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The Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers in South Russia

Compiled March 2002 by Tim Janzen & Tatyana Makarenko

1816

File 1018. Information regarding the state of sheep breeding and public monies in the Molotschna, Josephstal, and Chortitza Colonies.

  1. An offer from S. X. Contenius to the Guardianship Office about the need to purchase pedigreed rams, and a request to report about the number of sheep and the amount of public monies.
  2. Lists containing information about the number of the improved breed of sheep in the Chortitza Colonies, Josephstal, Rybalsk, Jamburg, and Kronsgarten Colonies.
  3. Information about the public monies in Josephstal, including a list.
  4. An announcement from S. X. Contenius to Inspector Hauschteck about rams that were bought and were shipped in the colonies.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
14 Mar 1816 to 13 Jul 1816. 36 pages. 68 frames.

File 1022. Statistical information regarding the welfare of colonies from May to August 1816.

  1. Reports written by inspectors of the colonies concerning submissions of the lists.
  2. Statistical lists containing information about the number of births and deaths and the number of departing colonists and colonists who had recently arrived who were on the lists on May 1, 1816 in the Chortitza, Josephstal, Danzig, Swedish, Crimea, Jewish, Smolensk, Molotschna, and Radichev Colonies for the period May to August, 1816.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
1 May 1816 to 22 Mar 1817. 164 pages. 304 frames.

File 1024. Statistical information regarding the welfare of colonies both from September to December, 1816 and for the entire year.

  1. Reports written by inspectors of the colonies concerning submissions of the lists.
  2. Statistical lists containing information about the number of births and deaths and the number of departing colonists and colonists who had recently arrived in the Josephstal, Danzig, Swedish, Crimea, Jewish, Smolensk, Jamburg, Rybalsk, Molotschna, and Chortitza Colonies from September to December, 1816.
  3. Summary lists containing information about the welfare of the colonies from September to December, 1816 and for 1816.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
1 Oct 1816 to 18 Mar 1817. 161 pages. 245 frames.

File 1026. File concerning the unwillingness of Mr. Siemens (who was elected again for 3 years) to fulfill the duties as District Mayor of the Chortitza Colonies and about the petition from the Guardianship Office to reward him for fulfillment of this duty for 13 years.

  1. This file has been lost.

11 Dec 1816 to 29 Apr 1819. 42 pages.

File 1028. File concerning the issuance of temporary passports to colonists.

  1. Correspondence from inspectors of the colonies of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement with the Guardianship Office and petitions written by the colonists concerning the issuance of temporary (for a term of one year) passports and tickets. The list of the colonists who wished to leave in search of a job in the Ekaterinoslav, Poltava, and Kherson provinces: Maria Magdalene Unkgein (Molotschna Colony), Philip Schmidt (Ekaterinoslav), Elizabeth Zimmermann (Ekaterinoslav), Philip Boehm (Molotschna Colony), Johann Winkler (Prischib Colony), Frederick Kirschbaum (Prischib Colony), Georg Juneke (Ekaterinoslav), Herman Ziend (Elizabethgrad), Jacob Sneiter (New Nassau Colony), Melhior Meinrad (Molotschna Colony), Matteas Ehrenfried or Ehrenfelt (Prischib Colony), Johann Bohr (Molotschna Colony), Johann Scheirich or Scheurich (Molotschna Colony), Johann Keze (Molotschna Colony), Johann Martin (Prischib Colony), Casper Binkmann (Heidelberg Colony), David Schroeder ( Ekaterinoslav, Mennonite), Gottlieb Kruger (Ekaterinoslav), Johann Marq (or Marg)(Molotschna Colony), Elizabeth Nasseid (Molotschna Colony), Johann Heyer (Weinau Colony), Franz Sebastian (Molotschna Colony), Barbara Sebastian (Prischib Colony), Johann Kramer (Molotschna Colony), Theodore Kesse (Molotschna Colony), Heinrich Hemsen (Halbstadt), Franz Behm (Molotschna Colony), Sebastian Jacob Binkmann (Heidelberg Colony), Johann Frederick Manberer (Molotschna Colony), Martin Behm (Molotschna Colony), Valentine Fussneker (Prischib Colony), Christian Krieger (Ekaterinoslav), Franz Anton Hecht, Daniel Conrath (Molotschna Colony), Johann Mooser or Moser (Molotschna Colony), Johann Schulze (Molotschna Colony), Nickolaus Troppmann (Molotschna Colony), Dorothy Christian Werthmann (Molotschna Colony), Johann Slejevsky (Prischib Colony), Michael Slejevsky (Prischib Colony), Franz Gertl (Molotschna Colony), Roman Johann Wunsch (Molotschna Colony), Peter Hiebert (Ladekopp), Bernhard Kroeker (Ladekopp), Samuel Kemmer (Molotschna Colony), Andreas Mejer (Hofental Colony), Christian Spielvogel (Molotschna Colony), Albreht Olinsky ( Prischib Colony), Gottlieb Hausen (Molotschna Colony), Ludwig Eberwein (Molotschna Colony), Christopher Mattus (Molotschna Colony), (Molotschna Colony), Derk Tiessen (Halbstadt), Georg Manberger (Molotschna Colony), Bernhard Lehner (Ekaterinoslav), Jacob Neufeld (Kronsgarten Colony), Jacob Neiman (Josephstal Colony), Alexander Zlochensky (Schlagendorf Colony), Konrad Hoffmann (Molotschna Colony), Ludwig Ilgrad (Zuerichtal Colony), Georg Rebel (Zuerichtal Colony), Christian Zorhn (Heilbrunn Colony).
  2. Certificates and passports of E. Zimmermann (1811), F. Kirschbaum (1814), G. Ziend (1814), M. Melhior (1814), M. Ehrenfried (2)*, J. Scheirich (3)*, J. Keze, J. Martin (2)*, J. Marq, J. Bohr, H. Hemsen, F. Behm, J. Schneider, Philip Boehm (2)*, S. J. Binkmann, M. Slejevsky, P. Hiebert, B. Kroeker, V. Fussneker, C. Binkmann, C. Mattus, L. Ilgrad.
  3. A list of the family of C. Binkmann.
  4. The wax stamp that was used as a seal that belonged to the medical officer P. Mejanovsky.

* The number of certificates or passports that were issued to one person.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
This file is damaged by mold.
30 Dec 1815 to 5 Jul 1819. 389 pages. 621 frames.

File 1066. File concerning an incident in which peasants of the landowner Mr. Popov exported hot wine from the Kronsgarten tavern.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee with the Ekaterinoslav Office of Foreign Settlers, the Novomoskovsk Minor Court, the Ekaterinoslav Government and the Inspector of the Josephstal Colonies, Mr. Develdeev, concerning hot wine which was exported by the peasants of the landowner Mr. Popov (A. Dyachenko and G. Tatarenko), Paulograd settler G. Chernenko, and the soldier Mr. Chehlaty from the Kronsgarten tavern.
  2. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee with the Ekaterinoslav Office of Foreign Settlers, the Novomoskovsk Minor Court, the Ekaterinoslav Government, and the Inspector of the Josephstal Colonies, Mr. Develdeev, regarding the general rules for wine trade to be followed by the Mennonites of Kronsgarten.

These documents are written in Russian.
10 Jun 1816 to 25 Sep 1819. 72 pages. 131 frames.

File 1072. The Ekaterinoslav Government sent to the Guardianship Office an official letter about the necessity to keep order and quiet in the churches.

  1. The order written by the Ekaterinoslav Vice-Governor about the necessity to keep order and quiet in the churches.
  2. Reports written by the Inspector of the Crimean Colonies and the Chortitza District Office about receiving the order from the Guardianship Office.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
16 Mar 1816 to 18 Sep 1816. 5 pages. 12 frames.

File 1073. The acting Inspector of the Molotschna Colonies, Mr. Hauschteck reported to the Guardianship Office about the increased incidence of illness and the need to vaccinate the settlers against smallpox.

  1. A report written by the acting Inspector of the Molotschna Colonies, Mr. Hauschteck to the Guardianship Office.
  2. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Ekaterinoslav Committee of Distribution of Inoculations about the need to send material for vaccinations (two pieces of glass?) to S. X. Contenius.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
5 May 1816 to 15 Jun 1816. 7 pages. 14 frames.

File 1074. File concerning the debt of 10 rubles in silver owed by the Mennonite Mr. Wiens from the Kronsgarten Colony to the Mennonite Dietrich Rempel from the Schoenhorst Colony.

  1. A petition written by the Mennonite Dietrich Rempel to collect a debt of 10 rubles in silver from the Mennonite Wiens.
  2. A report written by the Chortitza District Office to the Guardianship Office on the same subject.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
20 May 1816 to 7 Jul 1816. 4 pages. 10 frames.

File 1077. File concerning important documents regarding the settlement of colonists in South Russia. Correspondence from the Kherson Military Governor, A. F. Lanjeron, with the business manager of the colonies of the Odessa Settlement, Mr. von Lau, regarding the need to send copies of important documents about foreign settlers (Greeks, Bulgarian, Mennonites, and so forth). The following copies of documents were received:

  1. Manifest of the Empress Catherine the Great to recruit settlers to cultivate land. The original was signed by Her Imperial Supreme Majesty's own hand, July 22, 1763.
  2. The decree from the Emperor Alexander the First dated July 24, 1804.
  3. Decrees of the Government Economic Department (1801, 1802).
  4. Determinations of the Government Senate (1802).
  5. The report written by the Minister of Internal Affairs, V. P. Kochubey, to Emperor Alexander the First concerning the settling of foreign colonists in the Russian Empire and about their rights and privileges dated February 20, 1804.
  6. The report written by the Minister of Internal Affairs, V. P. Kochubey, to Emperor Alexander the First concerning the acquisition of lands from private landlords for the use of the colonists dated March 1, 1804.
  7. Opinions written by the State Council about the discharge (dismissal) of the colonists' status dated November 27, 1812.

These documents are written in Russian.
14 Jun 1816 to 28 Sep 1816. 45 pages. 88 frames.

File 1079. File concerning an incident in which prisoners escaped from Mennonites from Kronsweide, namely from Erdman Nikkel and Jacob Balman. The Chortitza District Office accused these Mennonites of carelessness and wrote a report to the Guardianship Office about this.

  1. Report written by the Chortitza District Office to the Guardianship Office about the incident.
  2. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Ekaterinoslav Minor Court regarding the report written by Chortitza District Office.
  3. Erdman Nikkel and Jacob Balman.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
6 Jul 1816 to 1 Dec 1816. 8 pages. 18 frames.

File 1087. Statistical information for 1816 that was sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Kherson Military Governor.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the acting Kherson Civil Governor about the need to send in statistical information for 1816.
  2. Lists containing information about the amount of the grain that was reserved in village reserve stores in the colonies in the Ekaterinoslav, Taurida, Kherson, and Poltava Provinces for 1816.
  3. Lists containing information about the harvest and sowing of grain in the colonies in the Taurida, Ekaterinoslav, and Kherson Provinces for 1816.
  4. Lists containing information about the number of fruit and mulberry trees in the colonies in the Ekaterinoslav, Taurida, Kherson, and Poltava Provinces for 1816.
  5. Summary list containing information about the state of the Spanish sheep breeding in the colonies in the Ekaterinoslav, Taurida, Kherson, and Poltava Provinces for 1816 (for provinces and districts).
  6. Lists containing information about acquisition of household effects in the Chortitza Colony in the Ekaterinoslav Province, the Swedish, Jewish, and Danzig Colonies in the Kherson Province, the Molotschna Mennonite Colonies, the Prischib Colonies, and the Crimean Colonies in the Taurida Province and colonies in the Chernigov Province for 1816.
  7. Summary lists containing information about the harvest and sowing of grain in the colonies in the Taurida, Ekaterinoslav, and Kherson Provinces for 1816.
  8. Lists containing information about the number of losses of cattle in the colonies in the Ekaterinoslav, Taurida, Kherson, and Poltava Provinces for 1816
  9. Lists containing information about the state of village reserve stores in the colonies of the Odessa Settlement in the Tiraspol, Kherson, and Elizabethgrad Districts (Jews) for 1816.
  10. Statistical lists containing information about the number of births, deaths, and marriages of the foreign settlers for 1816 (in each colony).

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
27 Sep 1816 to 8 Jun 1817. 75 pages. (This file has not yet been microfilmed).

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