Urbach

Names: 
Alt-Urbach
Furmanovka
Lipov-Kut
Lipovkut
Lipow-Kut
Lipowkutt
Urbach
Альт-Урбах
Липов-Кут
Урбах
Фурмановка
History: 

Urbach was founded as a Lutheran colony on 13 July 1767 by LeRoy & Pictet.

Today, what remains of the former colony of Urbach is known as Furmanovka.

Church: 

Originally the congregation in Urbach was part of the Rosenheim parish which had been established in 1767.

A new church building was constructed in Urbach in 1870. It is said to have held 1,200 worshipers at one service.

Pastors & Priests: 

The congregation in Urbach was served by the following pastors:

  • Ludwig Helm (1767-1785)
  • Daniel Willi (1777-1787?)
  • Laurentius Ahlbaum (1786-1788)
  • Klaus Peter Lundberg (1788-1791)
  • Mag. Christian Friedrich Jäger (1792-1815)
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
 
187
 
 
1769
 
160
 
 
1773
48
187
92
95
1788
20
106
51
55
1798
30
198
99
99
1816
45
240
174
166
1834
73
625
321
304
1850
107
971
492
479
1857
142
1,230
628
602
1859
 
1,275
 
 
1889
 
1,738
 
 
1897
 
1,769*
887
882
1905
 
2,728
 
 
1910
340
2,869
1,413
1,456
1912
 
2,827
 
 
1920
341
2,364
 
 
1922
 
1,831
 
 
1926
353
1,856**
913
943
1931
 
2,134
 
 

*Of whom 1,745 were German.
**Of whom 1,841 (898 male & 943 female) were German in 351 households.

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): 353.
- 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.Herman, A. A. German Autonomy on the Volga, 1918-1941 (Saratov: Saratov University, 1994): II:375,378.
- Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies (Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869): II:10; IV:52-53.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province (Samara, Russia, 1910): 379.
- 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 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.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.

Map showing Urbach - upper left (1935).

Urbach Lutheran Church (built in 1870).
Source: David & Catherine Piester.

Latitude: 50.551022
Longitude: 8.780011
Latitude: 50.583478
Longitude: 8.803547
Latitude: 50.607778
Longitude: 8.786389