Roethling, Röthling, Rötling, Semenowka, Semenovka, Semjanowka
50º29'15" N 45º19'19" E
Semenovka was founded on 24 June 1767 by the Government as a Roman Catholic colony.
A new wooden church built in the neo-classical Kontor style was constructed in 1855 in Semenovka and dedicated in 1856. As was typical of Volga German churches of the time, the steeple contained three bells. Following the end of World War II, the church was dismantled and the materials used in the rebuilding of Stalingrad (now called Volgograd).
The parish of Semenovka was served by the following priests:
**Of which 758 households are German.
***Of whom 4,114 are German (766 households: 1,991 male & 2,123 female).
- 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): 353.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies (Saint Petersbug, Russia, 1869).
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province. (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 931-934.
- 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): 623.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 11, 177-189.
- Preliminary Totals of the All-Union Population Census of 1926 for the Volga German ASSR (Pokrovsk, Russia, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.
- Semenovka (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
- Semenovka Blogspot (Carlos Schwab & Corina Hirt)
- Semenovka, Russia (Ted Gerk)
Last updated 10 November 2013.