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Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Danzig Home

The following picture shows the Cornies residence in Danzig (Gdansk), Poland prior to the family emigration to Ukraine.

(Image above provided by Johann Cornies of Germany)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Photographs - Family of Johann Cornies (1789-1848)

Although there is no photograph of Johann Cornies (1789-1848) since he lived before photographic technology was developed, the following image has been used to represent his likeness.  The source of the image is understood to be a charcoal drawing by a Tobias Voth in 1827.  The same image has been used in  David Epp's book "Johann Cornies".

His grandson, Johann Cornies (1843-1912) is shown below (No. 22 in the document Nachkommen von Martin Cornies.pdf) and he lived on the Taschenak Estate.

The above man's son, also named Johann Cornies was born on the same estate and lived from 1868-1936.  (No. 76 in the document Nachkommen von Martin Cornies.pdf)

Johann Cornies (1868-1936) above, also had a son named Johann (or Hans) Cornies who lived from 1898-1919 also on the Taschenak  estate. During the revolution, this young man was brutally murdered by bandits or anarchists as he represented one of the wealthy landowners in revolutionary Russia and a perceived source of oppression by the proletariat.  He was the last male descendant of Johann Cornies (1789-1848).

(All images above provided by Johann Cornies of Germany)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Group Photograph from Orloff

This photograph was taken in front of a school in Orloff in the Molotschna colony.  As you can see from the names, there is a Peter Cornies and a Jakob Cornies (Kornies).  The date of the photograph is unknown.  Does anyone know these two individuals?

(Photograph originally published in the November 13, 1957 edition of Der Bote.)