Strassburg
Names
Romashki, Strassburg, Strassburg am Torgun
Location
50°11' N 46°40' E
History
      Strassburg was founded in 1860 along the left bank of the Torgun River as a Lutheran colony. The original resettlers were from the colonies of Galka, Shcherbakovka, Kraft, Schwab, Holstein, Dobrinka, and Balzer.
      Following the 1941 Deportation, the village was known by its Russian name of Romashki which means daisies.
Church
      The congregation in Strassburg was part of the Lutheran parish headquartered in Alt-Weimar where the pastor was in residence. There were also some Baptists in the colony.
Pastors
Coming soon . . .
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1859
335
1883
1,057
1888
201
1,483
727
756
1891
1894
1897
1,695*
840
855
1904
2,360
1908
225
2,835
1,439
1,396
1910
328
2,597
1,305
1,292
1912
2,500
1920
510**
3,522
1922
2,835
1926***
483
2,640
1,279
1,361
1931
3,092****
2003
1,300
*Of whom 1,686 were German.
**Of which 501 were German.
***Of whom 2,620 (1,265 male & 1,355 female) were German living in 468 households.
****Of whom 3,073 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): 313.
- Preliminary Results of the Soviet Census of 1926 on the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Pokrovsk, 1927): 28-83.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 18.
External Links
Strassburg (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 8 April 2013.
Map showing Strassburg (1935).