Explanatory comments by Tim Janzen:
This document was compiled to provide information to the Guardianship Committee about all Mennonites from the Bergthal Colony who were living elsewhere. File 15751, in which this document is found on pages 290 to 294, contains similar lists for many of the German colonies located throughout South Russia, including the Chortitza and Molotschna Colonies. In this translation the names of the Mennonites are shown with exactly the same spelling as they appear in the original document. The names of locations and of non-Mennonite people are translated to their most common modern forms. A column has been added on the right hand side of the translation that includes each of these men’s number in the Grandma 4 database. The original document from which this translation was made may be found on microfilm at the following archives: the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, California; the Center for Mennonite Studies, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas; the Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia, Abbotsford, British Columbia; and the Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
|List of Mennonites who were living away from their home village at the end of 1852 as recorded by the Mariupol Mennonite District Office|
|No.||Names of Family||Ages||Since what year has he been absent from his home village?||Current residence||Occupation||What does he have for a passport?||Does he reside in his home village or have relatives that live there?||Which family in his home village was he listed with in the 9th Revision List (1850
Or was he listed in the census as the head of his own family?
|Does he make payment of village dues and other fees?||If living outside of his home village on a continual basis, does he have permission from the church and local authorities?||How is he able to continually reside outside of his home village?||Grandma Number|
|1||Johann Janzen||21||Since Nov. 18, 1851||In the city of Berdyansk in the Taurida Province||Miller||Half-year passport from the Regional Office, No. 603, dated Dec. 29, 1852||Has his father||Listed with the family of his father Gerhard Janzen at No. 1||Promptly||Not permanently resident outside the colony||179745|
|2||Heinrich Ennsz||23||Since 1851||In the city of Berdyansk||Miller||Half-year passport from the Regional Office, No. 602, dated Dec. 29, 1852||Has close relatives||Listed with his father’s family at No. 21||Promptly||Not permanently resident outside the colony||176709|
|3||Heinrich Braun||22||Since Dec 29, 1852||In the city of Berdyansk||Miller||Half-year passport from the Regional Office, No. 601, dated Dec. 29, 1852||Has his father||Listed with the family of his father Jacob Braun of Schoenthal||Promptly||Not permanently resident outside the colony||186846|
|4||Gerhard Wiensz||32||Since 1849||In the city of Kherson||Miller||Half-year passport from the Regional Office, No. 675, dated Dec. 26, 1851||Has close relatives||Listed with the family of his deceased father Gerhard Wiensz at No. 17||Promptly||Has settled outside the colony with the permission of church and the mayor’s office.||Owns a windmill||186944|
Assistant - Unger
Assistant - Kraus
Secretary - Klaasen
Dated Jan. 25, 1853