Pewsum is a village in the municipality of Krummhörn in western East Frisia. Pewsum is both the administrative seat as well as the trade and craft centre for the municipality. The number of inhabitants is 3,352 and the village lies at a height of 0 m above sea level .
Pewsum was first mentioned in 945 as the castle of the Manning family of chieftains. From 1565 Pewsum belonged to the Cirksena. Well-known people who resided in Pewsum included the Swedish marshall, Dodo von Knyphausen, General Peter Ernst II von Mansfeld and the Great Elector.
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