Gnadendorf
Names
Blagodatnoye, Gnadendorf, Nachoi, Nakhoi
Location
51°13'30" N 46°47'00"E
History
      Gnadendorf was founded in 1859 as a Lutheran colony. In 1909, 219 people resettled to Siberia. In 1910, Gnadendorf had a Lutheran church, a school, a brick plant, and three wind mills.
      Because of their close geographical proximity to one another, Gnadendorf and Rosenfeld were merged into one governmental unit during the Soviet era.
Church
      Gnadendorf was part of the Lutheran parish of Weizenfeld where the pastor also lived.
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
1883
1,176
1889
1,346
1894
1897
1,464*
713
751
1905
1,872
1910
217
2,062
1,024
1,038
1912
2,300
1920
255**
1,908
1922
1,406
1923
1,570
1926***
265
1,450
723
727
1931
1,945****
*Of whom 1,446 were German.
**Of which 254 households were German.
***Of whom 1,446 (720 male & 726 female) were German living in 265 households.
****Of whom 1,936 were German.
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Herdt, Karl. Die Namengebung zweier Woldadeutscher Dörfer, Alexanderdorf und Höh (Alexander-Höh): am Nachoistrom gelegen sowie Episoden aus dem damaligen Bauernleben und Skizzen aus der Steppentierwelt (Espelkamp: K. Herdt, 1983): 14.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province. Samara, Russia, 1910.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
External Links
Gnadendorf (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 7 April 2013.
Map showing Gnadendorf
on the right (1935).


Map of Colonies along the
Nachoi River (1860)
Source: Die Namengebung zweier Wolgadeutscher Dörfer, 1983 (p.14).