Weizenfeld

Names: 
Nachoi
Nakhoy
Pshenichnoye
Weizenfeld
Вейценфельд
Пшеничное
Нахой
History: 

Weizenfeld is a Protestant daughter colony founded in 1849 along the Nachoi River on the Wiesenseite.

Today the former colony of Weizenfeld is known as Pshenichnoye, which means "wheat" in Russian.

Church: 

Weizenfeld was a Lutheran colony, and in 1862 an independent Lutheran parish was established there with a resident pastor.

Notable Individuals: 
Surnames: 
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1850
49
362
191
171
1857
50
477
245
232
1859
50
497
255
242
1883
 
780
 
 
1889
 
846
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
 
918*
435
483
1905
 
1,257
 
 
1910
148
1,632
804
828
1912
 
1,500
 
 
1920
180
1,219
 
 
1922
 
829
 
 
1923
 
970
 
 
1926**
185
969
467
502
1931
 
1,511***
 
 

*Of whom 907 were German.
**Of whom 967 (466 male & 502 female) were German living in 184 households.
***Of whom 1,467 were German.

Sources: 

- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren der evangelischen Kirchen Rußlands (Lüneburg, Germany: Institut Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk, 1998): 143.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- 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): 16.
- 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.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 349.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.

Map showing Weizenfeld - upper left of the 3 shown (1935).

Latitude: 50.033263
Longitude: 7.777106

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