Tavares Bastos, Ponta Grossa Municipality, Paraná

Names: 
Colônia Tavares Bastos
Tavares Bastos
Streckerau (Brazil)
History: 

Colônia Tavares Bastos (called Streckerau by the settlers) is located in the municipality (district) of Ponta Grossa in the state of Paraná, south southwest of the city of Ponta Grossa. It was settled by Roman Catholic immigrants most of whom came from the Volga German colony of Streckerau, although some had been born in other colonies and moved to Streckerau before immigrating to Brazil.

The first group arrived in Rio de Janeiro aboard the SS Argentina on 18 October 1876.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Tavares Bastos:

Becher from Leichtling
Berger
Blattner
Breith
Burgardt from Streckerau
Ditzel from Volmer
Erdle from Streckerau
Fettig
Flöher
Gastner
Heiss
Herlein
Hirschfeld from Streckerau
Krüger from Volmer
Laumann from Schuck
Röser
Roth from Volmer
Sänger from Leichtling
Schiebert
Schmidt
Schwab from Semenovka
Schwert
Schwindt
Siebert
Siegel
Steinbach
Streitenberg
Thomé
Wendholz

Sources: 

- Bohn, Jorge.
- Schwab, Carlos Alberto. Resumo Histórico e Genealogia dos Alemães do Volga. Ponta Grossa, Brazil: C.A. Schwab, 1997.

Source: Jorge Bohn.

Source: Jorge Bohn.

Source: Jorge Bohn.

Volga Colonies