Shcherbakovka
Names
Deutsch-Schtscherbakowka, German Shcherbakovka, Mühlberg, Schtscherbakowka, Shcherbakovka, Shcherbatovka, Stricker, Tscherbakowka
Location
50º29' N 45º41' E
History
      Shcherbakovka was founded as a Lutheran colony on 15 June 1765 by the Government. The first colonists came from the areas of Durlach, Württemberg, and Darmstadt in Germany. It was named in honor of Michael Shcherbatov, a Russian noble and well-known writer during the time of Catherine the Great.
      Today the town is called Scherbatovka.
Church
      The congregation in Shcherbakovka was part of the Stephan parish which had been founded in 1771.
Pastors
      The congregation in Shcherbakovka was served by the following pastors:
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
51
171
1769
48
196
109
87
1773
49
229
114
115
1788
50
348
179
169
1798
61
403
208
195
1816
78
668
353
315
1834
101
1,331
672
659
1850
205
2,065
1,032
1,033
1857
162
2,486
1,295
1,191
1859
129
2,543
1,256
1,286
1886
202
1,793
929
864
1891
1894
194
3,145
1,612
1,533
1897
1,584*
776
808
1905
3,927
1911
273
4,164
1912
4,448
1920
366**
2,402
1922
1,862
1926***
276
1,536
720
816
1931
2,071****
*Of whom 1,578 were German.
**Of which 364 households were German.
***Of whom 2,525 were German (272 households: 714 male & 811 female).
****Of whom 2,067 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): 352.
- 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): 1379-1382.
- 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): 621.
- 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): 318.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1972): 193.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.
External Links
The Ehrlich-Laubhan Families (L.J. Ehrlich)
Mühlberg (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Village of Shcherbakovka (Janet Flickinger)
Last updated 31 May 2013.
1935 map showing both Shcherbakovkas.
German Shcherbakovka
(aka Deutsche Shcherbakovka)
is on the left;
Russian Shcherbakovka is on the right on the bank of the Volga River.


Shcherbakovka Lutheran Church.
Courtesy of Shcherbakovka web site.