Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington

Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington

A couple of the early Volga German groups to arrive in the Pacific Northwest traveled through Walla Walla in 1882 enroute to their settlement areas in Adams and Whitman Counties in the Palouse Country of Eastern Washington.       Those who stayed in Walla Walla came primarily from Walter, Walter Khutor, and Hussenbach. Around the turn of the century, settlers from Kautz began arriving in large numbers.       The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Yakima: Alles from Walter Amen from Frank Aschenbrenner from Hussenbach Bangert from Dietel Benzel from Kautz Blehm from Kratzke Brehm Brungardt from Frank Butherus Dewald Dietz Ells Engelmann Erdmann Frank from Kautz Frickel from Kautz Fox/Fuchs from Kautz Fritzler Funk Geist Gettmann Gradwohl from Kautz Hamburg Harding from Frank Hardt from Kautz Hartung Heberlein Hein Heinbigner from Frank Hergert Hill Hoff from Frank Hoffmann Hoffner Hill from Walter Horst Kimbel Kindsvater from Dietel Kissler Knaub from Kautz Kohler Lais from Hussenbach Leichner Liebsak from Frank Litzenberger Maurer from Hussenbach Meininger Michaelis from Kratzke Michel Mill from Dietel Miller from Dietel Mohr Neubauer from Kautz Ochs Ostwald from Hussenbach & Kautz Reiswig Reiter from KautzRepp Riehl from Hussenbach & Kautz Rohn Roth Rutz Sauer Schmidt from Grimm Schneidmiller from Kautz & Hussenbach Schössler Schreiner from Kautz Schwartzkopf Starkel from Hussenbach & Neu-Hussenbach Steinmetz from Dietel Stumpf Wacker Wagner Walter Weber Wilhelm Wolf Zier from Dietel

Volga German Congregations: 

Christ Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church German Congregational Church Peace Evangelical & Congregational Church

Volga Colonies: 

- Scheuerman, Richard D. & Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1985): 175.


- 1920 Federal Census of Walla Walla County (Eugene Jenkins)
- City of Walla Walla - Internment Search
- Mountain View Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Volga Colonies

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