Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama

Names: 
Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama
History: 

Bessemer was officially incorporated on 9 September 1887. It was named after Henry Bessemer, an Englishman whose steel-making process was the standard for almost 100 years (from 1856-1950).

Today, Bessemer is a southwestern suburb of Birmingham.

Alois Braun from Herzog and his family moved to Alabama before 1905 and the families of several of his children still live in the area.

Surnames: 
Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Bessemer:

Braun / Brown from Herzog

Volga Colonies: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies