Neu-Ober-Monjou was officially founded in 1859 in by colonists resettling from Ober-Monjou, Katharinenstadt, and Beauregard. There were, however, Volga German families living there before the official founding in 1859.
The colony's name was taken from Ober-Monjou, the original colony from which came the largest number of resettlers.
By 1910, there were in the colony a Roman Catholic Church, a school, and six windmills.
Today, what remains of the former colony of Neu-Ober-Monjou is included in the administrative area of Novokrivovka.
About 1864, a wooden church was built in Neu-Ober-Monjou and dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua. It was built in the "Kontor Style" with a tall tower, pillars on the front, and a interior balcony on three sides. In 1912, a new alter and side altars were added which had been carved of Tirolean wood by the world-famous Ferdinand Stuffleser.
The congregation in Neu-Ober-Monjou belonged to the headquarters parish of Liebental where there was a resident priest. Beginning in 1915, the congregation was served by priests from the parish in Louis.
By 1910, Neu-Ober-Monjou had both a church and a school.
On 10 July 1936, the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the ASSR of Volga Germans passed a resolution to officially close the parish in Neu-Ober-Monjou.
The church structure was dismantled at some point following the parish's closure.
The congregation in Neu-Ober-Monjou was served by priests from the parish of Liebental until 1915. At that point, the priests came from the parish of Louis.
Mattias Walulis (1898-1903)
Johannes Zimmermann (1910-1913)
Leo Weinmaier (1912-1915)
Josef Paul (senior) (1915-1916)
Emanuel Bader (1916-1928, 1929-1932)
*Of whom 677 were German (351 men & 326 women) living in 133 households.
Neu-Obermonjou (wolgadeutsche.net) in Russian
Neu-Obermunjou, Russia (Kevin Rupp)
Descendants of Leonhard Unrein
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- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 313.
- Litzenberger, Olga. "Neu-Obermonjou (Neu-Obermonjou, Novo-Krivovskoye, Neu-Krivovka, Bobrovka)" Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 45:2 (Summer 2022): 18-23.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.
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