Nepluyevka Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)

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Nepluyevka (also known as Nepluiev, Nepluyevo, Pluhowka, Plujew, Pluhof, Seifertsland, and Seifert or Seifart land) Mennonite settlement, located in Tschortomlek Volost, province of Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), Ukraine, Russia, was established in 1870. It consisted of five villages: No. 1, Blumenfeld (Kisslitchevatoye), No. 2, Steinau (Starozavodskaya), No. 3, Hamburg or New Hamburg, No. 4, Neubergthal, and No. 5, Hoffnungsfeld or Hoffnungsort (Dolgenkoye or Dolgenko). Each village consisted of 40 households, and each household had 50 desiatinas of land. The settlement consisted of 10,800 acres. The land was leased from the nobleman Nepluyev (Nepluiev), and the settlers came from the Chortitza Mennonite Settlement. The villages were located 10 miles (16 km) from the city of Nikolaipol on the Dnieper River.

The settlement experienced a significant loss in its population due to the migration of Mennonites in the 1870s to Canada. In 1875 alone, 34 families were recorded as emigrating from Nepluyevka to the Manitoba West Reserve. In 1889, the residents of Steinau renewed their lease with the owner, but residents in the other villages declined their lease renewal due to a significant increase in the cost of the lease (from 2 rubles and 50 kopecs to 5 rubles). Some village lists for Nepluyevka only name Steinau and Blumenfeld, indicating that the other three villages ceased to exist early in the settlement's history.


Wiebe, Bruce. "The Forgotten Village of Neubergthal (Russia)." Mennonite Historian XXXI, 1 (March 2005): 1, 4, 5.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published December 2019

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Krahn, Cornelius and Richard D. Thiessen. "Nepluyevka Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2019. Web. 26 Feb 2024.,_Ukraine)&oldid=166225.

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Krahn, Cornelius and Richard D. Thiessen. (December 2019). Nepluyevka Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from,_Ukraine)&oldid=166225.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 823. All rights reserved.

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