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Peter SIEMENS[1]

Male 1765 - 1847  (82 years)


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  • Name Peter SIEMENS 
    Born 16 Apr 1765  Gross Brunau, Danzig, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Abt 1784  West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History In the 1795 Chortitza Colony Census he is listed as a recent Flemish Mennonite immigrant residing on a temporary basis in Schoenwiese (B.H. Unruh, p. 244). He is listed in the 1797 Census, but not in a specific village (P. Rempel, p. 56). In the 1801 Chortitza Colony Census he is listed at Chortitza #8. In the 1806 Census he is listed in Chortitza (P. Rempel, p. 6). In the Oct 1816 Census he is listed at Chortitza #6. He also owned a second homestead at Chortitza #38 in 1814 and 1816. He was the Oberschulze of the Chortitza Colony from 1801 to 1805 and from 1808 to 1823. "Mennonite Family History" (Schapansky] July 1994 issue: "He was a late arrival of the first wave of immigrants and was placed at Schoenwiese in 1795 on a temporary basis. He was given the Schoenhorst homestead of Martin Wiebe after the death of the latter. After the arrest of Peter Hoeppner, he was given the latter's homestead at Chortitza, and gave his Schoenhorst homestead to Johann Loeppky. Peter Siemens was the first, and longest serving Oberschulze (equivalent to mayor or reeve) of the Old Colony, from 1801 to 1805, and from 1808 to 1823."

    "Stammbaum der Familie Siemens" (Siemens Family Tree) by Leo Siemens and Dr. U. Hoescher (Berlin and Goslar, 1910), identified Peter Siemens on page 168. My translation of the comments are as follows: "RA 1 Peter, born 1765, died 1823. Based on information from RA 15, he was born around 1760 and died in 1845, in his 86th year. Towards the end of the 18th century (1795) he emigrated to Russia from Marienburg, West Prussia. His wife was born a Klassen. He was a Master Builder (architect?). Mennonite. From around 1810 to 1823 he was the Oberschulze. During this time, he received a large silver medal from Kaiser Alexander I for the construction of a church building. The medal had a recognition band on it and was intended to be worn around the neck (later it was in the possession of RA 9). He reportedly also had brothers and one sister. Of the brothers, one reportedly emigrated to America. The son of another brother came to Russia; his first name was Gerhard." Ron Siemens (Bragg Creek, Alberta), in his Email of December 14, 2000, reported that the silver medallion is in California in the possession of Peter and Diane Siemens of Los Gatos. 
    Immigration Abt 1794  Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Carpenter; District Mayor 
    Reference Number 223pe 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Died 1 Dec 1847  Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I34154  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2013 

    Father Jacob SIEMENS,   b. Abt 1735, Gross Brunau, Danzig, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother ? ?,   b. Abt 1740 
    Married Abt 1760 
    Family ID F23620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharina KLASSEN,   b. 20 Jan 1768, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1843, Chortitza, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1790  West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Margareta SIEMENS,   b. 2 Feb 1799,   d. Abt 1882, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Julius Peter SIEMENS,   b. 28 Sep 1801, Schoenwiese, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1870, Schoenwiese, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Johann SIEMENS,   b. 11 Oct 1808, Chortitza, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1853, Chortitza, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +4. Susanna SIEMENS,   b. 10 Dec 1810, Chortitza, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1870, Neuendorf, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +5. Jacob SIEMENS,   b. 20 Jul 1813, Chortitza, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1888, Lamberton, Redwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F23605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S183] Chortitza: The Old Colony of Russia, The First Settlers: 1788-1803, by Herman Schapansky, Pgs. 179, 382, 409.

    3. [S183] Chortitza: The Old Colony of Russia, The First Settlers: 1788-1803, by Herman Schapansky, Pg. 123.