Rosenfeld (am Nachoi)

Names: 
Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld am Nachoi
Rosenfeldt
History: 

Rosenfeld was founded in 1859 along the Nachoi River as a Lutheran colony. As of 1910, there were a Lutheran church, a school, and three windmills in the colony.

Because of their proximity, Rosenfeld and Gnadendorf were merged into one settlement during the Soviet era.

Church: 

The congregation in Rosenfeld am Nachoi was part of the Lutheran parish headquartered in Weizenfeld.

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
 
 
 
 
1886
 
 
 
 
1889
 
1,028
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
 
1,121*
 
 
1905
 
1,729
 
 
1910
206
1,891
923
968
1912
 
6,200
 
 
1920
224**
1,381
 
 
1922
 
1,191
 
 
1923
 
1,299
 
 
1926***
265
1,393
716
677
1931
 
1,793****
 
 

*Of whom 1,114 were German.
**Of which 222 households were German.
***Of whom 1,387 (714 male & 673 female) were German living in 263 households.
****Of whom 1,771 were German.

Sources: 

- Herdt, Karl. Die Namengebung zweier Woldadeutscher Dörfer, Alexanderdorf und Höh (Alexander-Höh): am Nachoistrom gelegen sowie Episoden aus dem damaligen Bauernleben und Skizzen aus der Steppentierwelt (Espelkamp: K. Herdt, 1983): 14.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 313.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.

Map showing Rosenfeld - lower left of the cluster of colonies (1935).
[Weisenfeld, upper left; Gnadendorf, center right]

Map of Colonies along the Nachoi River (1860).
Source: Die Namengebung zweier Wolgadeutscher Dörfer, 1983 (p.14).