"Mariental, Russia and the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary"

by Michael Boss

Oil on Linen

20" X 30"

From the Collection of Midwest CPA, Cincinnati, Ohio

Mariental was founded on June 16th, 1766 near the Bolshoi Karaman River east of Engels.  Surrounding villages were Herzog, Graf and Louis. Not having enough land of their own, the colonists from Mariental had to share land with the surrounding villages.