Protestante, Departamento Diamante, Entre Ríos Province

Includes the following communities: 
Aldea Protestante

The village of Protestante in the Province of Entre Rios was founded on 21 July 1878 on the banks of the Arroyo Ensenada, about 3 kilometers west of its current location. Because of flooding, it was moved to its current location along the banks of the Arroyo Perdices (Partridge Creek) in October of that year.

Volga German Congregations: 

- Evangélica Congregacional (Congregational)
- Evangélica del Río de la Plata (Lutheran)

Volga German Families: 

The following were founding families of Protestante:

From Neu-Galka
Gottlieb Dahlinger & Maria Katharina
son Georg Heinrich
son Johann Heinrich
son Christoph
Georg Ladner & Susana Schwarz

From Dönhof
Heinrich Erbes & Anna Maria Jacobi
son Johann Heinrich
daughter Maria Katharina
son Johann Wilhelm

Kaspar Gomer & Christine Jacob
daughter Katharina Elisabeth

Jakob Heinrich & Maria Margaretha Kaiser 
son Wilhelm 
son Johannes

Jacob Kaiser & Sophia Bohl

From Bauer
Johann Jakob Fischer & Elisabeth Erhart
daughter Anna Maria
daughter Eva  
daughter Elisabeth

Katharina Elisabeth Hering (widow) 
son Johann Jakob
son Johann Friedrich
son Georg Jakob

Johannes Stieben & Katharina Mohr
daughter Eva Katharina
daughter Barbara

Friedrich Wagner & Elisabeth Gehlroth
daughter Maria Katharina
daughter Barbara
son Johannes
son Georg Jakob

Georg Jakob Wagner & Katharina Schmidt
daughter Eva
daughter Christine
son Heinrich Jakob
son Johannes
son Georg Jakob

Phillip Wagner & Eva Katharina Wagner
daughter Elisa Margarethe
daughter Eva Katharina
daughter Eva Elisabeth
son Daniel
son Georg Jakob
son Johann Jakob
son Philipp

Konrad Wagner & Elisa Margarethe Becker
daughter Eva
daughter Christine Margarethe

From Neu-Bauer
Hubert Michel
son David
son Johann Georg

Valentin Müller & Elisabeth Schwartzkopf
son Johannes
daughter Elisabeth
son Valentin

From Huck
Heinrich Herdt & Anna Maria Hergenroth
son Philipp
son Johannes
daughter Katharina

From Fresental
Gottfield Schanzenbach & Rosine Schimpf
Martín Schultz & Maria Elisabeth Batz

From Neu-Weimar
Johannes Peter Weber 

On 1 April 1880, the first group of colonists from Colonía Convert in Santa Fe Province resettled to Protestante because of repeated flooding there.


- Fundacion de las Aldeas ( - Göttig, Jorge Luis. Los primeros contingentes de Alemanes del Volga en la Argentina: Una aproximaciórica. - Riffel, Jakob. Die Russlanddeutschen insbesondere die Wolgadeutschen am La Plata (2008 reprint in Spanish): 110-112.


1881 Census of Protestante (Jorge L. Göttig)

Pre-Volga Origin

Founders of Protestante. Source: Aldea Protestante Blog.

Volga German house in Aldea Protestante. Source: Graciela Gulino.

Aldea Protestante church - IERP. Source: El Paraná y sus Aldeas.

Plaques commemorating the original founders of Protestante in 1878. Source: Graciela Gulino.

Volga German house in Protestante. The architectural style of the house is very similar to those built in Russia. Source: Graciela Gulino.

Volga Colonies

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