Reinsfeld

Names: 
Reinsfeld
Залесье
Zalesye
Рейнишфельд
Рейнсфельд,
Reinischfeld
History: 

Reinsfeld was a colony founded in 1864 north of Samara by settlers coming from Poland following the uprising there in 1863. A number of them were weavers and artisans from Lotz. Some of the first families were Ebert, Rabek, Rakko, and Pugan.

All Germans were deported from Reinsfeld in 1941.

In 1952, the village was remained Zalesye, and what remains today of the former colony of Reinsfeld is known as Zalesye.

Church: 

There were both Baptist and Catholic settlers in Reinsfeld. The Baptists maintained a prayer house (Bethaus).

Population: 
Year
Households
Population
Total
Male
Female
1881
 
165
 
 
1889
 
184
 
 
1897
 
190
 
 
1910
 
176
 
 
1926
 
362*
 
 
1930
 
391
 
 

*Of whom 336 were Germans.

Sources: 

Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 313.