Fischerskampe (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Fischerskampe (now Kępa Rybacka, Poland).
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Fischerskampe (also known as Müggenkampe, Fischers Campe, Fischercampe, and Fischer Wohnungen; now known as Kępa Rybacka; coordinates: 54.213, 19.325 [54° 12′ 46″ N, 19° 19′ 29″ E]; population in 1905, 379; in 2013, 140) is located 6 kilometers (4 miles) north-west of Elblag (Elbing), 14 km. (8 mi.) east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), 27 km. (17 mi.) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg).

The first attempt (mid 1600s) to settle Mennonites in Fischerskampe in the mid-17th century was unsuccesful. In 1683, the area was leased to Otto Ulbitz and then to Ernest Fisher. The village was re-founded in 1691. In 1715, it had 8 włókas and 21.5 morgas (157 hectares). Fischerskampe was destroyed by flooding in both 1763 and 1764. In 1919, the village had 358 ha. of land and 322 residents. 

Until 1772 Fischerskampe 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. Fischerskampe was situated in the district (Kreis) of Elbing until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. In 2013 it was a village in the administrative district of Gmina Elbląg, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

Mennonites probably moved to Fischerskampe at the beginning of the 19th century. In the 1811 Elbing region census, no Mennonites were recorded as living in Fischerskampe. In 1820, there were 271 inhabitants in Fischerskampe, of which seven were Mennonite.

Mennonites who were residents of Fischerskampe were members of the Elbing-Ellerwald Mennonite Church.


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Map:Kępa Rybacka, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2013

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