Laub
Names
Chkalovsk, Chkalovskoye, Laub, Tarlyk, Weidenfeld
Location
51º01' N 46º04' E
History
      Laub was founded as a Lutheran colony on 12 July 1767 by LeRoy & Pictet.
Church
      The congregation in Laub was part of the Warenburg Lutheran Parish which had been established in 1770.

Pastors
      The congregation in Laub was served by the following pastors:
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
68
201
1769
61
193
106
87
1773
56
219
116
103
1788
271
1798
369
1816
533
1834
927
1850
180
1,536
751
785
1857
201
1,770
903
867
1859
1,811
1889
2,105
1891
1894
1897
2,252*
1,126
1,126
1904
3,143
1910
3,750
1912
3,821
1920
374
2,948
1922
1,849
1923
1,857
1926**
373
1,884
894
990
1931
2,460***
*Of whom 2,230 were German.
**Of whom 1,775 were German (368 households: 889 male & 986 female).
***Of whom 2,440 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): 351.
- 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 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.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 348.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.
Last updated 31 May 2013.
Peter Reitz Visits Kukkus in May 2007
Map showing Laub (1935).


Former Laub church (August 2003), identified by the current villagers, who said the top of the church (steeple?) had been cut off. The church is now being used as a grainary.
Source: Sharon White.


German house in Laub (August 2003).
Source: Sharon White.