Alexanderhöh, Alexandrhöh, Alexanderdorf, Alexander-Hey, Alexandrovka, Uralsk
46°51' E 51°16' N
Alexanderhöh was a daughter colony that originally consisted of two colonies--one named Alexanderdorf and the other named Höh. The two colonies were located next to one another on opposite sides of the Nachoi River (Nachoistrom), a tributary that branched off the Greater Karaman River (Großer Karaman Fluß) east of Mariental. Alexanderdorf was founded in 1848 by 19 families from the mother colonies of Schwed, Schäfer, Urbach, Stahl am Karaman, and others.
Höh was founded later (evidently 1860) by colonists from the mother colonies of Schwed, Stahl am Karaman, Rosenheim, Fischer, Enders, and others. About the same time (i.e., in the first half of 1860), the names of the two colonies were combined into Alexander-Höh, which from then on became the name of the combined daughter colony.
According to the 9th Revision for Stahl am Karaman, the following families moved to Alexanderdorf: Michael Stahl (b. 1794), Konrad Stahl (b. 1797), Johannes Zitzer (b. 1773), Friedrich Zitzer (b. 1801), Heinrich Seibel (b. 1793), Friedrich Elberg (Ölberg?, b. 1810), and Christian Elberg (Ölberg?, b. 1814).
In 1877-1878, 10 families departed for America.
The Lutheran church in Alexanderhöh was built of wood in 1888 in the Kontor Style. It reportedly seated 800 parishners.
The congregation in Alexanderhöh is part of the Lutheran parish headquartered in Weizenfeld where there was a resident pastor.
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**Of whom 1,137 were German.
***Of which 304 households were German.
****Of whom, 1,393 (675 male &718 female) were German living in 278 households.
*****Of whom 1,805 were German.
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Alexandrehe (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 7 April 2013.