David Haspert

David Haspert

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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

Superseded by the above.
As of 12/31/2016 the total number of Volga German (VG) immigrants in the 40 virtual cemetery databases 5,776 vs. 4,625 the prior year. Total includes 43 buried in Canada. The top two villages, Pfeifer, Saratov, Russia and Herzog, Samara, Russia, have 25% of the total.

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 immigrants average life span was 71 years.

Breakdown of the VG immigrants on findagrave as of 12/31/2016:

A. States with 100+ VG Immigrants:
1. Kansas = 3,220 [mainly Topeka/Ellis County]
2. Colorado = 988 [mainly Denver/Logan County]
3. Illinois = 501 [mainly Chicago]
4. Oregon = 163 [mainly Portland]
5. Iowa = 157 [Osage/Ft. Dodge, etc.]
6. Ohio = 118 [mainly Akron]

B. Top five VG Immigrant Surnames:
1. Dreiling = 84 [Samara villages]
2. Schmidt = 79 [Saratov villages mostly]
3. Appelhans = 73 [Saratov villages]
4. Brungardt = 72 [Samara villages]
5. Leiker = 68 [Samara villages]

Top six cemeteries with VG Immigrants:
1. Mt. Calvary, Topeka, Shawnee, KS = 631
2. St. Fidelis, Victoria, Ellis, KS = 481
3. St. Joseph, River Grove, Cook, IL = 401
4. Riverside, Sterling, Logan, CO = 366
5. St. Joseph, Hays, Ellis, KS = 358
6. Mt. Olivet, Wheat Ridge, CO = 317

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, the population for the Volga German Catholic Villages in Russia was 118,885:
Saratov Region, 1912 Pop. 40,904, 16 Villages
Samara-North, 1912 Pop. 45,139, 16 Village
Samara-South, 1912 Pop. 32,842, 8 Villages

I would like to thank everyone who has helped in this effort by providing information and photos.

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

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--All VG Immigrants

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876 Memorials

-02 Herzog Immigrants

666 Memorials