Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Includes the following communities: 
Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Several Volga German families responded to an agricultural emigration scheme of the Cape Colony government in South Africa. The scheme included free passage and free land.

The first group was to settle in East London, South Africa, but because of the outbreak of the Ninth Xhosa War, they disembarked from the SS Godeffroy in February 1878 in Cape Town, and found jobs there and in surrounding areas including the suburbs of Maitland, Philippi, and Wynberg. A second group arrived in Cape Town aboard the SS Saturnus on 1 March 1878.

Volga German Congregations: 

Deutsche Evangelisch-Lutherische St Martini Kirchengemeinde

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Cape Town, South Africa:

Anschütz from Nieder-Monjou
Berger from Streckerau
Binedell from Nieder-Monjou
Friebus from Fischer
Gaus from Fischer
Gossmann from Fischer
Hertlein from Katharinenstadt
Justus from Fischer
Knoll from Fischer
Kraus from Fischer
Lang from Fischer
Meier from Fischer
Müller from Fischer
Rieb from Nieder-Monjou
Sommer from Streckerau
Spahn from Streckerau
Stallbaum from Fischer
Thierbach from Fischer
Werner from Kaneau

Notable Individuals: 

- Maitland Cemetery (FindaGrave)
- Philippi Lutheran Cemetery (FindaGrave)

Pre-Volga Origin

Cape Town's "City Bowl" viewed from Lion's Head (May 2018).
Source: Diego Delso via Wikipedia Commons.

Volga Colonies

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