Friedenfeld
Names
Beruchik, Biryuchye, Friedenfeld, Komsomolskoye, Zhirnoye
Location
50°46'99" N 47°02'64"E
History
      Friedenfeld was founded in 1855 by colonists relocating from Merkel, Dietel, Grimm, and Bauer.
      After 1915, the colony was known as Biryuchye.
Church
Coming soon . . .
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
1859
253
1889
1,217
1897
1,591*
804
787
1905
2,568
1910
236
2,891
1,477
1,414
1920
333
2,524
1922
1,517
1926**
348
1,849
872
977
1931
2,200***
1939
2,614
*Of whom 1,571 were German.
**Of whom 1,829 (863 male & 966 female) were German living in 337 households.
***Of whom 2,191 were German.
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Dietz, Jacob E. History of the Volga German Colonists (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2005): 218.
- Klaus, A. Our Colony [in Russian] (St. Petersburg, 1869): II:16.
- List of Populated Areas of the Samara Province [in Russian] (Samara, 1910): 350.
- Preliminary Results of the All-Union Census of 1926 and ASSR Volga Germans (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 17.
External Links
Friedenfeld (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 12 November 2013.
Map showing Friedenfeld (1935).