Frankreich

Names: 
Frankreich
Selyanka
History: 

Frankreich was founded in 1861 by Lutheran colonists resettling from Galka, Shcherbakovka, and Schwab. It is 6 miles northwest of the Russian town of Pallasovka.

Church: 

The congregation in Frankreich belonged to the parish headquartered in nearby Alt-Weimar.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
 
 
 
 
1888
76
544
272
272
1897
 
749*
369
380
1908
178
806
413
393
1910
117
1,032
534
498
1912
 
1,000
 
 
1920
188**
1,294
 
 
1922
 
1,367
 
 
1926
184
1,081
508
573
1931
 
1,951***
 
 

*Of whom 740 were German.
**Of which 886 were German households.
***Of whom 1,670 were German.

Sources: 

- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 198.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.

Map showing Frankreich (1935).