Moor
Names
Kljutschi, Klutschi, Klutshi, Klyuchi, Mohr, Moor
Location
50º58' N 45º42' E
History
      Moor was founded on 1 July 1766 by the Government as a Reformed colony 65 kilometers southwest of Saratov. It was named after the leader of the founding group. The 64 founding families came from the Palatinate, Isenburg, and Hesse.
      In 1855, many colonists from Moor resettled to the daughter colony of Gnadenfeld.
Church
      The congregation in Moor was originally part of the Reformed parish headquartered in Messer. A wooden church was constructed in 1856. Some residents were Baptists.
Pastors
The congregation in Moor was served by the following pastors:
1767-1777 Aloysius Jauch
1778-1799 Johannes S. Janet
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
70
240
1769
64
251
137
114
1773
61
276
149
127
1788
62
420
218
202
1798
70
510
271
239
1816
92
866
446
420
1834
165
1,513
741
772
1850
178
2,181
1,064
1,117
1857
221
2,527
1,271
1,256
1859
240
2,653
1,356
1,297
1886
399
3,069
1,554
1,515
1891
353
4,022
2,065
1,957
1894
381
4,154
2,116
2,038
1897
3,109*
1,564
1,545
1905
5,370
1910
5,557
1912
5,710
1920
619
4,822
1922
3,599
1923
3,333
1926**
612
3,719
1,821
1,898
1931
3,842***
*Of whom 3,103 were German.
**Of whom 3,716 were German (610 households: 1,819 male & 1,897 female).
***Of whom 3,836 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.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 486-489.
- 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): 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): 18.
External Links
Moor (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Moor, A German Village in the Volga Valley of Russia (Irma Waggoner)
Village of Moor (Herb Femling)
Last updated 31 May 2013.
Map showing Moor (1935).