Neu Yagodnaya

Neu Yagodnaya (New Berry Field) was founded on the Jeruslan River, in the Samara province about 65 miles SE of Saratov in 1855/57? by people primarily from Yagodnaya Polyana. George Kromm stated that 1,620 had gone to Neu Yagodnaya from Yagodnaya Polyana. The other daughter colonies located nearby were Schoental, Schoenfeld, and Schoendorf. Like its mother colony, Neu Yagodnaya was a Lutheran village and was probably served by the Lutheran pastor of Schoental, if there was one. Neu Yagodnaya was commonly called Yagoda or Yakoda.

There was a lot of social interaction, visiting relatives, marrying, etc. between the German colonies located on the Jerusulan River and their mother colonies over 100 miles away.

People earned their living by farming wheat, rye, and oats along with animal husbandry of cows, horses, camels (yes, camels!) sheep, geese, ducks and chickens. Certain trades appeared such as cobbler, miller, blacksmith, cabinetmaker, teacher, shopkeeper and saloonkeeper.

Neu Yagodnaya 1880 census

It appears that Neu-Yagodnaya has the only known 1880 census in the Volga. The last census in every other Volga village was in 1857. Ne-Yagodnaya was a daughter colony of Yagodnaya Polyana so most of the surnames found in this village are YP surnames. The number following the surnmes represent the number households in the census. A single household often had 3 generations.

Yagodnaya Polyana Surnames
Appel-6, Asmus-2, Bart-2, Baum-1, Befus-6, Benner-5, Blok-2, Diesing-1, Dippel-1, Felker / Voelker-7, Fischer-3, Fuchs-3, Gerlitz/ Goerlitz/ Gorlitz-2, Goetz-2, Gorr-1, Hartmann-4, Hergert-12, Holstein-7, Jungmann / Yungmann-2, Kaiser-3, Kleweno-6, Koch-11, Konschu-1, Kromm-2, Lautenschlager-3, Leinweber-1, Litzenberger-3, Luft-3, Morasch-2, Machleid / Machleit / Machliet-4, Mueller / Miller-2, Neubert-3, Pfaffenroth / Paffenroth / Poffenroth-1, Ruhl-1, Repp-3, Schaad / Schadt-2, Schaefer-1, Scheuermann-6, Schneidmueller-1, Schneider-6, Schreiner-3, Schuchart-7, Spanenberger-1, Stang-3, Weigant-1, Weitz-1, Wuertz-1, Ziergibel / Zurgibel-3

Non YP surnames
Arndt-1, Gagwald-1, Gler,2 Gross-1, Herdt-1, Koppel-1, Lesser-1, Meiber-1, Mosebach-1, Okel-1, Ott-1, Rudy-1, Rupp-1, Schweizer-1, Staitz-1, Stanius-1, Streier-1, Weibert-2, Zentner-1,

This census household list was obtained from Dr. Igor Pleve. Dr. Pleve will extract households from this census for $8 per household. Here are a couple of surname extracts that Dr. Pleve provided. It appears that some of the Koch household listed below are probably NOT from Yagodnaya Polyana. Those households are: Johannes, Christian and Melchior Koch.

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Koch / (Cook)
                       1857   1880
Koch Conrad             35     58
 w.Catharina Goerlitz          56
  1 s.Georg             15  +1870
    w.?
    d.Maria Elisabeth          17
    s.Georg                    13
  2 s.Johannes           ?      ?
  3 s.Philipp            3     26
   w.Maria Catharina Benner    24
     s.Johannes                 2
  4 s.Conrad                   19
  5 s.Adam                     16

Koch Johannes           50  +1868
  I s.Johannes          31     54
    w.Maria Catharina Heinz    50
     d.Anna Catharina          10
     1 s.Johannes        7     30
      w.Anna Catharina Brethauer 29
      d.Maria Catharina         2
      s.Johannes                9
        Adam                    6
        Conrad                  4
     2 s.Philipp               14
  II s.Heinrich Conrad  28   +1879
     w.?
     d.Elisabeth               13
       Maria Elisabeth         10
     s.Heinrich Conrad   3     26
       w.Maria Catharina Konschu 28
       d.Anna Catharina         4
         Elisabeth              4
         Catharina Elisabeth    1

Koch Adam               37     60
  w.Catharina Elisabeth Fuchs  43
    d.Maria Elisabeth           9
      Maria Catharina           3

Koch Conrad             49  +1877
   w.Catharina Maria Repp      71
   I s.Peter            28     51
     w.Anna Elisabeth Scheuermann 49
      d.Maria Catharina        10
      1 s.Johannes       5     28
         w.Elisabeth Schneider 26
         d.Elisabeth            8
           Maria Catharina      5
         s.Heinrich             1/12
      2 s.Conrad         3   +1858
      3 s.Philipp        1   +1858
      4 s.Adam                 18
      5 s.Peter                 6
  II s.Philipp          23   +1876
     w.Catharina Elisabeth Daubert 44
     d.Maria Elisabeth         16
       Maria Catharina          6
       Anna Maria               4
     s.Philipp                  9
  III s.Heinrich        20   +1878
     w.Maria Catharina Schuchart 34
     d.Elisabeth               14
       Catharina Elisabeth      8
     s.Heinrich                13
       Johannes                10
       Philipp                  6
       Adam                     3
   IV s.Georg           18     41
     w.Julianna Goerlitz       38
     d.Elisabeth                4
       Maria Elisabeth          1
     s.Georg                   15
       Peter                    9

Koch August             59  +1866
  I s.Philipp           32     55
  w.Catharina Elisabeth Rausch 54
    d.Maria Catharina          19
      Anna Elisabeth           15
   1 s.Johannes          7     30
     w.Anna Maria Stang        27
     s.Johannes                6
       Conrad                  4
       Heinrich                1/2
   2 s.Adam              4    27
     w.Maria Catharina Fuchs  25
     d.Maria Catharina         1
     s.Adam                    5
       Johannes                3
   3 s.Heinrich          3    26
     w.Maria Elisabeth Hergert 23
     d. Maria Elisabeth        6
       Catharina Elisabeth     2
 II s.Conrad            12    35
    w.Anna Elisabeth Konschu  33
    d.Maria Elisabeth         14
      Catharina Elisabeth      9
    s.Conrad                  11
      Heinrich                 5
      Georg                    3
      Philipp                  1/2

Koch Christian          41    64
  w.Margaretha Ott            63
  s.Melchior            16    39
    w.Anna Maria Rudy         37
     d.Sophia Elisabeth        6
     s.Pilipp                  9
       Jacob                   2

Koch Melchior           35    58
  w.Margaretha Wagner         56
    s.Heinrich                20

Dippel
                       1857   1880
Dippel Adam             27     50
 w.Elisabeth Baum              49
  d.Maria Catharina            21
    Eva Catharina               7
    Maria Elisabeth             5
  s.Adam                 1  +1860
    Johannes                   21
    Philipp                    17
    Peter                      13
    Conrad                     11

Benner
                      1857     1880
 Georg Benner          59   +1861
 s.Heinrich            18       41
 w.Maria Elisabeth Hergert      41
   d.Elisabeth                  16
     Maria Elisabeth            11
     Maria Catharina             8   +
   s.Heinrich                   19
     Georg                       1

                1857     1880
 Philipp Benner        31   +1878
 w.Catharina Elisabeth          54
 d.Anna Catharina                8
 1 s.Conrad            11       34
   w.Maria Catharina            32
   d.Maria Catharina             6
     Maria Elisabeth             1,5
 2 s.Peter              9       32
   w.Maria Catharina Mueller    30
   d.Maria Catharina            11
     Maria Elisabeth             7
   s.Peter?                      9
     Johannes                    5
 3 s.Johannes           8       31
   w.Catharina Elisabeth        27
   d.Maria Elisabeth             1/12
 4 s.Georg              4       27
   w.Maria Catharina Litzenberger 22
   s.Johannes                     1/2
 5 s.Philipp                    17
 6 s.Adam                       15

Fuchs / (Fox)
                      1857    1880
   Georg Fuchs         36      59
   w.Maria Elisabeth Zuergibel 50
   d.Anna Elisabeth,           13
   s.Georg                     20
     w.Catharina Morasch       19
     s.Adam                     2

   Br.Adam             20  +1878
   w.Maria Catharina Oks       44
   d.Maria Catharina           10
     Catharina Elisabeth        8  +
     Anna Maria                 1
   s.Adam                      15
     Philipp                   13
     Conrad                     8
     Johannes                   6

   Johann Conrad Fuchs 24      47
   w.Elisabeth Kromm           46
   d.Elisabeth                 15
   1 s.Conrad           7      30
     w.Maria Elisabeth         24
     d.Catharina Elisabeth      1/12
   2 s.Philipp                  8

Schadt / Schaad / Schad
                           1857  1880
Schaad Peter               28    51
w.Maria Elisabeth Voelker        51
1 s.Georg                   3    26
   w.Elisabrth Koch              25
   s.Georg                        5
      Heinrich                    2
      Philipp                     1/6
2 s.Johannes                     19

Schaad Heinrich            25    48
w.Catharina Elisabeth            41
d.Catharina                      18
   Maria Catharina                8
s.Conrad                    4  +1858

Kaiser
                          1857    1880
     Kaiser Heinrich       52   +1871
     1 s. Philipp          33      56
       w.Maria Elisabeth Leinweber 52
       d.Maria Elisabeth           12
         Maria Catharina            8
       1 s.Conrad           1/2  +1877
             w.Maria Voelker       29
       2 s.Johannes                19
         w.Maria Catharina Konschu 20
       3 s.Philipp                 13
     2 s.Conrad            12      35
       w.Catharina Asmus           32
       d.Maria Elisabeth            9
         Maria Catharina            5
         Catharina Elisabeth        1/2
       s.Conrad                     7
         Philipp                    3

     Kaiser Johannes       28      51
     w. Anna Elisabeth             50
     d.Catharina Elisabeth         17
     1 s.Johannes                  21
       w.Catharina Elisabeth Scheuermann 21
       s.Johannes                   1
     2 s.Conrad                    13
	 

Barth / Bart	 
	                          1857   1880
     Barth Adam           41  +1871
     w.Maria Elisabeth Ruhl      61
     1 s.Johannes          5     28
       w.Elisabeth Hartmann      28
       d.Maria Elisabeth          6
         Elisabeth                1
       s.Johann Georg             5
     2 s.Conrad            1     24

     Barth Peter          14     37
     w.Catharina Konschuh        26
     d.Maria Catharina            5
     s.Peter                      1/2

	 

Schaefer / Shafer

     Schaefer Martin      17     40
       w.Maria Elisabeth Hergert 38
       d.Elisabeth                8
         Anna Maria               6
         Maria Catharina          3
         Anna Elisabeth           1
       s.Johannes                19
         Conrad                  14
         Friedrich               11
         	 

 Repp
                                1858   1880
     Adam Repp                    61  +1858
     I s.Johannes                 35  +1878
       d.Anna Maria                     13
      1 s.Johannes                12    35
         w.Maria Catharina Lesser       33
         d.Maria Catharina              11
         s.Johannes                      9
           Conrad                        6
           Heinrich                      1/2
      2 s.Heinrich                  5   28
        w.Catharina Maria Schuchart     27
        d.Maria Elisabeth                1/2
      3 s.Peter                     1  +1858
     II s.Conrad                   27  +1878
        w.Maria Catharina Goetz          47
        d.Maria Elisabeth                10
          Maria Catharina                 7
        1 s.Conrad                  5    28
          w.Anna Maria Konschu           28
          d.Maria Elisabeth               7
          s.Conrad                        5
            Johannes                      2
        2 s.Philipp                      15

     Adam Repp                     39    62
     w.Maria Elisabeth Kniss             58
     1 s.Johannes                   5    28
       w.?
       s.Johannes                         6
         Adam                             3
         Philipp                          1
     2 s.Peter                      3  in America
     3 s.Conrad                     1  +1859



Some known Neu-Yagoda families in America
Philip Ruhl, was born on 6 April 1857 in Neu-Yagodnaya. In 1876 he married Marie Elisabeth Zurgibel. In 1891 the family came to Colfax, WA and later settled in Portland, OR.

Katie (Katherine) Fuchs Wilhelm of Wheatland, WY (1899-abt. 1997). In 1917 Katie married John Wilhelm of Longmont, CO. John was born in Schoendorf in 1893. Descendants of this couple live around Wheatland, WY and Greeley CO.

There is an article by Roberto Konschuh Bierig in the Winter 1989 issue of Usu Leut describing the village.

In 1941 the people of the village were deported to Kazakhstan and Siberia. The houses were taken over by Russians or torn down and used for firewood. Little remains except the part of the stone walled schoolhouse which was too difficult to tear down.

Village Coordinator
Laurin Wilhelm

Volga Villages