Mecklenburg (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Mecklenburg is a region in northern Germany comprising the western and larger part of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It was the seat of a short-lived Mennonite settlement of refugees from Russia made in 1921 and sponsored by the Mennonitische Flüchtlings-Fürsorge (MFF). The location was Lockwisch-Westerbek near Schönberg, about 10 miles (16 km.) northwest of Neuruppin in the far southeast corner of the province. D. Wiebe, who had come out of Siberia in 1918 and settled here in 1920, was the initiator and leader of the settlement. A letter by him to the Mennonite pastor in Hamburg-Altona, published in Mennonitische Blätter for November 1921 (p. 85 f.), reports 37 persons in the settlement (MFF reported 5 families, who were hoping to establish a congregation, to be affiliated with Hamburg-Altona). But the settlement was not a success, and nothing further could be learned about it (see also Wismar).
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1105. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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