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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Johann David Cornies b. 1891

Johann David Cornies b. 1891 was the son of David Heinrich Cornies b. 1857 and the great-grandson of David Johann Cornies (1794-1853).  Many members of the extended Cornies family emigrated to North America at the time of the Russian Revolution but Johann David Cornies stayed in Russia and his descendants eventually emigrated to Germany.  A photograph of Johann David Cornies b. 1891 follows:

Thankfully submitted by Johann Cornies, grandson of Johann David Cornies b. 1891,  in Germany.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nachkommen von Martin Cornies.pdf

This is a new document that has been added to the Documents Folder.  This file was forwarded from Germany by Johann Cornies.  Anyone who is interested can download this document and study it.  This document appears to be quite accurate, fairly complete and very current.  One can likely find the current generation of the Cornies extended family on this document.  In fact, if anyone is interested, I am listed as a son of William Cornies (no. 280).  The only question that remains is, who prepared this document?  Perhaps Johann Cornies (no. 542) can  provide us with an answer.

Vielen Dank Johann Cornies!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Johann Martin Cornies (1741-1814)

Johann Cornies moved from the Danzig area with his family to Ukraine and eventually settled in the village of Ohrloff (or Orloff) in the Molotschna colony.  The 1835 Molotschna census shows Johann Martin Cornies (b. 1741) in Orloff along with his four sons.  Since his year of death is recorded as 1814, the reason for including him in the 1835 census is unknown.

One can see from the genealogical records of that time, the tradition was to use the father's given name as the son's middle name.  Given this tradition, one might assume that Johann Martin Cornies father's name would have been Martin Cornies.

Early population lists of the Dutch West Indies shows a Martin Cornies as a resident of St. Maarten in 1715.  Since Johann Martin Cornies sailed from Danzig to ports in different parts of the world, is it possible that there is a link between this Johann Martin Cornies in Danzig and the Martin Cornies in St. Maarten?

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Juschanlee was one of the large estates and agricultural research facilities founded by Johann Cornies (1789-1848).  Some photos of this estate can be found at Michael Penner's site here.  The map below shows the layout of the Juschanlee estate.

(Map image courtesy of Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg and William Schroeder's map collection.)