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Family history of descendents of Johann Harder (1708-1782) and Gertrude Classen
Posted by: Ron Isaak (ID *****8368) Date: November 08, 2003 at 12:37:41
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For those with possible connections to the Harder families of Prussia, Blumstein in Russia, the USA and Canada, here is a potential significant resource. The 64 issues of the Harder Family Review (HFR), provide detailed information on the descendants and families related to Johann Harder (1708-1782) and Gertruda Classen Harder family of Prussia. Their legacy includes the Harders of Blumstein in Imperial Russia (from 1803) and follows the families immigration to the US and Canada starting in the 1870ís. Other prominent family names include Epp, Fast, Flaming, Friesen, Isaac, Neufeld, Schultz, Thielman, Voth, Wiebe and Weins.

Indexes are available online at in EXCEL format that allow searches by Surname, Harder and GRANDMA family numbers. Harder Family Numbers are based on the publication The Blumstein Legacy (First Edition) by Leland Harder and Samuel Harder. GRANDMA refers to the Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry database project. GRANDMA is a project of the California Mennonite Historical Society's Genealogy Project Committee. Distributed on CD-ROM, the current version 4.1 of the database contains genealogical information about 713,132 individuals, most of whose ancestral lines can be traced to Mennonite communities in Poland and Russia. Details are provide at

The HFR is available at Mennonite Archives and Genealogical libraries or back issues can be purchased from either the editor or online. See for details.

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