Liebental
Names
Liebental, Liebenthal, Pionerskoye
Location
51°17'85" N 46°51'68" E
History
      Liebental was a Catholic daughter colony founded in 1859 in Samara Province, Kanton Mariental.
      The first group of immigrants to North America departed in the fall of 1875, sailing aboard the SS Ohio. This group is reported to include the following:
Jacob Beil
Peter Beil
Joseph Braun
Martin Götz
Jacob Herrman
John Herrman
Peter Herrman
Adam Kreutzer
John Kreutzer
John Lechleiter
Michael Lechleiter
John Schäffer
John Peter Schäffer
Peter Schäffer
Joseph Schönberger
Franz Weber
Church
      An independent Catholic parish was established in Liebental in 1861.
Priests
      The parish in Liebental was served by the following priests:
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
1886
1891
1894
1897
1,215*
586
629
1904
1910
223
1,379
622
757
1912
1,100
1920
133**
733
1926
113
567
291
276
*Of whom 1,203 were German.
**Of which 131 households were German.
Sources:
- Dechant, Emerald. Die Liebenthaler und Ihre Kirche. Hays, KS: News Pub. Co., 1976?.
- 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.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
External Links
Liebental (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 12 November 2013.
Map showing Liebental (1935).