Berrien Springs, Berrien Co., Michigan

Includes the following communities: 
Berrien Springs, Berrien Co., Michigan
Eau Claire, Berrien Co., Michigan
Scottsdale, Berrien Co., Michigan

Early Volga German immigrants who settled in and around Berrien Springs came from the following colonies: Schilling, Bangert, and Stahl am Tarlyk. They moved to the area beginning in 1910 from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Racine, Wisconsin. These Volga German families are mixed in with many German families from Volhynia.

Volga German Families: 

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

Busick from Kukkus
Butherus from Kutter
Felsing from Paulskaya
Forraht from Laub
Freehling from Laub
Loeb from Bangert
Scheideman from Norka


- 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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