The German Colonies in South Russia 1804 to 1904 Volume 1 & 2
by Conrad P. Keller
2 volume set
Translated from German by A. Becker
The German Colonies in South Russia 1804 to 1904, Volume I. This second edition has revisions by Adam Giesinger. The 239-page volume depicts the circumstances and history of the first German colonies in south Russia. It provides a historic geographical overview of all the Black Sea mother colonies, with a more detailed account of the Liebental colonies, particularly the Catholic villages of Kleinliebental, Josephstal, Mariental, and Franzfeld.
The German Colonies in South Russia, Volume II. Translated by A. Becker. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1983. A 289-page volume describing the ecclesiastical, political, geographical, and statistical situation of the Catholic German Berezan villages (Landau, Speier, Sulz, Karlsruhe, Katharinental, Rastadt, München). The book provides information of value for genealogists of the Berezan colonies, since it includes detailed information about the original settlers. The thirteen final pages relate Berezan folklore and customs.
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