Unterdorf

Names: 
Bazilev
Nizhnyaya Koloniya
Nizhnyi Kolonyi
Unterdorf
Veselovka
Vesëlovo
Унтердорф
Веселовка
Базилев
Нижняя Колония
Mother Colonies: 
History: 

Unterdorf was founded in 1852/1853 as a Lutheran colony by colonists resettling from Dönhof, Grimm, Stephan, Franzosen, Norka, and Jost.

Church: 

There was a church building in Unterdorf. The congregation in Unterdorf belonged to the parish headquartered in Rosenberg.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
 
 
 
 
1859
40
457
251
206
1886
95
726
367
359
1890
97
995
492
503
1894
99
523
226
297
1897
 
849*
414
435
1904
 
837
 
 
1911
 
956
 
 
1912
 
1,574
 
 
1920
156**
1,083
 
 
1922
 
1,135
 
 
1926
188
1,047
485
562
1931
 
1,789
 
 

*Of which 154 households were German.
**Of whom 840 were German.

Sources: 

- 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): 215.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 311.
- Minkh, A.N. Historical-Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province (Saratov, 1898-1903): 1060-1062.
- 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): 19.

Map showing Unterdorf (1935).

Satellite view of Unterdorf.
Source: Vladimir Kakorin.

A house in Unterdorf.
Source: Maria Flegler Laufler.

A house in Unterdorf.
Source: Maria Flegler Laufler.

A house in Unterdorf.
Source: Maria Flegler Laufler.

A house in Unterdorf.
Source: Maria Flegler Laufler.

A house in Unterdorf.
Source: Maria Flegler Laufler.

Ruins of the church in Unterdorf.
Source: wolgadeutsche.net.

Latitude: 50.241389
Longitude: 9.167500

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