Wielkie Walichnowy (Gross Falkenau), Kreis Marienwerder, West Prussia

This village is in the flood plain of the Wisla River. Now it is protected by large levees shown above. This will preserve the village's lovely old church established by the Teutonic Knights that is now under repair.

Here is a picture of the church front:

with a close up for the old construction beneath the brick face:

Here are several interior pictures including the altar:

This village has the earliest Remus family records in West Prussia dating back to prior to 1675. Here are some pictures of the village:

And here is a map:



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July 19, 2012