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Jeruslan Nachrichten
Lower Jeruslan River Colonies Research Project

 

Welcome to Jeruslan Nachrichten
This is the data research project for descendants of the Wiesensite daughter villages along the southern Jeruslan River in Russia. These villages once comprised the Gnadenthau Evangelical Lutheran Church Parish: Wiesenmüller, Gnadenthau, Friedenberg, Blumenfeldt, Morgentau, Kana, Strassburg, Frankreich, Weimar and Neu-Galka.

Please be patient as we add research data collected so far and new information received from individuals and researchers in Russia. Our data from Russia includes information our project purchased from RAGAS and Dr. Igor Pleve, as well as research purchased by individuals and given to us.

Please follow the links to check for data on your village(s) and surname(s). You should use the "edit - find on this page" function on your browser for a quick check of each page of this website. Be sure to check all variations of spelling you can think of - remember many of these records have been translated from handwritten Russian and German.

Please note that photographs have been added for some of the villages. (Please go to your villages of interest and look for links.) .

If you find that you have corrections or additions to any family data found here, you may submit them to Betty Ashley. Please know that they will be added as time permits.  If you have any problems with the web site, please inform the webmaster.

 

 

Individual Village Data

 

Data Common to All Our  Villages

 

General

 

 

 

 

 

     

Recently Added:  Though new articles are being added frequently, these of are special note.

 

     
  The Yeruslan (Jeruslan) River is in the Saratov Oblast and Volgograd Oblast in Russia.  It is a left tributary of the Volga River. 

It is 278 km long, origins at the southwestern slope of the Obshchy Syrt and flows to the Yeruslan Cove of the Volgograd Reservoir.  The Yeruslan has the left inflow of the Solyonaya Kuba River.  The former left tributary Torgun River currently flows to the Yeruslan Cove.  The town of Krasny Kut is located alongside the Yeruslan River.

At summer the Yeruslan dries up and in some places has salty water.                                                                   from Wikipedia

 
     

 
Chasing a phantom through a maze... 

Genealogy becomes a mania, an obsessive struggle to penetrate the past and snatch meaning from an infinity of names.  At some point the search becomes futile... there is nothing left to find, no meaning to be dredged out of old receipts, newspaper articles, letters, accounts of events that seemed so important fifty or seventy years ago.  All that remains is the insane urge to keep looking, insane because the searcher has no idea what he seeks.  What will it be?  A photograph?  A will?  A fragment of a letter?  The only way to find out is to look at everything, because it is often when the searcher has gone far beyond the border of futility that he find the object he never knew he was looking for.  ~Henry Wiencek

 

 

 

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