Showing Data for Yazykovo residents of 1872 and 1873
Extracted by Tim Janzen
The tables associated with this page contain the data taken from the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census for the residents later living in the Yazykovo Colony in 1872 and 1873.
The original document is found in Fund F-59, Inventory 1, File 3 in the Zaporozhye Archives, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, and is written in Russian. It was compiled by Jacob Braun, the Nikolaifeld district mayor. The file was begun in November 7, 1872 and was completed August 17, 1873.
These tables are very important and should be used in conjunction with the 1869 Nikolaifeld Colony Census and the 1873 Yazykovo Colony Census because these tables contain some types of information not included in those later censuses.
Of significant interest is the fact that the 1858 census tables give the first name of the fathers of both the male heads of households and their wives listed in the 1873 Yazykovo Colony Census. In most cases the tables also give the first name of the grandfather of each head of household as well. In cases where the head of household’s father had died by the time of the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census was taken, the tables give the name of a relative that the head of household was living with in 1858, who in most cases is stated to have been their brother or their uncle.
Also of significant importance is the fact that these tables provide the village name and household number where that particular head of household was listed in the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census. I have standardized the spellings of both the given names and surnames of the people listed in the original document.
The tables provide the names and ages of a total of 446 people who were listed in the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census. The following is a breakdown by village of total number of residents listed in this document:
- Nikolaifeld, 89 people
- Franzfeld, 76 people
- Adelsheim, 90 people
- Eichenfeld, 84 people
- Hochfeld, 62 people
- Petersdorf, 45 people
The population totals are given for most of the villages in the original document. Where the totals are not provided in the original document I have added that information in bold type. In a few cases the totals provided in the original document are incorrect. In those cases I have added the correct totals in parentheses in bold type.
The data in the original document is organized first by the various Yazykovo Colony villages. Within each Yazykovo Colony village the data then organized by the specific villages in the Chortitza Colony that the Yazykovo Colony settlers were from. The first column in the table gives the number of heads of families for each village in the Chortitza Colony that the Yazykovo Colony settlers were from.
The second column provides a cross-reference to the 1873 Yazykovo Colony Census, giving the household number for each particular head of household in that census. This data is given in the original document only for the villages of Eichenfeld and for Hochfeld. I have added the household numbers for the other villages to help provide a complete cross-reference. The information that I have added appears in bold type. It appears that the household numbers for the residents of Hochfeld were changed between when this document was compiled and when the 1873 Yazykovo Colony Census was taken. For this village I have added the correct household numbers from the 1873 census in parentheses in bold type.
The third column gives the names of people who were listed in the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census who subsequently moved to the Yazykovo Colony and who were residing there in 1872 and 1873. The patronymic names are given for both the husbands and their wives such that the given name of an individual is followed by their father’s first name. For many of the heads of families that person’s father’s father’s first name is also given.
The fourth and fifth columns give the ages of these individuals at the time the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census was taken. The sixth column gives the name of the village and the homestead number where the heads of households were listed in the 1858 Chortitza Colony Census. I have also added a seventh column in which I have entered the Grandma numbers for the heads of families who appear in the Grandma 3 database.
In comparison to the 1873 Yazykovo Colony Census, these tables seem to provide a complete list of the heads of households in the Yazykovo Colony in 1873. The following are the heads of families who appear in this document but who don’t appear in the 1873 Yazykovo Colony Census:
- Nikolaifeld: Johann Klassen
- Adelsheim: Jacob Wiebe and Peter Kasper
- Hochfeld: Martin Koslowsky, Cornelius De Fehr, Cornelius Lehn, Heinrich
- Petkau, Peter Klassen, Johan Neustaedter, and Abraham Neustaedter.
If you have any questions about any of this data feel free to contact me.
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