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Friday, May 21, 2010

The Move from Ohrloff

One can trace the movement of the original Cornies family from Danzig, to the Chortitza colony in Ukraine and then to the Molotschna colony where the family eventually settled in the village of Ohrloff.  Subsequent generations can be traced to the the village of Ohrloff as their place of birth as well as Juschanlee and Taschenak.  However, the larger Cornies family eventually dispersed from Ohrloff settling in other communities.

The family of Johann Cornies (1852-1906 and no. 45 in Nachkommen von Martin Cornies.pdf) moved north to the new village of Schoenfeld where he served as Mayor of that settlement. The villages of this settlement were mostly destroyed during the Russian Revolution and his children moved back to Molotschna prior to emigrating to Canada.

Can anyone else trace their roots to a town or village in Ukraine outside of Ohrloff, Juschanlee or Taschenak?  Please share your story.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Juschanlee and Taschenak

These were two large farms or estates established by Johann Cornies (1789-1848),  Thanks to Google Earth, we can see an aerial view of the location of these two estates.  Juschanlee is presently called Kirove in Ukraine and in the image, one can see the Juschanlee river running through Kirove.  Farther north, the Molotschna river winds through Orlove which was the village of Ohrloff.

Taschenak was located just south-west of Melitopol.  The image shows that the name has not changed.