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Friday, May 24, 2013

Nachkommen von Martin Cornies version 20130523.pdf

Thanks to Johann Cornies and family located in Germany, an updated family tree document has been created and placed in the Documents Folder. Click on the red "Documents Folder" title on the right side of the page. That will take you to the folder where this document can be downloaded.

Vielen Dank Johann!

Dank Johann Cornies und Familie in Deutschland, hat eine aktualisierte Stammbaum Dokument erstellt und in den Ordner Dokumente. Klicken Sie auf das rote "Documents Folder" Titel auf der rechten Seite.  Das wird Sie zu dem Ordner, in denen dieses Dokument heruntergeladen werden kann.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Memrik Colony

A little farther north from the Molotschna colony in Ukraine was another Mennonite colony known as Memrik. Johann Cornies of Germany provided some old photographs from this colony.  Jakob Cornies (no. 346 in the document Nachkommen von Martin Cornies version 20120925) and Gerhard Cornies (no. 345) are included in these photographs.  There is also an Ekatharina Kornis listed in the names.  She is the adopted daughter of Heinrich Cornies (no. 153 in the document Nachkommen von Martin Cornies version 20130523).  The "Cornies" surname is spelled "Kornis" in the names below the photographs.  An old map of this colony shows the general area of the Memrik colony and the town of Orlov (also Orloff and Bahndorf) in that colony.


 A contemporary image of the same area was taken from Google maps and shows the following...


 Perhaps some of our readers are familiar with the people in the following images...



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Low German Mennonite Genealogy Forum

For anyone interested, a new forum about Low German (Plattdeutsch) Mennonite Genealogy has started and we would like to invite you to visit and have a look at the following link...

Thanks to Steve Fast for bringing this to our attention and administering this site.

1835 Census

Further information provided by Steve Fast is the census data from 1835 which shows a number of people living at #25 Ohrloff at the home of Johann Cornies (1789-1848).  It is assumed that these people living with Johann Cornies would have been people under his employ or perhaps individuals that he assisted in acquiring their own farms.  That census information follows...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Comment regarding Johann Cornies (1789-1848)

Steve Fast wrote...

First, let me say that I enjoyed looking at your blog very much. Second, I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this, but I have a comment and a question about Johann Cornies. First, my 3-greats grandfather, Gerhard Abraham Fast, and his family lived with (and presumably worked for) Johann Cornies at Orloff #25 from 1817-19 according to the 1835 Molotschna census. What is interesting is that ten single men or families are recorded in the census as living with the Cornies around that time period. My question is of which church Cornies was a member in Molotschna, and if he had any involvement in the Alexanderwohl church? I know that he was fairly progressive in his views of his faith, so I wonder if that was reflected in the church to which he belonged.

First, thanks Steve for that bit of information about Johann Cornies and the information from the 1835 census.  I wonder if the people who lived with him were also employed by him.

About his association with the Alexanderwohl church, I can't say I have any information about this.  Perhaps one of our readers has more information that they can share.

I was paging through David Epp's book on Johann Cornies and in that book, there are a couple of indications of Cornies' relationship with specific church members.  At one point, Epp writes "Cornies' most initimate friend was the church leader Peter Neufeld".  I don't know this Peter Neufeld or his association with a particular church.  It could be that all the churches in the Molotschna colony were essentially one church under many roofs.

Also, Epp's book states, "Following the funeral sermon, delivered by the local bishop Bernard Fast...".  This Bernard Fast gave the sermon at Cornies' funeral in 1848.  Perhaps this person is found somewhere in your family tree.

If anyone else has further information that they can add, please leave a comment below.