Khartch (Terek Mennonite Settlement, Republic of Dagestan, Russia)
Khartch was a village of the Mennonite settlement in the Terek Mennonite settlement (Khassav-Yurt district, Russia), founded in 1901 on the left bank of the Sulak River, which flows into the Caspian Sea, and is crossed by the Talma Canal. It comprised 30 farms of 108 acres each. The inhabitants, who were immigrants from the Mennonite Molotschna settlement in Taurida, were engaged in agriculture and sheep-raising. A small mercantile business also developed. Khartch had a church in which the Mennonites of the western part of the colony met for services. The village supported an elementary school, which was attended exclusively by Mennonite children.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: I, 339.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 172. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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