Monthly Archives: March 2015

Gize

• Home of Pauline Hutop, wife of Adolf Spurgat. Wylkowiszki is on the upper left. Gize is on the lower right. Gize (now Gizai) was a village which originated in the 16th century. It was also a manor in the … Continue reading

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The German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Mariampol

The church in Mariampol started in 1800 at the same time that the German craftsmen began to move into this area. The German influence was evident here, and Protestant communities were soon organized. Logically, a Lutheran church followed. A pastor … Continue reading

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Economic, Cultural, and National Importance of Mariampol

Economic Importance The main railroad from St. Petersburg to Berlin was laid in 1829 and passed through the city, connecting Mariampol, Kovno (Kaunas), and St. Petersburg with Suwalki and Warsaw. This railway quickened Mariampol’s growth in the 19th century. (1) … Continue reading

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Mariampol

• Town where records of the Hutop family were recorded. Geography and Location Mariampol is 53 kilometers southwest of Kaunas, (1) 34 miles from Kovno, 13 miles from Wylkowiszki, 21 miles from Virbaln, and 10 miles from Kalvaria. (2) Its … Continue reading

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