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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.
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- 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.
Fresenheim (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian.
Last updated 8 April 2013.