Dręstwo, village on the lake of the same name, in Szczuczyn powiat, Pruska gmina, Barglowo parish, with 994 mórgs of land. In 1827 Drestwo had 38 houses, 288 inhabitants.
Dręstwo, Rybczyzna or Woznowiejskie, a lake in Szczuczyn powiat, northeast of Rajgród, stretches 7.5 km. from southwest to northeast, between the villages of Wozna wies and Rybczyzna, goes around the village of Drestwo, touches the grounds of Rajgród and of the villages of Barszcze and Solistówka to the north. Its area is 180 mórgs, and its banks are primarily wooded and boggy. The river Jegrznia flows through it and connects Lake Drestwo to Lake Rajgródzkie. - Br. Ch. [Bronislaw Chleboski]
Source: Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego - Warsaw [1881, vol. 2, p. 145]
This translation, by William F. Hoffman, first appeared in the Winter 1998 issue of "Bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America".