Rothammel

Names: 
Pamyatnaya
Pamyatnoye
Pamjätnoje
Pamjatnoje
Rothammel
Ротгаммель
Памятное
History: 

Rothammel was founded as a Roman Catholic colony on 21 August 1767 by Baron de Boffe. It was named after the first mayor of the colony.

Today, nothing remains of the former colony of Rothammel. It was abandoned following the 1941 Deportation.  Its streets are still visible from above via satellite imaging.

Church: 

Originally, the congregation in Rothammel belonged to the parish of Schuck. Later it became an independent parish.       
A wooden church was built in Rothammel in 1824. In 1910, it was replaced by a new facility built of stone.

Pastors & Priests: 

The parish in Rothammel was served by the following priests:

  • Joseph Ihly (1875-1876)
  • Markus Marsal
  • Johannes Vetsch (1887-1894)
  • Georg Dechand (1897-1906)
  • J. Schneider (June 1906-?)
  • Andreas Schönberger (1914-1917)
  • Johannes Zimmermann (1918-1923)
  • Josef Veith (1916?-1920)
  • Franz Rauh
  • Michael Rauh
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
28
100
51
49
1769
30
107
53
54
1773
29
123
63
60
1788
29
179
87
92
1798
35
215
117
98
1816
39
348
181
167
1834
74
557
302
255
1850
75
777
417
360
1857
89
988
529
459
1859
91
1,020
546
474
1886
179
1,243
595
648
1891
156
1,424
732
692
1894
181
1,563
784
779
1897
 
1,436*
701
735
1905
 
1,563
 
 
1911
 
1,790
 
 
1912
 
1,563
 
 
1920
272**
1,732
 
 
1922
 
1,543
 
 
1926
304
1,717
873
912
1931
 
2,068
 
 

*Of whom 1,420 were German.
**Of which 268 households were German.

Sources: 

- 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.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 736-739. (Online)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): 622.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 11, 81-87.
- 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 - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1980): 253.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 18.

Resources: 

1767 Census of Rothammel
1798 Census of Rothammel
1834 Census of Rothammel
1857 Census of Rothammel

Map showing Rothammel (1935).

Catholic Church in Rothammel.
Source: Heimatbuch der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1972.

Catholic Church in Rothammel.
1. Sacristy
2. High Altar
3. Mother of God Altar
4. Joseph's Altar
5. Pulpit
6. Confessional
7. Choir loft with organ and galleries.
Source: Heimatbuch der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1972.

Map showing Dietel, Kautz, Kratzke, Rothammel and Sewald.

Latitude: 48.695278
Longitude: 8.135000
Latitude: 49.727778
Longitude: 8.292222
Latitude: 49.808639
Longitude: 7.963158

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