Hamberg (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)
Hamberg, a Mennonite village in South Russia in the Gnadenfeld district of the Molotschna settlement on the Tokmak River, not far from the rail way station of Stulnevo. The village, founded in 1862 by farmers from older villages, was laid out in 26 full farms with 175 acres each, and three small farms of 40 acres each, on a total of 4,684 acres. It soon achieved prosperity, but suffered greatly in the horrors of the Civil War in 1917. Over 300 shots fell into the village, damaged the buildings, and killed cattle, although no human lives were lost. The village was repeatedly plundered by roaming bands of robbers; five persons were killed. Twenty-three adults succumbed to the typhus epidemic. With few exceptions the inhabitants were members of the Schönsee Mennonite Church.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 239.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 638. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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