Rosenberg
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Names
Ilovlinskii Umet, Ilovlinsky Umet, Rosenberg, Umet
Location
50°17' N 45°21' E
History
      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).
Church
      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.
Pastors
The parish headquartered in Rosenberg was served by the following pastors:
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
98
796
393
403
1859
80
808
405
403
1886
144
1,173
598
575
1891
1,714
864
850
1894
152
1897
1,385*
679
706
1904
1,363
1911
1,434
1912
3,000
1920
253**
1,871
1922
1,667
1923
1,703
1926***
289
1,676
799
877
1931
2,015
*Of whom 1,362 were German.
**Of which 250 households were German.
***Of whom 284 households were German - total: 1,665 (792 male, 873 female).
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Dietz, Jacob E., History of the Volga German Colonists (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005): 215.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 311.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province. Samara, Russia, 1910.
- Minkh, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 825-829. Online.
- 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: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1972): 193-194.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.
External Links
Rosenberg (Richard McGregor)
Rosenberg (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 23 April 2014.

Map showing Rosenberg (1935).


Map of Rosenberg
Compiled by Richard McGregor (1999)
Source: Rosenberg web site.

Map showing Rosenberg.
Source: Vladimir Kakorin

Aerial photo of Rosenberg
taken by the German Luftwaffe (1940s).
Source: Vladimir Kakorin