El Potrero, Departamento Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos Province

Includes the following communities: 
Centella
Colonia El Potrero
El Moro
El Potrero
Las Blancas
Las Coloradas
Selmira
Villa Carlota bei Gualeguaychú
History: 

Colonia El Potrero was originally known as Villa Carlota bei Gualeguaychú, located near Gualeguaychú.

Volga German Congregations: 

The first service in El Potrero was held in a barn belonging to John Koch on 17 July 1913 by itinerant pastor Anton Ohlert. This congregation is now affiliated with the German Evangelical Church in the Rio de La Plata (IERP).

The first church building was on land donated by the Reichel family and was dedicated on 23 June 1953 by Pastor Riffel. The present building was constructed on land belonging to John Spomer was dedicated on 21 June 1967. It is located on the corner of Calle 1 & 9.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around El Potrero:

Auer
Beilmann
Bohl from Huck
Dahmer from Beideck
Dorsch from Wiesenmüller
Eckerdt from Huck
Heidenreich from Huck
Henscheid
Hornus
Huck from Huck
Koch from Huck
Kroh from Hussenbach
Michel from Huck
Mohr
Preiss
Reichel
Sack from Huck
Scharton
Schneider from Hussenbach
Spomer from Beideck
Volmer
Wagner
Zitterkopf from Huck

Sources: 

Leandro Hildt
Fabian Zubia Schultheis

Pre-Volga Origin

Map of El Potrero.
Source: Leandro Hildt.

Subdivision of lots at the time of the founding of the Official Colony El Potrero. Batch #1 Jorge Felipe Sack; #2 Cristóbal Reichel; #3 Juan Schneider; #4 Juan Jorge Preiss; #5 Felipe Schneider, #6 Carmelo Alfredo Ferrari; #7 Enrique Reichel, #8 Juan Reichel; 9 Juan Martinez de Neyra; #10 Santiago Spomer; #11; Alejandro Step; N°12 Jacobo Circle (h); N°13 Victor Circle; N°14 David Kroh; N°15 Jorge Spomer; #16 Sixto Cortesi; #17 Juan Jorge Vitasse; #18 Juan Spomer, #19 Maria M. Lemos Vda. de Herner; #20 Juan Pralong; #21 Elisa Pohl Vda. de Kooh; #22 Jacobo Kooh; #23 Jorge Phol; #24 Jacobo Huck; #25 Juan León Vitasse; #26 Feliciano Patricio Sanchez; #27 Antonio Isabelino Pralong, #28 Pedro Lorenzo Delforge; #29 Mar Catalina Yorg Vda. of Spomer; No. 30 Nicolas Tolentino Gimenez; No. 31 John Jacobo Kroch; 32 Juan Antonio Rinaldi; 33 Juan Urbini; 34 Alejandro Ross; 35 Jorge Felipe Koch; 36 Conrado Zitterkopf; 37 Estanislao Sosa; 38 Marcelo Dominguez; 39 Enrique Ross; 40 Adam Koch; 41 Juan Bautista Ferrari; 42 Ju Francisco Sosa; 43 Jorge Wilhelm; 44 Doroteo Aranguren; 45 Rosa Antonia Azario Vda. de Piva; 46 Justo Pralong; 47 Flora Cristina Cabelier; 48 Juan Goch; 49 Jose Verdinelli; 50 Virginio Titton; 51 Pedro Schab; 52 Cesar Marconi; 53 Placido Geremias Fiorotto; 54 Federico Dening; 55 Juan Bernardo Nicolas Lavadi and; #56 Silvano Brun; #57 Enrique Ramón Herner; #58 Carlos Patricio Montiel; #59 Jacobo Richter; #60 Clemente Esteban Pralong; #61 Abdon Fernandez Colmán; #62 Jose Malvicino; #63 Jorge Schneider; #64 Miguel Galazzi; #65 Enrique Morales; #66 Angel Pappes; #67 Juan Jorge Hornus; #68 Jacobo Zimermann; #69 Rosa Cedres; #70 Pedro Lorenzo Delforge (h); 71 Adam Folmer; 72 Esteban Jose Cedres; 73 Cristino Francisco Cedres; 74 Jose Beilman; 75 Manuel Verdinelli; 76 Juana Pralong Vda. de Azario; 77 Pedro Juan Cedres; 78 Pedro Valentín Bentancourt; 79 Saverio Susco; 80 Rafael Susco; 81 Cristóbal Gimenez; 82 Juan Ramón González; 83 Carlos Franci sco Henchoz; #84 Pedro Damián Sotto; #85 Pedro Verdinelli; #86 Jorge Felipe Mikhel; #87 Nicolas Amarillo; 88 Santiago Mohr (h); 89 Angel Pecin; 90 Cirilo Laiti; 91 Isidoro Paulino Lizzi; 92 Enrique Scharton; 93 Andrés Marconi; 94 Angel Medina; 95 Augusto Santiago Fiorotto; 96 Francisco Pedro Henchoz; 97 José Martinez ; N°98 Justo Barbara; N°99 Juan Susco; N°100 Domingo Celedonio Leonardi; N°101 Juan Jose Lizzi; #102 Ruperto Martin Leuze; #103 Antonio Ramon Fiorotto; 104 Genaro Ghiraldi; 105 Francisco Casimiro Cedres; 106 Francisco Cedres; 107 Enrique Preiss; 108 Mario Pedro Maiztegui; #109 Simon Juan Maizteui; 110 Ramon Francisco Cairo; 11 1 Isidoro Martin Nuñez; 112 Liborio Martinez; 113 Diego Asencio Cruz; 114 Maria Matilde Pícoli Vda. of Courtesi; 115 Julián Benjamin Perrucnoud; 116 Felipe Bohl; 117 Valerio Barreto; 118 Esteban Diaz; 119 Rafael Horacio Magne; 120 Alejandro Bechtoldt (h); 121 Juan Damer; 122 Juan Damer (h); 123 Gaspar Khun; 124 Jose Meghi; 125 Ni Cola Tolentino Basaldua; #126 Cristian Sturtz (h); #127 Aniceto Martinez; #128 Daniel Wagner Eckerdt; #129 Juan Sack Airin; #130 Roman Reyes Prieto; #131 Isabelino Domingo Reyes; #132 Isaac Pablo Martinez; #133 Jose Maria Cedres; #134 Alberto Müller; #135 Francisco Carasiolo Sotto; #136 Jorge Sittner; #137 Luis Carlos Vitasse; #138 Lorenzo Carricaburu; #139 Ignacio Rodolfo Guido; #140 Juan Carlos Sosa; #141 Francisco Rosario Cedres; #142 Pedro Hippolito Suarez; 143 Silverio Sérgido Lopez; 144 Enrique Raul Reyes; 145 Romeo Roman Garcia; 146 Hector Garcia; 147 Rosario Apolinario Carrizzo; 148 Juan Ipperi; 149 Obdulio Chesini; 150 Maximo Juan Teubner; 151 Reynaldo Damer ; No.152 Maria Ronconi Vda. of Marchesini; No.153 Domingo Francisco Garin; No.154 Gabriel Archangel Saint Paul; #155 Juan Bautista Sosa; #156 Juan Antonio Vanlenker; #157 Guillermo Giachello; #158 Rosa Fermina Grizzia Vda. de Fiorotto; #159 Severino Perez; #160 Bautista Titon; #161 Enrique Smitt; #162 Francisco Treling; #163 José Tomás Diaz; #164 Mig uel Ernst; 166 Agustín Ernst; #166 Enrique Folmer; #167 Santiago Beilman; #168 Juan José Regner; #169 Santos Inocencio Lazza; #170 Antonio Candelario Giachelio; #171 Ramon Giachelo; #172 Victorino Ramon Lopez; #173 Isaac Masares; #174 Eduardo Salvarreguy; #175 José Antonio Martiarena; #176 Juan Francisco Reyes; #177 Jorge Erardo Schult is; 178 Marciano Sulplicio Dominguez; 179 Domingo Cichero; 180 Benito Domingo Fiorotto; 181 Emilio Sack; 182 Juan Viviano Fiorotto; #183 Teodoro Martinez; #184 Antonio Luciano Ipperi; #185 Enrique Preiss (h); #186 Zacharias Dominguez; #187 Ramon Martiarena; #188 Jacinto Chesini; #189 Juan Henscheid; #190 Juan Pawluk; #191 Alejandro Cap; #192 Juan Pedro Parrilla ; 193 Ramon Rojo; 194 Aristoble Laurencene; 195 Carlos Cipriano Casenave; 196 Pedro Ayala; 197 Eulogy Amaro Hernández; #198 Humberto Marcelino Sola; #199 Agustín Vera; #200 Isidoro Miguel Acosta; #201 Luis Facundo Martinez; #202 Felipe Silnik; #203 (no data); #204 Santiago Auer; #205 Pedro Manuel Sanchez; #206 Manuel Medardo Delgado; #207 Juan Schneider (h); #208 Jorge Huck (h); #209 Ramon Ezequiel Nievas; #210 Silvio Chesini; #211 Simeon Francisco Colman; #212 Timothy Garcia; #213 Jose Maria Herling; #214 Olegario Sebatián Gonzalez; #215 Celestino Torres; #216 Lorenzo Robaldo; #217 Miguel Bou and #218 for Carlos Maria Dargains.

IERP Church in El Potrero.
Source: Leandro Hildt.

IERP Church in El Potrero.
Source: Leandro Hildt.

Confirmation class in El Potrero (1977).
Source: Leandro Hildt.

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