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Alexandrovka was a<strong> </strong>frequently used name for Mennonite villages in [[Russia|Russia]].
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Alexandrovka was a frequently used name for Mennonite villages in [[Russia|Russia]].
  
1. A village not far from the railway station of Gorkoye, in the district of [[Akmolinsk (Akmola Province, Kazakhstan)|Akmolinsk]]<em>, </em>[[Siberia (Russia)|Siberia]], founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Mennonites from South Russia.
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1. A village not far from the railway station of Gorkoye, in the district of [[Akmolinsk (Akmola Province, Kazakhstan)|Akmolinsk]], [[Siberia (Russia)|Siberia]], founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Mennonites from South Russia.
  
 
2. A leased colony of the Mennonites of [[Chortitza Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Chortitza]] in the [[Ekaterinoslav Guberniya (Ukraine)|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 (Baratov Settlement, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast,Ukraine)|Neu-Chortitza Mennonite Church]].   
 
2. A leased colony of the Mennonites of [[Chortitza Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Chortitza]] in the [[Ekaterinoslav Guberniya (Ukraine)|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 (Baratov Settlement, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast,Ukraine)|Neu-Chortitza Mennonite Church]].   
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3. A village in the <em>[[Memrik Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)|Memrik settlement]], </em>volost Golytsenov, [[Bachmut (Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine)|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 (Landlose)|landless]] Mennonites from the [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna settlement]] in the province of [[Taurida Guberniya (Ukraine)|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 and Kalinovo Mennonite Church (Ukraine)|Memrik-Kalinov Mennonite Church]].
 
3. A village in the <em>[[Memrik Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)|Memrik settlement]], </em>volost Golytsenov, [[Bachmut (Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine)|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 (Landlose)|landless]] Mennonites from the [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna settlement]] in the province of [[Taurida Guberniya (Ukraine)|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 and Kalinovo Mennonite Church (Ukraine)|Memrik-Kalinov Mennonite Church]].
  
4. A settlement in the [[Samara Oblast (Russia)|province of Samara]], district Stavropol, whose inhabitants belonged to the Mennonite Church at [[Alexandertal Mennonite Settlement (Samara Oblast, Russia)|Alexandertal]] and the [[Mariental Mennonite Brethren Church (Mariental, Samara Oblast, Russia)|Mennonite Brethren]] at [[Mariental (Samara Oblast, Russia)|Mariental]]<em>, </em>some 20 miles (32 km) distant. The settlement maintained an electric mill.
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4. A settlement in the [[Samara Oblast (Russia)|province of Samara]], district Stavropol, whose inhabitants belonged to the Mennonite Church at [[Alexandertal Mennonite Settlement (Samara Oblast, Russia)|Alexandertal]] and the [[Mariental Mennonite Brethren Church (Mariental, Samara Oblast, Russia)|Mennonite Brethren]] at [[Mariental (Samara Oblast, Russia)|Mariental]], some 20 miles (32 km) distant. The settlement maintained an electric mill.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Epp, D. H. <em>Die Memriker Ansiedlung : zum 25-jährigen Bestehen derselben im Herbst 1910. </em>Berdyansk: H. Ediger, 1910.
 
Epp, D. H. <em>Die Memriker Ansiedlung : zum 25-jährigen Bestehen derselben im Herbst 1910. </em>Berdyansk: H. Ediger, 1910.
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Friesen, Peter M. <em>The Mennonite Brotherhood in Russia (1789-1910), </em>trans. J. B. Toews and others. Fresno, CA: Board of Christian Literature [M.B.], 1978, rev. ed. 1980
 
Friesen, Peter M. <em>The Mennonite Brotherhood in Russia (1789-1910), </em>trans. J. B. Toews and others. Fresno, CA: Board of Christian Literature [M.B.], 1978, rev. ed. 1980
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 26.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 26.
 
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Latest revision as of 03:08, 13 April 2014

Alexandrovka was a frequently used name for Mennonite villages in Russia.

1. A village not far from the railway station of Gorkoye, in the district of Akmolinsk, Siberia, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Mennonites from South 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.

[edit] Bibliography

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.


Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1955


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Hege, Christian. "Alexandrovka (Russia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 28 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Alexandrovka_(Russia)&oldid=120030.

APA style

Hege, Christian. (1955). Alexandrovka (Russia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Alexandrovka_(Russia)&oldid=120030.




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