Research continues for the village of Anton. Also known as Antonow, Antonowka, Sadovoye, Sebastinovka, Sebastjanowka, Sebastyanovka, Sewastjanowka, Sevastinovka, Sevastjanovka, Sevastyanovka (after 1941, Sadovoye)
Located at: 51º2' N 45º51' E. Map #6 at AHSGR
Anton was found in 1764 by 270 Evangelical Lutherans- parish headquartered in the village of Messer.
Movement was recorded between Anton and the following villages: Alexanderdorf, near Tiflis in the Caucasus, Balzer, Franzosen, Kraft, Kukkus, Lauwe, Merkel, and Neu-Straub. As research continues I am sure there will be additional villages with connections to Anton.
My personal interest in Anton are the following surnames: Hert/Herdt, Hart/Hardt/Hard, Stark/Stork. I am in the process of updating the surname database, which will be available at the AHSGR conventions.
Anton was industrious as it had a sugar beet factory owned and operated by Mr. Sigrist. Researchers have reported that the Anton villagers were originally from Thuringia, Germany.
- I am searching for the photo and additional history of the sugar beet factory.
The AHSGR village files index noted an article “History of Anton, by Emilie von Liphart, which is missing.
- I hope to locate a copy.
According to an article in “Die Lauwe Lampe”, Spring 2001 a surprising number of arranged marriages were from villages on the west side (bergseite) of the Volga. The colonies of Anton and Balzer were predominant sources for brides.
Die Welt-Post, Thursday, 8 December 1921, reported of hunger and starvation in Russia including the villages of Kukus, Dinkel, New Anton, and New Moor.
I accepted the position as Village Coordinator recently due to the fact that the position was vacant, and I wanted to further the history of my family.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or information to share; together we can answer some questions.
I plan to explore the availability of records in Russia.
Thanks to Sharon White for agreeing to assist!
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