Herzog
Names
Herzog, Susly, Sussly
Location
51º29' N 46º43' E
History
      Herzog was a Roman Catholic colony founded on 14 July 1766 by LeRoy & Pictet.
Church
      Herzog was a part of the Rohleder parish until 1903.
      A new church built of brick was completed in 1897. It was demolished during the Soviet era and the bricks used to build a school in nearby Mariental.
Priests
      The parish in Herzog was served by the following priests:
Gabriel Gwamaradse (1904-1905)
Alois Vondrau (1905-?)
Georg Baier, Jr. (1909)
Alois Vondrau (1910)
Gottlieb Beratz (1911-1921)
Alois Ocks (1928)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
35
114
60
54
1769
32
127
66
61
1773
32
141
70
71
1788
142
1798
196
109
87
1816
364
1834
642
1850
966
1857
1859
1,290
1889
1,383
1897
1,393*
711
682
1905
2,010
1910
1,953
1912
2,357
1920
334**
2,136
1922
1,066
1926***
262
1,427
676
751
1931
1,507****
*Of whom 1,387 were German.
**Of which 333 households were German.
***Of whom 1,418 were German (259 households: 673 male & 745 female).
****Of whom 1,501 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): 350.
- 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.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 87-96.
- 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.
External Links
- Herzog (Susly), Russia (Kevin Rupp)
- Welcome to the Herzog, Russia Homepage (Jerry Braun & Roger Toepfer)
Last updated 31 May 2013.

Map showing Herzog (1935).


Catholic Church
Herzog, Russia


Herzog, Russia


Herzog, Russia
Karaman River in the foreground.
Notice the camels on the far bank.

Map of Herzog (1920)
Drawn by Johannes Riedel in 1968.
Source: Wolgadeutsche.net