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1914
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1900
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1881
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1876
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1874
Russia
1820
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1760
Johann Dircks Family in Russia

Johann Kornelius Dirck's Passport from Marienwerder was issued on June 9, 1819. He had sold his land, but did not have cash when he arrived in Russia. He did have two horses worth 45 Rubles, and other possessions worth 100 Rubles. Urry wrote, "Between 1800 and 1850 land prices in New Russia (includes Molotschna) increased tenfold, from 1.5 rubles per "desiatina" (2.7 acres) to 15 and 20 rubles."

In the Spring of 1820 two hundred fifty-four immigrant families from Marienwerder came to Molotschna. The Dircks family was one of sixteen who settled the village of Alexanderthal.