The majority of the maps are printed in German. For your convenience an English translation of the titles precedes the German titles here.
# 1 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN BESSARABIA (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen in Bessarabien). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22 x 17. Bessarabia is bordered by the Prut River on the west, the Dniester River on the east, and the Black Sea on the south.
# 2 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE DISTRICT OF ODESSA (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet (Oblast) Odessa). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 17" x 22". The western portion of the former Province of Kherson, the Odessa District is bordered by the Dniester River on the west, the Nikolayev Oblast on the east, and the Black Sea on the south.
# 3 MAP OF GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN UKRAINIAN VOLHYNIA (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen in Ukrainisch Wolhynien). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 14 1/2" x 22". Volhynian cities of Sarny, Ovruch, and Chernobyl are shown on the north, Kiev on the east, Zhitomir on the south, and Ostrog and Rovno on the west. See map #29 for Polish Volhynia.
# 4 THE GERMAN COLONIES ON THE VOLGA (Die deutschen Kolonien an der Volga) Cartographer: A. Mergenthaler. Size: 19 3/4 x 16 3/4 . Map is bisected by the Volga River and shows mother and daughter colonies on the Bergseite and Wiesenseite based on census of 1926.
# 5 COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN, MIGRATION ROUTES, AND AREAS OF SETTLEMENT (1763-1861) OF THE VOLGA AND BLACK SEA GERMANS IN THE MOTHER COLONIES. Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 11 1/2 x 16 1/2". This map with German place names is bordered on the north by Norway, Sweden, and Finland, the Ural Mountains on the east, the Black Sea on the south, and Germany on the west.
# 6 MAP OF GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE VOLGA AREA (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Wolgagebiet). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 19 1/2" x 27 1/4". The map extends from the northernmost German colonies of Yagodnaya Polyana and Schaffhausen, north of Saratov, to Kamyshin and Pallasovka in the south; from Balanda, Neu-Frank and Krasnyy Yar in the west to Alexanderfeld and Novouzensk in the east.
# 7 MAP OF HESSE WITH THE LOCATIONS FROM WHICH VOLGA GERMANS EMIGRATED (1763-69). (Karte von Hessen mit den Orten, aus denen die Wolgadeutschen ausgewandert sind (1763-69). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". This map covers the area from the Neckar River and Worms in the south, the Rhine River and Koblenz in the west to Kassel in the north and Eschwege and Thuringia in the east.
# 8 MAP OF THE GERMAN RUSSIAN SETTLEMENTS IN SOUTH AMERICA (Karte der russlanddeutschen Siedlungen in Suedamerika: Brasilien, Paraguay, Uruguay und Argentinien). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". This map also has a special insert of the Mennonite settlements in Paraguay.
# 9 GERMAN SETTLEMENTS ON THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA (Die deutschen Siedlungen auf der Halbinsel Krim). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". Shows the Crimean Peninsula bordered by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
# 10 GERMAN-RUSSIAN SETTLEMENTS IN CANADA(Russlanddeutsche Siedlungen in Kanada). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". Settlements in Canada, particularly the western provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
# 11 MAP OF GERMAN DAUGHTER COLONIES (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Raum Alt-Samara, Ufa-Dawlekanowo, Orenburg, Neu-Samara und Aktjubinsk). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". Northeast of the major original Volga colonies and includes the Russian cities of Samara (now Kuibyshev), Ufa, and Orenburg (known as Chkalov 1938-1957).
# 12 MAP OF THE PREVIOUS AND PRESENT-DAY GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE SOVIET UNION (Karte der ehemaligen und heutigen Siedlungsgebiete der Deutschen in der Sowjetunion). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size 22 1/2" x 14". The map shows former German colonies in Russia and the areas of German concentration in the U.S.S.R. as of 1962.
# 13 MAP OF GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH CAUCASUS (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Nord und Suedkaukasus). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". The map covers the area between the Black Sea on the west and the Caspian Sea on the east.
# 14 MAP OF GERMAN RUSSIAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE U.S.A. AND MEXICO (Karte der russland deutschen Siedlungen in den USA and Mexiko). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22" x 17". Map has a special insert for the states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Colorado.
# 15 SPECIAL MAP FROM THE EMIGRATION MAP OF WUERTTEMBERG WITH THE DISTRICTS OF STUTTGART, LUDWIGSBURG, HEILBRONN, VAIHINGEN, LEONBERG, BOEBLINGEN, ESSLINGEN, WAIBLINGEN, BACKNANG, OEHRINGEN, NUERTINGEN, TUEBINGEN, AND REUTLINGEN FROM WHICH EMIGRATIONS TOOK PLACE IN THE YEARS 1804-1842. (Sonderdarte aus der Auswanderungskarte Wuerttemberg mit den Kreisen: Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Heilbronn, Vaihingen, Leonberg, Boeblingen, Esslingen, Waiblingen, Backnang, OEhringen, Nuertingen, Tuebingen und Reutlingen. Auswanderung in den Jahren 1804-42 nach Suedrussland). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size 22" x 17". Shows original villages of emigrants going to South Russia 1804-42.
# 16 MAP OF THE SETTLEMENTS IN DANZIG, WEST PRUSSIA FROM WHICH MENNONITES IMMIGRATED TO RUSSIA IN THE PERIOD 1789-1807. (Karte der Siedlungen in Danzig Westpreussen, aus denen Mennoniten in den Jahren 1789-1807 nach Russland ausgewandert sind.) Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size 18 3/4" x 15 3/4".
# 17 LOCALITIES FROM WHICH, IN THE YEAR 1814, IMMIGRATIONS TO SOUTH RUSSIA, ESPECIALLY BESSARABIA, TOOK PLACE (Orte aus denen im Jahre 1814 Auswanderungen nach Russland insbesondere nach Bessarabien statt gefunden haben). Cartographers: Karl Stumpp and Arthur Flegel. Size: ca. 16" x 21". Map shows areas in Prussia, Poland, Mecklenburg, Pomerania, and Silesia, which were the origins of many immigrants to Bessarabia.
# 18 MAP OF WUERTTEMBERG, BADEN, THE PALATINATE, AND ALSACE WITH THE LOCALITIES FROM WHICH BLACK SEA GERMANS (INCLUDING THE CAUCASUS AND BESSARABIA) EMIGRATED IN 1804-1824. (Karte von Wuerttemberg, Baden, Pfalz und Elsass, mit den Orten aus denen die Schwarzmeerdeutschen (einschl. Kaukasus und Bessarabien) ausgewandert sind 1804-1842). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: ca. 17" x 26". This map locates many ancestral homes in Germany of Black Sea Germans.
# 19 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF FRANK, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA, ABOUT 1900. Cartographer: M. Magdalene Lebsack. Size: 19 3/4 x 16 3/4 . The map shows the location of fields, gardens, pastures, cemeteries, orchards, surrounding mountains, and some specific features including location of the church and parsonage, mill, granaries, courthouse, jail, post office, fire station, and some homes. (No homes, however, are identified by specific owners' names.)
# 20 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF KOLB, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA ABOUT 1921. Cartographers: Karl Thom, Lydia Hill, and Jacob Rehn. The map gives the location of natural features and village landmarks such as the elevator, smithy, orchards, church, school, cemetery, and identifies homes by the names of their owners. Size: 24 1/2" x 18 1/2".
# 21 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE ZAPOROZHYE OBLAST (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet Saporoshje ehem. die Gebiete Taurien u. d. suedl. Teil Jekaterinoslaw [Dnjepropetrowsk]). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size 22 1/2" x 19". This area was formerly a portion of Taurida and the southern portion of the District of Ekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk Oblast).
# 22 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE DNEPROPETROVSK OBLAST (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet [Oblast] Dnjepropetrowsk ehem. nordl. Teil des Gouv. Jekaterinoslaw einschl. der deutschen Doerfer im westlichen Teil des Gebiets Charkow). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22 1/2 x 17. The map depicts the German settlements in the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast formerly the northern portion of the Province of Ekaterinoslav and includes the German villages in the western portion of the Kharkov Oblast.
# 23 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE NIKOLAYEV OBLAST (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet [Oblast] Nikolajew ehem. Gouv. Cherson, einschl. der wenigen deutschen Doerfer im Gebiet Kirowograd). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 22 1/2 x 18". Map of the German settlements in Nikolayev Oblast formerly part of the Kherson Province, including the few German villages in the Kirovograd Oblast.
# 24 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE STALINO OBLAST (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet [Oblast] Stalino [ehem. oestl. Teil vom Gouvern. Jekaterinoslaw u. westl. Teil vom Dongebiet] einschl. der deutschen Doerfer im oestl. Teil des Gebiets Charkow). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 21 1/2" x 16 1/2". Map of the German settlements in the Stalino Oblast formerly the eastern portion of Ekaterinoslav Province and the western portion of the Don District (Territory of the Don Cossacks) including the German villages in the eastern part of the Kharkov Oblast.
# 25 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE ROSTOV OBLAST (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet [Oblast] Rostow [ehem. Dongebiet] einschl. der deutschen Kolonien im Gebiet Woroschilowgrad). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 19 1/2" x 17". This area was formerly known as the Territory of the Don Cossacks. It also shows German settlements in the Voroshilovgrad Oblast. (The city Voroshilovgrad was formerly Lugansk.)
# 26 MAP OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN NEW (SOUTH) RUSSIA (Karte der deutschen Siedlungen in Neu (Sued) Russland). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 28" x 18". This map shows the German settlements in the area of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. This includes the settlements of Bessarabia, Kherson, Ekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk), the Territory of the Don Cossacks (now Rostov Oblast), Taurida, and the Crimea.
# 27 GEOGRAPHICAL ADMINISTRATIVE MAP OF THE VOLGA GERMAN AUTONOMOUS AREAS (Geographisch Administrative Karte des Autonomen Gebietes der Wolgadeutschen). Cartographers: G. Schaefer and R. Fink, under the direction of A. Mattern. Size: 24" x 26". This special, color map shows the various Volga German districts with the Russian names of the villages. In color and suitable for framing.
# 28 GERMAN AREAS OF SETTLEMENT IN THE SOVIET UNION ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS OF 1959 FOR THE RAYONS (COUNTIES) WITH NUMEROUS RUSSIAN GERMANS AND 1969 FOR THE REPUBLICS AND OBLASTS (DISTRICTS) (Karte der deutschen Siedlungsgebiete in der Sowjetunion nach der Volkszahlung 1959 fuer die Rayone (Kreise) mit zahlreichen Russlanddeutschen und 1969 fuer die Republiken und Oblastji (Gebiete). Cartographer: Karl Stumpp. Size: 26" x 20". This map indicates by numbers, percentages, and symbols the approximate number of Russian Germans living in Russia according to the 1959 county census and 1969 census of republics and regions. The area covered extends from Moscow and Rostov in the west to Irkutsk in the east; from Arkhangelsk and Dudinka in the north to Afghanistan and China in the south. The area shown in greatest detail is Kazakhstan.
# 29 THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN POLISH VOLHYNIA (Das deutsche Siedlungsgebiet in Polnisch-Wolhynien). Size: 20" x 24". This map shows the German settlements in what became Polish Volhynia. See Map #3 for Ukrainian Volhynia.
# 30 LINGUISTIC MAP OF THE VOLGA GERMAN MOTHER COLONIES. (Sprachkartei der wolgadeutschen Mutterkolonien). A reprint of a 1923 map by Georg Dinges of Saratov University. Size: 19" x 20". An elaborate, color-coded map illustrating the geographical spread of certain dialectal traits. It includes an overlay translation of the printed German explanations or legends as well as a translation of Prof. Dinges's Addenda to the Map and Errata and Supplements.
# 31 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF HUSSENBACH, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. Cartographer: Richard Wink from material and information provided by Richard Propp and Viktor Volz. Size: 12" x 18". The map shows some elements in the village as of 1920 and others as of 1940. The locations of 28 family homes are indicated by number with these families and other family names known to have lived in Hussenbach identified on a separate sheet.
# 32 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF STRAUB, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. Size 22 1/4" x 18 1/4". This village map was originally drawn in 1957 by Rev. J. C. Schwabenland for his daughter, Emma Schwabenland Haynes. It has recently been redrawn for printing by Richard Wink. It shows the major public buildings and the location of the homes of most of the inhabitants of Straub in 1891.
# 33 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF ROTHAMMEL, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. Size: 30" x 20". Originally drawn by Clemens Appelhans, the map has been adapted by Rosalinda Applehans Kloberdanz. The material for the map was gathered by Josef and Eva Wohn, Theresia Appelhans Daehn, Alois and Franziska Appelhans, and Margareta Weingart. This map lists by name the inhabitants of every house in Rothammel circa 1930.
# 34 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF GRIMM, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. Size: 20 1/4" x 17 1/2". Drawn by Alex Weber, this map is a compilation of information provided by Erdmann Van Pelt, J. Meisner, and C. Weber. It depicts the village as of 1912-1913. Inhabitants are identified by row and block number.
# 35 MAPS OF THE VILLAGE OF KUKKUS, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. These two maps, each 23" x 17 1/2", were drawn by Johannes Busick in 1983 and depict the village as of about 1940. One map shows Kukkus in relationship to its environs, including the Volga River. The second map is a close-up of the village with many of the individual inhabitants of the houses being identified by name. The two maps are sold together as one unit.
# 36 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF LAUWE, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. Size: 22" x 16". Compiled by Peter Bitter, Marie Bitter Schneider, and Marie Christine Preis Yager Roth, the map was drawn by Karl Bitter. Approximately one-third of the homes are identified by inhabitants' names. Of interest is a sketch of the layout of the typical farmstead showing the locations of the buildings and gardens on the lot.
# 37 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF MORGENTAU, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. Size: 29" x 23". This extremely detailed map was drawn by Alexander Schwindt in 1986 and depicts the village as of 1940. Georg Steinert assisted in identifying the families and where they lived.
# 38 MAP OF BALZER, SARATOV PROVINCE, RUSSIA. Size: 23" x 17 1/4". The name of the original draftsman and the date of this map are unknown. In 1987 N. A. Schwabauer enlarged and redrew the map. It shows clearly the names of the inhabitants of almost every house in the village in addition to showing the locations of the church, school, mills, and cemetery.
# 39 MAP OF OBERDORF CANTON KAMENKA, VOLGA REGION. Size: 35" x 18". This map was compiled by Paul Grieb in 1980 and later drawn by Robert Rusch. Each house is numbered. Adjacent to the map itself is a list of names for the heads-of-household for every house. The name of the father of each is also given for many. This list is for the inhabitants in 1939.
# 40 MAP OF KUTTER, RUSSIA (POPOVKA, RUSSIA). Size: 14 1/2" x 18". Esther Trekell has produced this two-sided map based on a map drawn originally in 1895. One side is printed in German and remains as true to the original as possible. The other side has the information in English. Names of heads-of-households are given on each house.
# 41 MAP OF WIESENMUELLER, VOLGA REGION. Size: 22" x 35". Alexander Schwindt, under the direction of Wilhelmina Stoll nee Greb, drew this map in 1989. All house lots are numbered. An accompanying sheet identifies the families living in 134 of the 900 homes. Approximate time is 1940.
# 42 MAP OF THE VILLAGE OF ZUERICH, VOLGA REGION, RUSSIA. (This village was also known as ECKARDT.) Size 39" x 27". This very detailed map was drawn by W. Graefenstein in 1990 and depicts the village as it was in 1941. The name of the householder is given for almost every lot, including many nicknames.
NDSU #3 Volga German Villages Color. Size: 11" by 17" double-sided color, laminated. A specially-designed geographic map for easy identification of 1) 18th century mother colonies, Germanic charter districts, and historic Russian cantons; 2) 19th century daughter villages, Russian provinces, plus Sarepta district and Old Samara district; and 3) fourteen 20th century Republic kantons with boundary outlines.
Most German colonies were established near the Volga River in the Czarist provinces of Saratov and Samara. “Bergseite” on the Volga River’s west bank is a portion of Saratov province. “Wiesenseite” on the Volga River’s east bank is a portion of Samara province. The 18th century charter-districts of Catherine, Pokrowsk, and Warenburg were established along the Volga River in Samara province.
An accompanying map supplement includes a printed list of 107 “mother colonies” by village name, transliterated names, founding dates, and Mercator grid co-ordinates.
Visual symbols identify religious affiliation of Lutheran/Reformed, Catholic, and Mennonite villages. Mother colonies and daughter villages are distinguished by color code and century founding. Saratov city and Engels / Pokrowsk (Republic capital) with kanton capitals are indicated with a surround circle.
The double-sided color map has additional “extract” maps on reverse side to identify: 1)a hachured geographic overlay of German Volga Republic upon historic Czarist provinces of Samara and Saratov; 2) German “Old Samara” daughter villages; and 3) Sarepta, a German city famed for silk and wool textiles manufacturing in historic Czarist province of Astrakhan.
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