Applegate, Sanilac Co., Michigan

Includes the following communities: 
Applegate, Sanilac Co., Michigan
History: 

Volga German immigrants from Paulskaya settled in and around Applegate, Michigan. They were joined by families from other Volga German colonies.

Volga German Congregations: 

Volga Germans families attended St. John Lutheran Church which had been organized in 1860. It was originally located on Greening Rd between Applegate and Port Sanilac. Today, this congregation is located  in Port Sanilac.

Volga Germans first appear in the records of St. John's beginning in 1905.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Applegate, Michigan:

Bachmann
Belger from Kind
Dubs from Rosenheim
Emmerich from Kind
Enders from Enders
Falk from Kind
Fink
Herber from Kind
Hermann
Jurke
Knoll
Lehmann from Kind
Loeber
Loeffler from Grimm
Markgraf from Paulskaya
Markus
Naumann from Meinhard
Oehlert from Enders
Reichert
Reige
Reinick
Roth
Rusch from Enders
Scherer from Paulskaya
Schmoll from Grimm
Schmidt
Schneider
Schwabauer
Spar from Kind
Wede from Paulskaya
Wehrwein
Wirtz
Wolf

Sources: 

- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)
- Weeder, Tim. "When Volga Germans Worked Sanilac's Fields." Sanilac County News (9 May 2018). [Online]

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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