Wiesenmüller
Names
Lugovskaya, Lugovskoi, Lugovskoye, Wiesenmüller
Location
50°37' N 46°28' E
History
      Wiesenmüller was founded 27 November 1857 by 7 families who were resettling from the colony of Balzer. On 10 December 1857, those first settlers were joined by 32 families from the villages of Franzosen, Moor, and Grimm. On 23 January 1858, an additional 75 families from Galka, Shcherbakovka, Stephan, Müller, Schwab, and Holstein arrived.
      After the 1941 Deportation, the village became known by the name Lugovskoi.
Church
      There was a Lutheran church in Wiesenmüller.
Pastors
      Preacher Alexander Döll served as a lay preacher for 12 years in Wiesenmüller.
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1858
770
1883
2,526
1888
398
2,644
1,323
1,321
1891
1894
1897
2,969*
1,471
1,498
1904
4,366
1908
420
4,896
2,519
2,377
1910
379
5,207
2,630
2,577
1912
1920
498
3,223
1922
2,594
1923
2,469
1926**
530
2,918
1,388
1,530
1931
3,399***
*Of whom 2,947 were German.
**Of whom 2,890 (1,373 male & 1,517 female) were German living in 521 households.
***Of whom 3,370 were German.
Sources:
- Diesendorf, V.F. Die Deutschen Russlands : Siedlungen und Siedlungsgebiete : Lexicon. Moscow, 2006.
- 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): 16.
Resources:
External Links
- Wiesenmüller (wolgadeutsche.net) - in Russian
- Wiesenmuller (Sue Kottwitz)
- Wiesenmüller Verwandtschafen (Betty Ashley)
Last updated 8 April 2013.
Map showing Wiesenmüller (1935).

Wiesenmüller church

Grave Marker in Wiesenmüller Cemetery
"hier ruft in Frieden Jakob Heffmann, geborne Dezember 1874, gestorben den... [1916?]"
Courtesy of Sue Kottwitz (1993).