Neu-Warenburg

Names: 
Neu-Warenburg
Novoye-Privalnoye
Ней-Варенбург
Келлерштеп
Ново-Привальное
Ново-Привольное
Ней-Привальное)
Kellerstep
Mother Colonies: 
History: 

Originally there was a khutor (farmstead) called "Kellerstep" on this location.  Neu-Warenburg was founded there in 1902/1903 on the left bank of the Volga River, 75 kilometers south of Engels, just north of Seelmann.

As of 1910, there were both a prayer house (Bethaus) and a primary school in the colony.

The construction of the Volgograd Hydroelectric Power Station in 1961 created the Volga Reservior. As a result, Neu-Warenburg is now on the bluff directly above the Volga River. The main road was relocated to the east side of the village.

Church: 

Neu-Warenburg was founded as a Lutheran colony, and the parishners were served by the congregation in Warenburg.  As of 1910, there was a prayer house (Bethaus) located in Neu-Warenburg.  It was officially closed on 4 April 1935 by a Soviet decree.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1897
 
840
 
 
1910
 
873
 
 
1920
123
727
 
 
1922
 
532
 
 
1923
 
534
 
 
1926*
119
604
280
324
1931
 
883
 
 

*Of whom 602 were German (118 households: 278 male & 324 female).

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.

Map showing Neu-Warenburg (1935).

Several maps overlaid to show the inundation of the Volga River following the construction of the Volgograd Dam in 1961.

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