Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia

ROLL-Related Family Surnames which came from Karlsruhe: GARTNER, HELLMANN, ?STROH?
Current Ukraine town name: STEPOVE or STEPNOWOJE

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Karlsruhe (Stepove / Stepnowoje) on-line map

KARLSRUHE, SOUTH RUSSIA VILLAGE PHOTO

1910 Karlsruhe village photo.

1942 Karlsruhe farm well with village in the distance.

1942 sunflower mounds on a Karlsruhe farm.

1942 Karlsruhe farm workers

1942 Karlsruhe woman

The Karlsruhe German-Russian museum address:
Melnitskaya Antonina
Stepovoye
Molodeznaya Street,3
Nikolaev District
Nikolaev Region
57107 Ukraine

If you were thinking of sending a monetary donation, please hold off until we can determine the best way of getting the funds to them. They cannot cash checks of any type, and sending cash through the mail is not safe nor recommended!

Roland WAGNER wrote October 2003, "Concerning the recent discussions of the museum in the village of Karlsruhe, I wanted to share some earlier information from 1993. Back then six of our families visited the village and they were presented with copies of a book on local history by the mayor. The book is titled "Karlsruhe," it is written in Russian, contains 83 pages of text and about 20 pages of photos. I had great hopes that the book might contain some new information, but couldn't tell because I can't read Russian. A few years ago one of my students from Russia offered to translate the first chapter for me. Her translation is rather rough because her English was not all that good, but I could tell from these first 15 pages that the book is very general and unfortunately it doesn't really contain any new information on our German families. It seems to be based largely on Fr. Konrad Keller's publications. The introductory chapter begins with the ancient history (as does Keller), describes the geography and climate, and acknowledges that Karlsurhe was founded by German families. It describes their agricultural achievements (described as "remarkable"), presents some statistics on their crop yields, describes their industriousness, the neat appearance of the village in those days, the flowers they planted, and so on. One of the more successful colonists was Karl Schardt, who came from Germany with his two brothers, Philipp and "Fitzen." They eventually founded their own Chutor. In addition to the obvious derivation from Fr. Keller's writings, the authors also mention that "an important source of information about the life of the colonists was the writings of colonel Schmidt...in a book called 'Material for geography and statistics of Russia gathered by the officers of high command of the Cherson district...' Chapter two begins with the "Great October Revolution" and launches into the many changes after that."

NOTE: Named after the city of Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany , near the Rhine River. There was this Karlsuhe in the Beresan District , one in the Caucasus (Kaukasus), one in the Molotschna, and one in the Crimia (Krim) with a Neu-Karlsuhe or Klein-Karlsuhe near Nikolajew [a Russian town bordering the Beresan District] (2 of them) and 2 more in the Odessa region. See the German-Russian settlement and Beresan maps.


KARLSRUHE, SOUTH RUSSIA VILLAGE SURNAME LIST

This is a list of known Karlsruhe inhabitants. Early settler family surnames are marked with an "*".

ANTON*, BACHERT*, BÄR*, BARON*, BLEILE*, BLETH*, BLUMENSCHEIN*, BÖCHLER*, BÖHM*, BOSCH*, BRAUN*, BRITTNER*, BRUCKER*, BÜHLER*, DECK*, DEIBICH*, DRESCHER*, DUZERT*, EBERTS*, ECKROTH*, FERDERER*, FRANK*, FRIED*, GAAB*, GARTNER*, GARECHT*, GEIGER*, GEISS*, GUGERT*, HAAB*, HATZENBÜHLER*, HECK*, HEINZ*, HEINZMANN*, HELFRICH*, HELLMANN*, HEPFNER*, HILD*, HÖRDER*, HOFFMANN*, HOPFAUF*, HUMMEL*, IHLY*, JUNG*, JUNGMANN*, KITZEL*, KLEIN*, KOCH*, KOPP*, LEHR*, LANDEIS*, LANZ (LANTZ)*, LAUBERSBACHER*, LORAN*, MARDIAN*, MARTIN*, MEIER*, MESSER*, MILLIUS*, MILTENBERGER*, MUTH*, NEBEL*, PAUL*, PFAFF*, PFEIFFER*, REISENAUER*, RENNER*, RÖTHER*, RUF*, SCHARDT*, SCHMIDT*, SCHMUTZER*, SCHOCH*, SCHÜLER*, SCHUH*, SCHWARZ*, SCHWEIGERT*, SIEGEL*, SPRUNG*, STAUDINGER*, STECKLER*, STOLZ*, TAFFELT*, WANDER*, WEIBEL*, WOLF*


KARLSRUHE CHURCH


a.   b.
ST. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH (1885-present) - Karlsruhe, Beresan, Cherson, South Russia. a) Drawing of the church in the late 1800's. b) What the dilapidated church looks like in 1998. The first church was built in 1830.

1999 and 2003 Karlsruhe (now Stepnowoje, Ukraine) church pictures can be found at www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu .


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