Weizenfeld
Location
51°14' N 46°47' E
Names
Nachoi, Nakhoy, Pshenichnoye, Weizenfeld
History
      Weizenfeld is a Protestant daughter colony founded in 1849 along the Nachoi River on the Wiesenseite.
      Today the former colony of Weizenfeld is known as Pshenichnoye, which means "wheat" in Russian.
Church
      Weizenfeld was a Lutheran colony, and in 1862 an independent Lutheran parish was established there with a resident pastor.
Pastors
      The Lutheran parish in Weizenfeld was served by the following pastors:
Karl Theodor Hölz (1863-1883)
Gottlob Koch (1887-1923)
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1850
49
362
191
171
1857
50
477
245
232
1859
50
497
255
242
1883
780
1889
846
1894
1897
918*
435
483
1905
1,257
1910
148
1,632
804
828
1912
1,500
1920
180
1,219
1922
829
1923
970
1926**
185
969
467
502
1931
1,511***
*Of whom 907 were German.
**Of whom 967 (466 male & 502 female) were German living in 184 households.
***Of whom 1,467 were German.
Sources:
- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren der evangelischen Kirchen Rußlands (Lüneburg, Germany: Institut Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk, 1998): 143.
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- Herdt, Karl. Die Namengebung zweier Woldadeutscher Dörfer, Alexanderdorf und Höh (Alexander-Höh): am Nachoistrom gelegen sowie Episoden aus dem damaligen Bauernleben und Skizzen aus der Steppentierwelt (Espelkamp: K. Herdt, 1983): 16.
- 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.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 349.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 16.
External Links
Müller aus Weizenfeld - Spanish (Alejandro G. Müller)
Weizenfeld (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
Last updated 7 April 2013.
Map showing Weizenfeld (1935).


Map of Colonies along the
Nachoi River (1860)
Source: Die Namengebung zweier Wolgadeutscher Dörfer, 1983 (p.14).