Locations

This is a gazetteer of the geographic locations that are important to the history of the Volga Germans worldwide. It is intended to help researchers identify a locale regardless of the names by which it has been known throughout the years.

Most of the settlements in Russia have been known by a variety of names in both the Russian and German languages, and these names have had a variety of spellings throughout the years. Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet while German uses the Latin alphabet. Translation/transliteration between these two alphabets is further complicated by the fact that today there are at least five primary languages spoken by the Volga Germans and their descendants: German, Russian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. While the primary language of this website is English, it is hoped that this gazetteer will be useful in all languages.

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Names See
Rabelsdorf, Kr. Haßberge, Bayern (Germany) Rabelsdorf, Kr. Haßberge, Bayern
Rabenstein, Kr. Bayreuth, Bayern (Germany) Rabenstein, Kr. Bayreuth, Bayern
Racine, Racine Co., Wisconsin (United States) Racine, Racine Co., Wisconsin
Radmühl, Kr. Vogelsberg, Hessen (Germany) Radmühl, Kr. Vogelsberg, Hessen
Raibach (Groß-Umstadt), Kr. Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen (Germany) Raibach, Kr. Groß-Umstadt, Hessen
Rainrod, Kr. Schotten, Hessen (Germany) Rainrod, Kr. Schotten, Hessen
Rakowiska, Pomeranian Voivodeship (Poland) Rakowiska, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Rammler (Original Colonies) Luzern
Ramona, Marion Co., Kansas (United States) Ramona, Marion Co., Kansas
Ransbach (Westerwald), Kr. Westerwald, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Ransbach (Westerwald), Kr. Westerwald, Rheinland-Pfalz
Ransom, Ness Co., Kansas (United States) Ransom, Ness Co., Kansas
Rappenau, Kr. Heilbonn, Württemberg (Germany) Bad Rappenau, Kr. Heilbonn, Württemberg
Rappoldshofen, Kr. Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, Bayern (Germany) Rappoldshofen, Kr. Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, Bayern
Räsanowka (Original Colonies) Näb
Raskatovka (Original Colonies) Rohleder
Raskatovo (Original Colonies) Rohleder
Raskaty (Original Colonies) Rohleder
Rasovka (Original Colonies) Leichtling
Rasowka (Original Colonies) Leichtling
Rastatt, Kr. Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Rastatt, Kr. Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg
Rastatt, Kr. Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Rastatt, Kr. Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg
Rastrigen Khutor (Daughter Colonies) Wiesenfeld
Rathenow, Kr. Havelland, Brandenburg (Germany) Rathenow, Kr. Havelland, Brandenburg
Ratzeburg, Kr. Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Ratzeburg, Kr. Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Raubach, Kr. Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Raubach, Kr. Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz
Raumbach, Kr. Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Raumbach, Kr. Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz
Rauschenberg, Kr. Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen (Germany) Rauschenberg, Kr. Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen
Ravnopolye (Daughter Colonies) Kippel
Réchicourt-le-Château, département Moselle, France (France) Réchicourt-le-Château, département Moselle, France
Reckershausen, Kr. Rhein-Hunsrück, Hessen (Germany) Reckershausen, Kr. Rhein-Hunsrück, Hessen
Recklingen, Kr. Altmark, Sachsen-Anhalt (Germany) Recklingen, Kr. Altmark, Sachsen-Anhalt
Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa (United States) Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa
Rederank, Kr. Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) Rederank, Kr. Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Reedley, Fresno Co., California (United States) Reedley, Fresno Co., California
Reese, Tuscola & Saginaw Counties, Michigan (United States) Reese, Tuscola & Saginaw Counties, Michigan
Reffino (Argentina) Reffino, Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province
Regensburg (Stadt), Bayern (Germany) Regensburg (Stadt), Bayern
Reichelsheim, Kr. Odenwald, Hessen (Germany) Reichelsheim, Kr. Odenwald, Hessen
Reichenbach im Eulengebirge, Silesia (Poland) Dzierżoniów, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland
Reichenbach, Kr. Kronach, Bayern (Germany) Reichenbach, Kr. Kronach, Bayern
Reichenbach, Kr. Odenwald, Hessen (Germany) Reichenbach, Kr. Odenwald, Hessen
Reichenbach, Silesia (Poland) Dzierżoniów, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland
Reifenberg (Taunus), Kr. Hochtaunus, Hessen (Germany) Reifenberg (Taunus), Kr. Hochtaunus, Hessen
Reinhard (Original Colonies) Reinhard
Reinhardt (Original Colonies) Reinhard
Reinhart (Original Colonies) Reinhard
Reinhold (Original Colonies) Reinwald
Reinsfeld (Samara Colonies) Reinsfeld
Reinwald (Original Colonies) Reinwald
Reiskirchen, Kr. Gießen, Hessen (Germany) Reiskirchen, Kr. Gießen, Hessen
Remagen, Kr. Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Remagen, Kr. Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz
Remennikovo (Daughter Colonies) Erlenbach (Bergseite)
Remich, Canton Remich, Luxembourg (Luxembourg) Remich, Canton Remich, Luxembourg
Remmler (Original Colonies) Luzern
Rendsburg, Kr. Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Rendsburg, Kr. Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein
Repnoye (Daughter Colonies) Schöndorf
Resanovka (Original Colonies) Näb
Retzau, Kr. Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt (Germany) Retzau, Kr. Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt
Reuth, Kr. Forchheim, Bayern (Germany) Reuth, Kr. Forchheim, Bayern
Reval, Estland (Estonia) Tallinn, Estonia
Reval, Estonia (Estonia) Tallinn, Estonia
Rexburg, Madison Co., Idaho (United States) Rexburg, Madison Co., Idaho
Rezanovka (Original Colonies) Näb
Rezanowka (Original Colonies) Näb
Rezovka (Original Colonies) Leichtling
Rezowka (Original Colonies) Leichtling
Rhein, Saskatchewan (Canada) Rhein, Saskatchewan
Rheinbach, Kr. Rhein-Sieg, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Rheinbach, Kr. Rhein-Sieg, Rheinland-Pfalz
Rheinbischofsheim, Kr. Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Rheinbischofsheim, Kr. Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg
Rheinbreitbach, Kr. Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Rheinbreitbach, Kr. Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz
Rheindürkheim, Stadt Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Rheindürkheim, Stadt Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz
Rheinholz, Austria (Austria) Rheinholz, Austria
Rheinweiler, Kr. Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Rheinweiler, Kr. Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg
Rieben (Beelitz), Kr. Pottsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg (Germany) Rieben (Beelitz), Kr. Pottsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg
Riebensdorf (Russia) Riebensdorf
Riede (Bad Emstal), Kr. Kassel, Hessen (Germany) Riede (Bad Emstal), Kr. Kassel, Hessen
Riegersdorf, Silesia (Poland) Rudzica, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Riga (Daughter Colonies) Riga
Riga, Latvia (Latvia) Riga, Latvia
Rimbach (Odenwald), Kr. Bergstraße, Hessen (Germany) Rimbach (Odenwald), Kr. Bergstraße, Hessen
Rimhorn, Kr. Odenwald, Hessen (Germany) Rimhorn, Kr. Odenwald, Hessen
Rincón del Gato (Argentina) Rincón del Gato, Departamento Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos Province
Rinderbügen, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen (Germany) Rinderbügen, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen
Rittershausen, Kr. Lahn-Dill, Hessen (Germany) Rittershausen, Kr. Lahn-Dill, Hessen
Ritzville, Adams Co., Washington (United States) Ritzville, Adams Co., Washington
Rivera (Argentina) Rivera, Adolfo Alsina Partido, Buenos Aires Province
Riverdale (Chicago), Cook Co., Illinois (United States) Riverdale (Chicago), Cook Co., Illinois
Riverton, Fremont Co., Wyoming (United States) Riverton, Fremont Co., Wyoming
Rixingen, Lothringen (France) Réchicourt-le-Château, département Moselle, France
Rjäsanowka (Original Colonies) Näb
Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois (United States) Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois
Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado (United States) Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado
Rod an der Weil, Kr. Hochtaunus, Hessen (Germany) Rod an der Weil, Kr. Hochtaunus, Hessen
Rodau (Groß-Bieberau), Kr. Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen (Germany) Rodau (Groß-Bieberau), Kr. Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen
Rodheim vor der Höhe, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen (Germany) Rodheim vor der Höhe, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen
Roding, Kr. Cham, Bayern (Germany) Roding, Kr. Cham, Bayern
Roemmler (Original Colonies) Luzern
Roethling (Original Colonies) Semenovka
Rohleder (Original Colonies) Rohleder
Rohnstadt, Kr. Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen (Germany) Rohnstadt, Kr. Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen
Rohrbach, Kr. Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Rohrbach, Kr. Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz
Rohrbach, Kr. Main-Spessart, Bayern (Germany) Rohrbach, Kr. Main-Spessart, Bayern
Rohrbach, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen (Germany) Rohrbach, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen
Rohrgraben (Daughter Colonies) Bauergraben
Rohrgraben (Daughter Colonies) Rohrgraben
Rolleder (Original Colonies) Rohleder
Romashki (Daughter Colonies) Straßburg
Römershausen (Gladenbach), Kr. Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen (Germany) Römershausen (Gladenbach), Kr. Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen
Römler (Original Colonies) Luzern
Rommers, Kr. Fulda, Hessen (Germany) Rommers, Kr. Fulda, Hessen
Römmler (Original Colonies) Luzern
Romrod, Kr. Vogelsberg, Hessen (Germany) Romrod, Kr. Vogelsberg, Hessen
Ronshausen, Kr. Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hessen (Germany) Ronshausen, Kr. Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hessen
Rorschach, St. Gallen Kanton, Switzerland (Switzerland) Rorschach, St. Gallen Kanton, Switzerland
Rosa-Dolina, Azov District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia) (Russia) Rosental, Azov District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia)
Rosbach vor der Höhe, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen (Germany) Rosbach vor der Höhe, Kr. Wetterau, Hessen
Roßdorf (bei Darmstadt), Kr. Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen (Germany) Roßdorf (bei Darmstadt), Kr. Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen
Roßdorf (Bruchköbel), Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen (Germany) Roßdorf (Bruchköbel), Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen
Roßdorf am Forst, Kr. Bamberg, Bayern (Germany) Roßdorf am Forst, Kr. Bamberg, Bayern
Rosenberg (Daughter Colonies) Rosenberg (Bergseite)
Rosenberg (Daughter Colonies) Rosenberg (Wiesenseite)
Rosenberg (Baden), Kr. Neckar-Odenwald, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Rosenberg (Baden), Kr. Neckar-Odenwald, Baden-Württemberg
Rosenberg Khutor (Daughter Colonies) Rosenberg (Wiesenseite)
Rosendamm (Daughter Colonies) Rosendamm
Rosenfeld (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Yeruslan)
Rosenfeld (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Nakhoi)
Rosenfeld am Jeruslan (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Yeruslan)
Rosenfeld am Nachoi (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Nakhoi)
Rosenfeld am Nakhoi (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Nakhoi)
Rosenfeld am Yeruslan (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Yeruslan)
Rosenfeld, Isilkulsk District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia) (Russia) Rosenfeld, Isilkulsk District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia)
Rosenfeld, Kr. Zollernalb, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Rosenfeld, Kr. Zollernalb, Baden-Württemberg
Rosenfeldt (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Yeruslan)
Rosenfeldt (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Nakhoi)
Rosenheim (Original Colonies) Rosenheim
Rosental (Samara Colonies) Rosental (by Samara)
Rosental (am Yeruslan) (Daughter Colonies) Rosental (am Yeruslan)
Rosental (Mennonite) (Mennonite Colonies) Rosental (Mennonite)
Rosental, Azov District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia) (Russia) Rosental, Azov District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia)
Rosenthal (Samara Colonies) Rosental (by Samara)
Rosenthal (am Yeruslan) (Daughter Colonies) Rosental (am Yeruslan)
Rosenthal, Azov District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia) (Russia) Rosental, Azov District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia)
Roskaty (Original Colonies) Rohleder
Rosnoye (Daughter Colonies) Gnadentau
Rososchi (Original Colonies) Franzosen
Rosovoye (Daughter Colonies) Rosenfeld (am Nakhoi)
Rossochi (Original Colonies) Franzosen
Rossoschi (Original Colonies) Franzosen
Rossosha (Original Colonies) Franzosen
Rossoshi (Original Colonies) Franzosen
Rossotschi (Original Colonies) Franzosen
Rostock (Stadt), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) Rostock (Stadt), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Roßwein, Kr. Mittelsachsen, Sachsen (Germany) Roßwein, Kr. Mittelsachsen, Sachsen
Rothammel (Original Colonies) Rothammel
Rothenbergen, Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen (Germany) Rothenbergen, Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen
Rothenkirchen, Kr. Fulda, Hessen (Germany) Rothenkirchen, Kr. Fulda, Hessen
Rother Stern (Daughter Colonies) Erlenbach (Bergseite)
Röthling (Original Colonies) Semenovka
Rötling (Original Colonies) Semenovka
Roundup, Musselshell Co., Montana (United States) Roundup, Musselshell Co., Montana
Rovnaja (Original Colonies) Seelmann
Rovnaya (Original Colonies) Seelmann
Rovnoye (Original Colonies) Seelmann
Rownoje (Original Colonies) Seelmann
Rozovka (Daughter Colonies) Rosental (am Yeruslan)
Rozovka, Isilkulsk District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia) (Russia) Rosenfeld, Isilkulsk District, Omsk Oblast (Siberia)
Rozovoye (Daughter Colonies) Gnadendorf
Rubtsovsk, Rubtsovsk District, Altai Krai (Siberia) (Russia) Rubtsovsk, Rubtsovsk District, Altai Krai (Siberia)
Rubzowsk, Rubtsowsk District, Altai Krai (Siberia) (Russia) Rubtsovsk, Rubtsovsk District, Altai Krai (Siberia)
Ruchheim, (kreisfrei), Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Ruchheim, (kreisfrei), Rheinland-Pfalz
Rückingen, Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen (Germany) Rückingen, Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen
Rüddingshausen, Kr. Gießen, Hessen (Germany) Rüddingshausen, Kr. Gießen, Hessen
Rudolstadt, Kr. Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia (Germany) Rudolstadt, Kr. Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia
Rudzica, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland (Poland) Rudzica, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Ruit (Ostfildern), Kr. Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg (Germany) Ruit (Ostfildern), Kr. Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg
Rümmelsheim, Kr. Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) Rümmelsheim, Kr. Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz
Runkel, Kr. Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen (Germany) Runkel, Kr. Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen
Rupert, Minidoka Co., Idaho (United States) Rupert, Minidoka Co., Idaho
Ruppertsburg, Kr. Gießen, Hessen (Germany) Ruppertsburg, Kr. Gießen, Hessen
Ruppin, Kr. Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg (Germany) Ruppin, Kr. Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg
Rush Center, Rush Co., Kansas (United States) Rush Center, Rush Co., Kansas
Russell, Russell Co., Kansas (United States) Russell, Russell Co., Kansas
Rüsselsheim am Main, Kr. Groß-Gerau, Hessen (Germany) Rüsselsheim am Main, Kr. Groß-Gerau, Hessen
Russengrund (Daughter Colonies) Grundt
Russland (Brazil) Santa Manoela, Paverama Municipality, Río Grande do Sul
Ruttershausen, Kr. Gießen, Hessen (Germany) Ruttershausen, Kr. Gießen, Hessen
Ryazanovka (Original Colonies) Näb
Rybnoje (Russia) Riebensdorf
Rybnoye (Russia) Riebensdorf