Krestnyi, Langenfeld, Verkhnaya Yeruslan
50°57' N 47°01' E
Langenfeld was founded in 1859 across the river to the east from Krasny-Kut by Lutheran colonists resettling from Walter, Frank, Shcherbakovka, Dietel, Hussenbach, Huck, Kolb, and Norka. After 1915, Langenfeld was known by the Russian name Krestnyi which means godfather.
Today Langenfeld is known as Verkhnaya Yeruslan.
The original settlers in Langenfeld were Lutheran.
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**Of which 155 households were German.
***Of whom 831 (395 male & 436 female) were German living in 173 households.
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- Klaus, A. Our colony [in Russian] (St. Petersburg, 1869): II:16.
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 312.
- 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): 16.
Langenfeld (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 15 May 2013.