Müller

Names: 
Krestovoi-Buyerak
Krestovyi Buyerak
Krestowoi Bujerak
Krivtsovka
Mueller
Müller
Miller
Крестовый Буерак
Кресты
Миллер
Мюллер
History: 

Müller was founded on 16 August 1767 by the Government as a Lutheran colony.       

The colony of Müller no longer exists, but its streets are still visible by satellite image.

Church: 

The congregation in Müller was part of the Stephan parish which had been founded in 1771.

Pastors & Priests: 

The congregation in Müller was served by the following pastors:

  • 1771-1778 Johann Kaspar Brauns
  • 1778-1778 Laurentius Ahlbaum
  • 1779-1782 Klaus Peter Lundberg
  • 1782-1788 Jakob Alexander Topelius
  • 1798-1811 Karl Adolf Günther
Surnames: 
Population: 
 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
38
113
 
 
1769
34
112
54
58
1773
35
142
69
73
1788
36
206
101
105
1798
39
260
124
136
1816
51
413
205
208
1834
34
713
366
347
1850
126
1,153
584
569
1857
105
1,412
698
714
1859
91
1,454
722
732
1886
129
1,043
541
502
1891
131
1,576
846
730
1894
145
1,751
926
825
1897
 
1,084*
542
542
1905
 
2,466
 
 
1911
 
2,472
 
 
1912
 
2,488
 
 
1920
232**
1,367
 
 
1922
 
1,022
 
 
1926***
181
911
429
482
1931
 
1,198****
 
 

*Of whom 1,069 were German.
**Of which 230 households were German.
***Of whom 909 were German (180 households: 428 male & 481 female).
****Of whom 1,197 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): 351.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- List of Settlements in the Russian Empire in 1859, vol. 38: Saratov Province (St. Petersburg, 1862): p.59.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 541-544.
- Orlov, Gregorii. Report of Conditions of Settlements on the Volga to Catherine II, 14 February 1769.
- 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): 621.
- Pleve, Igor R. The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, translated by Richard Rye (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001): 318.
- 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: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1972): 193.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 18.

Map showing Müller (1935).

The streets of the former colony of Müller are still visible by satellite.
Source: Vladimir Kakorin.

Latitude: 49.824444
Longitude: 8.846458
Latitude: 50.569339
Longitude: 9.278163