Dreispitz
Names
Dreispitz, Verkhnaya Dobrinka, Verkhnyaya Dobrinka, Werchnaja Dobrinka
Location
50º21 N 45º40' E
History
      Dreispitz was founded on 16 September 1767 by the Government as a Lutheran colony.
Church
      The congregation in Dreispitz was part of the Galka parish which was founded in 1767.
Pastors
      The congregation in Dreispitz was served by the following pastors:
?-1774 Pastor Bergstrom
1774-1778 Johann Kaspar Brauns
1782-1788 Jakob Alexander Topelius
1792-1794 Mag. Johann Dorn
1796-1804 Philipp Jakob Hiemer
Friedrich Dahlinger
Pastor Schneider
Population

Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
32
107
1769
31
124
71
53
1773
35
151
83
68
1788
42
222
112
110
1798
44
252
137
125
1816
66
449
221
228
1834
104
877
441
436
1850
132
1,369
695
674
1857
163
1,655
825
830
1859
129
1,677
835
842
1886
1,929
1891
247
2,944
1,498
1,446
1894
240
3,080
1,566
1,514
1897
1,727*
855
872
1905
3,312
1911
3,677
1920
290
2,053
1922
1,637
1926**
292
1,692
844
848
1931
1,908
*Of those 1,712 were German.
**Of those 1,677 were German (284 households: 831 male & 846 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.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 226-231.
- 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): 621.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 371-379.
- 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): 318.
- 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): 18.
External Links
Dreispitz (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Village of Dreispitz (Lower Volga Village Project)
Last updated 31 May 2013.
Map showing Dreispitz (1935).