Bad Oldesloe  (p. 12 )

Bartholomaus von Ahlefeld (? - 1568) inherited Fresenburg in 1543 and immediately invited Mennonites to settle on his estate. He had met Mennonites in Julich, North Brabant and Antwerp when he participated in a military campaign against Charles V in 1542. Many Mennonites including Menno Simons settled on a small knoll about two kilometres northeast of Bad Oldesloe. Their settlement was locally known as Wüstenfelde. Ahlefeld provided Menno with a printing press in what is now the Menno Cottage. Menno Simons is buried in Wüstenfelde.