Chutor Balitski

1941 — Map of Chutor Saratov [Retromap-1941-14194016]

Type of Settlement: Chutor

Founded: Earliest habitation 1888

Religion: Lutheran

Wolost: ?

District: Tiraspol

Province: Cherson

Other Names and Spellings:

Also: Saratow, Balditsky, Balizki, Badełowa, and in EWZ records it is also called Frunsowka.

Current Name:

Place no longer exists.


47.5079, 29.6335

History of the Chutor

Little is known about Chutor Balitski. It was founded on leased land. Mertens notes that it was a part of the Bergdorf parish [Mertens, p. 262], but [Glückstal-2004, p. 129] states that the Odessa Kalender [OdKal] did not have it listed in the Bergdorf parish.

The chutor does not appear maps until 1910 [with 1891 data] as Badełowa [Vlasenko, 47-47]. Later it shows up as "Saratow" on a 1941 Red Army map [Retromap-1940-14194016] However, in EWZ records of the same time period, the location is also called Frunsowka [BSGR,]. Mertens states it may have also been called Frunse, but no other sources have been found to verify this.


The earliest date mentioned for a birth/baptism in Chutor Balitski (Saratow) is 1888. The GCRA Points-of-Origin [Glückstal-2021] notes births/baptisms for the following surnames and years: Benz (1888), Rau (1903), Reiker (1905), Rohrbach (1903, 1905, 1907), and Krein (1915).

The EWZ files in the Black Sea German Research [BSGR] database echo the Points-of-Origin and also link the families to other Glückstal colonies:

Surname Colonies mentioned in EWZ records in addition to Frunsowka

Benz, Graf, Merkel Neudorf, Sofiental

Heckel, Meule, Laitenberger Neudorf, Klein Bergdorf, Wilhelmsaue

Kirschmann, Graf, Matheis Neudorf, Hermannstal, Seebach

Laitenberger, Rieger Wilhelmsaue, Eigenfeld

Laitenberger, Flemmer, Adam Bergdorf, Glückstal, Neudorf, Hermannstal

Pollinger, Ormann, Malizki Neudorf, Zeprikova, Schimjotowo, Rasckow

Schnable, Ohrmann, Paulin Friedenstal, Hoffnungstal, Glückstal

Stroh, Neufer, Schmidt, Kuehlbauch, Baumann Neudorf, Marienberg, Friedental, Seebach

Zentler, Jareckes Neudorf


Year Pop.

1897 44

1898 42

1900 25

1901 46

1902 47

1903 23


1897 — 630 dessiatins of land

1901 — 500 dessiatins of land

1903 — 276 dessiatins of land


[BSGR] – “Black Sea German Research.” Website. n.d.

[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.

[Glückstal-2021] – Glückstal Colonies Research Association. Glückstal Colonies Research Association 2021 Data Drive. Frisco, TX, 2021.

[Mertens]Mertens, Ulrich, Allyn Brosz, Alex Herzog, and Thomas Stangl. German-Russian handbook: a reference book for Russian German and German Russian history and culture with place listings of former German settlement areas. Fargo, ND: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (GRHC) Publications. 2010. Digitized version.

[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-1940-14194016] – 1940 Map of the Red Army (RKKA) [Composite map of the European part of the USSR with variable scale with sheets from 1936-1947 on scales from 1:100,000 to 1:4,000,000.] Digital repository:

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