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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: 1824

File 1649. File concerning the establishment of the Sheep-Breeding Committee in Molotschna Mennonite district.

  1. Offers from Samuel. X. Kontenius about the necessity to establish a committee for quality management of sheep-breeding for both communal property and individual property of the colonists in the Molotschna Mennonite District.
  2. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee on the same subject.
  3. Information about the establishment of the Sheep-Breeding Committee in the Molotschna Mennonite District in 1824; a list of the members of this Committee;
  4. Later two committees were established in the Molotschna Mennonite District and in the Chortitza District. Committees had charge of sheep breeding and improving the Spanish sheep breeding in the colonies. Special books were bought for these tasks.

These documents are written in Russian.
25 Jan 1824 to 26 Aug 1824. 12 pages.

File 1678. File concerning attaching Jacob Loewen and Margaretha Neufeld to colonists. He came to the Molotschna Colony village of Liebenau to visit relatives and then asked for permission to be enrolled at Liebenau to Mennonite Peter Dyck's family. They were admitted this once.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning attaching Jacob Loewen and Margaretha Neufeld to colonists.
  2. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee about the permit (authorization) from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to Jacob Loewen and Margaretha Neufeld to be enrolled at Liebenau to Mennonite Peter Dyck's family. They were admitted this once
  3. Correspondence from the Ministry of Internal Affairs with Guardianship Committee about the prohibition to enroll foreign visitors.

These documents are written in Russian.
25 Jul 1824 to 21 Nov 1825. 20 pages.

File 1692. File concerning sheep breeding in the Ekaterinoslav settlements.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning sheep breeding in the Ekaterinoslav settlements; about the sale of fleece to the Mennonite Mr. Schmidt.

These documents are written in Russian.
20 Oct 1824 to 26 May 1825. 10 pages.

File 1741. File concerning taking wine on lease by the merchant Mr. Troyanovsky in the Chortitza Mennonite District until 10 February 1827.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee about taking wine on lease by the merchant Mr. Troyanovsky in the Chortitza Colonies; correspondence about a contract, which was made with the merchant Joseph Troyanovsky from Ekaterinoslav.

These documents are written in Russian.
16 Dec 1824 to 3 Feb 1825. 10 pages.

File 1750. Statistical information about different duties of colonists for 1824.

  1. Lists of colonies that were supervised by the Odessa Guardianship Office and the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office. There is information about lands that belonged to these colonies, about their taxes and state debts for 1824.
  2. Lists from the colonies of the Odessa Settlement and Ekaterinoslav Settlement containing information about the number of families, their lands, taxes, and debts.
  3. Correspondence from the Ministry of Finances with the New Russia Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers on the same subject.

These documents are written in Russian.
23 May 1824 to 29 Jul 1825. 116 pages.

File 1752. Statistical information about public monies in the colonies for 1824.

  1. Registers of incomes and expenses of the public monies (semi-annual public funds financial reports) from Odessa, Ekaterinoslav, and Bessarabian settlements for 1824.

These documents are written in Russian.
31 Jul 1824 to 27 Jun 1825. 66 pages.

File 1768. File concerning information about checking the boundaries of the Timonovskaya woodland belonging to the Radichev Hutterite Brotherhood.

  1. A report from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office to the Guardianship Committee about checking the boundaries of a woodland belonging to Radichev Hutterite Brotherhood.

These documents are written in Russian.
8 Jan 1824. 2 pages.

File 1774. File concerning the resolution to grant allowances (money and grain) to Mennonites and colonists from the Ekaterinoslav Settlement and the Odessa Settlement, who needed grain for food and spring sowing.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee with the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office and the Odessa Guardianship Office about the need to support the colonists and Mennonites who suffered from drought, locust plagues, and failure of crops in the colonies of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement and Odessa Settlement.
  2. A list containing information about the number of cattle deaths in the colonies of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement and Odessa Settlement from 1 September 1824 to1 May 1825.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file is missing the first 53 pages.
26 Feb 1825 to 1 Sep 1833. 137 pages.

File 1783. File concerning funds paid by Ekaterinoslav settlement colonists as duties.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee with the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office concerning funds paid by Ekaterinoslav settlement colonists as duties.
  2. A report from the Chortitza District Office with a petition to postpone payment of taxes because of crop failure (locust devastated fields) and because a heavy gale demolished houses of the colonists.
  3. A list from Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about the tax money, which was sent to the District Exchequer during 1824.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
18 Dec 1823 to 24 Mar 1825. 189 pages.

File 1789. File concerning financial reports from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office of Foreign Settlers for 1824.

  1. Monthly financial reports from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office containing registers of incomes and expenses of the public monies and orphans funds for 1824.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
19 Feb 1824 to 31 Jan 1825. 195 pages.


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