Blumenheim
Names
Blumenheim, Krasnaya Zvezda
Location
51°40' N 47°37' E
History
      Blumenheim was founded as a kuhtor (farmstead) on the left bank of the Malyi Kushum River 100 kilometers northeast of Engels. Today the town is called Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).
      Author L. Maier (b. 1923) was born in Blumenheim.
Church
      The Lutheran congregation in Blumenheim was part of the Gnadenflur parish.
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1920
27***
175
1922
174
1926
20
133*
62
71
1931
511**
*Of whom 109 were German.
**Of whom 478 were German.
***Of whom 25 were German.
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
Last updated 31 October 2014.
Map showing Blumenheim (1935).