Hoffental
Names
Hoffental, Hoffenthal, Zhdanovka
Location
51°04' N 47°09' E
History
      Hoffental was officially founded in 1859 as a Lutheran colony by colonists resettling from Beideck, Frank, Grimm, Hussenbach, Kolb, Norka, Schilling, and Walter. These colonists had been living there as early as 1857 and appear on an 1857 census there.
Church
      The congregation in Hoffental became an independent Lutheran parish in 1905 with a resident pastor.
Pastors
      The congregation in Hoffental was served by the following pastors:
Johannes Stenzel (1903-1905)
Johann Büttner (1913-1918)
Johann Georg Schwartz (1929?-1932)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1850
1857
1859
1886
1891
1894
1897
574*
289
285
1904
1910
1912
1,511
1920
182
1,210
1926
161
848
404
444
*Of whom 561 were German.
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 351.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
External Links
Last updated 7 April 2013.
Map showing Hoffental (1935).