Blumenfeld (am Belaya Kuba)

Names: 
Blumenfeld (am Belaya Kuba)
Blumenfeldt (am Belaya Kuba)
Блюменфельд
Tsvetochnoye
Цветочное
Грязнуха
Gryasnukha
History: 

The daughter colony of Blumenfeld was founded along the banks of the Belaya Kuba River in 1860 [Klaus cites the founding year as 1861] by Lutheran colonists resettling from Galka, Shcherbakovka, Kraft, Dreispitz, and Holstein.       

After the 1941 deportation of the Volga Germans, the settlement was renamed Tsvetochnoye and that is the name by which it is known today.

Church: 

The Lutheran congregation located in Blumenfeld was part of the parishes headquartered in Morgentau and Gnadentau. Over the years, there were also Seventh Day Adventists living in the colony.

Notable Individuals: 
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1888
206
1,215
632
583
1891
 
 
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
 
1,589*
842
747
1908
327
2,797
1,455
1,342
1910
350
2,999
1,507
1,492
1912
 
3,000
 
 
1920
381**
2,687
 
 
1922
 
1,979
 
 
1926***
378
2,184
1,035
1,149
1931
 
2,646****
 
 

*Of whom 1,571 were German.
**Of which 375 were German households.
***Of whom 2,146 (1,020 male & 1,126 female) were German living in 369 households.
****Of whom 2,552 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): 311.
- 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 Blumenfeld (1935).

Panorama of Blumenfeld.
Source: wolgadeutsche.net.

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