San José (Crespo), Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province

Includes the following communities: 
San José, Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province
Crespo, Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province
Colonia San José, 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.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Crespo:

Altergott from Dönhof
Diel from Semenovka
Eichhorn from Dönhof
Erbes from Dönhof
Gomer from Dönhof
Hess from Dönhof
Jakobi from Dönhof
Kemerer from Schuck
Ladner from Galka
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Lichtenwald from Dönhof
Margheim from Merkel
Mohr from Galka
Riffel from Shcherbakovka
Schlegel from Huck
Weinzettel from Köhler


- Baptisms (LDS Film No. 1368508 - online extraction).

Pre-Volga Origin

Old map of Crespo, Argentina
Source: Sergio Keiner Klug

Volga Colonies

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