Johannesruh

Notes: Located in the Saporoshje/Melitopol area of Russia is a daughter colony of Hutteral, was founded in 1853 (1852 according to Geisinger) and is located 3 miles north of Huttertal. Johannesruh was a private ownership of property community. From 18741879 all Hutterites (except two families who joined the Mennonites) left Russia and came to the United States where they settled in South Dakota.

Pioneer Settler Surnames:   Decker, Glanzer, Gross, Hofer, Kleinsasser, Knels, Mendel, Stahl, Tschetter, Waldner, Wipf, Wollman, and Wurtz. 

There are many books that will help you with researching ancestors from this village:

Map of the Hutterite Colonies: From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 100)

Ship Records - Many of the ship names and dates can be found in the book Hutterite Roots