Gmelinskaya

Names: 
Gmelinskaya
Gmelinka
History: 

The daughter colony of Gmelinskaya was named in honor of S. G. Gmelin.  The settlement has always had a mixed population of Russians, Ukrainians, and Germans (all Lutheran).  In 1926, almost 30% of the population was German.

In 1930, the Gmelinskaya Central Collective was organized here.  It serviced 8 collective farms in the area: Stalin, Voroshilov, May 1 (daughter colony of Niedens), Ainigkait (daughter colony of Issenburg), Roter Oktober, Leninsk Veg, Noyes Leben (daughter colony of Trippelsdorf), and Ordzhonikidze.

Today what remains of Gmelinskaya is known as Gmelinka.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1910
 
25 11 14
1926
54*
221
114
107
1939   2,080
 
 

*Of whom 66 (35 male & 31 female) were German living in 12 households.