Golub (now: Golub-Dobrzyń) where are the roots of family Grzegorzewski (Grzegorzewska)

Golub is located north of the Drwęca river in Chełmno Land.


Old documents you can find here:

  • Scans: Genealogy in archives
  • Docs: Akta Stanu Cywilnego Wyznania Chrześcijańskiego i Mojżeszowego w Dobrzyniu n. Drwęcą — in Archiwum Państwowe, Turuń
  • Other

I didn’t find any document related to name Grzegorzewski and place Golub.

History of Golub

Coat of arms of Golub-Dobrzyń [Wikipedia]
Coat of arms of Golub-Dobrzyń [Wikipedia]

The village Golub (German: Gollub; Latin: villa golube), populated by Poles, was first mentioned in a document from 1258. It is located in Chełmno Land (Culmerland), and since 1231 it had been in the hands of the Teutonic Knights (Krzyżacy). The Teutonic Knights built a castle (Zamek Krzyżacki, 1296–1306) and elevated it to town status.

Golub Teutonic castle built in 1293 or 1300-1301, rebuilt 1616-1623 (Wikipedia)
Golub Teutonic castle built in 1293 or 1300-1301, rebuilt 1616-1623 (Wikipedia)

In 1421 all privileges of the town were confirmed by Grand Master, Michael Küchmeister von Sternberg.
Golub was severely damaged during wars in 1414 and 1422; the latter war called the Gollub War. In 1466 the town became part of Poland according to the Second Peace of Thorn.

The height of prosperity of Golub was reached during the rule of King Sigismund III Vasa 1611-25.
The town was severely damaged during Polish-Swedish Wars, especially in 1626-29, 1655, and 1660, as well as the later Seven Years’ War (1756–63).

In 1772, in the First Partition of Poland, Golub was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia.

Golub, town and castle, 18 century
Golub, town and castle, 18 century; in the years of 1941-1944, the courtyards were used as a training base for the Hitlerjugend. (Wikipedia)

From 1807-15 it belonged to the Duchy of Warsaw.
It was assigned to the Duchy of Poznan in 1815, and in 1817 it was included in West Prussia.
In 1871 it was included in Imperial Germany and was subject to Germanisation.

Golub, gothic St Kathreen Church
Golub, gothic St Kathreen Church 13/14 century (Wikipedia)

In January 1920 it became part of Poland. In August 1920, the Red Army attacked the city.
In 1939 it was annexed by Nazi Germany and most of dwellers were forced to sign the Volksliste.
On May 5, 1951 Golub was united with the city Dobrzyń located south of the Drwęca in the Dobrzyń Land, and now it is called Golub-Dobrzyń.
[Source: Wikipedia]

Map of Golub (North from Drwęca river, in its bend) and Dobrzyń (South from Drwęca river) [Google 2016]

Golub-Dobrzyń in 2016
Golub-Dobrzyń in 2016