Kokterek, Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan

Names: 
Kokterek, Zhambyl Region
Бирлик, Жамбылская область
Коктерек, Жамбылская область
Birilik, Zhambyl Region
Berlik, Zhambyl Region
History: 

At one time, most of the inhabitants of Kokterek were Volga Germans.  Some had been banished to Koktrek in the 1930s as part of Stalin's kulak elimination program. Others were settled there during the 1941 deportation.

Most of the Volga Germans in Koktrek immigrated to Germany. Today, what remains of the village is called Birlik.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in and around Kokterek in Kazakhstan:

Eckhardt
Funkner from Warenburg
Jansen
Korrell from Moor
Kuhn from Kamenka
Lorenz from Oberdorf
Meisner from Oberdorf
Schäfer from Oberdorf
Schimpf from Oberdorf
Schmunk from Oberdorf
Schwab

Pre-Volga Origin

Driving through Kokterek via Anleon Schmidt (2017).

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 49.714861
Longitude: 8.839583
Latitude: 49.714861
Longitude: 8.839583
Latitude: 49.750000
Longitude: 8.866667