18 April 2017

Layout of German Dorfs in Russia Part II

While editing the latest batch of colony data, I ran across a couple of really nice examples of how farmsteads must've looked back when our ancestors lived in Russia...because they still look like it today.

For a refresher of how German colonies were laid out, see a previous post from November last year on the Layout of German Dorfs in Russia.  Take a look at the drawings for the farmyards and then take a look at of the photos below.

These are Mennonite colonies the Orenburg oblast (map coming soon).

Kuterija, Orenberg, Russia

Jugowka, Orenberg, Russia

Klinok, Orenburg, Russia