The Maas/Moss and Related
Germans from Russia and Romania
A history of the Maas and related
families in their journey from
Germany to Russia and Romania and, eventually,
on into a new world.
Compiled by Edna Pringle-Moss
Old Kings Road Press, Flager Beach Florida, 2006, 647 pages, softcover.
This book contains the following: 1) general history
of Catholic Germans in Russia and Romania, including
their early migration and later forcible removal; 2)
at least 100 historical and family photographs; 3)
detailed family trees showing origins and many subsequent
descendants to 2006; 4) 30 individual family trees;
5) detailed table of contents as a valuable resource
for reference and genealogists.
Edna Moss provides important information in these
chapters: 1) A Look at the History of the Germans
from Russia; 2) The Catholic German Settlements; 3)
The Dobrudscha Villages in Romania; 4) The History
of the Church in Russia; 5) Krasna - Marienfeld -
Emmental; 6) The Beginning of Change; 7) The Dobrudscha
Germans from Russia; 8) They Start to Leave; 9) Resettlement
in Germany; 10) List of the War Dead; 11) The Resettled
German Families; 12) Canadian Germans. There is extensive
pages relating to the various families and genealogy
including family names of Arnold, Blotzki, Dukat,
Faehnrich, Gedak, Gross, Harsche, Ihli, Immel, Kuss,
Landeis, Maas, Meckler, Mueller, Nagel, Paul, Riehl,
Ruschenski, Sohn, Speicher, Turk, Ternes, Dirk, Ziebart.
The book includes an extensive Bibliography.
The compiler writes in the Dedication: "This
work is dedicated to all the families mentioned in
these pages, whose struggles and perserverance are
a little known part of the history of not only Germany, Russia and Romania, but also of Canada, Brazil, Argentina
and the United States. It is also dedicated to the
descendents of those German families, who may not
be familiar with or realize the history and traditions
they have been privileged to inherit."
Front yard of Leogada and
Raimund Ruscheinsky, 1939
First wedding performed
in St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Grant County,
North Dakota, October 7, 1914, Lorenz Loeb married
Emma Ternes and Edward Ternes married Rosa Erker