Kustareva, Kustarewo, Leitsinger, Leitzinger
50º48' N 46º06' E
Leitsinger was founded on 12 May 1767 as a Roman Catholic colony by LeRoy & Pictet. On 24 October 1774, the Kirghiz attacked the colonies of Leitsinger, Seelmann, Keller, and Hölzel. Many colonists were killed, and 317 were taken into captivity. The colonies of Leitsinger and Keller were not rebuilt, and those colonists who survived the attacks were absorbed into the neighboring colonies of Hölzer, Preuss, and Seelmann. A group also established another colony which was given the name Neu-Kolonie.
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- 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.
Leitsinger (Dick Kraus)
Last updated 31 May 2013.