Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

1835 Molotschna Census, Page & Village Indices

An index to the 1835 Census for Molotschna has been prepared by the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society is online. In addition, a fully translated copy of the census was also prepared by them and is available in the MHSA Library.

Prepared March 2002 by Tim Janzen

The document containing the 1835 Molotschna Colony Census has recently been microfilmed for a second time by the California Mennonite Historical Society. This document is found in the Peter Braun Collection in Fund 89, File 357 at the Odessa Archives in Odessa, Ukraine and is written in Russian. This document was previously microfilmed, but the newer microfilm is of significantly superior quality since it was microfilmed using a newer microfilm camera with higher quality optics than the one used in making the older microfilm.

To assist researchers using the newer (as well as the older) microfilm of this census I have created two tables that can serve as indexes to finding the census data for each village on the 1835 Molotschna Colony Census microfilm. An index to the villages appears at the beginning of the microfilm. I translated that index and then created two tables containing the information in the index, one a table organized by page number and the other a table in which the village names are listed alphabetically. The page number given in the tables is the page number given in the original document and the frame number given in the tables is the number of the frame on the new microfilm where the information is located.

Copies of this new microfilm of the census are available at the following archives:

  • Asuncion and Fernheim Colony Archives, Paraguay
  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Fresno, California
  • Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas
  • Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • German Russian Heritage Society, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta
  • Mennonite Historical Society of British Columia, Clearbrook, British Columbia
  • Mennonite Library and Archives, North Newton, Kansas
  • Mennonitische Forschungstelle, Weierhof, Germany
  • online – forthcoming

The California Mennonite Historical Society is making copies of this microfilm available for purchase by any interested researcher for the price of $20 (U. S.). If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this new microfilm of the 1835 Molotschna Colony Census you may contact kennsrem@fresno.edu.

Page Index

Village Page Number Frame Numbers
Halbstadt 1 5-40
Muntau 22 41-72
Schoenau 41 73-105
Fischau 61 106-134
Lindenau 79 135-167
Lichtenau 99 168-204
Blumstein 120 205-236
Muensterberg 140 237-264
Altonau 158 265-292
Ladekopp 176 293-321
Schoensee 194 322-353
Petershagen 213 354-379
Tiegenhagen 229 380-409
Ohrloff 247 410-437
Tiege 265 438-466
Blumenort 283 467-494
Rosenort 301 495-526
Fuerstenau 321 527-555
Rueckenau 339 556-588
Margenau 359 589-634
Lichtfelde 385 635-662
Neukirch 403 663-682
Alexanderthal 417 683-706
Schardau 433 707-730a
Pordenau 449 730b-748
Marienthal 462 749-772
Rudnerweide 478 773-813
Grossweide 501 814-841
Franzthal 519 842-870
Pastwa 537 871-894
Fuerstenwerder 553 895-928
Alexanderwohl 573 929-961
Gnadenheim 593 962-982
Tiegerweide 607 983-1010
Liebenau 625 1011-1030
Elisabeththal 639 1031-1050
Wernersdorf 653 1051-1079
Friedensdorf 670 1080-1122
Prangenau 694 1123-1146
Sparrau 710 1147-1198
Konteniusfeld 740 1199-1231

Village Index

Village Page Number Frame Numbers
Alexanderthal 417 683-706
Alexanderwohl 573 929-961
Altonau 158 265-292
Blumenort 283 467-494
Blumstein 120 205-236
Elisabeththal 639 1031-1050
Fischau 61 106-134
Franzthal 519 842-870
Friedensdorf 670 1080-1122
Fuerstenau 321 527-555
Fuerstenwerder 553 895-928
Gnadenheim 593 962-982
Grossweide 501 814-841
Halbstadt 1 5-40
Konteniusfeld 740 1199-1231
Ladekopp 176 293-321
Lichtenau 99 168-204
Lichtfelde 385 635-662
Liebenau 625 1011-1030
Lindenau 79 135-167
Margenau 359 589-634
Marienthal 462 749-772
Muensterberg 140 237-264
Muntau 22 41-72
Neukirch 403 663-682
Ohrloff 247 410-437
Pastwa 537 871-894
Petershagen 213 354-379
Pordenau 449 730b-748
Prangenau 694 1123-1146
Rosenort 301 495-526
Rudnerweide 478 773-813
Rueckenau 339 556-588
Schardau 433 707-730a
Schoenau 41 73-105
Schoensee 194 322-353
Sparrau 710 1147-1198
Tiege 265 438-466
Tiegenhagen 229 380-409
Tiegerweide 607 983-1010
Wernersdorf 653 1051-1079