Dinkel
Names
Dinkel, Oberholstein, Tarlykovka, Tarlykowka
Location
51º02' N 46º06' E
History
      Dinkel was founded on 12 May 1767 by LeRoy & Pictet as a Lutheran colony.
Church
      The congregation in Dinkel was part of the Warenburg Lutheran Parish which had been established in 1770.
      A new church building was completed in 1894.

Pastors
      The congregation in Dinkel was served by the following pastors:
1785-1788 Friedrich Konrad Strengel
1797-1825 Bernhard Wilhelm Litfass
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
56
166
1769
52
173
91
82
1773
47
179
90
89
1788
1798
271
1816
1834
1850
1857
1859
1886
1891
1894
1897
1,703*
862
841
1904
1910
1912
3,586
1920
356
2,564
1926**
315
1,592
714
878
*Of whom 1,669 were German.
**Of whom 1,585 were German (311 households: 708 male & 877 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): 349.
- 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.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 297-311.
- Pleve, Igor R. The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, translated by Richard Rye (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001): 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): 17.
Last updated 31 May 2013.
Map showing Dinkel (1935).

Dinkel Lutheran Church
built in 1894.
Source: Heimatbuch.

School in Dinkel.
Source: Heimatbuch.

Back of Jacob Wilhelm Müller's tombstone at the cemetery in Dinkel. The front and back of the granite tombstone are of Jacob Wilhelm Müller. Jacob was born January 31, 1799 and died 27 or 24 1883. Photo courtesy of Sharon While - August 2003.


Hand-drawn map of Dinkel.
Source: Sharon White.