San José (Crespo), Departamento Paraná, Entre Ríos Province

San José
Colonia San José

The colony of San José was founded on 14 April 1888 in the Paraná Departamento (District) in Entre Ríos. It was named after Ignacio Crespo Rodríguez. It was located about 1 kilometer from the railroad station at Crespo. The population (approximately 10,000) is almost entirely descendants of Volga Germans who began arriving in Argentina in 1875.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Crespo:

Eichhorn from Dönhof
Erbes from Dönhof
Gomer from Dönhof
Hess from Dönhof
Jakobi from Dönhof
Ladner from Galka
Lichtenwald from Dönhof
Mohr from Galka
Schlegel from Huck

Volga Colonies: 

- Baptisms (LDS Film No. 1368508 - online extraction).

Pre-Volga Origin

Old map of Crespo, Argentina
Source: Sergio Keiner Klug

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 50.000000
Longitude: 9.583333