Gnadendorf

Names: 
Blagodatnoye
Gnadendorf
Nachoi
Nakhoi
Гнадендорф
Благодатное
Нахой
Розовое
Rozovoye
Mother Colonies: 
History: 

Gnadendorf was founded in 1859 [according to Klaus] on the right bank of the Nakhoi River. There appear to have been settlers there as early as 1850, however, because land distributions were made at that time.

In 1909, 219 people resettled to Siberia.

As of 1910, Gnadendorf had a Lutheran church, a school, a brick plant, and three wind mills.

During the Soviet era, Gnadendorf and neighboring Rosenfeld were merged into one administrative village. It's name today is Rozovoye.

Church: 

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

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
 
 

307

 
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.

Map showing Gnadendorf (1935) - lower left of the three colonies shown.

Map of the colonies along the Nachoi River (1860).
Source: Die Namengebung zweier Wolgadeutscher Dörfer, 1983 (p.14).

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