Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin

Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin

Sallet reports that the first Volga German immigrants arrived in Sheboygan in 1892 from the colony of Reinwald. By 1930, there were 550 families living there, among them 230 from Reinwald and 170 from Schäfer.

Volga German Congregations: 

Ebenezer Congregational/Lutheran Church
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Stephan Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Sheboygan:

Altergott from Schwed
Befus from Yagodnaya Polyana
Bolgert from Reinhard
Dietz from Reinhard
Hermann from Schäfer
Horst from Rosenheim
Jurk from Reinwald
Kaiser from Katharinenstadt
Kunstman from Reinhard
Neuwirth from Reinwald
Reimer from Reinwald
Schardt from Krasnoyar
Welsch from Schäfer

Notable Individuals: 

- Ertel, Ronald J. "Germans from Russia Who Settled in Sheboygan Wisconsin Area and Earned their Citizenship." Clues of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (1979, pt.2): 37-48.
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 55.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)


- Lutheran Cemetery (FindAGrave)
- Wildwood Cemetery (FindAGrave)

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 50.476699
Longitude: 7.592774
Latitude: 50.476699
Longitude: 7.592774