Founded in 1810, Karlsruhe was a Mother colony in the Beresan area. By 1840, there were 88 farmers, each of whom had use o1 178 acres. The colony as a whole owned about 16,200 acres of land. You can see on the map that there is quite a bit of area set aside for livestock (viehweide).
|Plat map of Karlsruhe|
Source: Paradise of the Steppe, p. 310-11
And if you zoom in very closely on the Google map below, you can see a link to the remains of St. Peter and Paul Catholic church, a quarried stone, Gothic-style church completed in 1885.
- Black Sea German Research website, plat map collection
- Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Village of Karlsruhe
- Germans from Russia Settlement Locations, Beresan Colonies map
- German-Russian Handbook, Ulrich Mertens, p. 423
- Map of German Settlements in the Odessa Area, Karl Stumpp
- Paradise on the Steppe, Joseph S. Height, p. 299-312
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