Marienfeld
Names
Marienfeld, Novonikolayevka, Spatzenchutor
Location
50°12' N 45°06' E
History
      Marienfeld was founded in 1852 as a Roman Catholic colony.
Church
      Marienfeld was founded as a Roman Catholic colony. Saint Rochus Catholic Church was constructed in Marienfeld.
Priests
      The following priests served the Catholic parish in Marienfeld:
Johannes Knutschko (1887)
Franz Loran (1897-1901?)
Nikolaus Maier (1901-1905)
Ferdinand Hirsch (1909)
Alois Ocks (1910?-1914)
Aloysius Kappes (1914-1922)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1857
1859
71
664
345
319
1886
1,052
1890
1,335
696
639
1894
134
580
241
339
1897
1,377*
692
685
1905
1,487
787
700
1911
1,738
1912
2,200
1920
338**
2,054
1922
1,754
1926
361
2,027
970
1,057
1931
2,315***
*Of whom 1,376 were German.
**Of which 336 households were German.
***Of whom 2,252 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): 311.
- Mink, A.N. Historical and Geographical Dictionary of the Saratov Province [in Russian] (Saratov, Russia, 1898): 606-609.
- 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, Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1980): 245.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 18.
External Links
Marienfeld (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Marienfeld Blog (Ted Gerk)
Last updated 6 April 2013.
Map showing Marienfeld (1935).