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The district Cosel

The following view is based on F. Triest, Topographisches Handbuch von Oberschlesien (Topographical Handbook of Upper Silesia), 1864.

In the year 1861 there were 58.498 inhabitants, 9.327 spoke German and  49.171 Polish.

The inhabitants were mainly catholic. Protestant churchs existed only in Cosel and Jacobswalde, a Herrnhuter community was in Gnadenfeld; a synagogue was in Cosel.

The district was divided into 20 parishes:

A) Parishes - in the middle of the district - belonging to the Archipresbyterat Lohnau:

    Cosel, Gieraltowitz, Grzendzin, Krzanowitz, Lohnau, Matzkirch, Dziergowitz, Polnisch-Neukirch, Ostrosnitz, and Sakrau,

B) Parishes belonging to the Archipresbyterat Ujest:

    Alt-Cosel, Rokitsch, and Slawentzitz

C) Parishes - in the eastern part - belonging to the Archipresbyterat Kostenthal:

    Autischkau, Groß-Grauden, Groß-Nimsdorf, Kostenthal, Lenschütz, Wehowitz, and Rzetzitz..

The district contains one town (Cosel), one small market town (Borislawitz), and 104 villages.

Alt-Cosel (48), Autischkau (84), Birawa (51), Bitschinitz (30), Blazeowitz (32),Borislawitz (71), Brzezetz (49),  Chrost (86), Comorno (14), Cosel (1), Czienskowitz (96), Czischowa (58), Czissek (27), Dembowa (13), Dobischau (87), Dobroslawitz (91), Dollendzin (101), Dzielau (98), Dzielnitz (2), Dziergowitz (40), Ehrenfeld (95), Fischerei (7), Gieraltowitz (20), Gnadenfeld (64), Goschütz (55), Groß-Ellguth (73), Groß-Grauden (82), Groß-Nimsdorf (77), Grötsch (78), Grzendzin (99), Habicht (93), Jaborowitz (34), Jacobsdorf (81), Jacobswalde (46), Januschkowitz (61), Juliusburg (18), Kamionka (10), Kandrzin (50), Karchwitz (72), Klein-Althammer (47), Klein-Ellguth (88), Klein-Grauden (83), Klein-Nimsdorf (24), Klodnitz (6), Kobelwitz (4), Koske (76), Kostenthal (68), Freischoltei Kostenthal (69), Krzanowitz (21), Kuschnitzka (59), Landsmierz (26), Langlieben (22), Lanietz (100), Lenardowitz (44), Lenkau (57), Lenschütz, I. Anteil (15), Lenschütz, II. Anteil (16), Libischau (53), Lichina (56), Lohnau (31), Matzkirch (90), Mechnitz (12), Medar (45), Mierzenzin (70), Miesce (43), Militsch (79), Mistitz (33), Mosurau (94), Müllowitz (106), Nesselwitz (9), Niesnaschin (35), Ortowitz (52), Ostrosnitz (103),Pawlowitzke (67), Pickau (19), Pirchwitz (23), Poborschau (11), Podlesch (39), Polnisch-Neukirch (105), Potzenkarb (17), Przeborowitz (104), Przewos (38), Radoschau (89), Raschowa (62), Reinschdorg (8), Rogau (3), Rokitsch (63), Roschowitzdorf (36), Roschowitzwald (37), Rzetzitz (65), Sackenhoym (54), Sakrau (25), Slawentzitz (41), Colonie Slawentzitz (42), Stöblau (29), Suckowitz (28), Trawnig (75), Teschenau (80), Tscheidt (92), Urbanowitz (74), Vorsicht (66), Warmunthau (85), Wiegschütz (5), Wielmierzowitz (60), Witoslawitz (97), Wronin (102).

Due to Triest the district was divided into I. the middle of the district (villages 1 to 40), II. the eastern part (villages 40 to 63), and III. Gnadenfeld, Kostenthal, Polnisch-Neukirch togehter with its environment (villages 64 to 106).

Some of the villages have been renamed or put together in later years.

The parish GRZENDZIN

The following villages belong to this parish: Grzendzin, Dollendzin, Habicht, Witoslawitz, Mosurau, Ehrenfeld, Dzielau, Wronin, Lanietz, as well as Gammau, Ponientzütz and Schonowitz from the district Ratibor. Besides the parish church in Grzendzin there is an additional church in Mosurau.

The parish MATZKIRCH

This includes the villages Matzkirch, Dobroslawitz and Tscheidt.

 

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