Winifreda, Departamento Conhelo, La Pampa Province

Names: 
Punta de Rieles
Winifreda
History: 

Winifreda was founded in the Conhelo Departamento (District) of La Pampa Province 3 April 1915, three months after the arrival of the new railroad line from Quemú Quemú passing Colonia Barón and Mauricio Mayer. For a while it was known as Punta de Rieles (End of the Rails). It was officially named in honor of one of the daughters of Joseph Norman Drysdale, Winifred, who owned the lots where the village was founded.

Both Catholic and Protestant Volga German families relocated to Winifreda in search of new farming opportunities.

Volga German Congregations: 

A Roman Catholic church was constructed in Winifreda.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Winifreda:
Bahl
Blattner from Dehler
Bohn
Braun
Bundang from Brabander
Butzmann from Brabander
Dailhoff from Kamenka
Degenhardt from Mariental
Desch from Pfeifer
Dittler from Semenovka
Dornes from Volmer
Eberhardt from Brabander
Eberling from Preuss
Fischer
Franck / Frank
Gareis from Köhler
Gassner from Brabander
Gertje
Heid
Herlein from Semenovka
Hildmann from Hildmann
Hirschfeld from Pfeifer
Holmann
Ickes from Pfeifer
Jakob
Jungblut
Kern from Brabander
Kissner from Pfeifer
Klein
Koller
Lang
Lell from Pfeifer
Maier from Kamenka
Raab from Dehler
Rolheiser from Schuck
Schäfer
Schamber from Degott
Schiebelbein from Husaren
Schneider
Schönfeld from Pfeifer
Schroh from Volmer
Schulmeister from Kamenka
Senger from Leichtling
Sommer from Pfeifer
Stroh
Ullmann from Streckerau
Waimann from Kamenka
Weht

Sources: 

- Obituaries published in Argentinisches Volksfreund

Catholic Church in Winifreda
Source: www.wini.com.ar

Lutheran Church in Winifreda
Source: www.wini.com.ar

Panorama of Winifreda (2007).

Ariel shot of Winifreda

Winifreda's former Train Station

Volga Colonies