Fresenheim
Names
Fresenheim, Sukhodolnoye
Location
51°04'20" N 46°21'26" E
History
      Fresenheim was founded as a Mennonite colony in 1860 (1861 per Koch) in what was known as the Am Trakt Settlement. It was named after Frese, the chief judge in the Office of Immigrant Oversight in Saratov.
      During the Russification renaming efforts (1914-1916), Fresenheim was renamed Sukhodolnoye which means "waterless." This village no longer exists.
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
17
1865
85
1889
91
1897
21
103
46
57
1910
20
127
67
60
1920
19
183
1922
118
1926
30
165
83
82
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
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.
- Dyck, Johannes J. Am Trakt: A Mennonite Settlement in the Central Volga Region. Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1995.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869 (Appendix II, p.16).
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province (Samara: 1910): 334.
- Preliminary Totals of the All-Union Population Census of 1926 for the Volga German ASSR (Pokrovsk: 1927): pp.28-83.
External Links
Fresenheim (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian.
Last updated 8 April 2013.
Map showing Fresenheim (1935).