Neu-Kolonie
Names
Kustarevo-Krasnorynovka, Kustarewo-Krasnoyarowka, Neu-Colonie, Neu-Kolonie
Location
50º44' N 45º46' E
History
      Neu-Kolonie was founded in 1776 by colonists from Keller and Leitsinger, colonies that were abandoned following their destruction by the Kirghiz in October of 1774. Most of the colonists were Roman Catholic.
Church
      The Catholic church in Neu-Kolonie was dismantled in 1870 and sold to the colonists resettling to the daughter colony of Streckerau.
Priests
      The parish in Neu-Kolonie was served by the following priests:
Johannes Vetsch (1884-1887)
Johannes Fix (1903-1905)
Josef A. Paul (1916-1924)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1788
133
1798
250
1816
368
1834
598
1850
125
1,010
522
488
1857
141
1,166
607
559
1859
1,190
1886
1889
1,992
1894
1897
2,207
1,115
1,092
1905
3,134
1910
3,307
1912
3,463
1920
490*
2,816
1922
1,503
1926**
398
1,904
903
1,001
1931
2,252
*Of which 487 households were German.
**Of whom 1,901 were German (396 households: 901 male & 1,000 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): 351.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999), v.1: 166.
- 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): 16.
External Links
Neu-Kolonie (Dick Kraus)
Resources
Last updated 26 October 2014.
Map showing Neu-Kolonie (1935).

Wind orchestra in Neu-Kolonie.
Source: João Vicente Akwa

Copy of the document transferring the church building to the colonists in Streckerau.
Source: João Vicente Akwa