Dehler

Names: 
Beresovka
Beresowka
Berezovka
Dehler
Deller
Teller
Berjosowka
Березовка
History: 

Dehler was founded on 1 July 1767 as a Roman Catholic colony by 55 colonists from areas of Trier, Nassau, Hesse and Darmstadt. They had been recruited by LeRoy & Pictet. It was named after the first mayor (Vorsteher) of the colony, Johannes Dehler.

Today, the former colony of Dehler is known as Berezovka.

Church: 

A wooden church was built in Dehler in 1894. It was later replaced by a stone building.

Pastors & Priests: 

The parish in Dehler was served by the following priests:

  • Gottlieb Beratz (1894-1909)
  • Johannes Zimmermann (1913-1918)
  • Robert Glassner (1928-1931)
Surnames: 
Population: 
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
55
171
85
86
1769
36
154
79
75
1773
39
150
71
79
1788
 
190
 
 
1798
 
249
 
 
1816
 
430
 
 
1834
 
756
 
 
1850
 
1,057
 
 
1857
 
 
 
 
1859
 
1,332
 
 
1889
 
1,488
 
 
1897
 
1,811*
961
850
1910
 
2,392
 
 
1912
 
3,062
 
 
1920
370
2,515
 
 
1922
 
2,102
 
 
1926**
383
2,132**
1,011
1,121
1931
 
2,214
 
 

*Of whom 1,800 were German.
**Of whom 2,127 were German (381 households: 1,010 male & 1,117 women).

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): 349.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.The German Settlements in the USSR before 1941 [in Russian] (Moscow, 2002): 101.
- 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): 609.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 267-278.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Joseph Schnurr, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen, Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 247.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.

Map showing Dehler (1769).

Latitude: 49.704444
Longitude: 8.248056
Latitude: 49.384375
Longitude: 8.299345

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