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Blumstein, a village in the former Russian province of Taurida, volost and post office [[Halbstadt (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Halbstadt]], belonged to the [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna Mennonite settlement]], was founded in 1804. Most of the village was destroyed by fire on 4 September 1817, but was soon rebuilt. Blumstein had 2,026 desiatinas (ca. 5,000 acres) of land and 606 inhabitants in 1911, who were all Mennonites with the exception of one Jewish family and four Lutheran families, and were almost all farmers; dyeing and small industries were also engaged in. The village supported a school with two teachers and about 60 pupils. Most of the Mennonites belonged to the [[Lichtenau-Petershagen Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Lichtenau Mennonite Church]], some joined the [[Orloff Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Ohrloff congregation]], and a few families belonged to the [[Rückenau Mennonite Brethren Church (Rückenau, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Rückenau Mennonite Brethren]].
 
Blumstein, a village in the former Russian province of Taurida, volost and post office [[Halbstadt (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Halbstadt]], belonged to the [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna Mennonite settlement]], was founded in 1804. Most of the village was destroyed by fire on 4 September 1817, but was soon rebuilt. Blumstein had 2,026 desiatinas (ca. 5,000 acres) of land and 606 inhabitants in 1911, who were all Mennonites with the exception of one Jewish family and four Lutheran families, and were almost all farmers; dyeing and small industries were also engaged in. The village supported a school with two teachers and about 60 pupils. Most of the Mennonites belonged to the [[Lichtenau-Petershagen Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Lichtenau Mennonite Church]], some joined the [[Orloff Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Ohrloff congregation]], and a few families belonged to the [[Rückenau Mennonite Brethren Church (Rückenau, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Rückenau Mennonite Brethren]].
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 239.
 
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 239.
  
 
<em>Neuer Haus- und Landwirtschafts-Kalender</em> (Odessa, 1910): 114.
 
<em>Neuer Haus- und Landwirtschafts-Kalender</em> (Odessa, 1910): 114.
 
 
 
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Blumstein, a village in the former Russian province of Taurida, volost and post office Halbstadt, belonged to the Molotschna Mennonite settlement, was founded in 1804. Most of the village was destroyed by fire on 4 September 1817, but was soon rebuilt. Blumstein had 2,026 desiatinas (ca. 5,000 acres) of land and 606 inhabitants in 1911, who were all Mennonites with the exception of one Jewish family and four Lutheran families, and were almost all farmers; dyeing and small industries were also engaged in. The village supported a school with two teachers and about 60 pupils. Most of the Mennonites belonged to the Lichtenau Mennonite Church, some joined the Ohrloff congregation, and a few families belonged to the Rückenau Mennonite Brethren.

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 239.

Neuer Haus- und Landwirtschafts-Kalender (Odessa, 1910): 114.


Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1953


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Hege, Christian. "Blumstein (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 26 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blumstein_(Molotschna_Mennonite_Settlement,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=75784.

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Hege, Christian. (1953). Blumstein (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blumstein_(Molotschna_Mennonite_Settlement,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=75784.




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