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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: 1828

File 2231. About sheep breeding in the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office, the Guardianship Committee, and the Chief Guardian Mr. Inzov about sending 300 pood (1 pood =16.38 kg) of wool from Spanish Merino sheep to St. Petersburg for sale in England. Buyers for the wool were not found in Russia.

These documents are written in Russian.
3 Jul 1828 to 17 Jul 1828. 3 pages.

File 2250. File concerning an appearance of locusts on the colonists' lands.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabian Guardianship Offices, the Kherson Civil Governor, Mr. Mogilevsky, concerning measures for the extermination of locusts.
  2. Information about an appearance of locusts in the colonies of the Molotschna Mennonite and Chortitza Districts, and in Kandel, Kubanka, Kronenthal (Crimea).

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
23 Dec 1827 to 26 Oct 1828. 65 pages.

File 2252. File concerning an incident in which the 46 Egersky Regiment had rented 36 wagons (a pair of horses was with each wagon) from the Chortitza Mennonites without a payment for this. The Lieutenant, Mr. Simonovsky, had written a receipt, and the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office reported to the New Russia Guardianship Committee about this.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee about reckoning this debt of the Regiment to the Chortitza Mennonites in payment of Mennonite state taxes.

These documents are written in Russian.
16 Dec 1827 to 28 Jan 1828. 3 pages.

File 2264. File concerning the colonists and Mennonites who returned from abroad to their colonies after getting their inheritance.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav and Odessa Guardianship Offices with the Guardianship Committee concerning the colonists and Mennonites who returned from abroad to their colonies after getting the inheritance. Names of the colonists and Mennonites are the following: Johann Sauter who returned to Friedrichsthal; Andreas Fortmeier and Anton Bukenmeier who returned to Mannheim; Josef El - to Baden; Michael Trester - to Hoffnungstal; Johann and Christian Close - to Leipzig; Johann Gauche - to Weinau.
  2. Correspondence is concerning the colonists who went from their colonies to get the inheritance. Names of the colonists are the following: Peter Jeger went from Landau; Franz Fierier - from Alexanderhilf; Jacob Jauch and Jacob Kuhn - from Friedenthal; Lou Frison - from Selz; Stephan Frison, Frederic Bagman, and Mateas Fisher - from Baden; Michael Schweitser - from Strassburg; Jacob Hafner - from Hoffnungstal; Wilhelm Faller - from Kassel.
  3. Information about the Mennonite Andreas Block who went to Prussia.

These documents are written in Russian.
14 Jan 1828 to 3 Jul 1829. 18 pages.

File 2328. The Chief Guardian of the Colonists of the South Russia Region offered to send a deputy from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office to the Taurida Administration to investigate the criminal case about the theft of horses from the Molotschna Mennonites by Nogai men, namely Mature Murza and Zachary Ilyasov.

  1. Correspondence from the Chief Guardian, the Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office, the Taurida Administration concerning the investigation the theft of horses.

These documents are written in Russian.
15 Jun 1828 to 27 Jul 1828. 11 pages.

File 2329. The Chief Guardian of the Colonists of the South Russia Region offered to examine a complaint from the Mennonite Abraham Lemke about disagreement with his wife Judith nee Janzen.

  1. Correspondence from the Department of State Economy (the Ministry of Internal Affairs), the Chief Guardian, the Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office, the Molotschna Mennonite District Office concerning a disagreement between Mr. and Mrs. Lemke. This correspondence contains information about decision to expel Abraham Lemke (Schoenau) together with his 3 children (from his first marriage) abroad, and about the transfer his estate to the Mennonite Jacob Schellenberg from Tiegenhagen.
  2. Material of the case about disagreement Abraham Lemke in married life with his wife Judith. There is information about the excommunication of Abraham Lemke.
  3. Testimonies from the Mennonite Karl Munch (Schoenau) and the colonists from Alt- Nassau, namely Heinrich Geiger and Wilhelm Rausch.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
7 Jun 1828 to 7 Feb 1830. 178 pages.

File 2362. The Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office reported about the theft of money from Klaas Wiens of Kronsgarten by the Hutterite Johann Wallman from the Radichev Hutterite Brotherhood.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee about the theft of money from Klaas Wiens of Kronsgarten by the Hutterite Johann Wallman from the Radichev Hutterite Brotherhood in 1827. This correspondence contains information about the decision to whip everyone who was involved in this theft.
  2. Information about execution of punishment.

These documents are written in Russian.
7 Sep 1828 to 16 Dec 1829. 10 pages.

File 2388. The Emperor of Russia granted the New Russia colonists the privilege of exemption from state taxes until 1831.

  1. Correspondence from the Department of State Economy (the Ministry of Internal Affairs), the Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav and the Odessa Guardianship Offices concerning exemption for the New Russia colonists from state taxes until 1831 (because of locusts in 1824).
  2. Lists of the number of the government loans both paid and still remaining by Mennonites and other colonists.
  3. Lists of the number of the colonies, families, men (from the Ekaterinoslav Settlement and the Ekaterinoslav, Kherson, and Taurien Provinces) for what remained of the debts to the government until 1831.

These documents are written in Russian.
11 Jun 1828 to 3 May 1829. 56 pages.

File 2390. File concerning financial reports from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office of Foreign Settlers about the orphans' money.

  1. Lists of the orphans' money of the colonists, Mennonites, and Jews for the first six months in 1828.

These documents are written in Russian.
7 Aug 1828. 2 pages.

File 2392. Statistical information about public monies in the colonies of New Russia for 1828.

  1. Registers of incomes and expenses of the public monies (semi-annual public funds financial reports) from the Odessa, Ekaterinoslav, and Bessarabia Settlements for 1828.
  2. A summary register of incomes and expenses of the public monies in the colonies of New Russia for 1828.

These documents are written in Russian
30 Jun 1828 to 1 Mar 1829. 86 pages.

File 2393. File concerning financial statements from the Ekaterinoslav and Odessa Guardianship Offices for 1827 and for 1828.

  1. Financial statements containing information about funds paid by Ekaterinoslav and Odessa Settlement colonists as duties for 1827 and for 1828.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
9 October 1828. 17 pages.


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