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The Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers in South Russia

Compiled March 2002 by Tim Janzen & Tatyana Makarenko

1817

File 1090. File concerning the foreigner Johann Schroeder who introduced himself as a colonist, but wasn't one, and who was thus brought to the Ekaterinoslav Administration for supplementary examinations.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Novomoskovsk Minor Court, the Ekaterinoslav Government (Administration) regarding the private affair of Johann Schroeder.
  2. Testimonies that were given by Johann Schroeder to the Guardianship Office.

These documents are written in Russian.
5 Apr 1817 to 25 Jul 1817. 10 pages. 21 frames.

File 1098. The Ekaterinoslav State Chamber demanded that the Guardianship Office send information about issuing passports during 1810.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Ekaterinoslav State Chamber about issuing passports during 1810.
  2. Passports that were issued to settlers: the Jews, Mr. Waisten, Mr. Packer, Mr. Griblent, Mr. Vuilf, Mr. Anseilevich, and Mr. Paron; colonists, Mr. Wurmspaher, Mr. Kirschbaum, Mr. Koppe, Mr. Kreker, Mr. Oster, Mr. Henning, and Renata Henning; the Mennonite, Peter Klassen.

These documents are written in Russian
22 Jan 1817 to 16 Feb 1817. 3 pages. 11 frames.

File 1111. File concerning an incident in which Mennonites suffered damage from hussars in the regiment of Prince Oransky. Hussars captured horses belonging to Mennonites, trampled down the grass on the Mennonite lands, and grazed their horses on the lands that were the leasehold property of J. Cornies.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the manager of the office of the Inspector of the Molotschna Colonies, Titular Councilor Shapovalenko, the Taurida Civil Governor, and the Commander of the Third Hussar Division about the incident.
  2. Reports written by the Molotschna District Office on the same subject.
  3. The report written by the Molotschna Mennonites about their complete satisfaction after the investigations were finalized. Michael Regier of Ladekopp is mentioned.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
2 Jun 1816 to 13 Aug 1817. 33 pages. 59 frames.

File 1114. File concerning the collection of a debt of 48 rubles from the Inspector of the Josephstal Colony, College Registrar Kirshner, who borrowed this money from the Mennonite David Schroeder.

  1. A petition written by David Schroeder of Ekaterinoslav to the Guardianship Office to collect the debt from the Inspector of the Josephstal Colony, Mr. Kirshner.
  2. A receipt written by the Inspector of the Josephstal Colony, Mr. Kirshner about receiving the money.
  3. An official letter written by the business manager of the colonies of the Odessa Settlement, Mr. von Lau, about money withheld from the wages of the Inspector of the Josephstal Colony, Mr. Kirshner.

These documents are written in Russian.
18 Jun 1817 to 27 Sep 1817. 5 pages. 12 frames.

File 1123. File concerning the manufacture of cloth in the colonies.

  1. An official letter written by the business manager of the Ekaterinoslav Province and the Chairman of the State Chamber, Mr. Shchekutin, to the Guardianship Office. The Ministry of Internal Affairs made a request for him to send information about the manufacture of cloth in the colonies.
  2. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Inspector of the Josephstal Colonies, Mr. Develdeev, and the Chortitza District Office on the same subject.
  3. Information about the absence of the manufacture of cloth in the Josephstal, Rybalsk, and Kronsgarten Colonies.
  4. Information about the manufacture of cloth (with the help of reeds 440 and 500 teeth) in the Jamburg Colony.
  5. Information about the cloth factory in the Chortitza Colony.

These documents are written in both Russian and German. 28 Aug 1817 to 11 Dec 1817. 8 pages. 19 frames.

File 1127. File concerning an incident in which the landlord Mr. Rud from the Alexandrovsk District petitioned to the Emperor to collect a debt of 1000 rubles (in accord with the acknowledgement of debt) from the Mennonite Daniel Eitzen of Schoenwiese.

  1. A petition written by College Registrar Simon Nikolai Rudd to Emperor Alexander the First to collect the money from the Mennonite Daniel Eitzen.
  2. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Chortitza District Office on the same subject and about the necessity to delay collecting the debt.
  3. The decision by the Alexandrovsk Minor Court to nullify bargains and acknowledgements of the debt, which were made without the permission of the local authorities and ratification by the Guardianship Office. Abraham Matthias of the Molotschna Colony, Nathaniel Heide, and Franz Janzen are also mentioned.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
24 Sep 1817 to 9 Jul 1818. 20 pages. 39 frames.

File 1130. File concerning the insufficient supply of straw or weeds for the heating of the Molotschna Inspector's office.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the Inspector of the Molotschna Colonies, Mr. Shapovalenko, and the Molotschna District Office regarding the supply of straw or weeds that were needed for heating the Molotschna Inspector's office. Mennonites and colonists were to provide the Molotschna Inspector's office with straw or weeds for heating.

These documents are written in Russian.
3 Nov 1817 to 13 Nov 1817. 3 pages. 9 frames.

File 1178. The Inspector of the Molotschna Colonies, Mr. Sieber, reported to the Guardianship Office about the murder of four settlers.

  1. Correspondence from the Guardianship Office with the inspector of the Molotschna Colonies, Mr. Sieber, the Molotschna District Office, the Duke de Richelieu, the Chief of the Melitopol City Police, the Melitopol District Court, and the Executive Department of the Taurida Province Administration concerning the investigation of the murder of three Mennonites from Rosenort, namely Jacob Berg, Derk Reimer, and Jacob Siemens, as well as the colonist Georg Fetser. Jacob Friesen of Schoenau is also mentioned.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
22 Apr 1818 to 15 Jun 1815. 28 pages. 55 frames.

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