Moinkum, Shuskaya District, Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan

Names: 
Мойынкум, Шуский район, Жамбылская область
Moinkum, Shuskaya District, Zhambyl Region
Druzhba, Shuskaya District, Zhambyl Region
Дружба, Шуский район, Жамбылская область
History: 

When the Volga Germans arrived, this settlement was called Moinkum.  At some point it was changed to Druzhba, and recently back to Moinkum. Although both are located in the Zhambyl Region of Kazakhstan, this Moinkum, located about 22 kilometers north of Shu in the Shuskaya District, should not be confused with another Moinkum (also called Furmanovka) which is further northwest in the Moinkum District, about 80 kilometers from Shu.

Most Volga Germans who lived in Moinkum have immigrated to Germany.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Moinkum:

Appelhans
Adam
Barthuli
Beilmann
Beratz
Blehm
Brandt
Brost
Busch
Dahlinger
Dechand
Dell
Dewald
Dieser
Dietz
Eckerdt
Elsässer from Galka
Engraf
Ernst
Fäßer / Feßer
Feil
Fritzler
Fromm
Galinger
Geißt
Get(t)e
Ginsheimer
Getlein
Graf
Grün from Norka
Heinrich
Heinze
Herdt
Hergert
Holzheimer
Honecker
Jakobi
Jargert
Jauck
Kaufmann
Kelln from Holstein
Kern
Kimmel
Kisner
Kohlmann
Kuhlmann
Kuhn
Laubhan from Shcherbakovka
Lehl from Norka
Lenz
Magel
Mai from Eckheim
Maier
Metzler
Müller
Mohr
Rau
Ruppel
Rutz
Schaab
Schamber
Schechtel
Schiffmann
Schira
Schmidt
Schmunk
Schneider
Schnell
Schreiner
Schwartzkopf
Sewald
Steinbrecher
Straub
Stürtz
Weber
Weibender
Weimar / Weimer
Zwetzig from Shcherbakovka

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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