Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin
Volga German immigrants began arriving in North Milwaukee in 1910-1911. By 1930, there were about 230 families living there, mostly from Dreispitz. They were joined by immigrants from Rothammel, Göbel, Semenovka, Shcherbakovka, Dobrinka, and Schilling.
The leading groups came from Chicago to work in the beet fields around Racine and Kenosha. During the winter months, they found work in Milwaukee and eventually permanently settled there working in local factories.
Volga Germans settled in North Milwaukee in a neighborhood called "Red Town."
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Milwaukee:
Dittloff from Semenovka
Glanz from Norka
Groskopf from Frank
Hohnstein from Norka
Lehmann from Orlovskaya
Martin from Frankreich
Messerschmidt from Frankreich
Michael / Michel
Reckling from Frankreich
To(e)pfer from Fischer
Wilhelm from Frank
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 55.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)