12 July 2016

New Map - Molotschna Colonies

A large tract of land east of the Molotschna River was assigned to create additional Mennonite colonies that the Chortitza area could not accommodate.  By the 1860s, the Molotschna colonies population had grown to 4,000 families, many of whom were landless.  Daughter colonies arose and were scattered across the Black Sea region.