Electronic mail message, January 28, 1998
Arthur E. Flegel, Menlo Park, California
"It was a shock and index saddening to learn of the death of Professor
Arnold Marzolf via e-mail this morning. I had known of him, but
did not become closely acquainted with him until 1989 when we discussed
his Marzolf ancestry of which he had very limited knowledge.
During our research trips in 1969 and 1972, I had photocopied
numerous records at Steinseltz in the French Alsace from where some
of my maternal ancestors had emigrated for Russia in 1809. this
included the marriage document of Georg Marzolph with Anna maria
Haussauer. She was a sister of my great-great grandmother, Magdalena
Haussauer, wife of Johann Conrad Beierle. According to Dr. Karl
Stumpp's Emigration Book, the two couples joined a caravan which
left Frankfurt a/M in April, 1809 and arrived in Russia in July.
Arnold's people were settled at Neudorf in the Glückstal Enclave
and mine at Rohrbach in the Beresan Enclave.
Arnold was most eager to see my translated copy of the very comprehensive
marriage document relating to his ancestors. Combining his limited
data with Stumpp's records, I was able to create genealogical charts
for him with determined that we were indeed 4th cousins and that
our ancestors had migrated to Russia together. This was thrilling
knowledge for him for which he was truly grateful and I was equally
pleased to have found another remarkable relative.
Yes, it is certainly true that he has left a meaningful legacy
for all of us who share in this unique Germans from Russia heritage
and it worthy of our most sincere tributes.
I would very much appreciate your help to enable my getting in
touch with his daughter and nephew as well as any other of his relatives
who may be interested in learning about Arnolds's remarkable genealogical
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael