Other Names and Spellings:
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, www.blackseagr.org....mybirthplace=Frunsowka]. 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
The colony plat map (see below) lists the following people living in the colony as of about 1943. What is listed is what appears on the map, including duplicates and name spelling variations.
Page last updated 19 April 2022