Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan

Names: 
Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan
History: 

Saginaw began as a thriving timber town that became an industrial metropolis in the 20th Century. Volga German immigrants who settled in Saginaw beginning in 1902 came from the following colonies:

Beideck
Dreispitz
Erlenbach
Holstein
Krasnoyar
Kukkus
Norka
Oberdorf
Paulskaya
Rosenberg
Schilling
Schulz
Shcherbakovka
Stahl am Tarlyk

They were attracted to the area by the sugar beet industry that was being developed in the Saginaw Valley.

Volga German Congregations: 

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Altergott from Schwed
Arndt from Norka
Asmus from Oberdorf
Balzer from Oberdorf
Bauer from Shcherbakovka
Becker from Erlenbach
Berg
Block
Bolger from Walter
Brotzman from Blumenfeld
Diel from Kolb
Deines from Reinhard
Dresch
Eckhardt from Frank
Eisenach from Frank
Elles
Enders from Enders
Ernst
Eurich from Reinwald
Fahrenbruch
Faust from Oberdorf
Feuerstein from Norka
Fischer from Reinwald
Flack from Jost
Foss from Oberdorf
Fox / Fuchs from Hussenbach
Frank from Frank
Friesorger
Fritzler from Grimm
Geringer from Lauwe
Gorr from Schwed
Gorte from Reinwald
Graf
Grasmick from Anton
Grenz from Oberdorf
Gross from Schulz
Haas
Hall
Hartmann from Reinwald
Hein
Heintz
Horn
Huck
Jurk / Yurk
Kaufmann
Kimmel
Klaus
Kraus
Liebrecht
Margraf
Marten
Maul
Mehl
Meier
Mertz from Reinhard
Michaelis
Miller / Mueller
Mohr from Hussenbach
Neuwirth from Reinwald
Niederquel from Schwed
Nikolaus
Ostermiller from Beideck
Ott from Bangert
Propp from Hussenbach
Rechling
Reifschneider
Reimer
Reinhardt
Reisbich from Norka
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Reiswig from Shcherbakovka
Rexius from Kraft
Ruppel from Reinwald
Salwasser from Stahl am Tarlyk
Schafer from Oberdorf
Schimpf from Erlenbach
Schleicher from Krasnoyar
Schlitt from Norka
Schmidt from Blumenfeld & Stahl am Tarlyk
Schneider
Schnell
Schoenemeier
Schreiber from Norka
Schwartzkopf from Dönhof
Simon from Krasnoyar
Spahn
Spanagel
Speck
Spies
Spindler
Stertz / Sturtz from Oberdorf
Strauch
Strecker
Suppes from Hussenbach
Uhrich
Ulmer
Wagner
Weitz
Weigandt
Wittig
Wolf
Zahn
Zeitler
Zittel
Zimmerman

Sources: 

- Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009): 44-45, 234-270.
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Resources: 

- 1920 Census, Saginaw County (Eugene Jenkins)
- City of Saginaw Cemeteries Search (Public Libraries of Saginaw)
- Forest Lawn Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Oakwood Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Obituary Index (Public Libraries of Saginaw)
- Roselawn Memorial Gardens (Findagrave)
- Saginaw City Directory (1923)

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