Neu-Galka

Names: 
Neu-Galka
Pallasovka
Ней-Галка
Новая Галка
Палласовка
Novaya Galka
Mother Colonies: 
History: 

Neu-Galka was founded in 1860 by Lutheran colonists resettling from Galka and Dobrinka.

By 1888, 57.6% of the population was considered literate. There were 134 houses built of brick in 1888, along with 15 commercial/industrial establishments, and one "drinking establishment."  Among them, the colonists had 63 iron lows, 1 horse rake, 20 winnowers, 598 work horses, 531 oxen, 524 dairy cows, 1,412 sheep, 12 goats, and 544 pigs.

By 1908, there were among the colonists 800 work horses, 691 oxen, 350 camels, 681 dairy cows, 320 calves, 910 sheep, and 60 goats.  In 1910, there was a prayer house, a district school, two mills for pressing oil, and four flour mills (1 steam- and 3 wind-powered).

After the deportation of 1941, the area occupied by the former colony was absorbed into the nearby Russian town of Pallasovka and is today a neighborhood of Pallasovka.

Church: 

The congregation in Neu-Galka was part of the Lutheran parish headquartered in Alt-Weimar.  There was a prayer house in the colony.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
 
  303  
1888 221 1,222 643 579
1897   1,550*    
1908
240
2,225 1,130 1,095
1910
252
2,419
1,217
1,202
1920
418**
2,900
 
 
1922
 
2,710
 
 
1926
582
3,199***
1,567
1,624

*Of whom 1,503 were German.
**Of which 398 were German.
***Of whom 3,151 were German (1,542 men & 1,609 women) living in  566 households.

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.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 198.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.

Map showing Neu-Galka (1935).

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