Lichtfelde (also known as Lichtenveld, Lichtenfelden, and Lichtenfeldt; now known as Jasna; coordinates: 54.0066, 19.3048 [54° 0′ 23″ N, 19° 18′ 17″ E]; population in 1905, 869; in 1939, 668; in 2012, 350) is located approximately 17 kilometres (10.5 miles) east of Malbork (Marienburg), 18 km. (12 mi.) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 20 kilometres (12 miles) north-east of Sztum (Stuhm), 26 km. (16 mi.) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 60 km. (37 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig).
Until 1772 Lichtfelde 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 Lichtfelde was located. Lichtfelde was situated in the district (Kreis) of Stuhm until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. The village 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 Lichtfelde was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dzierzgoń, within Sztum County, Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The 1776 Prussian census lists two Mennonite families in Lichtfelde with the following surnames: Kroecker and Wieler. In 1824 there were four Mennonite families in Lichtfelde with the following surnames: Penner, Scheffler, and Regier.
Mennonites who were residents of Lichtfelde were members of the Tragheimerweide Mennonite Church.
Wikipedia. "Jasna." Web. 20 December 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasna.
Wolf, Hans-Jürgen. "Familienforschung in Westpreußen." Web. 20 December 2012. http://www.westpreussen.de/cms/ct/ortsverzeichnis/details.php?ID=3902.
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||December 2012|
 Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. "Lichtfelde (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2012. Web. 21 Feb 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lichtfelde_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124295.
Thiessen, Richard D. (December 2012). Lichtfelde (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 February 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lichtfelde_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=124295.
©1996-2017 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.