List of Germans in miligary grave yard in old Odessa n. the Black Sea, Ukraine [S. Russia]
Last Updated: 12 March 2002
Those Killed In Action:
MILITARY GRAVE YARD OF OLD ODESSA:
|E-MAIL 30 AUG 1999|
|>> Good evening !
I have a list of people buried in the " Military (War) Necropole of Old Odessa"Over 1 000 are buried there, but the list covers only 300 senior officers & genrals, of whom 40 have German surnames. Would it interest the list to have those names ? would you want to place it on Pixel ? I could translate from Russian. ** of these 40 names, I *think* one can obtain biographies (miliatry carreer/service records) If this might interest the Odessa List, please feel free to report there.
Vera Beljakova-Miller <<
See bottom of this page for more information.
25 Oct 1999 - Corrections found: http://pixel.cs.vt.edu/library/cemeteries/russia/link/atacama.txt
|ACKEMANN, Evgeni Juliovich - Colonel
APOSTOLLI, Vasilii Egorevich - Lt-Colonel
AIRDALE / ERDELI , Paul - Lt colonel
BERG, Michael Leontovich - General-Major
BO(a)UFALL, Vladislav Franzevich - General-Lt
ENGELHARDT, Nikolai Fedorovich - General Lt
HANGARDT - Georgi Georgivitch - General Major
(GERBER?-CHRISTO) - Stepan Dmitrievich - General Major
HOFFMANN, Dmitri Antonovich - General of the Artillery
HOCHFELDT, Michael Samoilovich - General Major
DICK, Georgi Afanasievich - General-Lt
(?Kliehmann?) - Vladimir Ludvigovitch - General-Major
KORBE, Illarion Vasilevich - Major
von KRUG, Victor Platonovich - General Major
LANG, Vladimir Ivanovich - Lt-Colonel
LAPIN, Vladimir Ivanovich - General-Major
LEIDENIUS, Greogori-Werner Gustavovich - General-Major
LESSAR//Lezar?, Michael Lukich - Major
Count LIEDERS, Alexander Nikolaevich - General of Infantry
Baron von MEERSCHEIDT-GILLESEM, Nikolai Vladimirovich - Colonel
Baron von MEYENDORFF, Theodore (Fedor) Egorevich, General-Lt
MEINANDER, Vyatcheslav Kasimorovich, Colonel
MELENTEV, Sergei Nikolaevich - Colonel
NARBUHT, Michael Andreevich - Colonel
Baron von NOLKEN, Karl Boguslavvich - Colonel
PATRICK, Alexander Vasilevich - General-Major
PETERSEN, Nikolai Ivanovich - Colonel
PILL (Pihl?), Eduard Friedrichovich -General-Major
PRIK / prick / priek /, Moiesei Eremevich - Lt Colonel (German-Jewish)
ROSENFELDT, Vincentei Antonovich - General-Major
Baron STAHL(Stael)-von-Holstein, General-Major
SCHEIN, Peter Konstantinovich - General Lt
SCHOHSTACK, Andree Andreevich, General Lt
SCHOHSTACK, Theodore Alexandrovich, Lt General
WINTELL, Alexei Ivanovich - Major
Borodinoians Who Died in WWI from 1914 - 1918
With my compliments -extracts of German, Gr-Baltic / Swiss names I left out a few Italian and French names though) -
* below I give a synopsis of Russian > German Christian names
** and a hierarchy of top military titles, in case there might be queries
how to translate ranks properly into English.
*** I also give a crash-course in what it all means.
Some of the people with German surnames who are buried at the
< War Necropole of Old Odessa >
ca 1854 - 1914
* Pleaes note, in Russian, one uses "Patronyms"
eg - denoting "son of" ... for a man, this ends in "ovich"
Eg - Adam Ivanovich = Adam + son of Johann + surname
Evgeni - Eugene
Fedor - Theodore
Ivan - Johann
Andre - Andreas
Vasili - Basil
Nikolai - Nickolas
Sergei - Sergius
Vincentii - Vincent
Gregorii - Gregory
Gerorgii - George
(which is very frequently confused in Russia with Gregory)
Samoil - Samuel
Julii - Julius
Russian Imperial Army Military Ranks :
from top down :
General of the Infantry (or Cavalry)
Brigadier in Army & Cavelry
Lt Colonel in the Guards
Colonel in Army & Cavelry
Lt-Colonel in Artillery
Major in the Guards
Lt Colonel in Army & Cavalry
Major in Arillery
Captain in the Guards.
Above 4 ranks automatically propelled a man into "nobility" know as service
nobility or military nobility - this is an earned rank, but also is
hereditary, introduced by Peter the Great to democratise the country and
although talented people from the commoners & serfs (bonded labour) to
achieve high rank through dedication to the Empire.
It was also a move to squash the powers of the previous aristocrasy who
were getting to uppity and bossy for the Tzar's liking.
He needed a new (service-orientated) class of people totally loyal to the
Crown, and dependent on his employment in the military or civil service.
Germans, European immigrants and Baltic-German-nobles and as well as simple
soldiers, comfortably slotted into Peter the Great's plans for governing
It was their big break to achieve reach high office through talent,
hard-work and dedication. Some Balt-GR were given titles of Barons at this
point, and well-serving Barons were promoted to Counts.
Originally the 1st 8 ranks allowed for "hereditary nobility"
- but the goal posts were later moved to Rank 4.
Below that one had "personal" nobility.
> From: atacama <email@example.com>
> Subject: Old Odessa Military Cemetry
> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 21:57:04 +0200
Another link on German Nobility suggested by Vera: http://www.genealogienetz.de/misc/nobility_faq.html