Straßburg

Names: 
Romashki
Strassburg
Strassburg am Torgun
Straßburg
Ромашки
Штрасбург
Страсбург
History: 

In 1860, Strassburg was founded along the left bank of the Torgun River. The original resettlers came from the colonies of Galka, Shcherbakovka, Kraft, Schwab, Holstein, Dobrinka, and Balzer.

Following the deportation of the Volga Germans in 1941, the settlement was known by its Russian name of Romashki which means daisies.

Church: 

The congregation in Strassburg was part of the Lutheran parish headquartered in Alt-Weimar where the pastor resided. There were also some Baptists in the colony.

Notable Individuals: 
Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
 
335
 
 
1883
 
1,057
 
 
1888
201
1,483
727
756
1891
 
 
 
 
1894
 
 
 
 
1897
 
1,695*
840
855
1904
 
2,360
 
 
1908
225
2,835
1,439
1,396
1910
328
2,597
1,305
1,292
1912
 
2,500
 
 
1920
510**
3,522
 
 
1922
 
2,835
 
 
1926***
483
2,640
1,279
1,361
1931
 
3,092****
 
 
2003
 
1,300
 
 

*Of whom 1,686 were German.
**Of which 501 were German.
***Of whom 2,620 (1,265 male & 1,355 female) were German living in 468 households.
****Of whom 3,073 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 Strassburg (1935).

Panorama of Strassburg
Source: Volk auf dem Weg (August/September 2009).