[Russian name: MAKAROVKA]
Saratov Province: Kamyshin District

In the Shadow of a Bell Tower, ‘A Social History of the Volga Germans from the Former Colony of Merkel, Russia’. A Comprehensive Story in Pictures, Maps and Documents. 319 pages. Edited by Darrell W. Kautz from numerous sources. Copyright, 1999. $34.90 + $2.90 shipping

Beyond the Gates: A Tribute to those Uprooted Emigrants from Merkel, Russia and neighboring Colonies Whose Insight Sought Freedom in Foreign Lands A Memorial to Those Who Stayed Behind. 425 pages. Edited by Darrell W. Kautz from numerous sources. Copyright, 2000. $37.90 + $3.40 shipping

Both volumes: $69.00, includes shipping.

If you wish to share any information regarding these families or villages, please write:

    Darrell W. Kautz
    Merkel Village Coordinator
    5048 N. Forest
    Kansas City, Missouri 64118
    email: kautz1@msn.com