|1811||-||parsonage and school constructed with the aid of Crown funds|
|?||-||community storage granary constructed – used to support poorer members of the community|
|1811-16||-||had a pastor (Krussberg) who had to be removed because of reprehensible conduct|
|1815||-||parsonage burned down - due to careless shot in the roof by the pastor|
|1818||-||second smaller bell purchased for church|
|-||some colonists move to Grusinia, Caucasus, with the Chiliasts|
|1819||-||cemetery surrounded by a stone wall|
|1823||-||new school house of stone, with a classroom and teacher’s apartment|
|1824||-||next pastor, Johannes Doll, arrives|
|1828||-||government granted them the privilege of holding an open market every week|
|1830-48||-||Pastor Friedrich Pensel served the congregation|
|1832||-||church closed, school used for church services, new house built for teacher|
|1834-36||-||some colonists move to Bessarabia|
|1840||-||church torn down|
|1843||-||foundation stone of new church laid on 2 Apr. – 3,000 ruble donation & 1,000 ruble loan from Crown|
|1845||-||Sept 30 - church dedicated, it cost 8,581 rubles, plus donated labor|
|-||three bells rang out (largest 540 pounds) purchased for 235 silver rubles|
|-||Pastor Pensel delivered sermon, choir sang|
|-||Provost Gletnitzer performed dedication, State Councilor von Hahn attended|
|1847||-||23 local farmers built a cheese factory|
|-||Glückstal district established a common Orphan’s Savings Fund|
|1850s||-||Lutheran - Reformed controversy stirred up|
|1857||-||reorganized Glückstal Lutheran Parish established, including Glückstal, Neudorf and Bergdorf.|
|1861||-||Neudorf Reformed Parish established, including Neudorf, Kassel and Glückstal.|
|-||has a church and parsonage|
|-||has a school with 2 classes: 184 boys and 172 girls = 356 children|
|1896||-||new Wolost building constructed (district and village government office)|
|by 1900||-||new stone school building with four classrooms|
|-||a German teacher’s house|
|-||two houses for Russian teachers|
|-||German teacher, teaching assistant, 2 Russian teachers|
|-||7-8 yrs of schooling (from ages 8-15?) in four grades, but there was unsatisfactory attendance and vacations were too long|
|-||four major buildings: church, parsonage, school, Wolost administration building|
|1907||-||new church bell and bell frame (belfry), new organ in the fall|
|1907||-||Konsumverein (community cooperative store) listed for the first time in [OdKal]|
|1915||-||also - a new Küsterrat (deacon/teacher’s residence)- north of the church - in same design as other residences - two houses for Russian teachers|
|-||school inspector has ordered, and pastor has recommended the school be modified into 5 school rooms, a library, and a teacher’s room.|
|-||a new building consisting of 2 classrooms and a teacher’s apartment is also planned|
|-||2 private businesses|
|-||2 milk companies|
|-||1 beer hall|
|-||one crown liquor store|
|-||one steam mill at each end of the village|
|-||orphan fund - value on 1 Jan 1914 = 230,068.39 rubles
|-||Fire Insurance Federation has existed for several years|
|-||agriculture is main occupation|
|-||practicing craftsmen (most as a second job, unless they are of other nationalities):
180 boys, 200 girls
Agriculture, etc.The early years of farming were obviously difficult. On top of the natural causes, the fact the many of the colonists were not experienced farmers did not help.
|1814||-||crop failure resulting in only half-seed crop|
|1815||-||eruption of Tambora Volcano on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia|
|1822||-||crop failure resulting in only half-seed crop|
|1823||-||crop failure resulting in only half-seed crop|
|1832||-||crop failure resulting in only half-seed crop|
|1833||-||total crop failure|
|-||total crop failure|
|1835||-||crop failure resulting in only half-seed crop|
|1836-37||-||hoof and mouth disease|
|1841||-||crop failure resulting in only half-seed crop|
|1843-45||-||so-called “neural fever” struck the 20-30 year-old residents the hardest|
|1845||-||crop failure resulting in only little more than seed|
|1846||-||plague of field mice|
|-||poor hay harvest – lost many livestock due to shortage & livestock epidemic|
|1847||-||23 men established a cheese factory|
[Glückstal-1848] – “The Chronicle of Glückstal,” transl. by Joseph S. Height. – Copies are available in three sources: [Height, pp. 186-192]; [Glückstal-2004, pp. 60-64]; and at the website: www.Odessa3.org. – /Collections / Village Histories. The original German version can be found in [Leibbrandt, pp. 52-61].
[Glückstal-1858] – Hoffman, Karl, Margaret Freeman & Harold Ehrman, transl. 1858 Glückstal Colony Census. Fargo, ND: North Dakota State University Libraries, 1998.
[Glückstal-1901] – Schrenk, Martin Friedrich. “Glückstal,” in [OdKal, 1901, pp. 101-106], (English transl. in [Glückstal-2004, pp. 64-67].)
[Glückstal-1915] – “Das Wolostgebiet Glückstal,” in Neuer Haus- und Landwirthschafts- Kalender für deutsche Aussiedler in südlicher Russland auf das Jahr 1915. Odessa: Druck und Verlag von L. Nitzsche, , pp. 108–128. (English transl. in [Glückstal-2004, pp. 51-56; 68- 69; 86 & 96-97].)
[Glückstal-2004] – Rudolf, Homer ed. The Glückstalers in New Russia and North America: A Bicentennial Collection of History, Genealogy and Folklore. Pierre, SD: State Pub. & Printing, 2004.
[Height] – Height, Joseph S. Homesteaders on the Steppe: Cultural History of the Evangelical- Lutheran Colonies in the Region of Odessa, 1804-1945. Bismarck: North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia [now the Germans from Russia Heritage Society], 1975.
[Keller] – Keller, Konrad. German Colonies in South Russia: 1804-1904, transl. by Anthony Becker, 2d. ed, with some revisions by Adam Giesinger, 2 vols. Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1980-1983.
[Ketterling] – Ketterling, Lloyd & Adam, transl. “Relocation Records of the Village of Kassel 1839-1854,” in Heritage Review, 28/4, Dec. 1998, 18-38.
[Leibbandt] – Leibbandt, Georg. Die deutschen Kolonien in Cherson und Bessarabien: Berichte der Gemeindeämter der lutherischen Kolonien in der ersten Hälfte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Ausland und Heimat Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft, 1926.
[Mertens] – Mertens, Ulrich. Handbuch Russland-Deutsche: Ein Nachschlagewerk zur russland-deutschen und deutsch-russischen Geschichte und Kultur (mit Ortsverzeichnis ehemaliger Siedlungsgebiete). Darmstadt: Weihert-Druck GmbH, 2001.
[OdKal] – Neuer Haus- und Landwirthschafts- Kalender für deutsche Aussiedler in südlicher Russland auf das Jahr ... Odessa: Druck und Verlag von L. Nitzsche, [published 1863-1915].
Homer Rudolf, 2009