Eichfelde (Debiny), Kreis Flatow, West Prussia
Eichfelde is village in Kreis Flatow. It consists of a collection of farms distributed around one or two houses.
Luckily we discovered the local historians, the Bonk family, in this village and had a great time finding out about the area. See Obbodowo for more. Meanwhile, here is the family picture (missing Magna Bonk who can correspond about the village in English by email Bzydalek449@wp.pl):
The Remus family lived in this part of Kreis Flatow also. Of particular interest in this village was the family of Johan Remus and Maria Patzer, who was from this village. Also of interest was the family of Peter Ewald Bess, my great-great-great grandfather. His daughter Christine married Daniel Remus and produced my great grandfather August Wilhelm. Click here for the Bess descendents.
Here is a map showing Eichfier with its Polish name, Debiny, in the lower left hand corner:
Please send any queries to Bill Remus at
September 17, 2007