Neu-Norka
Names
Neu-Norka
Location
50º20' N 45º21' E
History
      Neu-Norka was officially founded in 1852 although there had been colonists living there as early as 1847. All of the original settlers were from the colony of Norka.
      In 1877, 2 families left for America, and in 1886 an additional 5 families were issued passports to emigrate.
Church
      The Lutheran congregation in Neu-Norka belonged to the parish of Rosenberg. A prayerhouse (Bethaus) was built there in 1890.
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1850
1857
87
538
279
259
1859
65
564
289
275
1886
107
828
416
412
1890
1,181
590
591
1894
1,359
662
697
1897
1,115*
539
576
1904
995
1910
1911
1,304
1920
179
1,218
1922
1,032
1926
219
1,214
565
649
1931
1,339
*Of whom 1,087 are ethnically 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): 311.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 691-694.
- 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): 18.
External Links
Neu-Norka (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 6 April 2013.
Map showing Neu-Norka (1935).


School & Prayerhouse in Neu-Norka
built in 1890.
Source: Volksfreund Kalender, 1911.


Neu-Norka School & Prayerhouse
taken in 1957 - top floor had been removed.
Source: Alexander Baumung.
(original post to wolgadeutsche.net)