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Author:  gdo_researcher [ Wed May 25, 2011 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  Karlstal, Grossliebental District of Odessa

Founded: 1806/1819/1899
German Name: Karlstal, Russian Name: Schellenburg, Ukrainian Name: Schirokaja Bolk
Religion: Evangelical

Notes: From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger page 188, "In the years 1806/09 these immigrants in the district of Odessa established the settlement of Karlstal near Odessa." The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp page 86, "In the years 1806/19 these immigrants in the district of Odessa established the settlement of Karlstal on the estate of the Prussian cavalry officer Karl Vitsch; the 25 families were from Württemberg. In 1841 they founded Hoffnungstal in Bessarabia. In the years 1843-47, 75 additional families arrived from Worms, Glückstal, Bergdorf, Neudorf, Kassel, Hoffnungstal in the district of Odessa. A settlement, therefore, whose inhabitants all came from the Odessa area."

Early St. Petersburg reports reflect Karlstal families in the parish of Freudental.

The original founders of Hoffnungstal Bessarabia came from Karlstal.

List of inhabitants in Karlstal in 1944: Ananjew, Baron, Becker, Becher, Biedermann, Bischof, Esch, Enzi, Freier, Heizmann, Himrich, Jäger, Leib, Marons, Moser, Möbius, Neher, Neumüller, Rivinius, Schell, Schuler, Schwab, Teufel, Tschachlowsky, Voll, Zeiser. (Source: Erinnerungen an die deutschen Kolonien des Grossliebentaler Rayons bei Odessa by Eduard Mack.) Search the Black Sea database (http://www.blackseagr.org/blksea-db/searchform.php) for these settlers.

Articles:
GDO Newsletter - Karlstal Plat Map - Volume 3 Issue 1, page 4
GDO Newsletter - Karlstal Repression List - Volume 2 Issue 3, page 3

Books:
Erinnerungen an die deutschen Kolonien des Grossliebentaler Rayons bei Odessa by Eduard Mack (pages 267-270)
From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (pages 102-105)
Homesteaders on the Steppe by Joseph S. Height (page 320)
The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 – 1862 by Karl Stumpp (page 86)

Census Records:
The St. Petersburg Archives Freudental Parish for the years 183X – 188X (available online at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1469151)

Church Records:
Odessa St. Paul Lutheran Church Registers by GRHS

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