Founded in 1857. Hutterdorf,
also known as Kucheva, was a communal property village established by 33
families from Johannesruh located by Orekhov, 80 miles north of Huttertal.
Between 1874 and 1879 all Hutterite families (except two who became Mennonites)
left Russia and came to the United States where they settled in South Dakota.
Pioneer Settler Surnames:
Fast, Gross, Hofer, Janzen, Kleinsasser, Knels, Stahl, Tschetter, Walter,
Waldner, Wipf, Wollman, and Wurtz.
There are many books that will help you with
researching ancestors from this village:
- From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr.
Adam Giesinger (pages 132)
- History of the Hutterite Mennonites
by Arnold M. Hofer and Kenneth J. Walter (page 96)
- Hutterite Roots by Arnold M. Hofer
and Norman Hofer (page 94)
- The Russia Record - Hutterite Family
Records from the early 1700s to ~1874 by Tony Waldner
Map of the Hutterite Colonies:
From Catherine to Khruschev by Dr. Adam Giesinger (page 100)
Many of the ship names and dates can be found
in the book Hutterite Roots