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1847 Molotschna Colony Voters List


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Abram/Abraham Matthies,  b. January 04, 1797 (West Prussia Province, PRUSSIA)

1847 Molotschna Colony Voters List
Odessa Archives, Fund 6, Inventory 2, File 10510
Extracted by Tim Janzen

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Prior to this time Mennonite researchers have had no comprehensive listing of the owners of farms in the Molotschna Colony after 1835, which is when the last available census was taken. The voters list is especially helpful in that it identifies the early settlers of villages not yet established at the time of the 1835 census, namely Gnadenfeld, Waldheim, Landskrone, and Hutterthal. Unfortunately, the heads of many families, particularly young families, were not included in this voters list because they did not own a farm and thus were not entitled to vote. Delbert Plett has estimated that about 2/3 of families in the Molotschna Colony in 1846 did not own a farm and I believe his estimate is probably reasonably accurate. Researchers studying this voters list should thus be careful when attempting to drawing conclusions about the identities of the men included in the list. Even with its limitations, however, this 1847 voters list is still a significant addition to the available Mennonite records for the Molotschna Colony for this period.

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# Name Village
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20 Abraham Mathis Pordenau
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[Source:  http://www.mennonitegenealogy.com/russia/1847_Molotschna.htm ]

[Source: http://www.mennonitehistory.org/projects/voters/index.html ]

Note:
Is this: Abram/Abraham Matthies, January 04, 1797 - April 10, 1860, West Prussia Province, PRUSSIA - Pordenau, Molotschna, South RUSSIA?