Katharinental

Names: 
Katharinental
Katharinenthal
Yamskaya
Ямское
Екатериненталь
Екатериновка
Старые Ямы
Ямы
Yamy
Starye Yamy
Mother Colonies: 
History: 

Katharinental is a daughter colony founded in 1860 by Volga German colonists resettling from Neu-Straub. It is located 18 kilometers east-northeast of Krasny-Kut.

Today, what remains of the former Volga German settlement of Katharinental is currently known as Yamskoye.

Church: 

The original settlers of Katharinental were Lutheran. There was a large Lutheran church in Katharinental. During the Soviet era, it was used as a community center.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1872
 
523
 
 
1883
 
693
 
 
1889
 
749
 
 
1897
 
907*
460
447
1905
 
1,249
 
 
1910
 
1,358
 
 
1912
 
1,800
 
 
1920
182
1,119
 
 
1922
 
804
 
 
1926
177
851**
409
442
1931
 
1,024***
 
 

*Of whom 903 were German.
**Of whom 845 were German (174 households: 404 male & 441 female).
***Of whom 998 were German.

Sources: 

- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- 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 Katharinental (1935).

Former church in Katharinental (2010).
Source: Olga Litzenberger via wolgadeutsche.net

Former church in Katharinental (2010).
Source: Olga Litzenberger via wolgadeutsche.net

Interior of the former Katharinental Church (2010).
Source: Olga Litzenberger via wolgadeutsche.net

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