Fresno, Fresno Co., California

Names: 
Fresno, Fresno Co., California
History: 

Volga German immigrants first arrived in Fresno in 1886. Over the years, immigrants arrived from Anton, Bangert, Gnadendorf, Jost, Kautz, Kukkus, Laub, Lauwe, Neu-Schilling, Shcherbakovka, Stahl am Karaman, Stahl am Tarlyk, and Warenburg. By 1920, the Volga German population in and around Fresno had grown to 8,000.

Volga German Congregations: 

Cross Church
St. Paul's Lutheran
Third Congregational
Wartburg Lutheran Church
Zion Congregational Church

Sources: 

- Germantown, Fresno (Fresno, CA: City of Fresno, Planning and Development Department, 2006).
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 215.
- "The Religious History of the Germans-Russians in the USA." California District Council Report (Fall 2003): 6-7. (online link)

Resources: 

1920 Census (Fresno Co., CA)
Extracted Germans from Russia A-D, E-H, I-L, M-R, S-T, U-Z

Area of Fresno where "Germantown" used to be.
Source: Architectural Resources Group.

Area of Fresno where "Germantown" used to be.
Source: Architectural Resources Group.

Volga Colonies

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