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Mišučiai Manor Homestead

In the first half of the 18th century, the household unit of Kartena Manor, i.e. Mišučiai folwark, was established. In the 19th century, it became an independent manor purchased by the noblemen Mongirdas who moved from Vilnius region. Active members of the Lithuanian National Revival and members of Vilnius Conference in 1917 were born in the family of Jonas Mongirdas and Olimpija Mongirdienė in Mišučiai Manor: participant of the first Lithuanian performance in Palanga (1899), the Founding Volunteer of the Lithuanian Army, the exile of Siberia, doctor Vladas Mongirdas (1877–1960) (he was born in the folwark which was located nearby) and lawyer, martyr of Rešotai camp Vytautas Mongirdas (1888–1942). The manor homestead cover 5,5 ha area. Some plants, the housing of the former wooden palace, the farm-hand building and masonry foundations of the pigsty have survived in the homestead. Other auxiliary residential, farming and industrial buildings were demolished during the post-war period. Vladas Mongirdas was born on 1877 May 18 in Notiškė folwark of Mišučiai Manor. He studied in Palanga Progymnasium and Mintauja (Jelgava, Latvia) Gymnasium, studied medicine in the University of Moscow, was involved in the activities of the secret Lithuanian student association and in 1899 he played a role in the first Lithuanian performance in Palanga "America in the Bathhouse" (Amerika pirtyje). Consequently, he was arrested by the officers of the Russian authorities and exiled to Armavir (North Caucasus) for 2 years. Being there, he wrote poems and novellas for the Lithuanian newspapers. He continued medicine studies in Tomsk and after he returned from the exile, in 1906 he finished his studies in Moscow. In 1914, he settled in Aukštadvaris Manor (Trakai District Municipality) inherited from his wife, was engaged in medical practice. In 1914, he represented the residents of the surrounding areas of Aukštadvaris in Vilnius conference. In 1919, he joined the Lithuanian Army as a volunteer, served in the Sanitary Service in War, prepared the methodological guidance for "disinfectants". After his retirement, he lived in Aukštadvaris, worked as a doctor, farmed trouts, cooperated with the publications "Lithuanian News" (Lietuvos žinios), "Farmer of Lithuania" (Lietuvos ūkininkas) and other publications. On 1941 June 1941, he was exiled to Siberia. When he was released in 1957, he came back to Lithuania. He died on 1960 January 23 in Kėdainiai. Vytautas Mongirdas was born on 1888 February 26 in Mišučiai Manor. He studied at Palanga Progymnasium and Liepaja Gymnasium, studied law at the University of Moscow. In 1917, he represented the residents of Kartena volost in Vilnius conference. As he became an active supporter of restoration of the statehood of Independence, on 1918 December 9 he was appointed as the justice of the peace of Kretinga, Seda and Vėžaičiai counties. In 1919, he inherited Minučiai Manor and abandoned political activities, was engaged in farmed, lawyer's practice. On 1941 June 1941, he was arrested by the MKVDists and deported to Krasnoyarsk Krai. He died on 1943 April 21 in Reshioty camp.
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Nausodis Village, Kretinga District


338018, 6196767 (LKS), 55.877966, 21.411136 (WGS).

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