Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan

Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan

Early Volga German immigrants who settled in Bay City came from the following colonies: Dreispitz, Erlenbach, Oberdorf, Schwed, and Shcherbakovka.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Bay City and the surrounding area:

Altergott from Schwed
Baum from Kukkus
Derr from Norka
Johannes from Kukkus
Keller from Unterdorf
Krenz from Oberdorf
Mehl from Reinhard
Oblender from Wiesenfeld
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Schwabauer from Balzer
Zwetzig from Shcherbakovka


- Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009).
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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