Hildmann
Names
Hildmann, Panovka, Panowka
Location
50º35' N 45º24' E
History
      Hildmann, a Roman Catholic colony, was founded on 14 May 1767 by the Crown, 110 kilometers southwest of Saratov. The original colonists came from Mainz and Fulda.
Church
      The congregation originally belonged to the parish of Kamenka and later to the parish in Semenovka. Eventually, Hildmann became an independent parish. A wood church was constructed in Hildmann in 1857 and decidated to St. Wendelin.
Priests
Georg Dechant (?-3 July 1897)
Klemens Schönheiter (3 July 1897-1899)
Florian Schulz (1899-1914)
Johannes Schönberger (summer 1915-1919)
Andreas Brungardt (1919/1920-1920/1921)
Michael Brungardt (1921/1922-1931/1932)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
45
134
64
70
1769
41
136
64
72
1773
42
164
75
89
1788
39
294
181
113
1798
41
278
143
135
1816
64
348
180
168
1834
78
564
273
291
1850
87
829
428
401
1857
84
930
473
457
1859
78
926
486
440
1886
193
1,469
731
738
1891
183
1,849
932
917
1894
183
1,884
961
923
1897
1,972*
981
991
1905
1,884
1911
2,409
1912
2,587
1920
341
2,290
1922
1,400
1926
289
1,493
716
777
1931
1,929
*Of whom 1,649 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.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 308.
- List of Settlements in the Russian Empire in 1859, vol. 38: Saratov Province (St. Petersburg, 1862): p.59.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 739-742.
- 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): 623.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 97-108.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 255-256.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 18.
External Links
Hildmann (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 19 July 2014.
Map showing Hildmann (1935).