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Johann TOEWS[1]

Male 1813 - Abt 1881  (67 years)


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  • Name Johann TOEWS 
    Born 1 Jul 1813  Kronsgarten, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    History Johann and Helena Klaasen Toews and her brother Johann Klassen owned a material factory in Halbstadt where cloth was woven. They also owned about 2000 sheep. The wool was used for weaving cloth. The diaries of Rev. David Epp of Chortitza Colony, has following entry for May 31, 1841: "In the evening Johann Klassen and his son in law, Johann Toews arrived from Halbstadt. They want to raise captial to build a factory. May the Lord bless this undertaking." A second entry on June 29, 1841, reports a congregational decision as follows: "3. The brethren authorized the collection of money by Johann Klaassen of Halbstadt for the construction of the factory." A third entry in the Epp diary on Oct. 9, 1841, states, "the son in law of Johann Klassen, a certain ? arrived here to collect the ? as our contribution to the buidling of the factory. May the Lord bless him." This business effort seems to have been a community concern as many people raised sheep and probably eventually brought wool to this factory to be woven into cloth. The cloth factory was eventually sold to a Heinrich Willms also of Halbstadt. Johann Toews owned about 1000 acres which became known as Fabrikerwiese (Factory Place). He divided this land among three of his children so that they each had a farm. He also built a factory for the production of roofing tile. Johann Toews lived as a widower for many years. After his death, his son in law Klaas Enns managed the factory.
    When Johann Toews died he was burried in Fabrikerwiese. The body of his wife, who had died many years earlier, was exumed from her grave in the near by village of Schoensee, and was moved to a grave beside her husband in Fabrikerwiese. 
    Reference Number 245jo 
    Died Abt May 1881  Fabrikerwiese, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abt May 1881  Fabrikerwiese, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57733  Reid Family
    Last Modified 13 May 2014 

    Father Johann Johann TOEWS,   b. Abt 1792, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother ? WIEBE,   b. Abt 1795,   d. Abt Feb 1822, Schoensee, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1812  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helena KLAASSEN,   b. 8 Dec 1818, Halbstadt, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857, Schoensee, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1838  Halbstadt, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Katharina TOEWS,   b. Abt 1848, Rueckenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1917, Gnadenheim, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Family ID F38854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S423] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 7.0), (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. [S132] 1835 Census of the Molotschna Colony (handwritten manuscript).