Boisroux
Names
Boaro, Boisraux, Boisroux, Borodaevka, Borodayevka, Bordovskoye, Bordowskoje
Location
51º40'67" N 46º52'01" E
History
      Boisroux was founded as a Lutheran colony on 7 June 1767 by Baron Caneau de Beauregard.
Church
      Boisroux became an independent Lutheran parish in 1905, with a resident pastor.
Pastors
      The following pastors served the Boisroux parish since 1905:
Gotthold Hahn (1906-1912)
Johannes Nikolaus Blum (1913-1918)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
97*
281
152
129
1769
88
344
189
155
1773
73
309
161
148
1788
49
270
147
123
1798
56
351
186
165
1816
82
620
308
312
1834
129
1,205
642
563
1850
185
1,672
860
812
1857
174
2,118
1,085
1,033
1859
180
2,233
1,143
1,090
1883
3,208
1889
3,795
1894
1897
4,207**
2,134
2,073
1904
5,077
1910
477
6,123
3,685
2,438
1912
6,063
1920
674***
5,143
1922
3,119
1923
3,088
1926****
523
3,064
1,454
1,610
1931
4,244*****
*An additional 81 households were included in the 1767 census of Boisroux who were destined to be settled in other colonies the following year.
**Of whom 4,203 were German.
***Of which 673 households were German.
****Of whom 3,061 (1,451 male & 1,610 female) were German.
*****Of whom 4,242 were German.
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): 614.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 139-175.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1972): 198.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
External Links
Boaro (Wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 12 November 2013.
Map showing Boisroux (1935).