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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: 1829

File 2402. File concerning the inheritances of the colonists and Mennonites in the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about inheritances of Ekaterinoslav Settlement colonists. Mennonites who received an inheritance in West Prussia were the following:

    Jacob Esau (Altonau); infant children Johann and Margaretha Woelk (Molotschna Mennonite District), their tutors Hermann Wiens and Dirk Warkentin; Margaretha Klassen, nee Epp, and her husband Bernhard Klassen (Pordenau); Peter, Maria, Margaretha, and Elizabeth Fast (Muntau); Maria Katherine Kubler nee Leist (Neusatz); Margaretha Braun nee Suckau and her husband Gerhard Braun (Chortitza); Christian Janzen (Fuerstenwerder); Agnate Toews nee Siemens and her husband Julius Toews (Rosenthal); Peter Siemens (Rosenthal); infant children Wilhelm, Helena, Johanna, Margaretha, and Katherine Siemens, their tutors Isaak Toews and Peter Siemens (Rosenthal); Helena Harder nee Penner and her husband Gerhard Harder (Halbstadt); Peter Reimer (Tiegerweide); Aron Peters and tutors of his daughter Helena, Jacob De Fehr and Jacob Bergen (Neuendorf, Chortitza District); Jacob Schenke (Tiegerweide); heirs of Klassen (Petershagen); Helena Koop and her husband Jacob Kempfer (Muntau); Johann and Kornelius Koop, Katherine Koop and her husband Jacob Berg (Muntau); Abraham, Gerhard, Heinrich, Dietrich, and Andreas Koop; Heinrich Koop, Jr. (Muntau); Gerhard, Klaus, Kornelius, and Gerhard Fast, Katherine Fast with husband Isaak Fast, tutors of maid Agnate Fast and Johann Fast (Molotschna Mennonite District); Maria Klassen nee Epp and her husband Jacob Klassen (Kronsgarten); Wilhelm and Johann Klassen (Kronsgarten); Isaak Wall (Tiegenhagen); Abraham Wall (Pordenau); Abraham Funk (Schardau); tutors of the infant children Heinrich and Jacob Quiring (Schardau); Helena Voth nee Dirks and her husband Kornelius Voth; Franz Wiens and his wife (Halbstadt); Regina Regier nee Kuntz and her husband Johann Regier (Schoensee); Helena Thiessen nee Rempel and her husband Abraham Thiessen (Ladekopp); Elizabeth Engbrecht nee Reissue and her husband Dietrich Engbrecht (Gnadenheim); Martin Thiessen (Pordenau); Johann Plett (Blumstein); Johann Nickel (Neukirch); Katherine Penner nee Goertz and her husband Johann Penner (Pastwa); Anna Kroeker and her husband Franz Kroeker (Muensterberg); Peter Wieler (Nieder Chortitza); Franz Lammert (Elisabetthal); Maria Harder nee Martens and her husband Jacob Harder (Neukirch); Heinrich Martens (Litchfelde); Johann Quapp and his wife (Schoenhorst).
  2. Information about the Mennonites from the village of Ohrloff, namely Johann and Peter Cornies with their wives, Dirk Boldt, tutors of the infant children Katherine, Margaretha, and Jacob Klassen, who had been summoned for decision about their inheritance.
  3. Information about the Mennonite Jacob Fast from Fuerstenwerder.
  4. Information about sending the death certificate of the infant Anna Klassen to tutors in West Prussia.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
4 Jan 1829 to 6 Feb 1831. 187 pages.

File 2407. Statistical information regarding the welfare of the colonies dependent on the Bessarabia, Ekaterinoslav*, Odessa Guardianship Offices, and the Guardian of the Zadunaisky Settlers for 1828.

  1. Statistical lists containing information about the number of births, deaths, and marriages of the foreign settlers in the colonies of the Bessarabia, Ekaterinoslav, and Odessa Settlements and in the colonies of the Prut, Kagul, Ismail, and Budjak Districts.
  2. Statistical lists containing information about the harvest and sowing of grain in the same colonies.
  3. Statistical list containing information about the number of fruit, mulberry trees, and vines in the colonies.
  4. Summary lists containing information about the welfare of the colonies, and about the number of the colonists, implements, and artisans.
  5. Statistical list containing information about the acquisition of household effects in the colonies.
  6. Statistical lists containing information about the number of cattle and the number cattle deaths in the colonies.
  7. Statistical lists containing information about the state of village reserve stores in the colonies.
  8. Statistical lists containing information about estates that were transferred from one Mennonite or colonist to another person during 1828.
  9. Review of the state of the colonies dependent upon the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office for 1828 and for 1829.
  10. Statistical lists containing information about the Sarata Colony and the Schabo Colony for 1828 and for 1828.

*- Colonies dependent on the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office are the following: 16 Chortitza Mennonite villages, Jamburg (Ekaterinoslav Province); Josephstal, Rybalsk, Kronsgarten (Novomoskovsk District); the Mennonite village of Schoenwiese, 17 Prussian villages, 2 Baden villages (Alexandrovsk District); 4 Swedish and 8 Jewish villages (Kherson Province); Danzig, Izrailevka (Elisabethgrad District); 40 Molotschna Mennonite villages, 23 Prischib Colony villages, 3 Württemberg villages (Melitopol District of the Taurida Province); Neusatz, Friedenthal, Rosenthal, Kronenthal, Baltachokrak (Simferopol District of the Taurida Province); Herzenberg, Zürichtal, Heilbrunn, Kishlav, and Old Crimea (Feodosia District of the Taurida Province); 2 Radichev Mennonite villages (Chernigov Provinces)

These documents are written in Russian, German, and French.
11 Jan 1829 to 6 Aug 1829. 180 pages.

File 2410. File concerning the resettlement of the colonists of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement from one colony to another.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning the resettlement of the colonists from one colony to another;
  2. Gerhard Wide resettled from Neuhoffnung to Weinau.
  3. Mennonite Katherine Goertzen (widow) with her sons Jacob and David resettled from Kronstal to Sparrau.
  4. Mennonite Cornelius Reimer resettled from Schoenhorst to Halbstadt.

These documents are written in Russian.
28 Jan 1829 to 12 Nov 1829. 13 pages.

File 2415. File concerning the Mennonites, namely Johann Braun, Katharina and Johann Braun, Jacob Dyck, who arrived from Prussia to the Molotschna Colonies as visitors in 1817, and who wished to stay in Russia as residents.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, Russian Consul General in Danzig Ludwig von Tegoborsky, the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about the Mennonites who arrived from Prussia in 1817, and who wished to stay in Russia.
  2. Information about documents for these Mennonites from the Prussia Government.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
8 Feb 1829 to 13 Dec 1829. 22 pages.

File 2421. File concerning an official letter from the Ekaterinoslav State Chamber about the necessity to impose taxes on the colonists, Mr. Kalfus and Mr. Reimer. There is information about artisans who lived in the cities, and who were enrolled to the department of their cities.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav State Chamber, and the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about the enrollment of Christian Kalfus to Ekaterinoslav and Peter Reimer to Alexandrovsk. Taxes were imposed upon them as well as Anton Brainier of Josephstal.

These documents are written in Russian.
6 Mar 1829 to 12 Nov 1829. 10 pages.

File 2438. The Department of State Economy and Public Building demanded information to be sent concerning the amount of public incomes and the use public incomes from the sale of wine.

  1. An official letter from the Department of State Economy to the New Russia Guardianship Committee containing a demand to have information sent about the amount of public incomes from the sale of wine.
    Orders from the New Russia Guardianship Committee to the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Guardianship Offices on the same subject.
    A register of incomes and expenses of the public monies that were obtained from the sale of wine in the colonies of the Bessarabia Settlement from 1817 to 1 Jan 1829.
    A report from the Odessa Guardianship Office about incomes and expenses of the public monies and the use public incomes from the sale of wine from 1816 to 1827.
    A register of incomes and expenses of the public monies that were obtained from the sale of wine in the colonies of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement until 1829. Information about and the use public incomes from the sale of wine.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
5 Jul 1829 to 18 Feb 1830. 118 pages.

File 2451. The Department of State Economy and Public Building demanded that information be sent concerning the inherited funds for colonists that were sent to the New Russia Guardianship Committee during 1828.

  1. Correspondence from the Department of State Economy with the New Russia Guardianship Committee containing the inherited funds for the following colonists: Johann Gene (Bessarabia), Johann Kwelman (Bessarabia), Barbara Eslinger (Bessarabia), the infant children of the Mennonite Mr. Klassen, Maria Schefer (Bessarabia), and Schohn (Teplitz).

These documents are written in Russian.
13 Aug 1829 to 30 Aug 1829. 7 pages.

File 2464. The Mennonite Johann Cornies of Ohrloff rented of 39,039 dessiatines of empty land belonging to the Molotschna Colonies.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav Administration, the Chief of Odessa, and the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about the delivery in rent of 39,039 dessiatines and 4000 dessiatines of empty land to the Mennonite Johann Cornies of Ohrloff.
  2. Information about auction.
  3. Conditions of this rent.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
30 Nov 1829 to 18 Apr 1830. 22 pages.

File 2470. File concerning accidents that were happened in all the colonies for 1828.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Guardianship Offices, the Department of State Economy, and the Guardian of the Zadunaisky Settlers, Mr. Merder, concerning accidents (fires, destruction, murders, suicides, and drowned people…), which happened in all the colonies in 1828.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
22 Dec 1828 to 1 Aug 1829. 167 pages.

File 2472. The Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office asked the permission for the Mennonite Johann Wiebe to take away his goods that were detained on the frontier post in Mlawa, Poland.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office, the New Russia Guardianship Committee, and the Ministry of the Internal Affairs about permission for the Mennonite Johann Wiebe to take away his goods that were detained on the frontier post in Mlawa, Poland. Johann Wiebe arrived from Prussia to the Molotschna Mennonite District in 1828. His goods were sent as transit to Russia in 1830.

These documents are written in Russian.
21 Dec 1828 to 6 Jun 1834. 13 pages.

File 2485. File concerning the dispatch of a member of the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office to the Radichev Hutterite Colony for an investigation of their economic condition.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office and the New Russia Guardianship Committee about the Radichev Hutterite Colony, about the dispatch of a member of the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office, Mr. Babievsky, for an investigation of their economic condition and for getting things put in order. It was necessary because the Radichev Hutterite Brotherhood had been divided into estates of private property.
    An authorization for this trip.

These documents are written in Russian.
17 Jul 1829 to 25 April 1830. 7 pages.


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