Schönfeld

Names: 
Mokrous
Polyanka
Schönfeld (Wiesenseite)
Schönfeldt
Шенфельд (Weisenseite)
Полянка
Мокроус
Mother Colonies: 
Daughter Colonies: 
History: 

Schönfeld was founded on the left bank of the Jeruslan River in 1858 as a Lutheran colony by 521 resettlers from the colony of Pobochnaya.

During the famine of 1921, 197 people died in Schönfeld.

After the 1941 deportation, the village became known as Polyanka.

Today, nothing remains of the former Volga German settlement of Schönfeld.

Church: 

Schönfeld was a Lutheran and Reformed colony. It was part of a parish that also included the neighboring colonies of Schöndorf and Schöntal.

Notable Individuals: 
Surnames: 
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
 
515
 
 
1883
 
791
 
 
1889
 
863
 
 
1897
 
1,109*
565
544
1905
 
1,510
 
 
1910
 
1,922
 
 
1912
 
2,000
 
 
1920
245
1,520
 
 
1922
 
1,032
 
 
1926
204
943
454
489
1931
 
1,226**
 
 

*Of whom 1,103 were German.
**Of whom 1,205 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): 313.
- 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): 18.

Map showing Schönfeld (1935).

Latitude: 50.338502
Longitude: 8.254690

Immigration Locations