Vistula River     (pp. 21-30) 

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Mennonites migrated from Holland and various parts of Germany where they suffered religious oppression, to the Vistula Delta and Polish Prussia. Some settled along the Vistula River as far south as Thorn. A group of Old Flemish Mennonites settled along the Netze River near Driesen. Other Mennonite groups settled near Königsberg and as far east as Memel. Where ever they went they reclaimed the land by means of dikes, canals and windmills, a skill they had learned in Holland.

Cornelius Warkentin (1740-1809) was the elder in the Rosenort Church and Wilhelm Ewert (1829-1887) was the elder in the Ober Nessau Church.