The Glückstalers in New Russia, the Soviet Union

and North America

Table of Contents

Introduction — 1

by Homer Rudolf

Glückstal Colonies Research Association History —3

by Margaret Freeman

A Brief History of New Russia and Bessarabia Germans in Poland — 11

by Thomas A. Stangl

Ancestral Tides in Hungary — 19

by James D. Klein, Jr.

Emigrations to New Russia — 77

by Thomas A. Stangl

The Resettlement of Kassel Colonist Heinrich Ehly — 113

translated by Allyn Brosz

Emigrants to America 1872–1874 — 117

by Thomas A. Stangl

with translations by Donn Koenig, Serge Yelizarov, and Homer Rudolf

Model Farmers, Master Shepherds, Craftsmen and Secretaries from the Glückstal Colonies — 149

by Thomas A. Stangl

State Archives of the Odessa Region—Selected Documents — 173

commentary, transcriptions & translations from German script by Thomas A. Stangl

translations of Russian Staff Reports by Donn Koenig

Neu Beresina — 201

by Michael Rempfer

Concerning the Sexton or Deputy Pastor (Küster) and His Office — 203

by Albert Rüb

translated by Allyn Brosz

Alphabetical List of Glückstal Colonies Inhabitants — 207

edited by Thomas A. Stangl

My Memoirs of Early Pioneer Days in Dakota Territory and South Dakota — 301

by Daniel D. Opp (1872–1956)

submitted by Selma Lapp

The Passport of Joseph Kapp of 1901 is also a Brauche Document — 317

by Homer Rudolf

An Outbreak of Cholera at Yankton, Dakota Territory, in 1873 and Its Impact on German Immigrants Newly Arrived from Russia — 325

introductory and concluding comments by Allyn Brosz

The 75th Jubilee Celebration of Kassel Reformed Parish, Menno, SD — 329

translation and commentary by Homer Rudolf

John J. Hoffmann — 345

extracted by Margaret Freeman

Hon. John W. Wittmayer — 347

extracted by Margaret Freeman

Siffermann–Scheuffele Families — 351

by Mary-Lynne Harding

Newly Purchased Boot Serves As Shoe For Lame Oxen — 359

contributed by Herbert Thurn

My Roosisha Grossmutter — 361

by Elisabeth Egeland Hovland

My Toxic Great-Great Grandmother: Elizabeth Schmidt Fauth-Fauth-Fauth! — 365

by Lynn Fauth

Jacob Bittner: Farmer, Merchant, School Board President, and North Dakota State Legislator — 369

by Duane W. Bittner

George L. Wolf – Auction Sales Reports — 373

by Cheryl (Buechler) Schumacher

Recollections — 377

by Rosina (Kranzler) Job

translated by Selma Lapp

Memories of Wing, North Dakota — 379

by Patricia Mueller Chapman

Edwin Buechler, WW II Prisoner of War February 1943–May 1945 — 381

by his daughter, Cheryl (Buechler) Schumacher

Music of the Glückstalers — 385

by Homer Rudolf

The Wandering Quilt —— 397

by Margaret Freeman

Mabel Junkert Fischer, also known as “Brazillia” 401

by Margaret Freeman

Viola Frey — 403

by Margaret Freeman

My Family History — 405

by Marsha Haefner

edited and annotated by John W. Teske

The Great Terror in Odessa Province, 1937–1938 — 409

by Harold Ehrman

Whispers in the Grass — 453

by Gerda Fadden

The Children of Barrack 20 (Reunion after 59 Years) — 463

by Alita Kussmaul Frank

translated by Gerda Fadden

March of Destiny of our Mother — 467

by Helmut Mayer

translated by Margaret Freeman and Homer Rudolf

My Memories of Kassel — 487

by Melita (Martel) Kärcher

translated by Alex Herzog

My Family — 545

by Luise Knorr

translated by Margaret Freeman and Homer Rudolf

My Life Story — 547

by Rosina (Hettich) Tilitzky, born July 1, 1923, in Klein Bergdorf

translated by Margaret Freeman and Homer Rudolf

Introduction to the Resident Lists and Maps of the Glückstal Mother and Daughter Colonies—Pre-1944 — 549

by Homer Rudolf

Village Maps — 573

scanned by Homer Rudolf, edited by Harold Ehrman

Light Side, Dark Side — 609

by Janice Huber Stangl

Visits to the Glückstal Colonies — 627

by Harley D. Miller, Dianne May Wheeler Ladd, James D. Klein Jr. and Derek Rowe

Komm und Essen — 663

by Ranee Gienger

State Archives of the Odessa Region Church Records — 679

by Barbara Geiger Horn

Evelyn Cameron, Pioneer Photographer in Eastern Montana — 685

by Homer Rudolf

Bicentennial Book Table of Contents (Revised) — 697

Bicentennial Book Illustrations — 699

Bicentennial Book Place Index — 703

Bicentennial Book Name Index — 719

Glückstal Bicentennial Disc 1 Contents — 734

Glückstal Bicentennial Disc 2 Contents — 735

Index — 736

Page last updated 5 March 2022