Langenfeld
Names
Krestnyi, Langenfeld, Verkhnaya Yeruslan
Location
50°57' N 47°01' E
History
      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.
Church
      The original settlers in Langenfeld were Lutheran.
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1850
1857
1859
1886
1889
730
1894
1897
812*
396
416
1905
1,270
1910
164
1,360
708
652
1912
1,300
1920
156**
894
1922
666
1926***
176
842
400
442
1931
874
*Of whom 805 were German.
**Of which 155 households were German.
***Of whom 831 (395 male & 436 female) were German living in 173 households.
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- 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.
External Links
Langenfeld (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 15 May 2013.

Map showing Langenfeld (1935).