15 July 2016

New Map - Hoffnungstal Colonies

Württemberg Separatists founded the colony of Hoffnungstal  in the winter of 1817.  They intended to got to the South Caucasus but were asked to found a colony in the Odessa area.  It remained an isolated colony for several years in both geographic location as well as separate from other German Protestants.  The five Mother colonies were founded between 1818 and 1831.