Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Hans Janzen family fonds

Accession 2008.028 

Title and Physical Description

Hans Janzen fond, undated, 1 oversized page

Biographical History

Hans Janzen was born 28 March 1752.  He married twice.  His first wife was Maria Bergman; his second Agatha Fast.  There is no  further information about the wives in this document.  The family migrated from the Danzig district to Russia in 1804 and settled in Petershagen, Taurien.  He was the ancestor of a very large family.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of two copies of an oversized genealogical page drawn in the shape of a circle with Hans Janzen at the centre.  He was the father of six children which produced offspring.  They are listed in an inner concentric circle around Hans Janzen.   They are 1. Kornelius Janzen who married Aganetha Kroeker, 2. Johann Janzen who married Maria Willms, 3. Jakob Janzen who married Justina Martens, 4. Maria Janzen who married Jakob Enns, 5. Anna Janzen who married Jakob Neumann, 6. Katharina Janzen who married Jakob Thiessen.  Later descendants are shown in semi-concentric circles, enlarged with each succeeding generation.  This unique document gives the names of, quite literally, hundreds of descendants of Hans Janzen,  It does not, however, provide any addition information about Hans Janzen or the dates, places of briths, marriages other than names of spouses, or the deaths of the descendants.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Agnes Schroeder of Tofield, Alberta.

Notes

Accession 2008.028 placed with oversized manuscripts and documents.