Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.70 (s.c.)

Title: Johann Cornies fonds

Dates of creation: 1879; photocopied in 1977

Physical description: 1 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Johann Cornies (1789-1848) was a major leader in the Molotschna Colony in Ukraine in the first half of the 19th century.

Custodial history: Originals held by Mr. Philipp Wiebe, Kingsville, Ont.; photocopied by Frank H. Epp in 1977 for the Archives.

Scope and content: The photocopies deal with the division of the Cornies estate about 1879. A translation was made in Germany in 1942 when the German occupation of the Ukraine brought hopes that former properties could be reclaimed.

Notes: An encyclopedia entry for Johann Cornies may be found in GAMEO.

Original archival description created in 1990s by Sam Steiner.


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