VGI Updates

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The area in and around Winnipeg was settled by immigrants from the Volga German colonies of Balzer, Bangert, Galka, Holstein, Hussenbach, Rosenberg, Stahl am Tarlyk, Unterdorf, and Warenburg.

Arcola, Saskatchewan

Lutheran immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Arcola.

Cymric, Saskatchewan

The town of Cymric no longer exists.

Dafoe, Saskatchewan

The German-Russian settlers in Dafoe came from the Volga German colonies.

Duval, Saskatchewan

Volga German families settled in Duval and the surrounding area. Many came from the Volga German colonies of Holstein and Hussenbach.

Ebenezer, Saskatchewan

Originally called Anoka, the town of Ebenezer in the Yorkton area was settled by German Baptists from Volhynia and the Volga in 1887. The settlement enlarged as new immigrants arrived and by 1889 there were 100 German families in the district.

Gorlitz, Saskatchewan

Baptist immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Gorlitz.

Govan, Saskatchewan

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Govan: Erhardt Fritzler Hilderman from Holstein Jauck / Yauck from Holstein Karst from Holstein Kelln from Holstein Markus Martin Oblander

Hampton, Saskatchewan

Baptist immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Hampton.

Hodgeville, Saskatchewan

A predominantly Lutheran settlement of Volga Germans from Bangert emerged around Hodgeville. There were Mennonites in the area as well.