Ebramki
Little Rosinsko Small roses Różyńsk Mały
Köllmisch Rakowen Köllmisch Rakau Rakowo Małe 1928 incorporated into Andreaswalde
Kosovans Wild peace Kozłowo
Kotten Koty
Krzywinsken Heldenhöh Krzywińskie
Monethen Monety
Nittken Nitki
Nowaken Brothersfelde Nowaki
Olshevs Kronfelde Olszewo
Osranken (from 1926 :)

On January 1, 1945, the Monethen district was formed by the following villages: Andreaswalde, Bachort, Brüderfelde, Heldenhöh, Kleinrosen, Kolbitz, Kotten, Kronfelde, Lindensee, Monethen, Nittken, Steinfelde, Surren and Wildfrieden.


Until 1945 Monethen was parish in the Evangelical Church of Baitkowen (1938 to 1945 Baitenberg , Polish Bajtkowo ) in the church province of East Prussia of the Church of the Old Prussian Union and in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Adalbert in Lyck (Polish Ełk ) in the Diocese of Warmia .

Today Monety belongs to the Catholic parish in Drygały (Drygallen , 1938 to 1945 Drigelsdorf) in the diocese of Ełk of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland . The Protestant residents stick to the parish in Biała Piska (Biallen , 1938 to 1945 Gehlenburg) , a branch of the parish in Pisz (Johannisburg) in the Masurian diocese of the Evangelical Augsburg Church in Poland .


Monethen's village district borders on Voivodship Road 667 , which connects the powiat Ełcki ( Lyck district ) near Nowa Wieś Ełcka (Neuendorf) with the Piski powiat ( Johannisburg district ) near Biała Piska (Bialla , 1938 to 1945 Gehlenburg) and the two national roads DK 65 and DK 58 connects with each other. In addition, the side road 1864N, which comes from the town of Ełk (Lyck) to Rakowo Małe (Köllmisch Rakowen , 1938 to 1945 Köllmisch Rakau) runs through the village.

The next train station is Bajtkowo (Baitkowen , 1938 to 1945 Baitenberg) on the Olsztyn – Ełk ( German  Allenstein – Lyck ) railway line .

Individual evidence

  1. Polish Postal Code Directory 2013, p. 794
  2. Dietrich Lange, Geographical Location Register East Prussia (2005): Monethen
  3. a b Rolf Jehke, Monethen district
  4. ^ Uli Schubert, community directory, district Johannisburg
  5. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. District Johannisburg (Polish Pisz). (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  6. Herbert Marzian , Csaba Kenez : self-determination for East Germany. Documentation on the 50th anniversary of the East and West Prussian referendum on July 11, 1920. Editor: Göttinger Arbeitskreis , 1970, p. 76
  7. ^ Gmina Biała Piska
  8. Walther Hubatsch : History of the Protestant Church in East Prussia. Volume 3: Documents. Göttingen 1968, p. 493