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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: 1832

File 2682. Statistical information about financial, industrial and economical activity of the colonists from the colonies of the New Russia Region for 1832.

  1. Lists containing information about financial, industrial and economical activity of colonists from the colonies of the New Russia Region for 1832.

These documents are written in Russian.
1 Jan 1832 to 1 Dec 1832. 11 pages.

File 2685. File concerning the resettlement of the colonists and Mennonites of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.
Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning the resettlement of the colonists and Mennonites:

  1. 20 families (that arrived from Württemberg in 1829, 1830,1831) resettled to Neu-Stuttgart (Melitopol District); a list of names of these colonists;
  2. Gottlieb Betsch from Württemberg resettled to Ludwigstal; Gottlieb Dilger - to Ludwigstal; Michael Rube - to the Mariupol District; Daniel Gotman, Jacob Frederick Gotman, Johann George Fiddler, Christian Pullman - to Mirau; Jacob Galler - to Weinau; Christian Frederick Clink and his sister Elisabeth Katherine Clink resettled to Neuhoffnung (to the family of the colonist Johann Schok).
  3. The Mennonite Cornelius Wall (who arrived to Russia in 1818) resettled to the family of the Mennonite Sarah Cornelsen of Grossweide (Molotschna Mennonite District).
  4. Nine new families from Württemberg settled to Ludwigstal; a list of names of these colonists.
  5. Four families (that arrived from Württemberg in 1830 and 1831) settled in Ludwigstal; a list of names of these colonists; information about receiving of the money for them from the Odessa firm Sicard and Company.
  6. The Stuttgart firm Stahl and Federer's cash vouchers from the colonists for settlement in Russia.
  7. The Odessa firm Sicard and Company's cash vouchers for the colonists.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
23 Dec 1831 to 17 Jan 1833. 71 pages.

File 2688. File concerning the inheritances of the colonists and Mennonites of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement.

  1. Correspondence from the Department of State Economy, the New Russia Guardianship Committee, and the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about the inheritances of the colonists and Mennonites: Elisabeth Leopold nee Appel (Heidelberg); Mennonite Franz Kroeker (Muensterberg); Barbara Lauer (Friedenthal); Mennonite Jacob Dell of Kronsweide, Mennonite Jacob Schenke of Tiegerweide; Frederick and Magdalena Creamer (Leitershausen); the Mennonites Heinrich Horn (Alexanderthal) and Johann Horn (Fuerstenwerder); the infant children Anne and Katharina Loewen; Roseanne Fisher; Concordia Jungus.
  2. Correspondence from the Department of State Economy, the New Russia Guardianship Committee, and the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office about the letters of attorney (to inherit abroad) for: Fredrick and Bernhard Lorenz (Reihenfeld); Mennonites Elisabeth Fast nee Warkentin, Klaus Fast (Halbstadt), Jacob Warkentin (Sparrau), George Mesmer (Zurichtal), Jacob Penner (Rueckenau), David Voth (Rudnerweide), Aron Wiens (Rudnerweide), Katherina Regier (Fuerstenau), Michael Regier (Ladekopp), Jacob Walde (Altonau), the infant children Jacob and Peter Wiens (Rueckenau), Michael Wagner (Molotschna), Peter Heinrichs (Schoenwiese), Heinrich Stager (Kronsfeld), Dietrich Dick (Sparrau), Sarah Voth nee Nikkel, Wilhelm Voth, Katherina Reimer nee Thiessen and her husband Aron Reimer (Ohrloff), Isaak Loewen (Lindenau), Elisabeth Becker nee Ewert and her husband Peter Becker (Rudnerweide), Heinrich Pankratz (Friedensdorf) and his wife Elisabeth Pankratz nee Schmidt, Paul Schlenker (Weinau), Katherina Simon (Waldorf), Katherina Baitinger nee Aizenman (Neuhoffnungsthal), Jacob Kamerer and Katherina Gal nee Kamerer (Molotschna), Marianna Tom nee Berber (Friedrichsfeld), Heinrich Dirksen and Maria Dirksen nee Warkentin (Sparrau), Johann Warkentin (Ladekopp).

These documents are written in Russian.
4 Jan 1832 to 20 Jan 1833. 132 pages.

File 2736. File concerning the delay of payment for grain (grain was given from the reserve store) to the Mennonites of the Ekaterinoslav Settlement in 1832 until harvest in 1833.

  1. Correspondence from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office with the Guardianship Committee concerning the delay of payment for grain to the Mennonites from the Molotschna District.

These documents are written in Russian.
20 Oct 1832 to 10 Jan 1833. 6 pages.

File 2745. File concerning the duty money that was collected from the Mennonites and colonists for the issuance of the passports and documents and was sent in the Exchequer.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee and the Ekaterinoslav and the Odessa Guardianship Offices concerning the duty money that was sent in to the Exchequer and that was collected from Mennonites and colonists for the issuance of the passports, documents, etc.
  2. Names of colonists who had paid the duty money for the issuance of passports for trips on personal business are the following: Josef Schtraub (Luestdorf), Gottlieb Widman (Gross Liebental), George Stichel (Neudorf, Molotschna Colonist District), Michael Fridel (Rastadt), Karl Wandgamer (Gross Liebental), Emanuel Wax (Luestdorf), Johann Smeisner (Gueldendorf), Michael Scherer (Mannheim), Vendelius Stro (Katharinental), Ernestine Steinich (Gross Liebental), Christian Beringer (Bergdorf), Michael Senger (Selz), Teul Gutkin (Gross Nagartav), Leiba Borovik (Izluchistaya).
  3. Jacob and Peter Wiens of the Molotschna Colonies and Jacob Dell of Kronsweide had paid for registration of the documents about the inheritance abroad.

These documents are written in Russian.
23 Dec 1831 to 30 Nov 1832. 36 pages.

File 2746. File concerning the issuance of temporary passports to colonists from the Bessarabia, Odessa, and Ekaterinoslav Settlements who had obtained permission to leave the colonies for business and private affairs during 1832.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee and the Ekaterinoslav, Bessarabia, and Odessa Guardianship Offices concerning the issuance of temporary passports to colonists who had obtained permission to leave the colonies for business and private affairs during 1832 and about their return home.
  2. The Mennonites Jacob and Johann Harder had returned from Prussia to Schoenwiese.
  3. Gottlieb Buck had returned from the Kingdom of Württemberg to Neuhoffnung.
  4. Andreas Strauch from Neuhoffnungstal died of disease in Ludwigsburg.
  5. Names of the colonists who had obtained the passports are the following: Friedrich Kratz and Jacob Hocker (Fershampenuas), Michael Bollinger (Kandel), Christian Haecker (Sarata).
  6. The Mennonites who had obtained the passports for inheritance affairs are the following: Abraham Wiebe, wife Helena, and daughter Helena from Pastwa, because of a trip to Marienwerder, Prussia; Abraham Ediger from Grossweide, because of a trip to Marienwerder; Jacob Isaak from Sparrau, because of a trip to Elbing; Jacob de Jager from Fuerstenwerder, because of a trip to Hamburg; Jacob Schellenberg from Tiegenhagen, because of a trip to Tiegenhof; Johann Thiessen from Muensterberg, because of a trip to Tiegenhof; Johann Rempel from Ladekopp, because of a trip to Elbing; Peter Wiehler from Sparrau, because of a trip to Elbing; Jacob Esau from Einlage, because of a trip to Marienburg; Peter Lepp from Einlage, because of a trip to Danzig.
  7. Lists containing statistical information about the issuance of temporary passports from May to August 1832.

These documents are written in both Russian and German.
15 Jan 1832 to 22 Feb 1832. 29 pages.

File 2753. File concerning incidents, events, and accidents that were happened in all the colonies for 1832.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee, the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Guardianship Offices, the Department of State Economy, the Guardian of the Zadunaisky Settlers, and the Ministry of the Internal Affairs concerning the deceased colonists, fires, disasters, floods, theft, destruction, murders, and the others accidents that were happened in all the colonies for 1832.
  2. Deceased colonists: Friedrich Tribe (Karlsruhe, Ekaterinoslav Settlement), Johann Renz (Weinau), Josef Braun (Franzfeld), daughter of Peter Trabtman (Worms), Johann Arend (Tiegenhoff), Christina Frish (Neuenburg), Johann Grad (Josephstal, Odessa Settlement), Louisa Krenzler (Glueckstal), Heinrich Eiternik (Molotschna), Franz Fisher (Waldorf), Josef Wedler (Kaiserdorf), Samuel Brendler (Weinau), Dirk Wiebe (Ladekopp), Johann Gaer (Kostheim).
  3. A report from the Guardian of the Zadunaisky Settlers to the New Russia Guardianship Committee.
  4. An order from the Department of State Economy to the New Russia Guardianship Committee concerning preventive measures in case of fires, failure of crops in the colonies,
  5. Reports from the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Guardianship Offices to the New Russia Guardianship Committee about the accomplishment of these preventive measures.

These documents are written in Russian.
31 Dec 1832 to 3 Jan 1833. 175 pages.

File 2758. Statistical information about financial, industrial and economic activity of the colonists from the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Settlements for 1832.

  1. Monthly lists from the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Guardianship Offices to the New Russia Guardianship Committee containing information about financial, industrial and economic activity of colonists from the Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, and Bessarabia Settlements for 1832.

These documents are written in Russian.
13 Feb 1832 to 12 Jan 1833. 143 pages.

File 2783. File concerning an incident in which Voznesensk settler Stephan Stoganenko (also called Pavluetenko as well) exported hot wine from the Nieder Chortitza tavern.

  1. Correspondence from the New Russia Guardianship Committee with the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office of Foreign Settlers, the Ekaterinoslav Government concerning the local sale of wine from the Nieder Chortitza tavern.
  2. A petition from the farmer of all colony taverns of the Chortitza District, the Mennonite Elias Janzen.
  3. An opinion written by the deputy from the Ekaterinoslav Guardianship Office, Mr. Osinsky, about the necessity to examine this case in the Ekaterinoslav Minor Court.

These documents are written in Russian.
This file has been damaged by mold.
10 Jun 1832 to 27 Aug 1832. 20 pages.


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