Alexanderdorf (North Caucasus)

Includes the following communities: 
Aleksandriyskaya, Stavropol Krai (North Caucasus)
Alexanderdorf, Stavropol Region (North Caucasus)
Александердорф, Ставропольский край

The first Volga German colonists arrived in the area that became Alexanderdorf in 1843. In February 1852, a group of them petitioned local authorities for pemission to establish a colony north of the fortress of Nalchik.

Over the years there were many families who moved back and forth between the Volga German colonies and Alexanderdorf.

All of the German-speaking inhabitants of Alexanderdorf were subject to the 28 August 1941 Deportation Decree, and were forceably resettled to Central Asia or Siberia during the first weeks of September that year.


1883   544    
1889   782    
1897   848*    
1905   837    
1914   1,651    
1918   1,600    
1922   1,941    
1926   1,437**    
1929   1,481    

*Of whom 844 were German.
**Of whom 1,356 were German.

Volga German Congregations: 

Alexanderdorf was founded as a Lutheran colony.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in Alexanderdorf:

Borgens from Frank
Demler from Laub
Dönhof from Dönhof
Haupt from Jost
Hill from Walter
Kammerzell from Frank
Karg from Frank
Lai from Dönhof
Rothermel from Anton
Schlund from Bauer
Spomer from Beideck
Starck from Anton
Stettinger from Bauer
Wenzerich from Anton

The following families were living in Alexanderdorf prior to the 1941 Deportation:

Becker, Georg
Bergens, Alexander
Borgens, Christian
Borgens, Gottlieb
Borgens, Heinrich
Borgens, Jakob
Borgens, Johannes
Bother, Lorenz
Brann, Konrad
Decker, Emil
Decker, Gottlieb
Decker, Heinrich
Decker, Jakob
Decker, Johannes
Decker, Konrad
Decker, Ludwig
Demmler, Jakob
Demmler, Philipp
Derr, David
Derr, Georg
Derr, Jakob
Derr, Konrad
Derr, Paul
Derr, Theobold
Dönhof, Heinrich
Dönhof, Jakob
Dönhof, Johannes
Dönhof, Karl
Dönhof, Wilhelm
Go(e)tt, Matthias
Goß, Alexander
Goß, August
Goß, Christian
Goß, David
Goß, Friedrich
Goß, Heinrich
Goß, Jakob
Goß, Johann Adam
Goß, Johannes
Goß, Kaspar
Goß, Leonhardt
Goß, Peter
Goß, Reinhardt
Goß, Theobold
Goß, Wilhelm
Günther, Johannes
Haupt, Fritz
Henkel, Alexander
Herd, Georg
Herd, Jakob
Herd, Philipp
Hergert, Jakob
Hermann, Alexander
Hermann, Friedrich
Hermann, Heinrich
Hermann, Jakob
Hermann, Johannes
Hermann, Joseph
Hill, Alexander
Hill, Johannes
Kammerzell, Alexander
Kammerzell, Christian
Kammerzell, Georg
Kammerzell, Heinrich
Kammerzell, Jakob
Kammerzell, Joseph
Karg, Christian
Karg, Heinrich
Karg, Jakob
Karg, Peter
Karry, Heinrich
Kober, Alexander
Kober, Paul
Kraft, Alexander
Kraft, Heinrich
Kraft, Konrad
Kraft, Peter
Kummer, Alexander
Kummer, Friedrich
Kummer, Georg
Kummer, Leonhardt
Lai, Heinrich
Maier, Konrad
Mantelkau, Johannes
Marquardt, Gottlieb
Marquardt, Jakob
Marquardt, Johann(?) Georg
Meng, Johannes
Metz, Johannes
Moor, Johannes
Redcher, Georg
Redcher, Gottlieb
Redcher, Heinrich
Redcher, Jakob
Redcher, Johannes
Redcher, Theobold
Redher, Gottlieb
Redher, Konrad
Reib, Daniel
Reichert, Konrad
Reis, Jakob
Rothermel, Adolf
Rothermel, Alexander
Rothermel, Balthasar
Rothermel, Cottlieb
Rothermel, Johann Georg
Rothermel, Johannes
Rothermel, Johannes
Rothermel, Konrad
Rothermel, Michael
Schimpf, Alexander
Schlund, Jakob
Schneider, Alexander
Schneider, Georg
Schneider, Johann Georg
Schneider, Johannes
Schneider, Johannes
Schneider, Konrad
Schneider, Peter
Schwarz, Georg
Schwarz, Jakob
Seibel, David
Seibel, Georg
Seibel, Heinrich
Seibel, Jakob
Seibel, Johannes
Seibel, Konrad
Seibel, Peter
Seibold, Konrad
Seifert, Heinrich
Seifert, Theodor
Simon, Heinrich
Simon, Johannes
Spielmann, Heinrich
Spielmann, Johannes
Spielmann, Konrad
Spomer, Lukas
Stälple, Eduard
Starck, Alexander
Starck, Christian
Starck, David
Starck, Georg
Starck, Jakob
Starck, Johannes
Starck, Joseph
Starck, Konrad
Starck, Michael
Starck, Reinhard
Stettinger, Emil
Stettinger, Konrad
Volk, Jakob
Volk, Johannes
Voß, Jakob
Weinmeister, Georg
Weinmeister, Konrad
Wenzerich, Heinrich


- Dietz, Jacob E. History of the Volga German Colonists (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005): 213.
- Giesinger, Adam. Catherine to Khruschev (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1981): 136.
- Heimatbuch der Deutschen aus Russland, 1961.
- Reichert, Heinrich. Posting to the forum of; topic: "Alexanderdorf (Naltschik) Nord Kaukasus"

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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