Jost
Names
Iktyabrskoye, Jost, Popovkina, Popowkina, Popovka, Popowka
Location
51º03' N 46º03' E
History
      Jost was a Lutheran colony, founded on 5 July 1767 by LeRoy & Pictet.
      The colony of Jost no longer exists. The location of the streets, however, is still visible from satellite images.
Church
      The congregation in Jost was part of the Warenburg Lutheran Parish which had been established in 1770.

Pastors
      The congregation in Jost was served by the following pastors:
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
87
232
1769
73
238
126
112
1773
66
219
121
98
1788
1798
54
264
1816
1834
72
548
269
279
1850
93
937
459
478
1857
105
1,082
528
554
1859
1886
1891
1894
1897
1,399
726
673
1904
1910
1912
2,526
1920
231*
1,826
1926**
228
1,356
662
694
*Of which 229 households were German.
**Of whom 1,351 were German (226 households: 659 male & 692 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): 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.
- 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, 622.
- 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.
Resources
External Links
Willkommen nach Jost (Beth Davenport)
Last updated 23 April 2014.

Map showing Jost (1935).

Lutheran Church in Jost.
School in the background on the left.

Map showing the former location of Jost.
Source: Vladimir Kakorin.

Satellite image showing the former colony of Jost.
Source: Vladimir Kakorin.

Winter satellite image showing the former colony of Jost.
Source: Vladimir Kakorin.