Yagodnaya Polyana
Names
Baum, Beerenfeld, Jagodna Poljana, Jagodnaja Poljana, Yagodnaya Polyana
Location
51º58' N 45º36' E
History
      Yagodnaya Polyana was founded on 16 September 1767 by the Government as a Lutheran colony.
Church
      The Lutheran parish in Yagodnaya Polyana was founded in 1785 as an independent parish with a resident pastor of its own.
      A new church was built in 1858 in the Kontor Style. It could seat 1,200 worshipers.
Pastors
      The congregation in Yagodnaya Polyana was served by the following pastors:
      Yagodnaya Polyana was also served by the following vicar:
1896-1897 Albert Lesta
Population
Population Table
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1767
80
269
1769
83
312
167
145
1773
85
402
206
196
1788
592
1798
822
1816
1,596
1834
286
2,922
1850
4,505
1857
1859
5,520
1883
6,030
1891
1894
1897
6,459*
3,213
3,246
1905
9,351
1910
1911
9,095
1912
8,845
1926
6,597
*Of whom 6,427 were German.
Sources:
- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren der evangelischen Kirchen Rußlands (Lüneburg, Germany: Institut Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk, 1998): 137-138.
- Beratz, Gottieb. The German colonies on the Lower Volga, their origin and early development: a memorial for the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first German settlers on the Volga, 29 June 1764. Translated by Adam Giesinger (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1991): 350.
- Orlov, Gregorii. Report of Conditions of Settlements on the Volga to Catherine II, 14 February 1769.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 1972): 193.
- "Settlements in the 1897 Census." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Winter, 1990): 19.
Resources
Censuses for Yagodnaya Polyana are available for the following years: 1767, 1798, & 1834.
External Links
- Berry Meadow Archive (Richard Scheuerman)
- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German)
- Yagodnaya Polyana Site (Kris Ball)
- Photos of Yagodnaya Polyana (2005) (Cindy)
Last updated 31 May 2013.

Yagodnaya Polyana Lutheran Church
Source: Eichelsdorf Chronik.


Yagodnaya Polyana Lutheran Church
Source: Volksfreund Kalender, 1911.


Yagodnaya Polyana Mill (ruins)


Yagodnaya Polyana Pamorama


Yagodnaya Polyana Map
(circa 1900)
Source: YP Facebook


Legend to Yagodnaya Polyana Map
(circa 1900)
Source: YP Facebook