Nossa Senhora do Lago, Palmeira Municipality, Paraná

Names: 
Colônia do Lago
Colônia Nossa Senhora do Lago
Lago
History: 

Colônia do Lago was founded in 1878. It is located in the municipality (district) of Palmeiro in the state of Paraná. It was settled by Volga German Catholics.

Johannes & Anna Maria Schmidt and their family from Graf were among the founders of Colônia do Lago. They later moved to Johannisdorf in 1880.

Volga German Families: 

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

Auer from Rohleder
Gross
Haas / Hass
Kern
Kliphan
Kranewitter
Paul / Pauhl
Schamne from Graf
Schmidt from Graf
Schneider from Rosenheim

Volga Colonies: 
Sources: 

- Schwab, Carlos Alberto. Resumo Histórico e Genealogia dos Alemães do Volga. Ponta Grossa, Brazil: C.A. Schwab, 1997.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 48.400000
Longitude: 9.983333