Neu-Ober-Monjou

Names: 
Bobrovka
Neu-Ober-Monjou
Novokrivovka
Ней-Обермонжу
Ново-Кривовское
Ней-Кривовка
Бобровка
History: 

Neu-Ober-Monjou was a Catholic daughter colony officially founded in 1859 in by colonists resettling from Ober-Monjou, Katharinenstadt, and Beauregard. There were, however, Volga German families living there before the official founding in 1859.

The colony's name was taken from Ober-Monjou, the original colony from which came the largest number of resettlers.

By 1910, there were in the colony a Roman Catholic Church, a school, and six windmills.

Today, what remains of the former colony of Neu-Ober-Monjou is included in the administrative area of Novokrivovka.

Church: 

The colony had both a Catholic church and a school as of 1910. The congregation was named in honor of St. Anthony. The congregation in Neu-Ober-Monjou belonged to the headquarters parish of Liebental where the priest was resident.

Notable Individuals: 
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
 
  210  
1897   571    
1910 116 1,042 517 525
1926 134 677* 355 327

*Of whom 677 were German (351 men & 326 women) living in 133 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): 313.
- 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): 17.

Map showing Neu-Ober-Monjou (1935).

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