The Polish and Prussian Villages of Piasutno

Several of my cousins descend from Józef Dymek of Dymki, Kolno, Łomża in Poland.  The Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) lists three villages called Dymki, but the one that matches this location, the first in the Słownik Geograficzny entry, does not provide the location of the parish where the records would be located.  A search for the surname Dymek in the World War II draft registrations revealed that a Stanislaw Dymek was from Peosutno Dymki, which I believe may either be the same village for which I am looking or may be another village nearby.  Two villages called Piasutno are described in the Słownik Geograficzny.

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Piasutno

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Piasutno

SOURCE:  Chlebowski, Bronisław, Władysław Walewski, and Filip Sulimierski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1887, Volume VIII, page 060.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Piasutno. Translated from the Polish, the entry reads:

  Piasutno,  a village in the Kolno Powiat, Gawrychy Gmina, and Mały Płock Parish.  In the year 1827 there were 31 homes and 155 residents.
  Piasutno, Piasutten in German, a village in Polish-Prussian Masuria, Szczytno Powiat, on the lake [Piasutno Lake] from which the Rozoga River flows.  Downstream it is called the Szkwa River.  The post office is in Friedrichsfelde [now called Chochół].   Adam Napieralski

The relevant village is the first one mentioned in the Słownik Geograficzny. The second is located in the territory seized by Prussia in the First Partition of Poland and was incorporated into East Prussia.  If Dymki was the same as Peosutno Dymki or nearby, Dymki may have belonged to the parish of Mały Płock.

For a map of the area around Piasutno, Kolno Powiat (the first entry), see the article Map of the Polish Village of Piasutno (Kolno Powiat) .

For a map of the area around Piasutno, Szczytno Powiat (the second entry), see the article Map of the East Prussian Village of Piasutten (Piasutno) .

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