Brabander
Names
Audincourt, Brabander, Brabenberg, Kasitzkaja, Kasitzkaya, Kasitzkoje, Kaziskaja, Kozickaja, Kozitskaya, Krasnoarmeiskoye
Location
51º12' N 45º55' E
History
      Brabander was founded as a Roman Catholic colony on 26 June 1767 by LeRoy & Pictet.
Priests
      The Brabander parish was served by the following priests:
Thaddäus Hattowsky (1803-1807)
Heinrich Guillemaint (1807-1820)
Joseph Wanner (1867-1871)
Johannes Ungemach (1884)
Adolf Ulrich (1884-1890)
Peter Bach (1901-1914)
Johannes Zimmermann (1913-1918)
Michael Still (1925-1928)
Johannes Zimmermann (1934-1935)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
123
366
190
176
1769
102
350
183
167
1773
99
351
177
174
1788
68
398
149
148
1798
78
394
198
196
1816
95
530
269
261
1834
147
889
477
412
1850
162
1,200
616
584
1857
156
1,448
740
708
1859
1,496
1883
2,171
1889
2,301
1897
2,369*
1,148
1,221
1910
425
3,051
1,484
1,567
1912
3,885
1920
528
3,305
1922
2,640
1923
2,483
1926
543
2,580**
1,247
1,326
1931
3,153***
*Of whom 2,355 were German.
**Of whom 2,573 (1,247 male & 1,326 female) were German living in 539 households.
***Of whom 3,128 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): 609.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 215-242.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen, Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 246.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
Resources
Censuses for Brabander are available for the following years: 1767, 1798, 1834, 1850, & 1857.
External Links
Brabander (wolgadeutschen.net) - in Russian
Last updated 31 May 2013.
Video of the Brabander Mill in 2001 (Windows Media format - 33MB).
Source: Steve Schreiber.

Brabander flour mill in 2001.
Source: Steve Schreiber.

Brabander mill equipment continues in use after 100 years.
Source: David Karber.