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Stowięcino [stɔvjɛnˈt͡ɕinɔ] (German: Stojentin) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Główczyce, within Słupsk County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of Główczyce, 32 km (20 mi) east of Słupsk, and 78 km (48 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. The village has a population of 416.
The noble family of von Stojentin originates from the village which was mentioned in 1341 as the property of Bertold and Matzen van Stoyentin, in 1379 as property of Mertin and Barteke von Stoguntin and in 1402 as property of the olde Bartke van Stoyentyn. A church was first mentioned in 1519, it became Lutheran throughout the Protestant Reformation.
The estate was still in the possession of the Stojentin family in 1618 but was mentioned as property of Jürgen Ludwig von Wobeser’s widow in 1732. The von Wobesers remained owners of the Stojentin estate until 1820, when it was handed over to Heinrich Jesco von Puttkamer. In 1853 it was bought by Ferdinand Scheunemann, whose family would own the manor until 1945.
Throughout the East Pomeranian Offensive the village was occupied by Soviet forces on 9 March 1945, it had not been evacuated before and many inhabitants and refugees from surrounding villages were killed. The last owner of the estate, Mrs. Scheunemann, was killed by Soviet soldiers on 27 March 1945.
After World War II the area was put under Polish administration according to the Potsdam Conference and renamed Stowięcino by the Commission for the Determination of Place Names. Poles, expelled from Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union started to settle in the area. The remaining German populace was expelled in a transport on 27 November 1946 heading to Torgau.
Today almost all of the local people are former collective farm (PGR) workers and farmers; there is a high rate of unemployment.
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 1 June 2008.
- Pagel, Karl Heinz (1989). Der Landkreis Stolp (in German). pp. 936–941.
- verwaltungsgeschichte.de (in German)
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