Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan

Names: 
Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan
History: 

Saginaw began as a thriving timber town that became an industrial metropolis in the 20th Century. Volga German immigrants who settled in Saginaw beginning in 1902 came from the following colonies: Beideck Dreispitz Erlenbach Holstein Krasnoyar Kukkus NorkaOberdorf Paulskaya Rosenberg Schilling Schulz Shcherbakovka Stahl am Tarlyk       They were attracted to the area by the sugar beet industry that was being developed in the Saginaw Valley.

Volga German Congregations: 

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church St. John Lutheran Church St. Paul Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Saginaw and the surrounding area: Altergott from Schwed Arndt from Norka Asmus from Oberdorf Balzer from Oberdorf Bauer from Shcherbakovka Becker from Erlenbach Berg Block Bolger from Walter Brotzman from Blumenfeld Diel from Kolb Deines from Reinhard Dresch Eckhardt from Frank Eisenach from Frank Elles Enders from Enders Ernst Eurich from Reinwald Fahrenbruch Faust from Oberdorf Feuerstein from Norka Fischer from Reinwald Flack from Jost Foss from Oberdorf Fox / Fuchs from Hussenbach Frank from Frank Friesorger Fritzler from Grimm Geringer from Lauwe Gorr from Schwed Gorte from Reinwald Graf Grasmick from Anton Grenz from Oberdorf Gross from Schulz Haas Hall Hartmann from Reinwald Hein Heintz Horn Huck Jurk / Yurk Kaufmann Kimmel Klaus Kraus Liebrecht Margraf Marten Maul Mehl Meier Mertz from Reinhard Michaelis Miller / Mueller Mohr from Hussenbach Neuwirth from Reinwald Niederquel from Schwed Nikolaus Ostermiller from Beideck Ott from Bangert Propp from Hussenbach Rechling Reifschneider Reimer Reinhardt Reisbich from Norka Reisig from Shcherbakovka Reiswig from Shcherbakovka Rexius from Kraft Ruppel from Reinwald Salwasser from Stahl am Tarlyk Schafer from Oberdorf Schimpf from Erlenbach Schleicher from Krasnoyar Schlitt from Norka Schmidt from Blumenfeld & Stahl am Tarlyk Schneider Schnell Schoenemeier Schreiber from Norka Schwartzkopf from Dönhof Simon from Krasnoyar Spahn Spanagel Speck Spies Spindler Stertz / Sturtz from Oberdorf Strauch Strecker Suppes from Hussenbach Uhrich Ulmer Wagner Weitz Weigandt Wittig Wolf Zahn Zeitler Zittel Zimmerman

Volga Colonies: 
Sources: 

- Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009): 44-45, 234-270.- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54. - USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Resources: 

- 1920 Census, Saginaw County (Eugene Jenkins)
- City of Saginaw Cemeteries Search (Public Libraries of Saginaw)
- Forest Lawn Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Oakwood Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Obituary Index (Public Libraries of Saginaw)
- Roselawn Memorial Gardens (Findagrave)
- Saginaw City Directory (1923)

Volga Colonies