Pobochnaya

Names: 
Nebendorf
Pobochnaya
Pobochnya
Pobotschnaja
Sredni Kolonok
Небендорф
Побочная
Средне Колонок
History: 

Pobochnaya was founded on 4 July 1773 by a group of colonists that arrived several years after the main immigrant groups.

From the founding of the colony, there was a parochial school in Pobochnaya. The following are among the teachers of the school:

J.G. Kromm (1872-1874)
J. Rüger (1875-1909)
G. Graf (1895-1901)
J. Wolmann (1902-1903)
G. Geier (1904-1905)
J. Rüger (1909-1913)

The parochial school functioned until 1917, and following the Revolution it became a government elementary school.

As of 1926, there was a starch-plant located in Pobochnaya.

The collective farm of Pobochnaya was called V.I. Lenin. It was liquidated in 1959 and combined with the neighboring collective farm in Yagodnaya Polyana. In 1970, the village council of Pobochnaya was combined with that of Yagodnaya Polyana.

Today, nothing remains of the former colony of Pobochnaya.

Church: 

The original settlers of Pobochnaya were Lutheran and Reformed.  The congregation in Pobochnaya belonged to the Yagodnaya Polyana Parish.

In the early years, the colonists of the Reformed faith would worship in their homes. The Lutheran colonists went to neighboring Yagodnaya Polyana to attend worship services.

Between 1803-1810, a large wooden church was built in the colony. It was officially closed on 19 April 1934 by a decree from the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Volga Germans.  The building was then used as a community center ("house of culture").

Notable Individuals: 
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1773
 
73
 
 
1788
38
217
119
98
1798
31
285
330
296
1816
69
658
348
310
1834
130
1,409
714
695
1850
204
2,384
1,209
1,175
1857
215
2,930
1,527
1,403
1859
239
3,088
1,602
1,486
1883
 
2,461
 
 
1897
 
2,516
1,188
1,328
1905
 
3,613
 
 
1910
 
3,730
 
 
1911
392
3,278*
1,575
1,684
1912
 
3,411
 
 
1926
 
2,967
 
 

*Of those, 3,259 were German.

Sources: 

- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 311.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.

Location of the former colony of Pobochnaya (2007).
Source: Valeria Taboyakova (via wolgadeutsche.net)

Location of the former colony of Pobochnaya (2007).
Source: Valeria Taboyakova (via wolgadeutsche.net)

Location of the former colony of Pobochnaya (2007).
Source: Valeria Taboyakova (via wolgadeutsche.net)

Location of the former colony of Pobochnaya (2007).
Source: Valeria Taboyakova (via wolgadeutsche.net)

Latitude: 50.338502
Longitude: 8.254690
Latitude: 50.338502
Longitude: 8.254690
Latitude: 50.687194
Longitude: 8.915905
Latitude: 50.095636
Longitude: 8.776084
Latitude: 48.961944
Longitude: 8.809722
Latitude: 49.901055
Longitude: 8.844496

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