Gnadendorf

Names: 
Blagodatnoye
Gnadendorf
Nachoi
Nakhoi
History: 

Gnadendorf was founded in 1859 as a Lutheran colony. In 1909, 219 people resettled to Siberia. In 1910, Gnadendorf had a Lutheran church, a school, a brick plant, and three wind mills.       Because of their close geographical proximity to one another, Gnadendorf and Rosenfeld were merged into one governmental unit during the Soviet era.

Church: 

Gnadendorf was part of the Lutheran parish of Weizenfeld where the pastor also lived.

Population: 
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
1883
1,176
1889
1,346
1894
1897
1,464*
713
751
1905
1,872
1910
217
2,062
1,024
1,038
1912
2,300
1920
255**
1,908
1922
1,406
1923
1,570
1926***
265
1,450
723
727
1931
1,945****

*Of whom 1,446 were German.
**Of which 254 households were German.
***Of whom 1,446 (720 male & 726 female) were German living in 265 households.
****Of whom 1,936 were German.

Sources: 

Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Herdt, Karl. Die Namengebung zweier Woldadeutscher Dörfer, Alexanderdorf und Höh (Alexander-Höh): am Nachoistrom gelegen sowie Episoden aus dem damaligen Bauernleben und Skizzen aus der Steppentierwelt (Espelkamp: K. Herdt, 1983): 14.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province. Samara, Russia, 1910.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.

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