Liebental

Names: 
Liebental
Liebenthal
Pionerskoye
Либенталь
Любомировка
Пионерское
History: 

According to Klaus, the daughter colony of Liebental was founded on the Wiesenseite in 1859.

A group of immigrants headed from Liebental to North America departed in the fall of 1875, sailing aboard the SS Ohio and settling in Kansas. 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

Today, what remains of the former Volga German settlement of Liebental is known by the name Pionerskoye.

Church: 

The original settlers of Liebental were Roman Catholic.  It became an independent parish in 1861.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
 
 
501
 
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.

Map showing Liebental (1935).

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