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Gargzdai (Gorzd), Lithuania

Homann Heirs (1735)


"Lithuaniam Borussicam"


Note: This map is discussed by Povilas Reklaitis, Kleinlitauen in der Kartographie Preussens, in M. Brakis, ed., Lithuania Minor: A Collection of Studies in Her History and Ethnography, New York: Lithuanian Research Institute, Inc. (1976), pp. 81-83. The author notes that the Lithuanian villages shown are places of settlement of refugees from Salzburg. Other sources note that in 1730, 30,000 Protestants from Salzburg emigrated to Lithuania. See 1907 Nutall Encyclopaedia of General Knowledge (at site of www.fromoldbooks.org).

Although many of the place names surrounding Garsden represent small villages, most are identifiable on two detailed 20th century maps of the region - the 1921-1929 Karte des Deutschen Reiches, and the Lithuanian Army Topographic map from 1938.

Lithuaniam Borussicam Lithuanian Topo 1:100,000 (1938) Karte des Deutschen Reiches (1921-29)
Alxne
Alksniai
Bajohr-Mitzko (?)
Azeiten
Ezaiciai (?)
Ezajcie (?)
Baiten
Baitai
Baiten
Bauschken
Baukstininkai
Baugskorallen
Dauper
Dauperai
Daupern
Davel
Dovilai
Dawillen
Gribzeme*
Gribziniai
Grybzany
Gudaugschke
Gudiske
Gudama
Ilginen
Ilginiskiai (?)
Ilgegahnen (?)
Kauleck*
Kojeliai (?)
Kojellen (?)
Livren* Lyveriai
Liewern
Matzeiten
Maciuiciai (?)
Macujcie (?)
Medicke
Medikiai
Meddicken
Paugen
Lydimai (?)
Paugen
Qvetine
Kvietiniai
Kwieciany
Schuper
Siupariai
Szupory
Smilginen
Smilginai
Schmilgienen
Spankus
Stimbrai (?)
Podsseit-Stankus (?)
Weitelen*
Vaiteliai
Wojtele
Wizeiten
Vezaiciai (?)
Wiezajcie (?)
Zabern
Ziobriai
Szabern

Berenne*, immediately northwest of Garsden on this Homann Heirs map, is shown as Birennischken, E. Prussia, in the Prussian General Staff Map of 1860-75. The name is not shown in later editions of Karte des Deutschen Reiches.

* Modern map indicates village is on opposite side of former German border than indicated on 1735 map


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