Kamyshi, Altai Krai (Siberia)

Камыши, Алтайский край (Siberia)
Kamyshi, Altai Krai (Siberia)
Kamyshinskoe, Altai Krai (Siberia)
Kamyshki, Altai Krai (Siberia)

Kamyshi was founded in 1906 by Volga Germans relocating from the colony of Dönhof.

Land surveyors gave the new village the name of Kamyshi (which means "reeds" in Russian) because it was located along the shore of a lake overgrown with reeds. The first houses were built of adobe.

In 1937, 30 kulaks were arrested in Kamyshi. Their fate is unknown.

During World War II, 10 men were mobilized to the front; two returned after the war. Most were conscripted into the labor army and sent to the city of Kirov for logging.

In 1996, 15 families (55 people) left for Germany; in 1997, 17 families (58 people).


1908 120  
1911   497
1926   578
1980   575    
1991   691    
2000   679    
2010   610    
Volga German Congregations: 

The first settlers from the Volga German colony of Dönhof were Lutheran.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Kamyshi:

Bauer from Dönhof
Gomer from Dönhof
Jacobi from Dönhof
Lohrengel from Dönhof

Volga Colonies: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 50.387778
Longitude: 9.245359
Latitude: 49.410354
Longitude: 9.611605
Latitude: 49.133333
Longitude: 9.183333
Latitude: 49.167719
Longitude: 8.892526