Gize

• Home of Pauline Hutop, wife of Adolf Spurgat.

This map shows the road between Wylkowiszki on the upper left and Gize on the lower right.

This map shows the road between Wylkowiszki on the upper left and Gize on the lower right.

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 administrative district of Wylkowiszki, and an administrative subdistrict with a parish in Gize. It was located on the road from Wylkowiszki to Mariampol. (1) In the 18th century Gize belonged to the “minski” marshall, Adam Chmara.(2)

Gize is located 63 versts south of (the city) of Suwalki. In an earlier time there were 31 houses and 268 inhabitants. The 1866 and 1870 court assets revealed that there were plowable fields and gardens, forests, an alcohol distillery, a beer brewery, a brickyard, and a flour mill.

There were 3,491 people in the Gize commune of 13,262 morgs. There was an administrative subdivision Court of Justice of the 1st Degree. The post office in Wylkowiszki was about 12 versts away.

In 1881 in the village of Gize there were 56 people in the settlement and 335 morgs of fields. (3)

1 Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego, 576.
2 Mapa Topograficzna Polski, Skorowidz Map 1:100 000.
3 Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego, 576.

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About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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