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Gustin/Bullinger Photograph Collection, 2005.08

Donation of Marguerite Gustin Bullinger Lien, Marysville, Washington

Link: Finding Aid to the Marguerite Bullinger Gustin Lien Collection


Marguerite Bullinger Lien donated to Germans from Russia Heritage Collection on 20 July 2005 a very significant artifact: an ancestral Gustin Roether family photograph album from Halbstadt/Schoenfeld, Beresan District, South Russia to Flasher/Glen Ullin; North Dakota. This photo album is inscribed on back cover: "Lorenz Gustin, Flasher, North Dakota".

Lorenz/Lawrence Gustin was born at Halbstadt, Beresan District in 1860 and died on his farm north of Flasher, North Dakota in 1925. Lorenz Gustin named the St. Lawrence mission church at Flasher.

Lorenz's father was Bartholomeus Gustin, born in 1826 at Rastadt, Beresan District and died in November 1897 in Karlsruhe, Beresan District. Lorenz's mother was Maria Eva Schoeller Gustin, born in 1819 in Karlsruhe and died in 1887 in Karlsruhe, Beresan District. [Reference by Marguerite Bullinger Lien: "Ancestors and Descendants of Bartholomeus and Maria Eva Gustin."]

Lorenz Gustin attended school in Karlsruhe and further educated at [Saint Benedict's Abbey] Roman Catholic Seminary at Saratov, Volga Region, Russia. Lorenz was planning for priesthood, but married Margaretha Roether on 25 January 1882 in Halbstadt.

Margaretha Roether was a daughter of Joseph Roether (1819 ?) and Carolina Siegel (1820- 1882) in Karlsruhe, Beresan District. Margaretha's grandfather Johanners Roether (1782 ?) was founding settler of Karlsruhe in 1809; he was a professional textiles weaver. Johannes Roether married Katherina Baron, whose father Simon Baron (1763 ?) was a founding settler in Karlsruhe in 1809. Simon Baron, a carpenter, married Katherina Filikis (born 1776 in Neukirch, Baden, Germany): Both were the parents of Katherine Baron Roether.

Photograph identification and other information was taken from the family history, Twice Pioneers, compiled by Irvin M. Schmidt, 1995. He is the grandson of Lawrence Gustin. Schmidt writes: "The story of twenty-six German-Russian families and their inter-relationships as they migrated from the Rhineland Palatinate, Baden, and Alsace to Russia in 1809 and again to Morton County, North Dakota in 1890, including some 2,400 descendants of Maria-Eva (Schuler) Bühler-Geiss-Gustin (1819-1887), who was an orphan by age two and an only child."

Sources: References to ancestral villages, GRHC archives. Ulrich Mertens, Handbuch RusslandDeutsche, 2001, pages 313, 492, and 349.

2005.08.00
Gustin Photo album with velvet red and tan cover with idyllic landscape inset, 8 inches by 10 inches by 3 inches, a rare surviving artifact from South Russia to North Dakota. Inside back cover inscribed: "Lorenz Gustin, Flasher, North Dakota". Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.01
Gustin. "Simon Stern, organist at mother's church" with his wife. "Mother" is Clementine Bullinger. Marguerite's reference: Irwin Schmidt's book, Twice Pioneers, on page 96, mentions that Lorenz Gustin married Margaretha Roether on 2 January 1882 in Halbstadt [church records marriage at "Karlsruhe" instead], where they lived for nineteen years. Presumably Simon Stern would have been church organist in Halbstadt/Schoenfeld, since Clementine Gustin was born on 29 January 1887. Photographer is A.A. Kohocebura, Odessa. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.02
Gustin. "Grandfather and grandmother" Lorenz Gustin and Margaretha Roether Gustin (couple on left) with Lorenz's sister Anna Maria Gustin Schaf and Mathias Schaf (couple on right). Family Bible records that Lorenz Gustin and Margaretha Roether Gustin immigrated to North America on 28 October 1901. Mathias and Anna Maria Schaf were married in 1882 in Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia. In 1891, the Schaf couple immigrated to North America, settling nine miles southwest of Glen Ullin, North Dakota, ten years before the Lorenz Gustin family immigrated to seven miles north of Flasher, North Dakota. Anna Maria Schaf died in 1938 in Glen Ullin. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.03
Gustin. "Grandmother Gustin's cousin, Elizabeth Roether, and her husband Henry Loran." Elizabeth Roether Loran, born in 1876, Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia, and died in 1958 in Richardton, North Dakota, was a cousin to Margaretha Roether Gustin. Henry Loran was born in 1871, Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia, and died in 1951 in Richardton, North Dakota. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.04
Gustin. "Grandmother Gustin's cousin, Frederick Roether," with his wife. His wife's maiden name is Lanz. Frederick Roether, born in 1870, in Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia, was a cousin of Margaretha Roether Gustin. Frederick lived a long life, died in 1966 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

[Comment form granddaughter of Ann Lanz: These people are not Frederick Roether and Anna Lanz. I don't know who they are. Frederick Roether, born January 29, 1970 in Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia and died January 13, 1966 in Bismark, North Dakota is my great grandfather. Anna Lanz, born March 17, 1867 in Karlsruhe, Beseran District, South Russia and died February 20, 1959 in Mandan, North Dakota is my great grandmother. I have photos of my great grandparents and their children.]

2005.08.05
Gustin. "Uncle Mike Hellman", with his wife, indicates that he is an uncle to Gertrude Schmidt Gustin, wife of John Gustin, Lorenz's son. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.06
Gustin. Assured in his 1896 ordination photo, "Father Eberle", Leonhard Eberle, was a Landau parish priest "from 7 December 1897 through 10 October 1912" [quoted from book Witnesses for Christ, by Helmut Moll], assigned in the area of Karlsruhe, Halbstadt and Schoenfeld. [Marguerite says he is not a family relative.] "Deacon Leonhard Eberle was born on 28 October 1870 at Rastadt, [Beresan District] Odessa." [Verified by Dr. Anton Bosch, Nurenburg, Germany, in 2002, from a group portrait of church clergy. This particular photo is from the Jolenta Fischer Masterson Collection, GRHC, Fargo.] "Ordained to priesthood in 1896, he was assigned to community of Schoenfeld (Gschar) of Landau parish", [Beresan District] for fifteen years." "On 20 October 1912, he was named Curate, and on 6 December 1912, was promoted to pastor and Deacon in the Deaconate of Kamenka (Volga area), which he directed until 1928." [Quoted from book. Witness for Christ, A German 20th Century Martyrology, by Helmut Moll, Volume two, [translated to English in 2002], page 15.] Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.07
Gustin. Wedding portrait of "Dad" Julius Bullinger and "Mom" Clementine [pronounced Clementina], oldest daughter of Lorenz Gustin and Margaretha Roether. Julius and Clementina Bullinger were married on 27 November 1905 in Saint Anthony, North Dakota, with a progeny of fourteen children.

Clementine/"Clementina" Bullinger was born in Halbstadt, Beresan District, South Russia, in January 1887, and died in January 1964. She immigrated to North America with her parents, brothers, and sisters in 1901.

Julius Bullinger was born in Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia, in 1882, and died 21 January 1950. He immigrated to North America in 1893 through Castle Garden, New York, with his parents. Julius was beloved by many. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.08
Gustin. Original photograph, marked "Otto Gustin", has been removed and replaced with 1908 postcard showing a portrait photograph of "Father Eberle" (Leonhard Eberle) garbed in a clerical white lace chasuble at Halbstadt and Schoenfeld, Beresan District, South Russia. [Refer to photo #6]. Historic Surname is spelled Aberle: Refer to Thomas J. Hoffman Collection, GRHC.

This photographic postcard is addressed to: "Lorenz Gustin, Mandan, Flasher, Morton County, North Dakota, United States of America" with a 2 September 1908 postmark. Refer to page 100 of book Twice Pioneers, (as suggested by Marguerite Bullinger Lien): Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.09
Gustin. "Bishop Zerr", "Bishop Antonius Zerr, born in 1849 in Franzfeld, [Liebental District], Odessa; died 1934[1932?] in Kandel, [Kutschurgan District,] Odessa; buried in Selz, [Kutschurgan District,] Odessa". [per Dr. Anton Bosch's identification of group portrait of church clergy. Photo is from Jolenta Fischer Masterson Collection GRAC, Fargo.]

Bishop Zerr was Roman Catholic Bishop at Tirospal diocese, South Russia. Courtesy of
Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.10
Gustin. "Uncle John Gustin and Aunt Gertrude Schmidt" wedding photo portrait, married in St. Anthony, North Dakota, in 1903. John Gustin, son of Lorenz Gustin and Margaretha Roether Gustin, was born in 1883 in Halbstadt, Beresan District, South Russia, and died in 1959 in Mandan, North Dakota. John and Gertrude Gustin had family of nine sons and one daughter. One son was the late Arno Guston OSB. Photographer is Welch, Mandan, North Dakota. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.11
Gustin. "Alexander Waite", Mother's [Clementine Gustin Bullinger] cousin with his bride in Halbstadt, Beresan District. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.12
Gustin. Wedding portrait of lorenz Gustin's aunt Maria Eva Schoeller's son and his bride. The bride's mother is photo #27 and her sister in photo #28. Photographer is Gogler, 350&352 Bowery, New York [Manhattan]. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.13
Gustin. Loran groom with his bride is the handsome son of Henry Loran and Elizabeth Gustin Loran, as both couples lived in Richardton. Photographer is A. Kauer, Richardton, North Dakota. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.14
Gustin. "Frank Yantzer, friend of Grandfather Lorenz Gustin," with his wife and young son in Halbstadt. Circa 1921, Clementine's brother Frank Gustin married Anna Yantzer. Photographer is A.A.Yephrxobchiu, Odessa. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.15
Gustin. "Mother's Godfather, her Uncle Valentine Roether seated, with his wife standing. "Mother" is Clementine Gustin, daughter of Lorenz Gustin and Margaretha Roether. Clementine Gustin Bullinger was born in Halbstadt, Beresan District, South Russia in 1887. Photographer is A.A.Yephrxobchiu, Odessa. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC
2005.08.16
Gustin. "Mother's cousins of Valentine Roether family." Clementine Gustin was both niece and godchild to her uncle Valentine Roether. These four cousins of Clementine Gustin and two daughters of Valentine Roether are first cousins in Halbstadt or Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia. Photographer is A.A.Yephrxobchiu, Odessa. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.17
Gustin. "Phillip Roether" (Frederick's brother) with his wife and two children in Halbstadt or Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia. [Photo backside inscription: "Lorenz Gustin" indicates photo owner.] Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.18
Gustin. "Rose Roether", Rosa is a niece of Margaretha Roether Gustin. Rosa stands behind an elegant art nouveau styled settee, which is upholstered in a poppy floral jacquard woven fabric. Photo taken in Odessa District, South Russia. Photographer is A.B.Wuchpuha, Kherson. [Photo backside inscription: "For Clementina". Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.19
Gustin. "Sister of Grandmother Bullinger", [Mr. Julius Bullinger's aunt, who is unidentified along with her husband. Julius Bullinger married to Clementine Gustin Bullinger.] Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.20
Gustin. "Sister of Great grandfather Gustin", Aunt of Lorenz Gustin with indication of living near Manhattan, New York. Photographer is "A. Bernard, 401 Canal Street near Thompson", Manhattan, "New York, established 1860." Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.21
Gustin. "Father Scherr" at Munchen, Bereasan District, South Russia. Photographer is F.X. Ostermayr, Schillerstasse 4, Munchen. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.22
Gustin. Circa 1881 photo of Lorenz Gustin at [St. Benedict's Abbey?] Catholic seminary in Saratov, Volga, Russia, before he returned home to marry Margaretha Roether in December 1882 in Karlsruhe. Photographer is N. Goldberg, Rue Allemagne m. Kousneitsoff, Sartof£ [at prosperous ethnic "German Street" enclave in Saratov, Volga]. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.23
Gustin. Two possible identities for this handsome young man with mustache: Either "Andrew Loran" [Album script], son of Henry Loran and Elizabeth Roether Loran or "Otto Gustin", brother to Lorenz Gustin. Photo backside inscription: "This is it, Clementina". Photographer is O.M. Pehseha, [Odessa]. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.24
Gustin. A niece to both Margaretha Roether Gustin and Rose/Rosa Roether, [Refer to photo #18]. Photographer is "J. Muemseer, Rueppurrer Strasse. 16, Karlsruhe, Beresan District, South Russia. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.25
Gustin. "Great grandmother Roether" is Mrs. Joseph Roether (Karolina Siegel; 1820 1882), mother of Margaretha Roether Gustin, who is holding her missal/prayer book and rosary, while seated with young daughter. Photo backside is dated "1856" (in Karlsruhe village). Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.26
Gustin. Penciled script in German was translated by Father Victor Feser, 28 July 2005: "Father Prior Adelhelm Odermatt, OSB, at St. Benedict's Abbey, [Saratov, Volga] 29 September 1866 through 29 September 1916, Golden Jubilee of Profession: To Mr. Lorenz and Mrs. Margaretha Gustin and family." Comment by Brother Placid Gross; Assumption Abbey, Richardton, North Dakota, 28 July 2005: This photograph of fifty years as monk honors "profession", professing or making vows as monk, not the same as "ordination" to the priesthood.] Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.27
Gustin. Marian devotional card: Sacred Heart of Mary. "Herz, lern von mir in Allen Lager. "`Ich bin die Magd des Herrn! "' zu Sagen." Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
2005.08.28
Gustin. Marian devotional card: "Immaculate Conception" M.H.W. company. Photo back side: "Rosa von Lima Gustin" from "A.A. Anselm O.B. " Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.29
Gustin. "Great grandmother [Maria Eva Schoeller (1819 1887), Karlsruhe] Gustin's sister, who lived in Manhattan. This Schoeller sister is an aunt to Lorenz Gustin. Photographer is L. Gogler, 350 352 Bowery, near St. James Street, New York [Manhattan]. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.

2005.08.30
Gustin. Lorenz Gustin's aunt Maria Eva Schoeller lived in Manhattan, New York. Her daughter is probably the beautiful lady in this debutante portrait.[Refer to photo #11] Photographer is "Bostwick", 98 Sixth Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets, New York" [Manhattan]. Courtesy of Marguerite Bullinger Lien Collection, GRHC.
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