Hummel

Names: 
Alexandrovskaya
Alexandrovskoye
Brockhausen
Buerak
Buyerak
Hummel
Александровское
Брокгаузен
Буерак
Гуммель
History: 

Hummel was founded on 14 July 1767 by Baron Caneau de Beauregard. It was a Lutheran colony located 303 versts from Samara.

Today, what remains of the colony of Hummel is known as Buyerak.

Church: 

Hummel was originally part of the Lutheran parish headquartered in Bettinger. In 1820, it became part of the Näb parish.       

In 1857, a wooden church was constructed in Hummel. It could seat 400 worshipers.

Population: 
 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
 
 
 
 
1769
16
109
52
57
1773
22
86
35
51
1788
23
107
56
51
1798
35
142
78
64
1816
34
243
121
122
1834
47
431
216
215
1850
64
567
289
278
1857
69
645
334
311
1859
 
666
 
 
1883
 
757
 
 
1889
 
999
 
 
1897
 
1,044
501
543
1905
 
1,438
 
 
1910
250
1,572
780
792
1912
 
1,650
 
 
1920
215
1,396
 
 
1922
 
780
 
 
1926
148
771
385
386
1931
 
990*
 
 

*Of whom 988 were German.

Sources: 

- Beratz, Gottieb. The German colonies on the Lower Volga, their origin and early development: a memorial for the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first German settlers on the Volga, 29 June 1764. Translated by Adam Giesinger (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1991): 350.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Dietz, Jacob E. History of the Volga German Colonists. Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005.Klaus, A.A. Our Colonies (Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1869): 2:13; 4:52-53.
- List of the Populated Places of the Samara Province (Samara, Russia, 1910): 292.
- Pallas, P.S. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Theil 3,2, Reise aus Sibirien zurueck an die Wolga im 1773sten Jahr (St. Petersburg: Kaiserl. Academie der Wissenschaften, 1776): 613.
- Preliminary Totals of the All-Union Population Census of 1926 for the Volga German ASSR (Pokrovsk, Russia, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.

Resources: 

1798 Census
1857 Census

Map showing Hummel in the middle (1935).

Latitude: 49.574468
Longitude: 8.061555