Krivovka, Kriwowskoje, Obermonjou, Obermunjour, Ober-Monjou, Ober-Monjour (after 1941, Krivovka)
51º44' N 46º51' E
Ober-Monjou was founded as a Roman Catholic colony on 5 March 1767 by Baron Caneau de Beauregard.
In 1859, a daughter colony was established by colonists from Ober-Monjou seeking additional farm land. The daughter colony was called Neu-Ober-Monjou.
The congregation in Ober-Monjou was part of parish headquartered in Katharinenstadt. The Catholic church in Ober-Monjou was built of stone and dedicated to "The Immaculate Conception" on 28 September 1897. This structure no longer exists.
The parish in Ober-Monjou was served by the following priests:
**Of which 444 families were German.
***Of those, 431 households accounting for 2,432 colonists (1,184 males, 1,248 females) were German.
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Last updated 31 May 2013.