Belowesch Colonies in Chernigov
In 1766 some of our forefathers left Germany to start a new life in what at that time was known as southern Russia. The vast majority went either to the Volga or the Black Sea Regions. A few families proceeded to the Belovezh District where they established the following Colonies: Belowesch, Gorodov, Gross-Werder, Kaltschinowka, Klein-Werder, and Rundewiese. Collectively these colonies are known as the Belowesch Colonies and also include Kreschatten which was established later in 1779.
Due to the relative size of these colonies very little history is available. The purpose of this page is to bring togeather as much information on these colonies as possible to assist in the research of this area. If you are aware of any information relating to these areas not referenced on these pages, please contact me so that I can add or reference it.
Belowesch colony Surnames: Bauer, Bechthold, Brill, Dell, Gorbulenko, Hahn, Holterbein, Kirchner, König, Laukart, Lautenschläger, Luft, Mohr, Müller, Oldenburger, Reh, Reimchen, Reuswig, Schäfer, Scheller, Schellhorn, Seibel, Wunderlich
Gorodov colony Surnames: Arnold, Betschke, Danowitsch, Danowiz, Dell, Dierlein, Dirlink, Engel, Grabowski, Gribowski, Himmelreich, Hoff, Kampf, Knorr, Kranz, Krohn, Kroll, Kronhart, Kude, Luft, Nep, Oldenburger, Raschke, Reimchen, Reisserich, Repp, Reuswig, Rogbach, Rossbach, Scherer, Schültz, Seel, Speck, Tipelius, Wenzel
Groß-Werder colony Surnames: Arndt, Bär, Bittner, Burmann, Charlotte, Dieterich, Franz, Herr, Imbrund, Kunkel, Maier, Maisteter, Markstätter, Massold, Oldenburger, Operowski, Rätzel, Remmel, Resch, Röhrich, Saler, Sauerwald, Schäffner
Scharlott, Schreiber, Siegfried, Springer, Treser, Tresner, Trinz, Ulrich, Wagner, Weber, Weiss, Wenzel, Wolf
Kaltschinowka colony Surnames: Bechthold, Becker, Beker, Edel, Gottfried, Haag, Kehrmann, Krell, Maier, Müller, Neumann, Oldenburger, Phaffenhut, Reimchen, Sartison, Schäfer, Scherer, Schwarz, Strauch, Stumpf
Klein-Werder colony Surnames: Betke, Blank, Brunner, Buchmüller, Doring, Enshinskij, Jakobschinski, Kanz, Kaptz, Keipert, Kühneresch, Küster, Meister, Rätzel, Reit, Rohn, Scheck, Sperling, Sperling, Springer, Wagner, Wotschall
Kreschatten colony Surnames: Alfalt, Brimchen, Färber, Hagin, Hahn, Himmelreich, Kaftan, Klaus, Knorr, Kranz, Krell, Lawtschenko, Masold, Massold, Moos, Neumann, Northeimer, Peters, Pindikhaus, Reimchen, Reuswig, Schäfer, Schreiner, Schwarz, Sikowski, Sperling, Trinz, Ulk, Witowski, Wolf
Rundewiese colony Surnames: Bambach, Beckel, Braun, Buchmüller, Butzbach, Edel, Haag, Hoffmann, König, Krehl, Küster, Littau, Melchner, Müller, Neumann, Oldenburger, Rapp, Reh, Ritter, Rohn, Rosenberg, Sander, Schaubert, Schulz, Schülz, Schwab, Schwarz, Seel, Seibel, Semmel, Weber
Belowesch, Chernigov is located approximately 110 mile ENE of Kiev, Ukraine. Modern Map (inside dark circle) Old Map
"The German Settlements in the Belovezh Parish in Chernigov Province" by Frieda Schlau, published by AHSGR
Last updated: 1/17/99
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