Zug
Names
Gattung, Marijinskoje, Marünskoje, Yastrebovo, Zug
Location
51º51' N 47º03' E
History
      Zug was founded on 10 August 1767 as a Roman Catholic colony by Baron Caneau de Beauregard. It was moved to a new location in 1770.
Church
      The congregation in Zug was Roman Catholic. A wooden church was constructed there in the Kontor style.
Priests
      The congregation in Zug was served by the following priests:
Philipp Becker (1895-1898)
Johannes Wassinger (1898)
Alexander Straub (1906-1914)
Alexander Dornhof (1918-1919)
Johannes Herrmann (1928)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
1769
43
133
69
64
1773
43
157
84
73
1788
37
196
99
97
1798
40
238
125
119
1816
66
415
215
200
1834
106
783
406
377
1850
150
1,357
675
682
1857
195
1,420
714
706
1859
1,339
1883
1,996
1889
2,127
1897
2,415**
1,212
1,203
1905
2,975
1910
448
3,216
1,645
1,571
1912
3,606
1920
526
3,634
1922
1,958
1923
2,247
1926
469
2,435***
1,187
1,248
1931
2,813****
*Of whom 2,405 were German.
**Of whom 2,433 (1,185 male & 1,248 female) were German living in 467 households.
***Of whom 2,433 were German.
****Of whom 2,803 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): 353.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- 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): 614.
- 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: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980).
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.
Resources
Censuses for Zug are available for the following years: 1798, 1834, & 1857.
External Sites
- Gattung (Wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
- Zug Site by Kevin Rupp
Last updated 24 May 2013.
Map showing Zug (1935).


Catholic Church in Zug.
Source: Volk auf dem Weg (2006).