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Kaltschinowka, Jekaterinoslaw

  • Region: Black Sea
  • Area:  Jekaterinoslaw
  • District: Kreis Alexandrowsk
  • Rayon: Mariupol
  • Founded: 1832
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
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  • German Name: Kaltschinowka
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In 1766, six colonies were formed near Tschernigov, Russia. These six villages were formed by 147 families; Belowesch (E), Gorodock (E), Gross-Werder (K), Kaltschinowka (E), Klein-Werder (K), and Rundewiese (E). Land quickly became scarce in the area and daughter colonies were formed in other districts. In the fall of 1831, a group of 122 families migrated to the Mariupol district. They lived through the first winter with the West Prussian colonists who had already settled there and in the spring of 1832 five new villages were formed: Belowesch (E) by 26 families, Kaltschinowka (E) by 26 families, Gross-Werder (K) by 28 families, Klein-Werder (K) by 16 families, Rundewiese (E) by 26 families. 

The district government and main parish for the Lutheran villages was located in Grunau. The main parish for the Catholic villages was located in Gross-Werder.


  • Villages In Which Our Forefathers Lived: Early Daughter Colonies Near Mariupol, by Adam Giesinger, AHSGR Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1979)

  • The Planer Colonies, by A. Prinz (translation by J.L. Ritchie), Heritage Review, Vol 23: 1, 1993.
  • Our Life In Belowesch Over The Course Of Its Festivals, by Frieda Schlau Neander (translation by J.M. Richey), Heritage Review Vol. 22: 3, 1992.
  • Related article 
    Villages In Which Our Forefathers Lived: German Pioneers In The Ukrainian Province of Chernigov, by Adam Giesinger, AHSGR Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Winter 1979)


  • From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger, pgs. 125-128

Village History - 1848 None taken

Census Records

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