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
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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