Kotosufka, Volhynia

Kutuzovka, Kutozowka
Zelenaya Polana

1861: A Mennonite congregation moves to the Kotosufka-Neumanufka area of Volhynia (Ukraine) from Eduardsdorf (Poutchy). (1)

"Kutuzovka (Kotosufka) and Neumannovka (Neumanufka) are located approximately twenty-five miles northwest of Zhitomir and about the same distance east of Novograd-Volynski. They are located about three miles from each other. Duerksen lists Kutuzovka at lat. 50° 36' long. 28° 12'." (2 p51) (3)

?? What document by Duerksen is he referring to? -- dg 2011 Aug 6

"Kotosufka, today called Zelenaya Polana and Neumanufka, today called Uzharka, are located at the northern edge of a flat grain growing agricultural region." (2 p 134)

?? Are Zelena Polyana and Uzhivka on this map the sites of the former Kotosufka and Neumanufka? -- dg 2011 Aug 6

A church is built between the two villages, and it is served by Elder Jacob Stucky and ministers Jakob D. Goering and Johann Georing. (1)

1874 Aug 6: Seventy-three families, under the leadership of Elder Stucky, leave Kotosufka for a new life in America. (1) These immigrants found the Hopefield Mennonite Church and the Eden Mennonite Church. Both are located near Moundridge in McPherson Co., KS.

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Green arrow: N 50° 36'   E 28° 12' (1 p51)

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Thanks to Daniel Foote for collaborating in locating Kotosufka. -- dg 2011 Aug 7


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2. Martin H. Schrag, The European History of the Swiss Mennonites from Volhynia, ed. Harley J. Stucky (Newton, KS: Graphic Images, 1974).

3. A place for a reference to Duerksen.

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