Potapov, Volgodonski District, Rostov Oblast

Includes the following communities: 
Хутор Потапов, Волгодонской район, Ростовская область
Потапов, Волгодонской район, Ростовская область
Potapov, Volgodonski District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Potapow, Wolgodonskij District, Rostow Gebiet
Khutor Potapov, Volgodonski District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Chutor Potapow, Wolgodonskij District, Rostow Gebiet
Deutsch-Potapowsk, Wolgodonskij District, Rostow Gebiet
Nem-Potapowka, Wolgodonskij District, Rostow Gebiet
Дейч-Потаповск, Волгодонской район, Ростовская область
German Potapov, Volgodonski District, Rostovskaya Oblast
Peter-Paul, Volgodonski District, Rostovskaya Oblast
History: 

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

The village of German Potapov (German: Deutsche Potapow) was founded in 1895 by colonists relocating from the village of Salfeld.

All ethnic Germans were deported from Potapov to the east in 1941 following the invasion of the Nazi Army.

Population:

Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1897   497*
 
 
1905
 
680
 
 
1915
 
1,230
 
 
1920   1,062
 
 
1926
 
1,003**
 
 
1941   1,200    

*Of whom 486 were German.
**Of whom 993 were German.

Volga German Congregations: 

Potapov was founded by Lutheran Germans relocating from the Volga German colonies. The parishners there were served by the Lutheran parish in Taganrog.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Potapov:

Amend from Frank
Bast
Becker
Bleichroth from Grimm
Bretthauer Walter
Dell
Eckhardt from Kraft
Fritz
Ganz from Morgentau
Gillig from Erlenbach
Göttmann from Frank
Hein from Frank
Heimbüchner from Frank
Helmut
Hildermann
Hill from Walter
Hirsch from Frank
Hoock from Frank
Hoock from Kraft
Kraft from Morgentau
Leichler
Neb from Kraft
Nuß
Ruppel
Schreiner from Kraft
Schwan from Gnadentau
Schwind
Sichwardt
Stefan from Darmstadt
Stier
Strasheim from Frank
Stürz from Kraft
Völker from Kraft
Wajand
Werner
Widerspahn from Walter
Will
Wunder

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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