Liebental

Names: 
Liebental
Liebenthal
Pionerskoye
History: 

Liebental was a Catholic daughter colony founded in 1859 in Samara Province, Kanton Mariental.       The first group of immigrants to North America departed in the fall of 1875, sailing aboard the SS Ohio. This group is reported to include the following: Jacob Beil Peter Beil Joseph Braun Martin Götz Jacob Herrman John Herrman Peter Herrman Adam Kreutzer John Kreutzer John Lechleiter Michael Lechleiter John Schäffer John Peter Schäffer Peter Schäffer Joseph Schönberger Franz Weber

Church: 

An independent Catholic parish was established in Liebental in 1861.

Population: 
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
1886
1891
1894
1897
1,215*
586
629
1904
1910
223
1,379
622
757
1912
1,100
1920
133**
733
1926
113
567
291
276

*Of whom 1,203 were German.
**Of which 131 households were German.

Sources: 

Dechant, Emerald. Die Liebenthaler und Ihre Kirche. Hays, KS: News Pub. Co., 1976?.
- 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.

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