Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin

Names: 
Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin
History: 

Volga German immigrants began arriving in North Milwaukee in 1910-1911. By 1930, there were about 230 families living there, mostly from Dreispitz. They were joined by immigrants from Rothammel, Göbel, Semenovka, Shcherbakovka, Dobrinka, and Schilling.

The leading groups came from Chicago to work in the beet fields around Racine and Kenosha. During the winter months, they found work in Milwaukee and eventually permanently settled there working in local factories.

Volga Germans settled in North Milwaukee in a neighborhood called "Red Town."

Volga German Families: 

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

Altenhoff
Arndt
Bauer
Befus
Bender
Bernhardt
Brunner
Clauser
David
Deis
Derring
Dittloff from Semenovka
Erdmann
Felde
Fischer
Flegler
Frank
Glanz from Norka
Glass
Groskopf from Frank
Hellbach
Helwer
Hergert
Hohnstein from Norka
Huffner
Keller
Kirchner
Klauser
Kleweno
Knaub
Kuhn
Legler
Lehmann from Orlovskaya
Liphardt
Martin from Frankreich
Messerschmidt from Frankreich
Meyer
Michael / Michel
Miller
Muth
Peppler
Quindt
Ramig
Reckling from Frankreich
Reinhardt
Reitz
Reis
Schafer
Schick
Schmidt
Schmunk
Schneider
Schutz
Schwien
Schwindt
Seder
To(e)pfer from Fischer
Vogel
Wagner
Weber
Weimer
Weitzel
Wilhelm from Frank
Wolf

Sources: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 55.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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