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The Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers in South Russia

Compiled March 2002 by Tim Janzen & Tatyana Makarenko

1811

File 563. Report written by the Chortitza District Office about damages due to Mennonites from Kronsweide from the landlord Mr. Sedelsky for cattle he illegally captured.

  1. Report from the Chortitza District Office about the damages and about the conflict regarding these damages.
  2. Decision by the Ekaterinoslav Local Court about returning Mennonite cattle that were illegally captured by Mr. Sedelsky.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
4 Jun 1811 to 23 Oct 1811. 9 pages. 20 frames.

File 565. File concerning a debt in amount of 146 rubles owed by a colonist from the Crimean Colonies, Mr. Delgay, to the Mennonite Gerhard Willems of the Chortitza Colony.

  1. The decision by the Guardianship Office about collecting this debt from Alexander Delgay and giving the funds to Gerhard Willems.

These documents are written in Russian.
5 Jun 1811. 1 page. 5 frames.

File 566. File concerning illegal actions by Altonau Mennonites against inspectors.

  1. Reports from Inspector Sieber of the Molotschna Colonies; the decision of the Guardianship Office; reports from the Mayor of Altonau about the disobedience of colonists who refused to build a house for Inspector Sieber, to pay his expenses with their own money, and to fulfill another requests. Colonists considered all these demands as a violation of their privileges.
  2. Report from Inspector Baron Ikskul of the Molotschna Colonies about the disobedience of the colonists.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
26 Aug 1807 to 8 Jun 1811. 32 pages. 59 frames.

File 567. File concerning the making of a seal for the Molotschna District Office.

  1. Reports from Inspector Sieber of the Molotschna Colonies to the Guardianship Office about the need to have an official seal for the district office, about the receipt of this seal, and about sending the money for it to the Guardianship Office.

These documents are written in Russian.
20 May 1811 to 19 Sep 1812. 5 pages. 11 frames.

File 569. Report written by the Civil Governor about the unexpected inspection of village stores.

  1. Order from the Ekaterinoslav Civil Governor to inspect village grain stores.
  2. Order from the Guardianship Office to inspectors and district offices regarding the same matter.
  3. Form from the accounting records about the condition of these stores.
  4. Report from the Danzig District Office about the condition of a grain store, including the amount of crops.
  5. Report from the Chortitza District Office about a grain store.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
11 Jun 1811 to 8 Dec 1811. 12 pages. 22 frames.

File 572. Information regarding the welfare of colonists for May, 1811, that was sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and to the Kherson Military Governor.

  1. Information about the population for May-August, 1811 (the registers of births, deaths, and marriages of the colonists; the register of colonists who had recently arrived; the number of females and males in the following colonies: the Odessa settlement, Crimea (Feodosia District, Feodosia and Simferopol), Molotschna Mennonites (frames 169, 170, 175, 176, 196-198, 216-218), Prischib (frames 171-173, 177-180, 199-202, 218-220), Jewish, Danzig, Josephstal, Swedish, and the Smolensk Colonies.
  2. Lists of names of colonists and the registers of the births, deaths, and departing colonists from the following colonies: Chokurcha, Rosental, Kronental, Heilbrunn, the outskirts of Feodosia, Zuerichtal, Kishlav, Old Crimea, Sudak (from June, 1811), Simferopol (July, 1811), Freudental (August, 1811), Baltachokrak (August, 1811).
  3. Registers and lists of names of Molotschna colonists and Mennonites.
  4. Registers and lists of names of colonists from the Swedish Colony who were born May-July, 1811.
  5. List of colonists who had recently arrived in the Molotschna Colonies who received money for constructions of houses.
  6. Information about the birth of the son Johann to Constantine Benkendorf (Danzig Colony, May, 1811)Information about the death of the son of Johann Zobel (Danzig Colony, July, 1811).
  7. Reports from the inspectors of the colonies about registrations regarding the welfare of the colonies.
  8. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Assistant to the Chief Judge, Mr. Rosenkampf, regarding regulations about the calculation of the numbers of colonists; about checking the record keeping.
  9. A summary list about the welfare of the colonies in New Russia for May to August, 1811 (Germans, Bulgarians, Greeks, Slav-Serbians, Swiss, Ukrainians, Mennonites, Swedish, and Jewish). These documents are written in both Russian and German.

5 Jun 1811 to 9 Nov 1811. 190 pages. 385 frames.

File 573. File concerning crops damaged by hail in the Molotschna Colonies. Report written by the Grand Judge of the Guardianship Office, I. Lanov.

  1. Reports from I. Lanov, Inspector Sieber, the Chortitza District Office, and the Guardianship Office about the damage caused by the hail to property of Mennonites from Halbstadt, Petershagen, Schoensee, Ladekopp, colonists from Molotschna, Hofental, Neuendorf, and Neuenburg.
  2. Lists of proprietors who suffered from the hail.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
25 Jun 1811 to 26 Aug 1811. 22 pages. 36 frames.

File 576. File concerning damage caused by bulls to the village of Einlage and about a scuffle that happened because of this damage.

  1. Report from the Chortitza District Office about the scuffle; note from the journal of the Guardianship Office.
  2. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Kherson City Police, bill to Mosey Soloviev, who was supposedly one of the owners of these bulls.
  3. Report from the Chortitza District Office about receiving the decision from the Guardianship Office.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
20 Jun 1811 to 28 Aug 1811. 8 pages. 18 frames.
This file follows File 577 on the microfilm.

File 577. File concerning Stepan Pustovoytenko, who was caught stealing horses from the Neuenburg herd. Report written by the Chortitza District Office.

  1. Reports from the District Mayor of Chortitza, Mr. Siemens.
  2. Orders from the Guardianship Office and its correspondence with the Ekaterinoslav Local Court about the theft of horses that belonged to the Mennonites from Nieder Chortitza by the villager Mr. Pustovoytenko, who worked for the landlord, Mr. Lukashevich.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
17 Jul 1811 to 12 Sep 1812. 25 pages. 47 frames.

File 582. File concerning the punishment for carelessly starting a fire. Report written by Inspector Sieber.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office and Mr. Sieber about fair punishment and assistance to victims of the fire.
  2. Conditions for providing assistance to victims of the fire that were decided by all district offices.
  3. The amount of funds and a list of all officials in the Molotschna Colonies is provided.

These documents are written in Russian.
15 Jul 1811 to 17 May 1812. 8 pages. 17 frames.

File 583. Request from the Alexandrovsk Local Court to check the Dnepr River crossings book at Kitchkas (Einlage) regarding the record of a passport of Mr. Sinkevich, which is supposed to be entered there at number 17 in the year 1810.

  1. Correspondence from the Alexandrovsk Local Court, the Guardianship Office, and the Chortitza District Office regarding this matter. Receipt giving affirmation of this record.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
17 Jul 1811 to 25 Oct 1811. 11 pages. 20 frames.

File 586. File concerning the receipt of compensation by Arkhip Bayev for having been assaulted by Mennonite Peter Decker.

  1. Correspondence and orders from the Guardianship Office regarding this matter.

These documents are written in Russian.
14 Aug 1811 to 17 Oct 1811. 4 pages. 13 frames.

File 587. File concerning the deportation of artisan Johann Schoen, Andreas Quarizius, Johann Weinland, Solomon Wurman, and Gottlieb Zahn from the Chortitza Colonies.

  1. Reports, correspondence, and brief descriptions of these craftsmen.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
4 Sep 1811 to 30 Apr 1812. 18 pages. 33 frames.

File 589. File concerning a prohibition given to the Radichev Mennonite Brotherhood against trading wine.

  1. Report from Mayor Waldner.
  2. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Chernigov Civil Governor Baron Frensdorf.
  3. Example of a contract about trading mulled wine.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
19 Sep 1811 to 30 Jul 1813. 42 pages. 85 frames.

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