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Masuria (Mazuria, Mazury, Masuren), Poland, is a lake area in the southeastern part of the former German province of East Prussia, and was one of the territories early settled by Anabaptist refugees from Holland. The little extant information indicates that they settled primarily in the vicinity of Johannisburg about 1535, but were soon compelled to leave their homes there.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 58.

Sommerfeld, G. "Die Beziehungen Georgs des Frommen, Markgrafen von Ansbach, zu seinem Bruder, Herzog Albrecht I. von Preussen." Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte (1911): 105.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

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Hege, Christian. "Masuria (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 9 Oct 2015.,_Poland)&oldid=89478.

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Hege, Christian. (1957). Masuria (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 October 2015, from,_Poland)&oldid=89478.

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