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 Wittmann (Solothurn), a German Catholic colony, was established on the "wiessen seite"  or "meadow side" of the Volga River on the 3rf of August 1767. The Russian name for Wittmann is Solothurn.  The colony was founded by Baron Beauregard.

Population of the Village    (Courtesy  of Center for Vogla German Studies, Portland, Oregon.)
YEAR Households Total Male Female
1769   128    
1773 54 186 93 93
1788 51 287 142 145
1798 57 340 178 162
1816 91 521 264 257
1834 122 942 492 450
1850 153 1,416 717 699
1857 168 1,635 852 783
1859   1,477    
1883   2,311    
1889   2,500    
1897   2,753    
1905   3,500    
1912   4,025    
1920   3,362    
1923   2,364    
1926 534 2,783 1,323 1,460
     1931                3.408           

 

1798 HEADS of FAMILIES:  Wickmann, Auman, Rudolf, Guth, Maier, Henneman, Bleyer, Schaefer, Junck, Bittel, Hilkelman, Will, Rutt, Schaumberg, Reuter, Berzi, Hammerschmidt, Berg, Bauer, Gillig, Steininger, Schnurr, Von der Aur, Stock, Stengel, Lichtenstern, Schumacher, Braun, Engel, Nuss, Koren, Katzendorn, Baumann, Ruder, Schneider, Frass, Leindeker, Dinges, Schmidt, Sommer, Becker, Schulz, Goetz, Maier, Koenig, Herdt, Ritter, Meinrad.

1816/1834 SURNAME INDEX of FAMILIES: Schugevogel, Walinger, Baecker, Roth, Ruder, Wittmann, Ebers, Rudolph, Hoffmann, Gut, Thomas, Ritter, Meier, Bleier, Rikenmesser, Ruder, Mai, Dein, Schumacher, Merlis, Promas, Gruen, Hammerschmidt, Haas, Herl, Uhlmann, Mueller, Leibenfried, Goetz, Sommer, Mueller, Von der Aur, Bauer, Debutter, Heimerling, Hepner, Leichminister, Braun, Stock, Hermann, Schaumburg, Bittel, Hirt, Dreger, Hunkel, Mohr.

1857 HEADS of FAMILIES: Bauer, Becker, Berg, Bittel, Braun, Dechant, Deis, Deisling, Deporteir, Dinges, Dreher, Ebers, Engel, Ernst, Flag, Fraas, Goetz, Gunzel/Gunkel, Haas, Hammerschmidt, Heinerig, Henneman, Hepner, Herl, Hermann, Hertz, Hob, Hoffman, Kastilion, Katzendorn, Klein, Koenig, Kram, Kuhn, Leiberrid, Leidecker, Leipfried, Lichtenstern, Luhman/Lumann, Mai, Maier, Miller, Model, Petri, Pfeifer, Promas, Reiger, Ritter, Roth, Ruder, Rudolf, Sauer, Schaefer, Schneider, Schreibvogel, Schuckman/Schubman, Schumacher, Sieben, Siebert, Sommer, Stengel, Stock, Uhlman, Von der Aur, Wahl, Walinger, Wild, Wittmann.

1861 SURNAME INDEX of FAMILIES: Aumann, Baecker, Bartel, Bauer, Berg, Bittel, Caltilion, Dehand, Deisling, Den, Ebers, Engel, Frass, Goertz, Haas, Hammerschmidt, Hannemann, Herb, Herl, Herman, Hunkel, Katzendorn, Koenig, Kuhn, Leidecker, Leipfried, Leitemann, Mai, Meier, Model, Mohr, Mueller, Pfeifer, Petry, Promas, Reger, Ritter, Roth, Ruder, Rudolph, Schaefer, Schrebvogel, Schubman,n, Schumacher, Siebert, Sommer, Stegmann, Stock, Uhlmann, Von der Aur, Wahl, Walinger, Willemann, Wilt, Wittmann, Zimmer.

1890 SURNAME INDEX of FAMILY LIST:Albert, Auman, Bauer, Becker, Berg, Bittel, Bodmeiner, Boos/Boes, Bott, Boxhorn, Braun, Dechant, Dehn, Deisling, Depperschmist, Diehl, Diering, Dinges, Dreher, Durban, Ebers, Engel, Ernst, Fraas, Fuchs, Geiner, Herle (Herl), Goertz, Haas, Hammerschmidt, Henneman, Hepp, Herrman, Hoffman, Hunckel, Junkel, Kastilion, Katzendorn, Kessler, Kinderknecht, Kirchgessner, Klein, Koenig, Kuhn, Lang, Leiberrid, Leideman, Lichtenstern, Mager, May, Maier, Miller/Mueller, Miner, Model, Petry, Pfeifer, Proman, Reiger, Ritter, Roth, Ruder, Rudolf, Schaefer, Schmidt, Schreibvogel, Schreiner, Schuckman/Schubman, Schumacher, Sieben, Siebert, Sommer, Stock, Uhlman, Von der Aur, Wahl, Wallinger, Weisbecker, Wellinger, Wild, Wittmann, Zimmerman.

 

 

Wittmann Catholic Church
and Bell Tower.
The church was built
out of wood

Priests

Before 1901
P.G. Gwamaradse

S. Joseph Neugum
1901 - 1903

Until 1909 the Parish was supplied by the Schoenchen priest, George Leibham

1910 - 1914 and later
Alexander Eberhardt

From the book
"Die Kirchen und das
Religiose Leben der
Russlanddeutschen"
Katholischer Teil
by Joseph Schnurr



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1798 Census

1834 Census not complete

1857 Census

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1879
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