Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington

Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington
Lakewood, Pierce Co., Washington
University Place, Pierce Co., Washington

In the early 1900s colonists from Beideck, Dreispitz, Frank, Hussenbach, Kolb, Neu-Dönhof, Shcherbakovka, Walter, Warenburg, and Unterdorf settled in Tacoma.

The Volga German neighborhood was generally found between South 19th & 23rd and Ainsworth & Sheridan.       

Volga German Congregations: 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Emmanuel Evangelical & Reformed Church
Evangelical Congregational Church
First United Church of Christ
Peace Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Achziger from Kolb
Borgens from Frank
Etzel from Pfeifer
Feuerstein from Norka
Frick from Frank
Heimbichner from Frank
Jarger from Dietel
Juckert from Kolb
Kissler from Frank
Koch from Kolb
Lesser from Frank
Müller from Kolb
Piefer from Herzog
Rodenberger from Hussenbach
Rosenoff / Rosenow from Hussenbach & Kolb
Schäfer from Frank
Schillereff from Kolb
Schlager from Merkel
Zitzman / Sitzman

Notable Individuals: 

.- Fiftieth Anniversary, 1909-1959 (Peace Lutheran Church) - booklet.
- Scheuerman, Richard D. & Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1985): 174.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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