Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan

Names: 
Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan
History: 

Volga German immigrants who settled in Flint came from the following colonies:

Balzer
Erlenbach
Fischer
Grimm
Huck
Messer
Oberdorf
Rosenberg
Schilling
Stahl am Tarlyk

In the northern part of Flint, in a neighborhood known as Pasadena, there were approximately 150 Volga German families living at one time, most employed in the automobile industry.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Flint and the surrounding area:

Aab from Dönhof
Adolph
Arndt
Asmus from Oberdorf
Becker / Baker from Erlenbach
Berg
Bohl
Brinkmann
Burbank from Norka
Busch from Erlenbach
Diehl
Diener
Ditter
Dreuth from Beideck
Dumler from Grimm
Eckerdt
Eitel from Beideck
Enders from Enders
Erdman from Rosenberg
Ertel
Eurich from Reinwald
Falk
Fiewig
Fischer
Friesorger
Fries
Fritzler
Gaus from Fischer
Gebhardt
Gettman from Frank
Gideon
Gillig
Göbel / Gable
Heidel from Huck
Heidenreich
Hein
Hoff
Hoffmann
Holzwarth from Reinwald
Huber from Norka
Ichs / Ix / Ex
Jurk
Kehler
Keil
Kerr
Kieling
Kihn
Kildau / Kildow from Norka
Koch
Konradi
Krämer
Kraus
Krieger
Kruse from Laub
Lang
Langolf
Lefler from Grimm
Lehr
Lenneschmidt
Lochmann
Lorenz
Lose
Martin
Maser
Maul from Balzer
Meder from Huck
Meier
Meisinger
Michaelis from Ährenfeld
Michel
Miller from Grimm
Mohr
Niederhaus
Pfeil
Rappuhn / Rebhuhn from Reinwald
Rau
Reisbich
Remick / Ramich
Ringler
Roh
Ruppel
Rusch from Oberdorf
Sack from Huck
Schark
Schimpf / Schemph
Schleucher / Schleiger from Norka
Schlotthauer
Schmalz
Schmidt
Schneider
Schreiber from Norka
Schulz
Schütz
Schwabauer
Schwartzkopf
Seifert from Rosenberg
Staley from Grimm
Starkel from Beideck
Strausheim
Stroh
Stuckert
Thierbach
Völker
Wacker
Wagner
Weber
Weisgerber

Sources: 

- Festschrift zum Zehnjährigen Gemeindejubiläum der Ersten Reformierten Gemeinde, Flint, Michigan am 21 Juli 1929 (booklet for the Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the founding of First Reformed Church in Flint, Michigan on 21 July 1929).
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.
- Yurk, Ted (researcher).
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Resources: 

- Flint Memorial Park (Findagrave)
- Gracelawn Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Sunset Hills Cemetery (Findagrave)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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