Neu-Straub
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Names
Neu-Straub, Novaya Skatovka
Location
51°52' N 45°39' E
History
      Neu-Straub is the oldest of the daughter colonies. In 1799, acting as the colony's lawyer, Friedrich Heintz approached the Kontora with a request to relocate the colony of Straub because of the poor quality of farm land there and the lack of water. Some of the colonists in Straub opposed this relocation attempt including the colony's Vorsteher, Mr. Rudolf. Finally in 1801, new land was alloted near Pobochnaya. In the spring of 1802, 28 families (96 people) moved to the new colony of Neu-Straub, named after the colony of their original settlement.
Church
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Pastors
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Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1802
279
1816
284
1834
538
1850
947
1857
1859
1,280
1883
1,601
1897
1,868
898
970
1905
2,728
1911
3,030
1926
2,587
Sources:
- Dietz, Jacob E. History of the Volga German Colonists (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005): 212.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.
External Links
Neu-Straub (Lillian Larwig)
Alvina's Story (Lillian Larwig)
Last updated 30 October 2013.
Old German House in Neu-Straub.
Source: Alexey Parfen (2009).