Rosenheim

Names: 
Podstepnoye
Podstepnaya
Podstepnaja
Rosenheim
Подстепное
Подстепная
Розенгейм
Daughter Colonies: 
History: 

Rosenheim was founded on 27 July 1765 by the Government as a Lutheran colony.

Today, what remains of the former colony of Rosenheim is known as Podstepnoye.

Church: 

The parish in Rosenheim was founded in 1767.       

The first church building constructed in Rosenheim in 1821 was of wood. It was renovated in 1859, but fell into disrepair and was dismantled in 1876. In 1884, construction on a new brick building was begun, with dedication of the new church held on 21 September 1886. This building could seat 1,200 worshipers.

After falling into disrepair during the Soviet era, the building was rehabilitated in the early years after the collapse of the Soviet Union as ethnic Germans returned to the area from Siberia and Kazakhstan. However, most of those people moved on to Germany after a few years and the building has again fallen into disuse.  The ruins of this building still stand.

Pastors & Priests: 
  • 1767-1785 Ludwig Helm
  • 1777-1787? Daniel Willi
  • 1786-1788 Laurentius Ahlbaum
  • 1788-1791 Klaus Peter Lundberg
  • 1792-1815 Mag. Christian Friedrich Jäger
  • 1816-1820 Franz Bernhard Hölz
  • 1820-1831 Johann Heinrich Buck
  • 1831-1866 Alexander Karl August Allendorf
  • 1867-1879 Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer
  • 1881-1894 Karl Julius Hölz
  • 1894-1901 Karl Ernst Theodor David
  • 1901-1911 Emil Friedrich Busch
  • 1912-1922 Alexander Rothermel
  • 1929-1931 Jakob Scharf
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
74
251
 
 
1769
65
226
141
85
1773
65
274
139
135
1788
54
254
138
116
1798
59
329
164
165
1816
70
488
246
242
1834
102
870
427
443
1850
142
1,263
625
638
1857
143
1,505
749
756
1859
 
1,540
 
 
1883
 
2,219
 
 
1889
 
2,474
 
 
1897
 
2,737*
1,393
1,344
1904
 
3,579
 
 
1910
473
4,224
2,081
2,143
1912
 
4,679**
 
 
1920
513
3,584
 
 
1922
 
2,636
 
 
1923
 
2,746
 
 
1926***
513
2,937
1,404
1,533
1931
 
3,146****
 
 

*Of whom 4,660 were German.
**Of whom 2,736 were German.
***Of whom 2,881 were German (509 households: 1,367 male & 1,514 female).
****Of whom 3,129 were German.

Sources: 

- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren der evangelischen Kirchen Rußlands (Lüneburg, Germany: Institut Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk, 1998): 141.
- Beratz, Gottieb. The German colonies on the Lower Volga, their origin and early development: a memorial for the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first German settlers on the Volga, 29 June 1764. Translated by Adam Giesinger (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1991): 352.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Orlov, Gregorii. Report of Conditions of Settlements on the Volga to Catherine II, 14 February 1769.
- Pallas, P.S. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Theil 3,2, Reise aus Sibirien zurueck an die Wolga im 1773sten Jahr (St. Petersburg: Kaiserl. Academie der Wissenschaften, 1776): 612.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 11, 61-80.
- Pleve, Igor R. The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, translated by Richard Rye (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001): 318.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph, Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1972): 195.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.

Map showing Rosenheim (1935).

Lutheran Church in Rosenheim (1927).
Source: wolgadeutsche.net.

Rosenheim Lutheran Church (2007).
Source: Alexander Bashkatov.

Rosenheim Lutheran Church (2007).
Source: Alexander Bashkatov.

Rosenheim Lutheran Church interior (2007).
Source: Alexander Bashkatov.

Rosenheim Lutheran Church balcony (2007).
Source: Alexander Bashkatov.

Rosenheim Lutheran Church (2007).
Evidence of its conversion into a theatre is visible.
Source: Alexander Bashkatov.

Ruins of the church in Rosenheim at the end of the video.
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