Neu-Schilling

Names: 
Neu-Schilling
Neu-Sosnowka
Ней-Шиллинг
Ней-Сосновка
Mother Colonies: 
History: 

In 1855, Neu-Schilling was founded by colonists resettling from Schilling. It was located 153 kilometers southeast of Saratov and was part of the Friedenfeld parish.

The documents accompanying the 1934 Map of the Volga Germans (reprinted in 1997) incorrectly identifies it as the current village of Kostyantinivka.

Today, nothing remains of the former Volga German colony of Neu-Schilling.

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: 
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.

Map showing Neu-Schilling (1935).

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