Anton
Names
Anton, Antonow, Antonowka, Sadovoye, Sebastinovka, Sebastjanowka, Sebastyanovka, Sewastjanowka, Sevastinovka, Sevastjanovka, Sevastyanovka (after 1941, Sadovoye)
Location
51º2' N 45º51' E
History
      Anton was founded on 7 September 1764 by the Government as a Reformed colony.
Church
      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.
Pastors
      The congregation in Anton was served by the following pastors:
1767-1777 Aloysius Jauch
1778-1799 Johannes S. Janet
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
63
229
1769
59
241
116
125
1773
59
270
127
143
1788
57
367
180
187
1798
54
356
177
179
1816
80
611
307
304
1834
103
988
488
500
1850
109
1,516
740
776
1857
146
1,690
828
862
1859
149
1,729
853
876
1886
224
1,951
963
988
1891
219
2,601
1,300
1,301
1894
225
2,565
1,285
1,280
1897
1,644*
786
858
1904
3,000
1910
3,047
1912
3,095
1920
378**
2,363
1922
1,633
1923
1,813
1926***
315
1,581
755
826
1931
2,248
1941
1,800
*Of whom 1,637 were German.
**Of which 376 households were German.
***Of whom 1,526 were German (310 households: 713 male & 813 female).
Sources:
- 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.
Surnames
      Families with the following surnames are known to have lived in Anton:
Albrecht
Bähr
Baum
Baumgärtner
Beckel/Böckel
Decker
Derr
Dewald
Eichner
Engel
Engelhardt
Feller/Föller
Fuchs
Ganshorn
Grasmick/Grasmück
Haas
Hardt
Hauck
Heinz
Helzer
Jest
Johann
Jost
Keil
Kirchenmeier
Kisselmann
Klemm
Kletter
Knippenberg/Knüppenberg
König
Krämer
Krebs
Kuntzmann
Laut
Metzger
Müller/Miller
Nazarenus
Ochs
Paul
Pauli/Paulÿ
Reckling/Renkling
Ret
Rothermel
Röttger
Rudÿ
Storck
Tamplon
Tripper
Vogt
Weckeser
Weigandt
Weisheim
Wenzerich
Würfel
Migration
      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
Lovell, Wyo.: Keil
Portland, Ore.: Rothermel/Rudarmel
Resources
External Links
Anton (Wolgadeutsche.net)
Last updated 14 May 2014.
Map showing Anton (1935).

Anton building.

Former Lutheran Church in Anton.

Former Lutheran Church in Anton (2010).
Source: E. Moshkova.

Former Volga German grain storage building in Anton