Ilovlinskii Umet, Ilovlinsky Umet, Rosenberg, Umet
50°17' N 45°21' E
Rosenberg was founded in 1847 by colonists from Grimm, Balzer, Dreispitz, Shcherbakovka, Stephan, Holstein, and Galka. In 1865, 104 colonists moved to the Kuban. Emigration to America began in 1877 when 37 colonists left. In 1886-87, an additional 184 colonists departed for America.
Rosenberg was the ancestral home of Pastor Nathanael Woldemar Heptner (1862-1933) and chemist A.G. Horst (1889-1981).
The Lutheran parish in Rosenberg was established in 1859 and served as the residence for the pastor who also served the congregations in Oberdorf and Erlenbach.
The parish headquartered in Rosenberg was served by the following pastors:
**Of which 250 households were German.
***Of whom 284 households were German - total: 1,665 (792 male, 873 female).
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Last updated 23 April 2014.