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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: 1822

File 1562. File concerning the transfer of Molotschna colonists to help settlers from Württemberg.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning the transfer of the Molotschna colonists Heinrich Schulz and Abraham Janzen to help settlers from Württemberg. The newly arrived settlers did not know both the Russian and Nogai languages and their elder, Mr. Wield, asked to help them. Correspondence concerning the transfer of Jacob Kneib from Friedrichsfeld to help settlers who arrived from Baden in Russia in 1824. Jacob Kneib wished to help them, because they had invited him.
  2. An authorization for Molotschna colonists Heinrich Schulz and Abraham Janzen as well as Jacob Kneib from Friedrichsfeld (Molotschna Colonists District) to resettle.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
17 Feb 1822 to 7 Nov 1825. 11 pages.

File 1566. File concerning Prussian emigrant Johann Krause who was willing to leave for abroad. He was single, 89 years old, had arrived in 1819 to Danzig, and had resettled to Molotschna in 1820.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning a request from Johann Krause to move to Prussia.
  2. An authorization from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office allowing Johann Krause to move to Prussia.

These documents are written in Russian.
14 Mar 1822 to 10 May 1823. 11 pages.

File 1568. File concerning the supply needed by the Molotschna colonists for grain from the reserve store. 1502 people were supplied with grain.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee regarding the need to help the Molotschna colonists.

These documents are written in Russian.
10 Mar 1822 to 30 May 1822. 5 pages.

File 1580. File concerning the reattachment of the Mennonite Mr. Banman from Kronsgarten (Chortitza) to Schoeneberg (Ekaterinoslav).

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee regarding the reattachment of the Mennonite Heinrich Banman with his family from Kronsgarten (Chortitza) to Schoeneberg (Ekaterinoslav).

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
7 Nov 1822 to 21 Dec 1822. 5 pages.

File 1596. File concerning providing lodging to a deserter, Mr. Chuprinenko, by Chortitza Mennonites, namely Dietrich Thiessen, Jacob Thiessen, and Jacob Friesen.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship
    Committee about the testimonies of these Mennonites. They had provided housing for a
    deserter, Tihon Chuprinenko.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
20 Mar 1822 to 24 Jan 1823. 13 pages.

File 1599. File concerning miscellaneous correspondence about accidents (fires, storms, hail, locusts, deaths of colonists…) in the colonies.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee about accidents in the colonies.
  2. Deceased colonists: Johann Scherr (Friedrichstal), Adam Bielman (Speyer), Christina Sneider (Neu-Nassau), Ivan Burchat (Kronsgarten), Anthon Vogel (Speyer), Martin Kont (Waldorf), Johann Knoll (Culm), Dionisius Lichtenberg (newcomer).

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
10 Jun 1822 to 24 Nov 1822; 31 Jul 1823. 111 pages. (There are only 71 preserved pages).


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