Bakersfield Metropolitan Area, California

Includes the following communities: 
Bakersfield, Kern Co., California
Inyokern, Kern Co., California
Arvin, Kern Co., California
Tehachapi, Kern Co., California
Shafter, Kern Co., California
Delano, Kern Co., California
History: 

The first Volga Germans to settle in Bakersfield came from Dreispitz and Shcherbakovka.

Many German families from the Odessa Region of Russia also settled in Bakersfield.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Bakersfield:

Bender from Holstein
Bergman
Billinger from Herzog
Boxberger from Ährenfeld
Deines
Dermer from Straub
Dietz
Dome from Pfeifer
Dreiling from Herzog
Eberlein from Laub
Eckhardt from Laub
Eitel from Beideck
Ernst from Moor
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Fink
Flegler from Dietel
Geisick from Walter
Heinrichs
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Klaus from Ober-Monjou
Kopper from Hahnsau
Lauer from Rothammel
Lederhos from Rohleder
Lesser from Frank
Ortner from Johannesdorf (Caucasus)
Schlotthauer from Dobrinka
Sinner
Toepfer from Fischer
Wacker
Weber from Straßburg

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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