Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey

Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey

In 1887, about 50 families from Beideck and Schilling settled in Newark, New Jersey, where many of them worked in factories. The neighborhood was called "Ironbound" because it was between the railroad tracks of two major rail lines that came through the area.

George J. Strauch, Jr., a Volga German descendant whose ancestors came from Beideck, was working as an insurance broker for AON on the 99th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. He perished in the collapse of the tower after it was stuck the plane that had been hijacked by terrorists.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Newark:

Dahmer from Beideck
Dohlberg from Beideck
Fröhlich from Beideck
Froscheiser from Beideck
Fries from Beideck
Georg from Beideck
Grünemeier from Beideck
Haberman from Balzer
Kress from Beideck
Miller / Müller from Beideck
Ostermüller from Beideck
Reh from Beideck
Roemer from Beideck
Schnagelberger from Beideck
Schneider from Beideck
Strauch from Beideck
Waleske from Schilling

Volga Colonies: 
Notable Individuals: 

- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 216.
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 57.


Woodland Cemetery (FindAGrave)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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