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The Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers in South Russia

Compiled November 2002 by Tim Janzen & Tatyana Makarenko

Odessa Archives
Fund (Fond) 6, Inventory 1: 1821

File 1453. File concerning an inheritance belonging to the infant children of the Mennonite Franz Cornelius.

  1. Correspondence concerning an inheritance from Prussia inherited by Franz Cornelius' children to be received by their tutors Jacob Wiens and Jacob Friesen in Rosenort.

These documents are written in both Russian and French.
11 Oct 1821 to 18 Nov 1822. 11 pages.

File 1480. File concerning about a prohibition given to the Molotschna Pastor Mr. Zeling to marry the colonists without Guardianship Office's permission since he had married Cornelius Willms and Mr. Schpering's widow.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the New Russia Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers about negligent colonists of the Molotschna Colonist District, namely G. Schpering (who died in 1816) and Cornelius Willms (who arrived from Prussia in 1818); about a prohibition given to the Molotschna Pastor Mr. Zeling to marry the colonists without Guardianship Office's permission. (He had married Cornelius Willms and the widow of Mr. Schpering).
  2. An explanation written by C. Willms.

These documents are written in Russian.
8 Aug 1821 to 1 Dec 1821. 16 pages.

File 1526. File concerning appointments and resignations of the inspectors of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee about appointments and resignations of the inspectors of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.
    Service records of the inspectors of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.
    Instructions for the inspectors.
  2. Lists containing information about the annual salaries of the pastors and inspectors that were paid in the New Russia Settlements from 1823 to 1827.
  3. A report from the Berdjansk District Office about the salary of the manager Mr. Kirshner that was paid from the public monies.
  4. A petition from the Mayor of Kronsgarten D. Neufeld and his assistants Jacob Dyck and Kohnert Klass of Kronsgarten concerning joint management with the Josephstal Colonies.
  5. Certificates written by colonists from the Jewish Colonies. There are lists of the colonists who did not make claims on the former inspector Mr. Chicherin.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
3 Jun 1821 to 6 Mar 1828. 444 pages.

File 1528. File concerning the resettlement of Mennonites from the Chortitza Colony to the Molotschna Colony.

  1. Correspondence concerning the resettlement of Mennonites from the Chortitza Colony to the Molotschna Colony (among the 204 families that arrived in 1819).
  2. A list of resettled Mennonites.
  3. A list of 177 Mennonite families who arrived in the Chortitza and Molotschna Colonies in 1819; property brought, place of settlement, numbers of males and females indicated.
  4. A list of 36 newly arrived Mennonite families registered in Chortitza but who moved to the Molotschna Colony.

These documents are written in Russian.
8 Jan 1821 to 25 Jan 1825. 13 pages.


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