Johannestal, Odessa


The chapter for this village is Beresan District Odessa (BDO RIG)

Village Coordinators: Carol Fuchs, Ray Heinle, Florence Taggert


  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Odessa
  • District: Beresan
  • Rayon: Fr Engels
  • Founded: 1817
  • Religion: Evangelical
  • Location:
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Plat Map:
  • Parish: Rohrbach, Worms, Johannestal
  • German Name: Johannestal
  • Russian Name: Ivanovka or Muchailivka?/Iwanowka
  • Ukrainian Name:

1848 Village History

BDO Newsletter Articles:

Volume Issue Page Title
3 3 4 Johannestal Census Available - 1858
4 3 1 Thru German Colonies of Beresan Dist., Johannestal
5 2 1 From Russia Johannestal (Puschkino) 8 October 1915 (Article)
6 2 5 Evangelical Parish Pastors, Rohrbach-Worms 1809-1933 and Worms-Johannestal 1861-1885

Books:

  • From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (pages 113, 114)
  • Homesteaders on the Steppe by Joseph S. Height (pages 74, 220, 358)
  • The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (page 714)
  • Auswanderung Aus Schwaben Nach Russland 1816-1823 by Dr. Georg Leibbrandt (Chapter 13)

Census Records: Johannestal, Beresan District Odessa, 1858 Census, 1998

Church Records:

St. Petersburg Archives from Glueckstal Death Records (184x)
St. Petersburg Archives from Rohrbach Decade Files
St. Petersburg Archives from Volhynia Births & Deaths (188x)

The Church in Johannestal
Johannestal Church 2013
The Johannestal Lutheran church with the restored steeple, 2013.
This photo was supplied by Milt Kramer.

Heritage Review:

HR Issue Year Page Title
  7 1979 31 Johannestal Beresan (Russian History)
  7 1979 32 Acceptance Certificate - Johannestal (Russian History)
  21-4 1991 3 Johannestal - to America (History)

Pioneer Settlers Names:

For Members OnlyMembers Only Supplemental Information:

EWZ Johannestal A-H (pdf)
EWZ Johannestal J-R (pdf)
EWZ Johannestal S-SCH (pdf)
EWZ Johannestal in Excel

6-1-2694 page 160
Odessa Archives
About granting colonist status to immigrants Zacharius Ulmer and Gottlieb Schneider

6-1-2694 pages 163-163b
Odessa State Archives
Request for permisson to grant colonist status to Johann Peter Martin and Christina Christinger. Colonist Hecker mentioned.

66-2-126 Index of 1922 Johannestal Landholders
66-2-126 1-7 (pdf)
66-2-126 9-22 (pdf)
66-2-126 23-36 (pdf)
66-2-126 37-50 (pdf)
66-2-126 Johannestal Map
66-2-126 Johannestal Map reduced

252-1-562
A listing of Colonists permitted to leave on 31 Aug 1826
Colonies mentioned: Friedrichsthal, Johannestal, Karlsruhe, Landau, Rastadt, Rohrbach, Stuttgard, Sulz

File 274-2-17 pages 523b-524
Odessa State Archives of Odessa Region
File 274-2-17 page 523 back and 524.
1892 Statistical Journals of Johannestal

3836-1-10 (pdf)
Odessa Regional State Archives File R3836-1-10
Dates: 23 June 1919 - 23 August 1919
Births and Deaths
Villages Mentioned: Blumenfeld, Christina, Elisabetgrad, Hoffnungstal, Johannestal, Karlsruhe, Katharinental, Kertsch, Landau, München, Nikolaev, Schonfeld, Speier, Sulz, Volkowo, Waterloo

Johannestal Marriages 1884-1885
A few pages from a Lutheran Church Marriage Register found at Nikolaev

St.Petersburg Annual Reports of 1899-1917

Johannestal Family Database Project

Johannestal Ray Heinle's Korner