Husaren

Names: 
Elshanka
Gusarskij
Gasarii
Gusarii
Hasary
Husaren
Ilshanka
Jelschanka
Yelshanka
Гусарен
Елшанка
Гусары
Гасары
History: 

Husaren was founded on 13 June 1765 by colonists who had been recruited by agents of the government and was therefore called a Crown Colony. It was founded on the banks of the Ilovlya River, directly across from the Volga German colony of Volmer.

Today, what remains of the colony of Husaren is known as Yelshanka.

Church: 

All but two of the families that originally settled in Husaren were Roman Catholic.

Pastors & Priests: 

The parish in Husaren was served by the following priests:

  • Michael Haag (1875)
  • Johannes Beilman (1875-1876)
  • Andreas Seewald
  • August Gabel
  • Rev. Brunhard (1885-1886)
  • Andreas Müller
  • Nikolaus Maier (1902-1903)
  • Johannes Burghardt (1903-1910)
  • Vicar Georg Dötzel (1903-1904)
  • Peter Glassmann (1913-1914)
  • Andreas Schönberger (1917-1928)
  • Adam Gareis (1928)
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1765
14
39
19
20
1767
 
95
 
 
1769
34
102
54
48
1773
34
123
65
58
1788
29
137
78
59
1798
33
195
94
101
1816
64
261
141
120
1834
100
635
314
321
1850
98
1,051
552
499
1857
110
1,175
598
577
1859
104
1,188
612
576
1886
222
1,510
772
738
1891
 
 
 
 
1894
188
1,995
1,091
904
1897
 
1,516*
736
780
1905
 
1,858
 
 
1911
 
2,179
 
 
1912
 
2,231
 
 
1920
306**
1,988
 
 
1922
 
1,417
 
 
1926***
317
1,616
791
825
1931
 
1,814
 
 

*Of whom 1,492 were German.
**Of which 303 households were German.
***Of whom 1,595 were German (311 households: 777 male & 818 female).

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): 350.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- List of Settlements in the Russian Empire in 1859, vol. 38: Saratov Province (St. Petersburg, 1862): 59.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 285-288.
- 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): 623.
- 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): 18.

Map showing Husaren - on the right (1935).

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