Baideck, Beideck, Luganskaya, Luganskoye, Talovka, Talowka
51º10' N 45º40' E
Beideck was founded on 10 August 1764 by the Government as a Lutheran colony by 76 families from the areas of Isenburg, Darmstadt, and Hanau. The colony was named after its first leader. By executive decree, it was given the Russian name of Talovka on 26 February 1768.
The Lutheran magazine Friedensbote was published in Beideck frorm 1885-1915. A home for the elderly (called "Bethany") was founded there in 1891. An orphanage (called "Nazareth") was founded there in 1895.
After 1941, this village was called Luganskoye.
The parish in Beideck was founded in 1767. It served as the lead congregation for 11 area parishes, and was the residence of the pastor. A stone church was built in 1846 and a new one was constructed in 1907. That building still stands, but it has been used as a civic center since the early Soviet days.
The Lutheran parish in Beideck was served by the following pastors:
1767-1770 Georg Christian Seyer
1771-1778 Laurentius Ahlbaum
1793-1820 Johann Martin Otto
1821-1828 Lukas Cattaneo
1828-1828 Heinrich Köpke
1830-1836 Alexander Haken
1836-1850 Christian Gottlieb Hegele
1852-1858 Karl Dönhoff
1859-1880 Felician Joseph Dittrich
1883-1901 Hugo Julius Günther
1887-1888 Liborius Behning
1890-1892 Gotthold Eduard Hahn
1895-? Johann Georg Schwartz
1896-? Johann Romann
1900-1903 Eduard Seib
1901-1905 Johannes Nikolaus Blum
1908-1910 Waldimir Thumin
1918-1929 Herbert Julius Günther
The following pastors are "sons" of the congregation:
**Of whom 3,824 were German.
***Of which 584 households were German.
****Of whom 701 households (4,123 individuals: 1,994 male & 2,129 female) were German.
*****Of whom 4,266 were German.
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- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen, Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 191.
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Last updated 24 April 2014.