Welcome to the Volmer Village Home Page
(Kopenka as said in Russian, and Фольмер or Копенка written in Russian)
Folmar, Folma, Folmer, Kopenka, Kopjonka, Kozenka, Lugowoi, Lugowoj, Lugovoye, Volmar, Volmer, Vollmar, Vollmer, Vollmer, Lugowoj
Volmer or Vollmer was a village that was colonized by mostly Catholic Germans and other Europeans looking to improve their circumstances and the opportunity to practice their culture, language, and religion freely. Why did the Germans move to Russia?
The Volmer Village was found on July 18, 1766 and on that day 47 families started their new lives. You can find a list of these families and where they came from on the Original Settlers Page. Volmer was located 50° 44' 0.18" N 45° 26' 25.08" E on the west side of the Volga river in the province of Saratov. In November 1764 this region was opened for colonization. To read more about the history of Volmer go to the History Page.
I have been able to make family pages for almost all of the Volmer & Schuck village families, as well as other families that either moved to Volmer after 1766 or have connections to Volmer by marriage. I have made an index of all these names on the Surnames Page. If you have any information or pictures that I can add these pages or my database please contact me.
With money donated by interested researchers I have been able to purchase the 1834, 1850 and 1857 Volmer Census Documents. I translated and compiled each document at no cost to those who contributed, or to those who inquire. Each of the census documents are available by request. Census Documents Page.
Go to the Church Records Page to see which documents are being ordered. If you are interested in contributing to the purchase of any Church Records please contact me.
There are other helpful web pages in this site:
Village Movement Page lists villagers that left and came to Volmer.
Passenger List Page is a list always growing in size as I find new information.
Resources Page has a list of books and documents that I have found helpful.
Related Links page is a list of websites that I have found helpful.
I have created a page with some advice for those of you who are researching your Volga ancestors. This page is called Researching Your Own Volmer Family.
Volmer - Kopenka