Johannesruh Village Information

Region: Black Sea Founded: 1851/1853 German Name: Johannesruh
Area: Taurien Religion: Hutterite Russian Name:


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Village Coordinators: Volunteer Needed

Notes:  Johannesruh, daughter colony of Hutteral, was founded in 1853 (1852 according to Geisinger) and is located 3 miles north of Huttertal. Johannesruh was a private ownership of property community. From 18741879 all Hutterites (except two families who joined the Mennonites) left Russia and came to the United States where they settled in South Dakota.

Pioneer surnames: Decker, Glanzer, Gross, Hofer, Kleinsasser, Knels, Mendel, Stahl, Tschetter, Waldner, Wipf, Wollman, and Wurtz.

    From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 132)
    History of the Hutterite Mennonites by Arnold M. Hofer and Kenneth J. Walter (page 96)
    Hutterite Roots by Arnold M. Hofer and Norman Hofer (page 91)
    The Russia Record - Hutterite Family Records from the early 1700s to ~1874 by Tony Waldner

Map of the Hutterite Colonies: From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 100)

Ship Records
    Many of the ship names and dates can be found in the book Hutterite Roots.

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