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Santa Celia, Departamento Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos Province

In January of 1887, nineteen families from Huck immigrated to the region of Pehuajó Norte, in the southern part of Entre Ríos Province. The immigrants from Huck traveled through Saratov to Germany where they boarded a ship that took 28 days to reach Buenos Aires.

After three days in Buenos Aires they traveled again by boat to Diamante where they arrived at Aldea Protestante (Protestant Village). In this village, a former neighbor from Huck by the name of Herdt was living.

Salto, Diamente Departamento, Entre Ríos Province

Assigned to Farm No. 78 along Salt Creek (Arroyo Salto), Santa Cruz was founded in 21 July 1878 along with Valle Maria, Spatzenkutter, General Alvear, and Protestante. There were originally 154 settlers organized into 28 households in Santa Cruz. Today the village is known as Salto, after the creek.

Santa María, Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province

On 24 June 1887, a group of Volga German immigrants from the Samara Province on the Lower Volga along with families established in Diamante locality, founded the village of Santa María in the Paraná Departamento of Entre Ríos Province.      

The following men (and their families) were founders:

Santa Rosa, Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province

Santa Rosa was founded on 10 October 1893 by Volga Germans. It is located between the Río Gualeguay and the big valleys, near the train station of Nueva Vizcaya. In 2004, they established a museum dedicated to the preservation of the customs and traditions of the Volga Germans.

San Antonio, Departamento Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos Province

In January of 1887, nineteen families from Huck immigrated to the region of Pehuajó Norte in the southern part of Entre Ríos Province of Argentina. They had traveled through Saratov to Germany where they boarded a ship that took 28 days to reach Buenos Aires.

After three days in Buenos Aires they traveled again by boat up the Paraná River to Diamante where they disambarked and proceeded to the colony of Protestante. Here a former neighbor from Huck, Heinrich Herdt and his wife Anna María Hergenreder with their children Philipp, Johannes, and Katharina, were living.

San Francisco, Departamento Diamente, Entre Ríos Province

San Francisco was founded along Arañas Creek in Entre Ríos Province in 1878 by settlers from the Volga German colony of Pfeifer, and because of this was also called Pfeifer.

San Isidor, Departamento Federal, Entre Ríos Province

Colonia San Isidro was officially founded 12 February 1923 by 78 Volga German families. The land area assigned for San Isidro was 10,800 hectars designated for agricultural use.

Crespo, Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province

The colony of San José was founded on 14 April 1888 in the Paraná Departamento (District) in Entre Ríos. It was named after Ignacio Crespo Rodríguez. It was located about 1 kilometer from the railroad station at Crespo. The population (approximately 10,000) is almost entirely descendants of Volga Germans who began arriving in Argentina in 1875.