Panino, Paninskaya, Paninskoye, Paninskoje, Schoenchen, Schönchen (after 1941, Panino)
51º51' N 47º06' E
Schönchen was founded as a Roman Catholic colony on 3 August 1767 by Baron Caneau de Beauregard on the Little Karaman River. The land there was not suitable for farming and in 1770 the colony was relocated to better land northeast of Katharinental, between the colonies of Zug and Wittmann.
Schönchen received its Russian name after Count N. I. Panin (1718- 1783).
The colony of Schönchen no longer exists.
A new Catholic church was built in Schönchen in the Kontor Style in 1903.
The congregation in Schönchen was served by the following priests:
**Of whom 1,903 (905 male & 998 female) were German living in 384 households.
***Of whom 2,517 were German.
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- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
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- Pleve, Igor R. The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001): 316.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Report of Conditions of Settlements on the Volga to Catherine II by Count Orlov, 14 February 1769.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen, Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980).
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- Schönchen (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
- Schönchen, Russia
- Schönchen (Paninskaya) (Webbitt.com)
Last updated 24 May 2013.