Colonies Deaths: 1833 - 1900
Compiled and Edited by Harold M. Ehrman, Glückstal Colonies
Research Association, 611 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Published by the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North
Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, ND, 1998, 207 pages, softcover or hardcover.
Click here for German
The Glückstal Colonies Research Association (GCRA) wishes to announce
the publication of Glückstal Colonies Deaths: 1833 - 1900.
The data, which forms the core of the volume, includes extractions
of almost 10,000 death events (1833-1900) for the Lutheran Colonies
of Bergdorf, Glückstal, Kassel and Neudorf and their daughter colonies
in the province of Cherson, Imperial Russia.
The book is in two parts. Part 1 lists the deaths of all who were
more than twenty years of age at time of death plus deaths of persons
twenty years and under if they were married at the time of death.
Part 2 lists the remainder of the death events. In both parts the
descedants are first alphabetized by surname and secondly by given
Appendices include a male name to female name cross reference
for the data in Part 1; a list of places of origin for colonists
who immigrated to the Glückstal Colonies; 1826 census data for Glückstal
villages; a list of eligible voters and votes cast during an election
in the year 1821; death statistics; and a brief history of the Glückstal
Colonies and Hoffnungstal including photos of the churches as they
existed in late 19th century and photos of the former churches taken
in 1996 in Moldova and Ukraine where the villages are located today.
Preparation of the book has been done by Harold M. Ehrman, who
was the compiler and editor of the companion volume, Glückstal
Colonies Births and Marriages: 1833-1900. As was the case in
the earlier volume, the book was proofread by Ed W. Schulz.
Review by Jim Gessele
Glückstal Colonies Deaths: 1833 - 1900
The price for GCRA members is $45 for softcover
edition and $73 for hardcover edition, plus postage and handling,
for each book. The cost for non-GCRA members is $65 each for softcover
edition and $90 for hardcover edition, plus postage and handling,
for each book.
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Research Association (GCRA) is $20 per year. To join, send a check
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