Frankreich
Names
Frankreich, Selyanka
Location
50°07' N 46°34' E
History
      Frankreich was founded in 1861 by Lutheran colonists resettling from Galka, Shcherbakovka, and Schwab. It is 6 miles northwest of the Russian town of Pallasovka.
Church
      The congregation in Frankreich belonged to the parish headquartered in nearby Alt-Weimar.
Pastors
      As part of the parish headquartered in Alt-Weimar, the congregation in Frankreich was served by the following pastors:
Moses Asnaworjanz (1874-1887)
Karl Hermann Peter Brandt (1886-1900)
Johann Georg Schwartz (1901-1906)
Wilhelm Jürgenson (1906-1907)
Otto August Inser (1907-1908, 1910-1921)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
1888
76
544
272
272
1897
749*
369
380
1908
178
806
413
393
1910
117
1,032
534
498
1912
1,000
1920
188**
1,294
1922
1,367
1926
184
1,081
508
573
1931
1,951***
*Of whom 740 were German.
**Of which 886 were German households.
***Of whom 1,670 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): 312.
- 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): 198.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.
External Links
Frankreich (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russia
Last updated 8 April 2013.
Map showing Frankreich (1935).