Port Huron, Saint Clair Co., Michigan

Port Huron, Saint Clair Co., Michigan

Volga German immigrants who settled in Port Huron, Michigan, came from Paulskaya and Katharinenstadt. They were joined by settlers from Kind and Susannental.

Germantown, the nickname given the area where the Volga Germans settled in Port Huron, was bordered by 10th Street, Lapeer Ave., 17th Street, and Water Street.

Volga German Congregations: 

Emanuel Lutheran Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church
St. Martin Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Albert from Kind
Dortman from Kind
Emerick from Kind
Falk from Kind
Gorte from Reinwald
Herber from Kind
Hergert from Walter
Herrmann from Laub
Hopp from Kraft
Kober from Susannental
Langholf from Kind
Markus from Schulz
Meinhardt from Susannental
Pickelhaupt from Kind
Reiche from Paulskaya
Rothermel from Kind
Runk from Susannental
Rusch from Enders
Schmidt from Susannental
Schumann from Kind
Schwabauer from Balzer
Seltzer from Kind
Stroh from Frank
Volk from Kind & Rosenheim
Wasmuth from Susannental
Wehrwein from Meinhard
Weiss from Kind
Zeller from Messer

Notable Individuals: 

- Connell, Mike. "Volga Germans Prospered Locally." The Times Herald (15 November 2009).
- 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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