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Russian Mennonite Immigrants
From
Harbin, China
To
The United States
To the best of my knowledge this is the list of the Mennonite refugees stranded in Harbin, China who were allowed entry into the United States in 1929 and 1930.
Anecdotal comments enclosed in [ ] were supplied by other immigrants or children of immigrants.
Name, Port and Date of Arrival in [ ] - when available. Many families were separated and some names are misspelled on the lists/manifests.
Maiden names of wives are enclosed in ( ) when known.


                        
                Harbiner List as of July 20, 2000

Balzer, Maria H.                  [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 1/29/30]
Bartsch, Abram  Wife: Elisabet    [Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/24/29]

Bergmann, Heinrich (Rudy)        [Korea Maru, San Francisco, 9/27/29]
Bergmann, Johann                 [Korea Maru, San Francisco, 9/27/29]
                        
Block, Johann  [President Lincoln, Seattle, 3/07/30{surname listed as ISAAK}]
Block, Jacob   [President Lincoln, Seattle, 3/07/30{surname listed as ISAAK}]


Buller, Peter   [Chichibu Maru, San Francisco, Oct. 30, 1930]
                
Eberhard, Jacob G.      Wife: Katarina [Shidzuoka Maru, Seattle, 12/29/29]
Eberhard, Johann and Jacob J.          [Shidzuoka Maru, Seattle, 12/29/29]

Friesen, Johann       Wife:(2) Margaret [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/13/29]
         Children:
         Heinrich       [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/13/29]
         Nicholas       [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/13/29]
         Johann
         Anna
         Step-children:
         Klassen, Gerhard       [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/13/29]
         Klassen, Louise (Lisa) "
         Klassen, Nellie                "

Friesen, Thomas                 [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]

Froese, Gerhard         Wife: Marichen  [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 1/29/30]
                

Funk, Johann P.   Wife: Suzie     [Korea Maru, San Francisco, 9/27/29]
         Children: Peter and Anna 

Goetz, David H.   Wife: Anna H.    [Shinyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/4/30]
         Children:
         David D.
         Heinrich D.
         Peter D.

Goertz, Jacob           Wife: Anna      [Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/24/29]
           Daughter:
           Hildegard

Goosen, Jacob                   [Iyo Maru, Seattle, 3/30/29]

Hiebert, Heinrich       Wife:Aganetha   [Korea Maru, San Francisco, 2/28/30]
         Children:
         Aganetha
         Heinrich

Isaak, Peter P., Sr.    Wife: Katerina Janzen Block {mother of John and Jacob 
                        Block, above, and Anna Block Rogalski, below} 
                        [President Lincoln, Seattle, 3/07/30]
Isaak, Peter P., Jr.(age 38) Wife (2): Helen    [President Lincoln, Seattle, 3/07/30]
         Children of Wife (1)
         Anna
         Helen
         Elizabeth
         Peter P. III
         Gerhard
         Child of Wife (2)
         Johann

Isaak, James    [Brother of Dr. Isaak who stayed in Harbin]

Isaak, Johann           Wife: Maria [President Lincoln, Seattle, 3/7/30]
         Children:
         Olga
         Johann

Isaak, Heinrich    Wife: Anna      [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
         Children:
         Heinrich
         Peter
         Anna

Janzen, Kornelius A.            [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 8/13/30]

Janzen, Jacob    Wife: Maria [nee Friesen][Korea Maru, San Francisco, 2/28/30]
         Children:
         Johann  [married Martha Reimer]
         Jacob   [married Carolin Colby Troescher]
         Abram   [m. (1) Helen Bergen, m. (2) Anna Marie Tacket Bergen]
         Tina    [married Abe Goerzen]
         Lina    [married Orville Burgeson]

Janzen, David                   [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]

Janzen, Nicolai   Wife: Zara J.[nee Wiens][Shinyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/04/30]
         Children:
         Heinrich H. [age 20]
         Gertrude H. [age 28]

Kazlofsky, Heinrich     [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 1/29/30]

Klassen, Heinrich H.   Wife: Katerina  [Shinyo Maru, San Francisco, 3/15/30]
         Children:
         Elizabeth
         Sarah
         Marie
         Helen
         Suzie
         Abram
         Jacob

Klassen, Abram    Wife:Margaret(nee Isaak)[Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
         Children:
         Abram
         Peter
         Johann

Klippenstein, Gerhard   Wife: Anna      [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 1/29/30]
         Children:
         Johann
         Gerhard
         Helen          [married Nick Friesen]
         Adopted Son:
         Peter

Klippenstein, Peter    Wife: Aganetha [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 2/14/30]
         Children:
         Heinrich
         Johann
         Peter
         Aganetha

Kruger, Gerhard    Wife: Margaret   [Korea Maru, San Francisco, 9/27/29]
        Son: Heinrich

Langemann, Aaron         Wife: Aganetha  [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 1/29/30]
[adopted Froese children in U.S.]

Loewen, Frank     Wife: Maria D. [President Lincoln, Seattle, 3/07/30]
Loewen, Peter       [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
Loewen, Heinrich [listed as Newich on ship list] [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/13/29]

Mierau, David                       [Shinyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/04/30]

Michelson, Heinrich     Wife: Katharina [Shidzuoka Maru, Seattle, 12/02/29]
         Daughter: Katie

Neufeld, Aganetha       [Widow][Shinyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/04/30]                    
        Children:
        Johann
        Peter
        Abram    [Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/9/30]
        Jacob    [Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/9/30]
        Mary     {married Jakob Wiebe}[Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/9/30]      

Neufeld, Jakob P.       Wife: Helena    {Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/9/30]
         Children:
         Henry
         Helen
         Jakob J.
         Franz
         Wilhelm
         David
         Abram
         Herman
         Kornelius [Chichibu Maru, San Francisco, Oct. 30, 1930]
           

Originally listed as Heinrich, was there another Heinrich Neufeld?

Penner, Peter    Wife: Anna              [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/29/30]
         Daughter: Anna

Petker, Gerhard G.   Wife: Justina A. [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 8/13/30]
         Children:
         Ekaterina G.
         Anna G.
         Gerhard G.
         Petker-Unruh, Erna David 

Rogalski, Heinrich  Wife:Anna (nee Block) - first cousin to Jacob Janzen, Sr.
                                [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
         Children:
         Katharine, Helen, Anna and Mary

Reimer, Gerhard A.      Wife: Anna H. [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 8/13/30]
           Children:
           Erna G.

Regehr, Jacob  [later m. Unruh, Katharine][Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
Regehr, Heinrich [later m. Margaret Friesen {listed as Rogalski on ship list}]
			  [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/28/30]

Schmidt, Abram        Wife: Anna (Wiebe) [sister of Agneta Warkentin]
                                  [Iyo Maru, Seattle, 11/30/29]
           Children:
           Abram
           Peter
           John
           Cornelius
           Elizabeth

Schmidt, David T.   Wife: Anna [daughter of Heinrich and Zara Janzen - above]
                                        [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 8/13/30]
         Children:
         David D. [b. Russia]
         Erika [b. Harbin, China]

Schmidt, Heinrich   [settled in Lynden, WA][Shidzuoka Maru, Seattle, 12/02/29]

Thielman, Johann                        [Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 1/29/30]
Thiessen, Jakob G.  Wife:Anna J.(nee Peters)[Shinyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/4/30]               
Thiessen, Johann G. Wife:Sarah H.(nee Janzen)[Taiyo Maru, San Francisco, 8/13/30]
         Children:
         Johann
         Elsa J.
         Mary (b. China)

Tiessen, Nicholai Jacob   Wife: Anna G. [Mishima Maru, Seattle, 2/09/30]
        Children:
        Egon N.
        Anna Loisa

Thiessen, "Officer"
Toews, Heinrich         Wife: Elizabeth(nee Friesen)
				[Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 9/13/29]
         Children:
         Elizabeth
         Johann

Unruh, David    Wife: Judith    [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
         Children:
         David
         John
         Jacob
         Peter
         Katharine
         Abram
         Mary
         Franz

Unruh, Heinrich           Wife: Margaret [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 2/14/30]
         Children:
         Katharine
         Olga
         Helen
         Annie b. China

Unruh, John D. (age 19)    [Tenyo Maru, San Francisco, 4/25/30]
							 {son of David?}

Warkentin, Aaron      Wife: Aganeta N. (Wiebe) [sister of  Anna Schmidt/wife of Abram]
                               [Asama Maru, San Francisco, 10/24/29]
           Children:
           Helen A.
           Aganeta A.
           Jacob A.
           Johan A.
           Elizaveta A.
 

Warkentin, Isaak		Wife: Helena	[Iyo Maru, Seattle, 11/30/29]
	Children:
	Gerhardt
	Peter
	Isaak
	Jacob

Wiebe, Jakob  [married Mary Neufeld][Shidzuoka Maru, Seattle, 12/2/29]

Wiebe, John F.  	Wife: Katarina	  [Shidzuoka Maru, Seattle, 12/2/29]	
	   Children:
	   John J.
	   Helen J.


 
Wieler, Gerhard     Wife: Anna {Buschmann}[Korea Maru, San Francisco, 9/27/29]
         Children:
         Lisa
         Johann
         Gerhard
	 Anna-Marie


Ship List - Tenyo Maru, Sept.13, 1929 Ship List - Korea Maru, Sept. 27, 1929
Ship List - Asama Maru, Oct. 24, 1929 Ship List - IYO Maru, Nov. 30, 1929
Ship List - Shidzuoka Maru, Dec. 29, 1929 Ship List - Taiyo Maru, Jan. 29, 1930
Ship List - Mishima Maru, Feb.9, 1930 Ship List - Tenyo Maru, Feb.14, 1930
Ship List - Korea Maru, Feb.28, 1930 Ship List - President Lincoln, March 7, 1930
Ship List - Shinyo Maru, March 15, 1930 Ship List - Tenyo Maru, April 25, 1930
Ship List - Taiyo Maru, August 13, 1930 Ship List - Shinyo Maru, Sept. 4, 1930
Ship List - Asama Maru, Oct. 9, 1930 Ship List - Chichibu Maru, Oct. 30, 1930


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