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Marguerite (Gustin-Bullinger) Lien Photograph Collection 2005.08

Page one: Photographs 2005.08.00- 2005.08.14.


On 20 July 2005, Marguerite Lien donated a very significant artifact to the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection: an ancestral Gustin Roether family photograph album which features images 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's parents were Bartholomeus Gustin (born: 1826, Rastadt, Beresan District; died: November 1897, Karlsruhe, Beresan District) and Maria Eva Schoeller Gustin (born: 1819, Karlsruhe; died: 1887, Karlsruhe). [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. Lorenz Gustin named the St. Lawrence mission church at Flasher.

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.

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2005.08.00

Artifact. Cover of Gustin family photo album. Velvet binding with brass clasp. Image of pastoral scene with farmhouse printed on celluloid. Manufacturer unknown. Circa 1885.

2005.08.01

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as "Simon Stern, organist at mother's church" and wife. (Note: "Mother" is Clementine Bullinger.) Photographer is A.A. Konosevich, Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1890.

2005.08.02

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as "Grandfather and Grandmother" Lorenz and Margaretha (Roether) Gustin (couple on left) with Lorenz's sister Anna Maria (Gustin) and Mathias Schaf (couple on right). Family Bible records that Lorenz and Margaretha Gustin immigrated to North America on 28 October 1901 and settled north of Flasher, North Dakota. 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 Mrs. Schaf died in 1938 in Glen Ullin. Photographer is Fallman. Circa 1900.

2005.08.03

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as "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. Photographer is A.A. Konosevich, Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1900.

2005.08.04

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Unidentified couple, possibly Frederick Roether and wife. Photographer is A.A. Konosevich, Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1900.

2005.08.05

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as Mike Hellman and wife. Photographer is A.A. Konosevich, Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1900.

2005.08.06

Photographic image. Father Leonhard Eberle, was a Landau parish priest from 7 December 1897 through 10 October 1912, assigned to the area of Karlsruhe, Halbstadt and Schoenfeld. "Deacon Leonhard Eberle was born on 28 October 1870 at Rastadt, Ukraine. 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, by Helmut Moll, 2002.]  Photographer is M. Shepeleva, Saratov, Ukraine. Dated 1896.

2005.08.07

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Wedding portrait of Julius and Clementine (Gustin) Bullinger, who were married on 27 November 1905 in Saint Anthony, North Dakota, with a progeny of fourteen children. Clementine 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. Dated 1905.

2005.08.08

Photographic image. Real photo postcard. Identified as Father 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.

2005.08.09

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as "Bishop Zerr". Bishop Antonius Zerr, born in 1849 in Franzfeld, Liebental District, Odessa; died 1934 in Kandel, Kutschurgan District, Odessa; buried in Selz, Kutschurgan District, Odessa. Bishop Zerr was Roman Catholic Bishop at Tirospal diocese, South Russia. Photographer is A.A. Konosevich, Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1900.

2005.08.10

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as John and Gertrude (Schmidt) Gustin, who were 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. Dated 1903.

2005.08.11

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as Alexander Waite, Clementine (Gustin) Bullinger's cousin with his bride in Halbstadt, Beresan District. Photographer is A.A. Konosevich, Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1900.

2005.08.12

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as wedding portrait of Lorenz Gustin's aunt, Maria Eva Schoeller's son, and his bride. The bride's mother is the subject of 2005.08.27, her sister in 2005.08.28. Photographer is Gogler, 350 & 352 Bowery, New York [Manhattan]. Circa 1890.

2005.08.13

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as the son of Henry Loran and Elizabeth Gustin Loran, with wife, as both couples lived in Richardton, North Dakota. Photographer is A. Kauer, Richardton. Circa 1905.

2005.08.14

Photographic image. Cabinet card. Identified as Frank Yantzer, friend of Lorenz Gustin, with his wife and young son in Halbstadt. Clementine Bullinger's brother Frank Gustin married Anna Yantzer. Photographer is H.J. Chernyakhovski; Nikolaev, Ukraine. Circa 1905.

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