15 November 2016

Pilenkofeld, North Causasus

Pilenkofeld is situated far up in the northwest, near the passage to Crimea. It was founded in 1886 on land bought from the Yuri Pilenko, a Russian aristocrat. The founding settlers were from Gnadenburg along with Bessarabian Germans and others from Silesia. 

Kolonie Pilenkofeld plat map
Source: Heimatbuch der Deutschen aus Russland 1961 (Homeland Book of the Germans from Russia)
Map courtesy of Black Sea German Research plat map collection


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