Santa Anita, Departamento Urugúay, Entre Ríos Province

Includes the following communities: 
Santa Anita

Santa Anita was founded in 1900 by poor families from Salto, Spatzenkutter, Brasilera, Valle Maria, and San Francisco under leadership of Father Becker.

In the 1920s, people from Santa Anita relocated to Colonía Carrasco (near Bovril) in Departamento LaPaz. As of 1928, there were 208 families living in Santa Anita.

In the 1930s, people from Santa Anita relocated to an area near Iguazú in Misiones Province.

Volga German Congregations: 

Iglesia de Santa Anita was dedicated in 1913.

Pastors & Priests: 

The parish in Santa Anita has been served by the following priests:

Fr. Enrique Becher

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Santa Anita:

Alles from Marienfeld
Asselborn from Marienfeld
Auer from Rohleder
Baron from Pfeifer
Basgall from Rothammel
Beilmann from Volmer
Benz from Rohleder
Bersch from Mariental
Burghardt from Pfeifer
Dening from Mariental
Diel from Semenovka
Dieser from Semenovka
Gallinger from Hildmann
Gebhardt from Pfeifer
Gerk from Marienfeld
Gerstner from Mariental
Gette / Götte from Semenovka
Hein from Louis
Heis from Köhler
Heit from Semenovka
Hermann from Mariental
Herrlein from Mariental
Hipperdinger from Hölzel
Holzmann from Leichtling
Holzmeister from Pfeifer
Honecker from Semenovka
Jacob from Pfeifer
Kehner from Herzog
Kessler from Louis
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Kippes from Pfeifer
Kloster from Semenovka
Klug from Köhler
Kollmann from Pfeifer
Kranewitter from Herzog
Kuchen from Mariental
Kühn from Mariental
Kühn from Liebental
Kühn from Herzog
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Laumann from Schuck
Lederhos from Rohleder
Obholz from Mariental
Regner from Marienfeld
Riedel from Herzog
Ruhl from Köhler
Sander from Mariental
Schaab from Semenovka
Schmidt from Graf
Schneider from Mariental
Schön from Preuss
Schönberger from Rohleder
Schönfeld from Husaren
Schroh from Volmer
Schunk from Mariental
Sterzer from Mariental
Vollmer from Köhler
Wasinger from Graf
Weinzettel from Köhler
Wendler from Ober-Monjou
Werbach from Mariental
Wertz from Beideck


- Keiner, Sergio. Personal interview, 26 March 2011.
- Obituaries published in Argentinisches Volksfreund.
- Riffel, Jakob. Los alemanes de Rusia : en particular, los alemanes del Volga en la Cuenca del Plata: Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay (Buenos Aires: L.M.E. Riffel, 2008): 118.

Pre-Volga Origin

Santa Anita map (1930).

Foundation of Santa Anita church. Original church in the background.

Santa Anita church.

Photo of the wedding celebration for Jakob Heer and Elisabeth Schönfeld on 17 August 1909 in Santa Anita.
Source: Sergio Keiner.

Volga Colonies

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