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From: William Pickelhaupt <>
Subject: [GV] Book on the village of Kind (Baskakovka)
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 04:18:21 -0800 (PST)
The booklet on the village of Kind, near Katharinenstadt, is finished. Called Baskakovka in Russian, it was one of recruiter Caneau de Beauregard's colonies.The booklet is 8 1/2 by 11, runs 119 pages and is available for $20 plus $3 postage. Immigrants from Kind settled in Michigan, Wyoming and Montana; one or two other states may have a few representatives.
The book begins with the names of those who went to Russia and first settled in Kind and has a pro-forma 1769 census, touches on the 1857 census in Russia and the Lutheran church in Kind, identifies those who came to the United States and includes the names of Volga-Germans from Kind and Susannental for baptisms, confirmations, marriages and funerals from the church records of St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Port Huron and the old Zion Lutheran Church in Caro, Michigan. Three first hand accounts of travellers to the village round out the text; one of the travellers had been deported from Kind in 1941 with his family to Siberia, and gave a frank appraisal of the village on his return. Victims of Soviet persecution with the surname Langolf from Kind and the Saratov area make up the last section, with suggested further reading of online sources from googlebooks.com on general topics of Russian Siberia and Lutherans throughout the area of Russia in English,
and Bassler and Bonwetsch in German. Throughout are many pictures on the sugar beet industry in Michigan, a postcard of McGregor with five views from the 1930s and a picture of GRs brought from Nebraska to work the sugar beet fields of Sebewaing in 1902. And you can get a peak at my great-grandfather's official pic in a Japanese POW camp during the Russo-Japanese War.
If you are interested, you can send a check to me for $23 to
3080 Maplewood Drive
Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059
and I will send your copy ASAP.
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