Chutor Alexandrowka

Type of Settlement: Chutor

Founded: before 1860

Religion: unknown

Wolost: Glückstal

District: Tiraspol

Province: Cherson

Other Names and Spellings:

Also: Suworowo

Current Name:

Place no longer exists.


Coordinates:

47.5400, 30.0500

History of the Chutor

Chutor Alexandrowka appeared on maps by name as early as 1860. It was situated less than one mile east of Novo Alexandrovka. The chutor did not appear on maps after 1918.

The Odessa Kalendar [OdKal] listed the chutor in the Glückstal Wolost, and presumably also listed the name Suworowo. That name Suworowo has not been found on period maps in this location.

This place name does not appear on the Stumpp map [StumppMOd], in Mertens' German-Russian Handbook [Mertens], nor does it appear in the the GCRA Points-of-Origin [Glückstal-2021]. Aside from its listing in the Odessa Kalendar [OdKal] as being in the Glückstal Wolost in the years 1897-1898 and 1900-1903, there is no other evidence of Germans having lived in this chutor and no surnames associated with it. Perhaps it was only in these brief years when Glückstalers farmed this chutor. The decreasing amount of land did not bode well for it. Perhaps more evidence will be found in time to add to the story.

Population

Year Pop.

1897 44

1898 42

1900 25

1901 46

1902 47

1903 23

Agriculture

1897 — 630 dessiatins of land

1901 500 dessiatins of land

1903 276 dessiatins of land

Photos

1918Chutor Alexandrowka on an Austrian military map of central Russia. [Retromap-1918-1419182]

Bibliography

[Arcanum-1872] – “Russia (1872).” Arcanum Adatbázis Kft. maps.arcanum.com/en/map/russia-1872. 1872. [This map, although not identified on the website, is probably the work of Theodor Friedrich Schubert (1789-1865) a.k.a. Fedor Fedorovich Shubert. The 1860 and 1872 versions of this map appear on other map websites identified only as by "Schubert."]

[Glückstal-2004] – Rudolf, Homer ed. The Glückstalers in New Russia and North America: A Bicentennial Collection of History, Genealogy and Folklore. Pierre, SD: State Pub. & Printing, 2004.

[OdKal] Neuer Haus- und Landwirthschaftskalender für deutsche Aussiedler in südlicher Russland auf das Jahr ... [New house and farming calendar for German emigrants in Southern Russia for the year ...] Odessa: Druck und Verlag von L. Nitzsche, [published 1863-1915]. Digitized versions of 1906, 1909, 1910 and 1913.

[Retromap-1918-1419182] – 1918 Austrian Map of Central Russia [Composite map compiled from sheets of Austrian operational military maps from 1912-1918.] Kaiserlich-Königliches Militär-Geographisches Institut. Digital repository: retromap.ru/1419182

[StumppMOd] – Stumpp, Karl. "Karte der deutschen Siedlungen im Gebiet (oblast) Odessa (ehm. westl. Teil des Gouv. Cherson)" (Map of German settlements in the Odessa region/oblast, former western part of Kherson governorate). Karl Stumpp, AHSGR, and Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1955.


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