Lilienfeld

Names: 
Belopolye
Lilienfeld
Lillienfeld
Neu-Orlovskaya
Neu-Orlowskaja
Nilgenfeld
Лилиенфельд
Белополье
Ней-Орловское
History: 

In 1848, the daughter colony of Lilienfeld was founded by colonists resettling from the Wiesenseite colonies of Katharinenstadt, Orlovskaya, Boisroux, Ernestinendorf, Philippsfeld, Kaneau, and Paulskaya.

Emigration from Lilienfeld to America began in 1878 when 11 people left.

Today, nothing remains of the former Volga German colony of Lilienfeld.

Church: 

The original settlers of Lilienfeld were Lutheran. Their congregation belonged to the parish in Fresental where the pastor lived.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1850
33
239
125
114
1857
46
317
170
147
1859
81
1,223
639
584
1889
 
896
 
 
1891
 
 
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
 
913
440
473
1905
 
1,438
 
 
1910
 
1,584
777
807
1912
 
1,500
 
 
1920
221
1,423
 
 
1922
 
1,162
 
 
1923
 
1,075
 
 
1926*
207
1,185
556
629
1931
 
1,404
 
 

*Of whom 1,178 were German (205 households: 552 male and 626 female).

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.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.

Map showing Lilienfeld (1935).

Map of Lilienfeld compiled by Albert Reichert (1930s).
Source: Lilienfeld Blog.

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