Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois

Includes the following communities: 
Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Waukegan, Lake Co., Illinois
Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois
Schaumburg, Cook Co., Illinois
Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois
Naperville, DuPage Co., Illinois
Aurora, DuPage Co., Illinois
Wheaton, DuPage Co., Illinois
Des Plaines, Cook Co., Illinois
Buffalo Grove, Lake Co., Illinois
Arlington Heights, Cook & Lake Cos., Illinois
Peotone, Will Co., Illinois
Markham, Cook Co., Illinois
Tinley Park, Cook Co., Illinois
Park Ridge, Cook Co., Illinois
Elmhurst, DuPage Co., Illinois
Bartlett, DuPage Co., Illinois
Deerfield, Lake Co., Illinois
Greenwood, McHenry Co., Illinois
Hillside, Cook Co., Illinois
Elk Grove, Cook & DuPage Cos., Illinois
Niles, Cook Co., Illinois
Gurnee, Lake Co., Illinois
Prospect Heights, Cook Co., Illinois
South Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois
McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois
Crete, Will Co., Illinois
Elwood, Will Co., Illinois
Burr Ridge, DuPage Co., Illinois
Westchester, Cook Co., Illinois
Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana
Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
Frankfort, Will Co., Illinois
Grayslake, Lake Co., Illinois
Elburn, Kane Co., Illinois
Northfield, Cook Co., Illinois
Glenview, Cook Co., Illinois
Highland Park, Lake Co., Illinois
Joliet, Kendall / Will Co., Illinois
Brookfield, Cook Co., Illinois
Woodbridge, DuPage Co., Illinois
Waukegan, Lake Co., Illinois
History: 

Volga Germans settled originally in following twelve communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area:

Over the years, Volga German families have settled throughout the entire Chicago area.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families have settled in the greater Chicago area (outside the original 12 neighborhoods):

Allendorf from Pfeifer
Arnhold from Beauregard
Aul from Krasnoyar
Baskall from Rothammel
Beisel from Dreispitz
Bellinder from Köhler
Bissing from Katharinenstadt
Bittel from Wittmann
Bollig from Graf
Breit from Pfeifer
Brungardt from Herzog
Conradi from Messer
Dietzel from Rosenheim
Dinges from Kukkus
Dreher from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Dreiling from Herzog
Gasner from Brabander
Giebelhaus from Norka
Giebler from Ober-Monjou
G(o)etz from Herzog
Groh from Grimm
Haberkorn from Mariental
Herl from Wittmann
Hochnadel from Schuck
Hopp from Frank
Jacobs from Streckerau
Kern from Josefstal
Kloster from Semenovka
Klug from Köhler
Knoll from Herzog
Kuhn from Herzog
Lang from Kamenka
Laubach from Messer
Laubhan from Shcherbakovka
Letterer from Katharinenstadt
Linenberger from Herzog
Macht from Köhler
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Meisterling from Messer
Mildenberger from Köhler
Pfanenstiel from Ober-Monjou
Quint from Louis
Randa from Liebental
Reitz from Kukkus
Rome from Herzog
Runk from Susannental
Sander / Sanders from Herzog
Schibbelhut from Rosenberg
Schoenfeld from Husaren
Schwartz from Norka
Schwerdt from Kamenka
Staab from Katharinenstadt
Sterkel from Norka
Suppes from Pfeifer
Tittel from Dietel
Urban from Kamenka
Volz from Balzer
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Walters from Katharinenstadt
Weigel from Herzog
Weisbecker from Katharinenstadt
Wiesner from Kamenka
Wittman from Eckheim
Yost from Norka
Ziegler from Köhler
Zimmerman from Schönchen
Zink from Marienfeld

Pre-Volga Origin

Ethnic Map of Chicago by Neighborhood (1950)
Source: Daniel Pogorzelski.

Volga German Band in Chicago (1930s).
Source: George Valko.

Volga Colonies

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