Anton, Antonow, Antonowka, Sadovoye, Sebastinovka, Sebastjanowka, Sebastyanovka, Sewastjanowka, Sevastinovka, Sevastjanovka, Sevastyanovka (after 1941, Sadovoye)
51º2' N 45º51' E
Anton was founded on 7 September 1764 by the Government as a Reformed colony.
The congregation in Anton was part of the parish headquartered in Messer.
A new church building was constructed in 1856 in the Kontor Style. This building still stands and is being used as a community cultural center.
The congregation in Anton was served by the following pastors:
**Of which 376 households were German.
***Of whom 1,526 were German (310 households: 713 male & 813 female).
- Beratz, Gottieb. The German colonies on the Lower Volga, their origin and early development: a memorial for the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first German settlers on the Volga, 29 June 1764. Translated by Adam Giesinger (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1991): 348.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Orlov, Gregorii. Report of Conditions of Settlements on the Volga to Catherine II, 14 February 1769.
- Pallas, P.S. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Theil 3,2, Reise aus Sibirien zurueck an die Wolga im 1773sten Jahr (St. Petersburg: Kaiserl. Academie der Wissenschaften, 1776): 621.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 19, 51-69.
- Pleve, Igor R. The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001): 311, 319.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.
Families with the following surnames are known to have lived in Anton:
Descendants of families from Anton are known to have settled in the following locations:
Fort Morgan, Colo.: Baumgartner
Fresno, Calif.: Ganshorn
Keensburg, Colo.: Baumgartner
Kerrobert, Sask.: Heinz
Lincoln, Neb.: Wekesser
Lovell, Wyo.: Keil
Portland, Ore.: Rothermel/Rudarmel; Weckesser
Tillamook, Ore.: Weckesser
Last updated 25 August 2014.