Alt-Weimar

Names: 
Alt-Weimar
Alt-Vantzovka
Vorontzovka
Weimar
Альт-Веймар
Старая Ванцовка
Старая Иванцовка
Воронцовка
Веймар
Staraya Ivantsovka
Staraya Vantzovka
History: 

Lutheran colonists resettling from Galka founded Alt-Weimar in 1861. Eventually, they were joined by resettlers from the colonies of Stephan, Schwab, Dobrinka, and Moor. The origin of the name of the colony is unknown.

In 1881, the colonists constructed a dam near the settlement.

By 1910, there were located in the colony a prayer house, a government school, and three windmills.

Following the 1941 deportation of the Volga Germans, the settlement was renamed to Staraya Ivantsovka, and this is its name today.

Church: 

The Lutheran parish in Alt-Weimar was founded in 1876.  A prayer house (Bethaus) was located in the colony.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1883
 
555
 
 
1888
109
606
302
304
1891
 
 
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
 
654*
 
 
1904
 
1,170
 
 
1908
 
1,311
632
679
1910
120
1,440
705
735
1912
 
1,400
 
 
1920
224
1,325
 
 
1922
 
1,016
 
 
1926**
211
1,030
505
525

*Of whom 646 were German.
**Of whom, 205 households were German (1,015 total; 498 male & 517 female).

Sources: 

- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Dietz, Jacob E. History of the Volga German Colonists. Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869 (Appendix II, p.17).
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 311.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province (Samara, Russia, 1910): 380.
- Preliminary Totals of the All-Union Population Census of 1926 for the Volga German ASSR (Pokrovsk, Russia, 1927): pp.28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 198.