Sorgenort (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Sorgenort (now Dzierzgonka, Poland)
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Sorgenort (also known as Rennhoff, Rehnhoff, and Sorgenorth; now known as Dzierzgonka; coordinates: 54.0339, 19.4356 [54° 2′ 2″ N, 19° 26′ 8″ E]; population in 1905, 297; in 2013, 70) is located approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) south-east of Elbląg (Elbing), 25 km (16 miles) east of Malbork (Marienburg), and 29 km (18 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof).

Sorgenort was founded in 1676 by Dutch settlers. Until 1772 the village 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 the village was located. The village 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. At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, it came under the control of Nazi Germany. In February 1945 it was occupied by Soviet forces and eventually returned to Poland. In 2012 it was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Markusy, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

In 1820 Sorgenort had 162 inhabitants, of which three were Mennonite.

Mennonites who were residents of Sorgenort were members of the Thiensdorf-Markushof Mennonite Church.


Stowarzyszenie Konserwatorów Zabytków. "Dzierzgonka." Catalogue of Monuments of Dutch Colonization in Poland. 2005. Web. 15 February 2013.

Wikipedia. "Dzierzgonka." Web. 15 February 2013.

Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 15 February 2013.


Map:Dzierzgonka, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2013

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