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Jansen, Saskatchewan

Lutheran immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Jansen.

Kerrobert, Saskatchewan

Immigrants from Kratzke and its daughter colony of Ährenfeld settled on farms in the Kerrobert area.

Leader, Saskatchewan

Homesteaders began arriving in large numbers in 1907; most were German immigrants from southern Russia. In 1913, the Canadian Pacific Railway came through the area and the village of Prussia was incorporated. In 1917, anti-German sentiment prompted the inhabitants to change its name to Leader.       The following Volga German families are known to have settled there: Elsasser from Galka

Lockwood, Saskatchewan

Administratively, the village of Lockwood was dissolved in 2002 and is now part of the rural municipality of Usborne.

Luseland, Saskatchewan

Immigrants from Kolb settled in the town of Luseland, while those from Kratzke and its daughter colony of Ährenfeld settled on farms in the Luseland area.

Regina, Saskatchewan

Immigrants from Holstein and Grimm settled in Regina.

Rhein, Saskatchewan

Baptist immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Rhein. Lutherans from Hussenbach and Rosenberg also settled there.

Runnymede, Saskatchewan

Lutheran immigrants from the Volga settled in Runnymede. They organized a Lutheran parish in 1917 which joined with the Togo Lutherans in 1921, and both were served by an itinerant pastor based at Rhein.       The following families are known to have settled there: Elsasser from Galka

Springside, Saskatchewan

Lutheran immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Springside.

Stornoway, Saskatchewan

Lutheran immigrants from the Volga colonies settled in Stornoway.