Tornquist, Homónimo Partido, Buenos Aires Province

Names: 
Tornquist
History: 

Tornquist was founded in the Homónimo Partido (Section) of Buenos Aires Province on 17 April 1883 by Ernesto Tornquist. The original settlers were German immigrants who came directly from Germany as well as from the Volga German colonies in Russia.

Volga German Congregations: 

- Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Tornquist:

Becker
Beier from Kamenka
Burghardt
Dietrich from Mariental
Dumrauf from Hölzel
Fritz from Preuss
Fuhr from Dehler
Heim
Holzmann
Ostertag
Rausch
Ruppel

Sources: 

- Obituaries published in Argentinisches Volksfreund

Pre-Volga Origin

Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima in Tornquist.
Source: Fernando

Ernesto Tornqist Plaza.
Source: Wikipedia (Spanish)

Map showing location of Tornqist.
Source: Buenos Aires Provincia, Ministerio de Infraestructura

Volga Colonies