Moema, Ponta Grossa Municipality, Paraná
Includes the following communities:
Colônia Moema was one of the subunits of Colônia Octávio founded by Volga German settlers in 1878.
Most of the early Volga German settlers left Colônia Moema because of the dry farming conditions and poor soils. Polish immigrants took their place in Colônia Moema.
Volga German Families:
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Tavares Bastos:
Justus from Stahl am Karaman
- Schwab, Carlos Alberto. Resumo Histórico e Genealogia dos Alemães do Volga. Ponta Grossa, Brazil: C.A. Schwab, 1997.