Alexandrovka was a frequently used name for Mennonite villages in Russia.
2. A leased colony of the Mennonites of Chortitza in the province of Ekaterinoslav (later Dnipropetrovsk), Verchnednyeprovsk district, also called Kuzmitsky,
comprised 4,860 acres of arable land, numbered 200 souls (40 families)
in 1911, who belonged to the Neu-Chortitza Mennonite Church.
3. A village in the Memrik settlement, volost Golytsenov, district Bachmut in the province of Ekaterinoslav, on the right bank of the Volchya River, south of the railway Ekaterinoslav-Taganrog, post office and railroad station Zhelannaya. The village, like the other nine villages of the Memrik settlement, was founded in 1885 by landless Mennonites from the Molotschna settlement in the province of Taurida and numbered 170 inhabitants (37 families) in 1913, who were predominantly farmers, owning 3,000 acres of arable land. There was a steam mill in the village. In the village school instruction was given in both the Russian and German languages. Most of the inhabitants belonged to the Memrik-Kalinov Mennonite Church.
4. A settlement in the province of Samara, district Stavropol, whose inhabitants belonged to the Mennonite Church at Alexandertal and the Mennonite Brethren at Mariental, some 20 miles (32 km) distant. The settlement maintained an electric mill.
Epp, D. H. Die Memriker Ansiedlung : zum 25-jährigen Bestehen derselben im Herbst 1910. Berdyansk: H. Ediger, 1910.
Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft "Raduga", 1911.
Friesen, Peter M. The Mennonite Brotherhood in Russia (1789-1910), trans. J. B. Toews and others. Fresno, CA: Board of Christian Literature [M.B.], 1978, rev. ed. 1980
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 26.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 51. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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