Dehler
Names
Beresovka, Beresowka, Berezovka; Berjosowka, Dehler, Deller, Teller
Location
51º10' N 45º55' E
History
      Dehler was founded on 1 July 1767 as a Roman Catholic colony by 55 colonists from areas of Trier, Nassau, Hesse and Darmstadt. They had been recruited by LeRoy & Pictet. It was named after the first mayor (Vorsteher) of the colony, Johannes Dehler.
Church
      A wooden church was built in Dehler in 1894. It was later replaced by a stone building.
Priests
      The parish in Dehler was served by the following priests:
Gottlieb Beratz (1894-1909)
Johannes Zimmermann (1913-1918)
Robert Glassner (1928-1931)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
55
171
85
86
1769
36
154
79
75
1773
39
150
71
79
1788
190
1798
249
1816
430
1834
756
1850
1,057
1857
1859
1,332
1889
1,488
1897
1,811*
961
850
1910
2,392
1912
3,062
1920
370
2,515
1922
2,102
1926**
383
2,132**
1,011
1,121
1931
2,214
*Of whom 1,800 were German.
**Of whom 2,127 were German (381 households: 1,010 male & 1,117 women).
Source:
- 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): 349.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- The German Settlements in the USSR before 1941 [in Russian] (Moscow, 2002): 101.
- 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.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 267-278.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Joseph Schnurr, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen, Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 247.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
External Links
Familia Koller (in Spanish)
Martel Family (James Martel)
Last updated 22 May 2013.

Map of Dehler
soon after its founding.