Neu-Schilling

Names: 
Neu-Schilling
Neu-Sosnowka
History: 

Neu-Schilling was founded as a Lutheran colony in 1855 by colonists resettling from Schilling. It was located 153 kilometers southeast of Saratov and was part of the Friedenfeld parish.       Neu-Schilling no longer exists. The documents accompanying the 1934 Map of the Volga Germans (reprinted in 1997) incorrectly identifies it as the current village of Kostyantinivka.       Neu-Schilling is the birthplace of the poet Robert Frank (1918-2001).

Church: 

The Lutheran congregation in Neu-Schilling was served by the parish in Eckheim where there was a resident pastor.

Population: 
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
1859
1886
1889
491
1894
1897
665*
331
334
1904
916
1905
864
1910
113
1,020
526
494
1912
1,084
1920
206**
1,484
1922
1,124
1926***
166
984
504
480
1931
1,287****

*Of whom 649 were German.
**Of which 196 households were German.
***Of whom 974 (496 male & 478 female) were German in 162 households.
****Of whom 1,275 were German.

Sources: 

Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.Dietz, Jacob E. History of the Volga German Colonists (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005): 218.
- Karte der ASSR der Wolgadeutschen (Nachdruck der Ausgabe: Saratov, 1934; Göttingen, 1997): accompanying document, p. 42.
- 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.

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