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Volga German

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47188065

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I volunteer for the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia as Village Coordinator for Koehler, Russia. In addition to Koehler, I am researching all families that immigrated to America from the Catholic villages in the Volga region of Russia. Over half of these Volga German immigrants settled in Kansas.

Corrections and updates including adding bio information are most welcome.

Volga Germam (VG) Immigrants on findagrave (FG) 7,325 as of 8/13/2019, link below:
https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/91271522

The number of VG immigrants from the Catholic villages on FG are in the All VG Immigrants virtual cemetery which is the first one listed and has a total of 6,607 as of 2/26/2019. This is an ongoing project, and there are 894 known immigrants that have yet to be found on FG, making the overall total 7,501. In addition, research is being conducted to find more immigrants.

VG immigrant average life span for 7,834 adults (over 17) was 71 years.

[Updated] Top 10 Immigrants States:
1. Kansas = 3,722 (51% of U.S. immigrants)
2. Colorado = 1,273 (17%)
3. Illinois = 611 (8%)
4. Oregon = 236 (3%)
5. California = 203 (3%)
6. Iowa = 191(3%)
7. Ohio = 168 (3%)
8. Minnesota = 158 (2%)
9. Wisconsin = 152 (2%)
10. Maryland = 77 (1%)
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Top 10 States = 6,791 (93% of U.S.)
U.S. = 7,289 (87% of total)
Canada = 1,092 (13% of total)

[Updated] Top five VG Immigrant Names:
1. Schmidt = 122 [Saratov villages mostly]
2. Appelhans = 114 [Saratov villages]
3. Brungardt = 99 [Samara villages]
4. Dreiling = 72 [Samara villages]
5. Frank = 72 [Saratov villages]

[Updated] Top six cemeteries with VG Immigrants:
1. Mt. Calvary, Topeka, KS = 640
2. St. Fidelis, Victoria, KS = 494
3. St. Joseph, River Grove*, IL = 429
4. Mt. Olivet, Wheat Ridge, CO = 410
5. Riverside, Sterling, CO = 384
6. St. Joseph, Hays, KS = 375
*River Grove is near Chicago

All known Volga German Immigrants to U.S. and Canada by time periods and the two regions:
Time Period / Total .... [Saratov vs. Samara]
1875 - 1879 = 1,786 .. [393 vs. 1,393]
1880 - 1889 = 358 .... [140 vs. 218]
1890 - 1899 = 906 .... [455 vs. 451]
1900 - 1909 = 1,606 .. [927 vs. 679]
1910 - 1914 = 2,109 . [1,732 vs. 377]
1915 - 1961 = 349 .... [214 vs. 135]
Yr. Unknown = 94 ..... [52 vs. 42]
Grand Total = 7,208 .. [3,913 vs. 3,295]

In 1912, population for the VG Catholic Villages in Russia was 118,885:
Saratov-South, 1912 Pop. 40,904, 16 Villages (35% of total)
Samara-North, 1912 Pop. 45,139, 16 Village (38%)
Samara-South, 1912 Pop. 32,842, 8 Villages (27%)

[New] VG Immigrants to U.S. (87%) and Canada (13%) = 8,382
Saratov-South, 4,577 (55% of total)
Samara-North, 2,887 (34%)
Samara-South, 910 (11%)

List of All VG Immigrants = 6,212 as of 7/9/2017
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/38675735

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