Rückenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)
Rückenau (also known as Richenow and Rychnowo; now known as Rychnowo Żuławskie; coordinates: 54.18692° N, 19.11348° E [54° 11' 12.9" N, 19° 6' 48.5" E]; population in 1905, 332, population in 2008, 200), is a village formerly inhabited by Mennonites in what was once known as the Gross-Werder area of West Prussia, now in Poland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 miles) south of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof) and 38 km (24 mi.) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk (Danzig). In 1936 there were 15 Mennonite families, of whom 11 were farmers, a total of 62 souls, who belonged to the Rosenort Mennonite Churchin West Prussia. Their names were Braun, Friesen, Haese, Hein, Janzen, Klaassen, Neufeld, Penner, Regehr, Schröder, and Wiebe. There was a second village in West Prussia known by the name Rückenau (now Rychnowy), located in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship approximately 30 km north-east of Elbing(coordinates: 54.25852° N, 19.61377° E [54° 15' 30.7 N, 19° 36' 49.6E]; population in 1905, 227, in 1939, 157, in 2012, 90). It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 miles) north-east of Milejewo (Trunz), 23 km (14 mi.) north-east of Elbląg (Elbing), and 79 km (49 mi.) north-west of the regional capital Olsztyn (Allenstein).
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|Rückenau (now Rychnowo Żuławskie, Poland) Source: Wikipedia Commons||Rückenau (now Rychnowy, Poland) Source: Wikipedia Commons|
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||September 2012|
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Crous, Ernst and Richard D. Thiessen. "Rückenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2012. Web. 20 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=R%C3%BCckenau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=96314.
Crous, Ernst and Richard D. Thiessen. (September 2012). Rückenau (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=R%C3%BCckenau_(Pomeranian_Voivodeship,_Poland)&oldid=96314.
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