Orlof

Names: 
Orlof
Orloff
Orlov
Orlow
History: 

Orlof was founded by Mennonite colonists from West Prussia in 1871. Orlof was one of a group of Mennonite Colonies known as the Am Trakt Settlement.

Church: 

There were two churches that served the Am Trakt Settlement Mennonites. One of them was located in Orlof.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1886
 
 
 
 
1891
 
 
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
17
80
44
36
1904
 
 
 
 
1910
18
170
98
72
1920
22*
232
 
 
1926
33
208
98
110

*Of which 21 households 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): 402.
- Dyck, Johannes J. Am Trakt: A Mennonite Settlement in the Central Volga Region. Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1995.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province (Samara, Russia, 1910): 334.
- Preliminary Totals of the All-Union Population Census of 1926 for the Volga German ASSR (Pokrovsk, Russia, 1927): pp.28-83.
- Schroeder, William and Helmut Huebert. Mennonite Historical Atlas (Winnipeg, MB: Springfield Publishers, 1996): 133.

Map showing Orlov (1935).

Mennonite Church in Orlov.
Source: Jorge Bohn.

Interior of the Mennonite Church in Orlov, decorated for Pentecost.
Source: Jorge Bohn.