Other Names and Spellings:
History of the Colony
Topik was founded on leased land in about 1896.
It was a part of the Bergdorf Lutheran Parish with a school that taught on average 24 students each year between 1908 and 1912 [OdKal].
Topik did not show up on maps until the 1940s, where it was noted as a chutor [Retromap-1940-14194016].
The first birth/baptisms recorded there was in 1897 and the first death in 1907 [BSGR, www.blackseagr.org....mybirthplace=Topik]. The GCRA Points-of-Origin [Glückstal-2021] notes the following surnames of families having resided in Topik: Ahl, Bender, Hoffman, Leicht, Merkel, Stückelmaier, and Teske.
The EWZ files and donated pedigrees 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 records in addition to Topik
Page last updated 20 March 2022