Reichfelde (also known as Rykfeld, Richenfelt, Reichenfeldt, and Reinchenfeld; now known as Złotowo; coordinates: 54.0191, 19.2185 [54° 1′ 08″ N, 19° 13′ 06″ E]; population in 1905, 308; in 2012, 312) is located approximately 11 kilometres (7 miles) east of Malbork (Marienburg), 20 km. (12 mi.) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 23 km. (14 mi.) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 54 km. (34 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).
Until 1772 Reichfelde was located in what was known as Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of Poland. The First Partition of Poland in 1772 resulted in the creation of a new province in 1773, called West Prussia, in which Reichfelde was located. Reichfelde was situated in the district (Kreis) of Marienburg until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. Reichfelde came under the control of Nazi Germany during World War II until February 1945, when it was occupied by Soviet forces and returned to Poland. In 2012 Reichfelde was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stare Pole, within Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census lists three Mennonite families in Reichfelde with the following surnames: Dick and Penner. In 1820 Reichfelde had 175 inhabitants, including 5 Mennonites.
Mennonites who were residents of Reichfelde were members of the Thiensdorf-Markushof Mennonite Church.
Wikipedia. "Złotowo, Malbork County." Web. 13 December 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Złotowo,_Malbork_County.
Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 13 December 2012. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=5429.
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||December 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Reichfelde (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2012. Web. 20 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reichfelde_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124764.
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