Two Lost ROLL Sisters in South Russia

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In Search of the Two Lost ROLL Sisters' Families from South Russia


FOUR GERMAN-RUSSIAN WOMEN PULLING A PLOW IN SIBERIA, RUSSIA.

Connie ROLL STROUD wrote, "Thought I should tell you what my grandfather, Jerome Roll, told me about the sister's that were left behind in South Russia. Grandpa told me about them on several occasions through the years. Like you, I am very interested in the family history and I would often ask Grandpa about the past. I loved to listen to his stories. Grandpa told me that his father and brothers sent money a few times to the sisters in South Russia, mainly to pay their way over here to America. But things were very bad there and they took the money away from them. (I'm not sure who they were, maybe rebels or soldiers.) The family in Russia told them not to send money anymore, it only made trouble for them. Anyway, Grandpa told me in the end they had no food and in their last letters to my great grandfather, Sebastian Roll, they said they had to eat bugs off the floor. There was no more money nor food to eat. Then the letters stopped and they were never heard from again. Grandpa said they think they starved to death, but never knew for sure what happened. This is very sad, but at the same time it makes me feel grateful that the three brothers made it to America."

Dear Genealogist:

My name is Mitch ROLL and I am conducting extensive German-Russian genealogy work. Regarding Catholic ancestors who lived in the Beresan District in Cherson, South Russia. I was inquiring if you have any ROLL, MISCHEL, or STROH families in your tree, especially any ROLL females born between 1860 and 1890 who married into your tree. My great grandfather, Sebastian ROLL, left two orphaned sisters in South Russia in 1891 and I am trying to locate their offspring before I visit the Ukraine. They probably lived in or around Christina [Nova Safranovka], Felsenburg [Velidarovka], Katharinental [Katerinovka], Landau [Schirokolanivka], München, Rastadt [Poriccja] or Sulz [now extinct] . Being orphans, they might have lived in the only orphanage in the Beresan District at the village of Karlsruhe [Stepnowoje]. My grandfather, Michael ROLL, lost contact with them in the 1930's during the "man-made" famines. We think their names are Margaret, and Barbara ROLL . We need to find out who their families are, which would include both their husband and children's names. We do not know who they married or if they died or immigrated to another country. Due to the fact that many German-Russians moved back to Germany when the Germans retreated in WWII, it is very likely some of the children reside there.
Possible (but not limited to) Spouse Surnames: DEGELE, DOLL, EMINETH, ERHARDT, ERMENTRUAT, FERDERER, FETT/FATH/FETH, GARTNER, HATZENBUEHLER, HEIDT, HELLMAN, HOERNER, HOFF, KESSEL, KOFFLER, KUHN, KUNTZ, LANTZ/LANZ, MISCHEL, MORELL, REICHERT, SCHAFF/SCHAAF/SCHAF, SCHEELER, SCHMIDT, SCHUTZMANN, SCHWEBEL, SKALSKY, STROH, or ZANDER
Probable Beresan, Cherson, South Russia Villages: CHRISTINA, FELSENBURG, KARLSRUHE, KATHERINENTAL, LANDAU, MÜNCHEN, RASTADT, SPEIER (SPEYER), and SULZ
Here is the family as we know it...

Descendants of Johann Georg Roll

Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN GEORG6 ROLL (GEORG JACOB5, GEORG WENDELIN4, JOANNES MICHAEL3, ADAM NICOLAUS2) was born about 1827 in Landau, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, and died 1878 in South Russia. He married Katharina MISCHEL about 1855 in South Russia, daughter of Adam MISCHEL and Marrianna SCHWEBEL. She was born about 1837 in Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, and died in South Russia.

Children of JOHANN ROLL and KATHERINA MISCHEL are:

2. i. GEORGE7 ROLL , born October 03, 1867, Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died January 08, 1938, Dickinson, Stark, ND.

ii. ?MARGARET? ROLL, born between July 1868 - April 1872.

3. iii. SEBASTIAN ROLL , born January 20, 1873, of Rastadt, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died March 23, 1930, Bismarck, Burleigh, ND.

4. iv. MONICA ROLL , born February 25, 1874 Beresan Valley area, South Russia; died January, 23, 1903 Odense, Morton, ND

v. ?BARABARA? ROLL, born between November 1874 - June 1876.

5. vi. JOSEPH ROLL , born March 18, 1877, Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died October 23, 1918, Mott, Hettinger, ND.

Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE7 ROLL (JOHANN GEORG6, GEORG JACOB5, GEORG WENDELIN4, JOANNES MICHAEL3, ADAM NICOLAUS2) was born October 03, 1867 in Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, and died January 08, 1938 in Dickinson, Stark, ND. He married Juliana STROH about January 18, 1893 in Felsenburg or Katharinental, South Russia, daughter of Joseph STROH and Juliana HELLMAN. She was born about October 23, 1870 in Felsenburg, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia - One source says Suledes-Kuberna, South Russia, and died April 28, 1959 in Mandan, Stark, ND. One source states, "George and his brothers became wards of Russia after their parents were sent to Siberia for crimes unknown." Emigrated to U.S. from from Suledes Kubernai, South Russia via Bremen, Germany about 1903 and arrived at Philadelphia on the Vessel, Kaiser Wilhelm II. He bacame a Naturalized citizen on January 31, 1917.

South Russian Born Children of GEORGE ROLL and JULIANA STROH are:

i. ALEXANDER8 ROLL, born April 09, 1895, Soules?, South Russia; died September 30, 1948, Mott, Hettinger, ND; died December 13, 1971, Mandan, Morton, ND. Emigration: Came to US at age of 8 with his parents in 1903.

ii. FRANZ "FRANK" ROLL, born November 19, 1898, Soules?, South Russia; died March 27, 1972, Mandan, Morton, ND; Nicknames: "Vallentine (Fallentine), was sometimes called Fred.

iii. ANTON "TONY" ROLL, born May 09, 1901, Soules?, South Russia; died October 12, 1980, Bismarck, Burleigh, ND - one source lists his death as 5 Jul 1956; died October 22, 1984, Bismarck, Burleigh, ND

3. SEBASTIAN7 ROLL (JOHANN GEORG6, GEORG JACOB5, GEORG WENDELIN4, JOANNES MICHAEL3, ADAM NICOLAUS2) was born January 20, 1873 in ?Rastadt, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, and died March 23, 1930 in Bismarck, Burleigh, ND. He married (1) Katherina SCHUTZMANN before 1894 in North Dakota, daughter of Joseph SCHUTZMANN and Katherine SCHEELER. She was born March 25, 1875 in ?Katherinental, Cherson, Beresan, South Russia, and died December 12, 1894 in Richardton, Stark, ND. He married (2) AnnaMary SCHAFF about 1894 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Richardton, Stark, ND, daughter of George SCHAFF and Anna DEGELE. She was born April 19, 1878 in Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, and died January 25, 1904 in Burt, Hettinger, ND. He married (3) Julia Anna KOFFLER January 25, 1904 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, Stark, ND, daughter of Carl KOFFLER and Magdalene DEGELE. She was born August 25, 1869 in South Russia, and died August 17, 1933 in Mott, Hettinger, ND. One source states: "Seb was raised by his uncle, Adam Ferdinand Mischel (a brother to Seb's mother). He brought Seb to this country with him in 1891."

4. MONICA7 ROLL (JOHANN GEORG6, GEORG JACOB5, GEORG WENDELIN4, JOANNES MICHAEL3, ADAM NICOLAUS2) was born February 25, 1874 in the Beresan Valley area, South Russia, and died January 23, 1903, in Odense, Morton, ND. She married JACOB SCHAFF before 1896 in probably Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, son of MARTIN SCHAAF and MAGDALENA SCHMIDT. He was born July 25, 1871 of Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia (or Selz, South Russia?) and died August 03, 1945 in Mandan, Morton, ND. Emigrated on October 09, 1900 from Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia to St. Anthony, Morton, ND, sailing on the Kaiserin Maria Theresia via NY, NY with Jacob's brother, Adam SCHAFF, several HATZENBUHLER's and nephew, Daniel MOREL.

South Russian Born Children of MONICA ROLL and JACOB SCHAFF are:

i. INFANT8 SCHAFF, born before 1896 in Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died stillborn.

ii. MARGARET SCHAFF, born November 17, 1896 in Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died November 06, 1965 Mandan, Morton, ND.

iii. KATHERINE SCHAFF, born March 27, 1898 in Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died January 03, 1987 in Bellevue, WA.

iv. VERONICA SCHAFF, born September 28, 1899 in Speier, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia; died September 02, 1953 (or January, 30, 1987) in Mandan, Morton, ND.

5. JOSEPH7 ROLL (JOHANN GEORG6, GEORG JACOB5, GEORG WENDELIN4, JOANNES MICHAEL3, ADAM NICOLAUS2) was born March 18, 1877 in Katharinental, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia, and died October 23, 1918 in Mott, Hettinger, ND. He married (1) Ann DORNSTAUDER February 14, 1899 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Richardton, Stark, ND. She was born April 19, 1878 in Josephdal, Austria Hungary, and died September 19, 1995 in North Dakota. He married (2) Anna "Ami"BURGER ROLL BERGER before 1909 in ND, daughter of Peter BERGER and Margarite RABONG. She was born October 08, 1886 in Ortzidorf, Temes-Commitat, Hungary, and died June 16, 1963 in Richardton, Stark, ND. Joseph Roll Emigration: between June 1893 - March 13, 1894, Origin: South Russia, Sailed on Kaiser Wilhelm II from Rotterdam, Holland to New York

Thank you,

Mitch Roll
Dallas, Texas

E-mail: mitch @ rollintl.com



Current Margaretha "UNKNOWN" List:

(Born between July 1868 - April 1872)
  1. Margaretha b. 1868 m. Adam DUKART from Landau
  2. Margaretha b. 1869 m. Johann GRESS from Landau
  3. Margaret d. November 1932 Crown Butte, ND, m. Georg JANZER b. 1858
  4. Margaretha b. 1872 m. Michael HUCK from Landau

Current Barbara "UNKNOWN" List:

(Born between November 1874 - June 1876)
  1. Barbara b. 1869 m. Johann C. IMMEL
  2. Barbara b. 1870 m. Michael KARY from Landau
  3. Barbara b. abt. 1872 m. Philipp IMMEL from Landau


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