[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Trolling the Web treasures
gilleh23 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 07:16:39 PDT 2016
To the List:
A book about Germans in America ca. 1901:
Chicago und sein Deutschtum (Chicago and its Germans) published 1901
- half the book has bios of German people - index from page
Maybe you'll find an ancestor....
Some more Archive.org treasures!
*Die deutschen ansiedlungen in Russland *(The German Settlements in
Russia) authored by *Friedrich Mattai* *in 1866 *(probably published just
as more Germans were moving to Russia!) and published in Leipzig has also
been digitized. The Wolhynian section is from pages 54-55 (using the
bottom line). (p. 34-36 in the actual text)/ As the entire book is
digitised, including the cover and inside flaps, the pagination isn't the
same. *The text is in Fraktur. * I am curious about the "Kolonie
Namenlos" which has 39 people. It means "a nameless colony". Would be
interesting to know if it ever was given a name. It has close to 400
pages, but provides some great insight into how our ancestors lived. But
it is a slog to read....
This is the title page
The book is divided into 2 sections: the first includes the St. Petersburg
and Moscow Consistories - history, parishes, the different colonies in
these areas. The other consistories are also covered. The list of some of
the St. Petersburg settlements/villages cite the numbers of residents and
school age children - sadly no names - but it would give you an idea of the
size of the village and the numbers of inhabitants as of this date.
Section 2 has 5 chapters - the first covers the lives of the Germans in
their colonies: farming, homes, industry, school, church; the second covers
the future of the colonies in the various regions of Russia; the 3rd, the
practical implementation of immigration to these colonies, choosing land,
planning, etc.; the 4th on immigration of workers; the 5th on private land
and Pachtland (long term lease) acquisition.
Am not sure I sent this previously - also from the Archive.org digitized
Die Ostprovinzen des alten Polenreichs (Lithauen u. Weissruthenien, die
Landschaft Chelm - Ostgalizien - die Ukraina)
by Wasilewski, Leon, 1870-1936
Found this newer book which may be of interest to those whose ancestors
went to the American West. Perhaps a copy is avlb by interlibrary loan
from a US library.
Originally written as a Master's Thesis in German in 1997 as
*Deutsche in Russland und Russlanddeutsche in den USA (1871-1928) : die
politische, sozio-ökonomische und ... in den Jahren 1763 bis 1862
(Stuttgart, 1974), einer eigenen Jurisdiktion der künftigen deutschen
Siedlungen in Rußland.*
It's been translated!
*From the Russian Empire to the American West: Germans in Russia and
Russian-Germans in the US, 1871-1928*
Author Susanne Janssen
Translated by Jessica Heilman
Publisher Monterey Institute of International Studies 2002
Length 86 pages
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