Dobrinka, Russia, the mother colony, was the first village in the area, founded on 29 June 1764 by 353 Lutherans from several countries. The original settlers included 80 families, 10 single men and 2 single women. There was 1 family and 1 single man from Sweden, and 1 family of Finland. The remainder were from Germany
Dobrinka is located on the 'Bergseite" (hilly side) or west bank of the Volga River, south-southwest of Saratov. Maps in the Resources section will show you where this region is located.
Read more about the village of Dobrinka by going to the History web page.