Beketny, Proletarsky District, Rostovskaya Oblast

Includes the following communities: 
Beketny, Proletarsky District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Beketai, Proletarsky District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Бекетный, Пролетарский район, Ростовская область
Хутор Бекетный, Пролетарский район, Ростовская область
Khutor Beketai, Proletarsky District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Chutor Beketai, Proletarsky District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Пикетна, Пролетарский район, Ростовская область
History: 

Volga German families moved from the Volga River Valley to the Don River Valley in search of additional farm land.

Beketny was a farmstead (Khutor) that was founded by colonists relocating from the village of Salfeld.

Today, only the remants of a collective from the Soviet era remain where Beketny was located.

Population:

Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1915   694
 
 
1920
 
931
 
 
1926
 
1,212*
 
 

*Of whom 1,200 were German.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in Beketny:

Bäcker
Bauer
Bell
Brickmann
Brott
Dewald
Dortmann
Ebel
Eckel
Eckhardt from Kraft
Eichmann
Elberg
Frank
Fischer
Funkner
Gerberhawer
Gerwitsch
Getmann
Giess
Glockhammer
Gross
Grünwald
Günter
Hartmann
Heyer
Hühnergardt
Hinsch
Hirsch
Iskam
Jäkel
Kanel
Karb
Keil
Kimmel
Kindsvater
Kleister
Koch
Koffler
Kromberg(er)
Kurz
Leer
Liewer
Luft
Mehder
Messerschmidt
Mihl
Miller
Metzger
Neb
Niedens
Ostwald
Reichert
Schäfer
Seib
Schlotthauer
Schmidt
Schneider
Schnorr
Schreiner from Kraft
Stabel
Sträcker
Schütz
Taud
Tempel
Vogel
Wagner
Wacker
Weimer
Wiederhold
Will
Wolf
Worm

Volga Colonies: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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