Blumenfeld
(am Belaya Kuba)
Names
Blumenfeld, Blumenfeldt, Gryaznukha, Tsvetochnoye
Location
50º22' N 46º43' E
History
      Blumenfeld was founded in 1860 by Lutheran colonists resettling from Galka, Shcherbakovka, Kraft, Dreispitz, and Holstein.
      After the 1941 deportation, the town was renamed Tsvetochnoye.
Church
      The congregation in Blumenfeld belonged to the Lutheran parishes headquartered in Morgentau and Gnadentau. Over the years, there were also Adventists living in the colony.
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
Population
Population Table
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.
External Links
Blumenfeld (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Original Settlers Lists (Jeruslan Nachrichten)
Last updated 13 March 2013.
Map showing Blumenfeld (1935).