Wiesenmüller

Names: 
Kresti
Lugovoye
Lugovskaya
Lugovskoi
Lugovskoye
Wiesenmüller
Визенмиллер
Луговое
Луговые Кресты
Кресты
Wiesenmiller
Wiessenmiller
History: 

On 27 November 1857, 7 families from the colony of Balzer founded the daughter colony of Wiesenmüller. They were joined on 10 December 1857 by 32 families from the villages of Franzosen, Moor, and Grimm. The following year, on January 23, an additional 75 families from Galka, Shcherbakovka, Stephan, Müller, Schwab, and Holstein arrived.

After the 1941 deportation of the Volga Germans, the village became known by the name Lugovskoi.  Today, what remains of the former Volga German settlement is called Lugovskoye.

Church: 

There was a large Lutheran church built in Wiesenmüller.  It was completely dismantled during the Soviet era.

Immigration: 
Population: 
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.

Map showing Wiesenmüller (1935).

Wiesenmüller church.

Grave Marker in former Wiesenmüller cemetery.
It reads: "hier ruft in Frieden Jakob Heffmann, geborne Dezember 1874, gestorben den... [1916?]"
Source: Sue Kottwitz (1993).

Wiesenmüller from the air.
Source: wolgadeutsche.net.

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