Speier, Odessa


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

Village Coordinators: Al Berger, Valerie Ingram

  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area: Odessa
  • District: Beresan
  • Rayon: Landau
  • Founded: 1809
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Location: E-5 Stumpp Map
  • Longitute and Latitude:
  • Plat Map:
  • Parish:
  • German Name: Speier/Speyer
  • Russian Name: Pestschanyibrod
  • Ukrainian Name:

BDO Newsletter Articles:

Volume Issue Page Title
2 1 10 Book - Village of Speyer
3 3 1 A Visit to Speyer
3 3 3 Thru German Colonies of Beresan Dist, Speyer (Summer of 1927)
5 2 8 Difficult Times in Speier, Russia
6 1 1 Historical Sketch of St. Peters Parish and the
Founding Colonies of Rastadt, Katharinental, Speyer
6 2 4 Historical Sketch of St. Peters Parish and the
Founding Colonies of Rastadt, Katharinental, Speyer
The Years 1891 and 1892
7 1 3 Historical Sketch of St. Peters Parish and the
Founding Colonies of Rastadt, Katharinental, Speyer
The Years 1891 and 1892

Books:

The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Dr. Karl Stumpp (page 794)
Paradise on the Steppe by Dr. Joseph S. Height (pages 73, 79, 312)
From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 114)
German Colonies in South Russia 1804-1904 by Rev. Konrad Keller
Village of Speyer by Aubrey B. Marthaller (copy available at the GRHS Library)
Speier South Russia by Antoinette Mayer (copy available at the GRHS Library)

Census Records:

Speier, Beresan District Odessa - 1858 Census Published 1998

Church Records:

Landau Parish Catholic Baptisms 1860-1866, AHSGR and GRHS Published 1998
Landau Parish Catholic Deaths 1860-1866, AHSGR and GRHS Published 1998

St. Petersburg Archives from Bessarabia 185x
St. Petersburg Archives from Glückstal 184x
St. Petersburg Archives from Grossliebental 187x
St. Petersburg Archives from Odessa City 185x
St. Petersburg Archives from Rohrbach Decade Files

Heritage Review:

HR Issue Year Page Title
Stammbam 5 1976 3 Speier - Emigrants to USA
HR 15 1976 31 Canada - Emigrants from Speier
HR 10-4 1980 37 Speier - Old Letters
HR 21-4 1991 43 Speier - Beresan District Emigrants
HR 23-3 1993 16 Speier - Beresan District Odessa - Travel Report

Pioneer Settlers Names:

AMANN, ANDREAS, ASPENLEITER, ASSEL, BRECHTEL, BÄR, BARTH, BAUMANN, BERGER, BILLMANN, BÖHM, BROSSMANN, BULLINGER, BUSCHOLL, DAUENHAUER, DECKER, DEGELE, DEUTSCH, DIETRICH, DILSCHNEIDER, DINIUS, EHRET, FETT, FRANK, FRÖHLICH, GANTZ, GEIGER, GEISS, GERBER, BERHARDT, GEROLSTEIN, GLEISENBERGER, GLENSCH, GOTTING, GREFF, HECHLER, HECK, HECKER, HEIDT, HEIL, HEINRICH, HEINZ, HELBLING, HELMER, HERNER, HERZ, HIEFERMANN, HOLFINGER, HOLZSCHUH, HÜBER, IMMEL, JAHNER, JANTZER, JUDT, KARY, KELLER, KLUG, KRANK, KRASTEL, KUHN, KUNZ, LANZ, LOCHBAUM, MACK, MAIER, MAKELKI, MANDERI, MARTHALER, MARTIN, MAYER, MELINGER, MESSMER, METZ, MICHLER, MILLIUS, MÜH., MÜLLER, OSTER, PFAD, POPP, REIS, RENNER, RIEGER, ROMBURG, SAMTMANN, SCHAF, SCHÄFER, SCHANZ, SCHARDT, SCHLOSSER, SCHMALZ, SCHMIDT, SCHMITT, SCHOLL, SCHRÖDER, SCHULZ, SCHÜTZ, SCHWAB, SCHWÄBEL, SCHWERBER, SCHWINGHAMMER, SEBALD, SENN, SILBER, STARK, STOCKERT, STOLLER, STUMPF, ULRICH, VOGEL, VÖLKER, WAGNER, WALDREF, WANNER, WECHSLER, WEICHEL, WESTERMEYER, WETZSTEIN, WINGERTER, WINSCHEL, WIRTZ, WOLF, ZENT
(Source: Village Coordinator Val Ingram)

Members OnlySupplimental Information:

EWZ Speier A-G (pdf)
EWZ Speier H-L (pdf)
EWZ Speier M-SCH (pdf)
EWZ Speier S-Z (pdf)
EWZ Speier in Exel (zip)

6-1-593
Beresan District Supplement Report dated October 1811
Listings of people born, died or moved.
Villages mentioned: Karlsruhe, Landau, München, Rastadt, Rohrbach, Speier, Sulz, Worms

6-1-626
Beresan District Supplement Report dated 31 January 1812
Listings of people born, died or moved.
PDF formated files of Gains and Losses
Villages mentioned: Karlsruhe, Landau, München, Rastadt, Rohrbach, Speier, Sulz, Worms

6-1-8972
1846 dismissal of Speier Mayor Heck
Election List of Voters
New Mayor Georg Kuhn

File 66-2-110a About allotting land for the Speier colony of Landau District Dated 5 July 1922 - 31 August 1922

File 66-2-110b Listing of 1922 Speier Villagers with alloted land.

252-1-9 (.pdf format)
About marriages and transfers of households in the Beresan District 1816-1817
Villages mentioned: Karlsruhe, Landau, München, Odessa, Rastadt, Rohrbach, Speier, Worms

252-1-29a (.pdf format)
Fond 252 Inventory 1 ODESSA ARCHIVES
Marriages of Colonists and transfers of their farms.
28 December 1816-13 December 1817
Colonies mentioned: Grossliebenthal, Josephstal, Karlsruhe, Landau, Liebental, Mariental, München, Odessa, Rastadt, Rohrbach, Speier, Worms

File 274-2-17 pages 529-530
Odessa State Archives of Odessa Region
File 274-2-17 pages 529 and 530
1892 Statistical Journals of Speier

R3836-1-5
ODESSA REGIONAL STATE ARCHIVES FILE R3836-1-5
Dates: 24 April 1919 - 02 August 1919
Correspondence with village executive committees about issue of passports and permits.
Villages mentioned: Karlsruhe, Katharinental, Landau, Speier, Sulz

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

8085-6-5
1919 Birth Records [Jun - Aug]
LANDAU VOLOST REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE
ODESSA REGIONAL STATE ARCHIVES
Includes entries for villages [birth place or family residence]
Karlsruhe, Katerinowka aka Katharinental, Landau, Speier and Sulz

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-1
R2201-1-1 Part 1 Listing of plows, their condition and owners
R2201-1-1 Part 2 17 November 1922 Listing of Speier citizens required to appear in assembly

R2201-1-6
NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
1923 Listing of villagers need grain seed on loan

R2201-1-7
NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
Listing of citizens who received loan of planting seed. 1923

R2201-1-28
NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
Listing of Staff of Speier Village Council. 1924

R2201-1-39
NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
1 January - 9 December 1925
1925 List of Citizens who should be exempt from tax

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-40
R2201-1-40 Part 1 Speier 1925 Males eligible for military service between ages 16-60
R2201-1-40 Part 2 Speier 1925 List of illiterate population
R2201-1-40 Part 3 Speier 1925 People born between 1893-1903 obligated to re-register

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-42
R2201-1-42 Page 1 Speier 1922 List of people receiving seed for planting
R2201-1-42 Page 2 Speier 1925 Protocols for the village to follow
R2201-1-42 Page 3 Speier 1925 Signatures of citizens

R2201-1-46
NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
10 January 1925
Data on the staff of the Speier Village Council

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-69
R2201-1-69 Part 1 Speier villagers born 1904 obligated to register for military maneuvers
R2201-1-69 Part 2 1926 List of individuals appearing to register
R2201-1-69 Part 3 1926 Wanted persons of Landau Rayon who did not enlist

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-81
R2201-1-81 Part 1 7 September 1926 Villagers who own horses and foals
R2201-1-81 Part 2 1923 Owners of Horses

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-103 Speier Book of Issued Certificates June 1926 - March 1928

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
P2201-1-126
P2201-1-126 Part 6 Landless Citizens of Speier Who Received Land Outside the Village While They Were in the Process of Being Allotted Land

NIKOLAEV STATE ARCHIVES
R2201-1-147
R2201-1-147 Part 1 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Male citizens born 1901
R2201-1-147 Part 2 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Villagers who lost their voting rights
R2201-1-147 Part 3 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Youths of draft age born 1904
R2201-1-147 Part 4 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Youths of draft age born 1903
R2201-1-147 Part 5 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Youths of draft age born 1905
R2201-1-147 Part 6 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Youths of draft age born 1906
R2201-1-147 Part 7 1929 Military Correspondence Speier Village Council - Villagers to appear at assembly