Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois

Includes the following communities: 
Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Waukegan, Lake Co., Illinois
Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois
Schaumburg, Cook Co., Illinois
Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois
Naperville, DuPage Co., Illinois
Aurora, DuPage Co., Illinois
Wheaton, DuPage Co., Illinois
Des Plaines, Cook Co., Illinois
Buffalo Grove, Lake Co., Illinois
Arlington Heights, Cook & Lake Cos., Illinois
Peotone, Will Co., Illinois
Markham, Cook Co., Illinois
Tinley Park, Cook Co., Illinois
Park Ridge, Cook Co., Illinois
Elmhurst, DuPage Co., Illinois
Bartlett, DuPage Co., Illinois
Deerfield, Lake Co., Illinois
Greenwood, McHenry Co., Illinois
Hillside, Cook Co., Illinois
Elk Grove, Cook & DuPage Cos., Illinois
Niles, Cook Co., Illinois
Gurnee, Lake Co., Illinois
Prospect Heights, Cook Co., Illinois
South Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois
McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois
Crete, Will Co., Illinois
Elwood, Will Co., Illinois
Burr Ridge, DuPage Co., Illinois
Westchester, Cook Co., Illinois
Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana
Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
Frankfort, Will Co., Illinois
Grayslake, Lake Co., Illinois
Elburn, Kane Co., Illinois
Northfield, Cook Co., Illinois
Glenview, Cook Co., Illinois
Highland Park, Lake Co., Illinois
Joliet, Kendall / Will Co., Illinois
Brookfield, Cook Co., Illinois
Woodbridge, DuPage Co., Illinois
Woodstock, McHenry Co., Illinois
Oswego, Kendall / Will Co., Illinois
Palatine, Cook Co., Illinois
Northbrook, Cook Co., Illinois
Glenview, Cook Co., Illinois
Addison, Du Page Co., Illinois
Algonquin, McHenry Co., Illinois
Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois
Lake Zurich, Lake Co., Illinois
Wonder Lake, McHenry Co., Illinois
Lombard, DuPage Co., Illinois
Wauconda, Lake Co., Illinois
Forest Park, Cook Co., Illinois
Mundelein, Lake Co., Illinois
Mount Prospect, Cook Co., Illinois
Hawthorn Woods, Lake Co., Illinois

Volga Germans settled originally in following twelve communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area:

Over the years, Volga German families have settled throughout the entire Chicago area.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families have settled in the greater Chicago area (outside the original 12 neighborhoods):

Abt from Brabander
Albrandt from Grimm
Allendorf from Pfeifer
Al(l)way from Göbel
Amrein from Pfeifer
Arnhold from Beauregard
Artzer from Sewald
Aul from Krasnoyar
Baerns from Enders
Bahl form Kamenka
Baskall from Rothammel
Bathauer from Göbel
Beisel from Dreispitz
Bellinder from Köhler
Bissing from Katharinenstadt
Bittel from Wittmann
Bleichroth from Grimm
Bollig from Graf
Brecht from Schöntal
Breit from Pfeifer
Brungardt from Herzog
Chrispens from Dobrinka
Conradi from Messer
Dahmer from Beideck
Deckert from Enders
Dietzel from Rosenheim
Dinges from Kukkus
Dinkel from Herzog
Dreher from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Dreiling from Herzog
Eckhardt from Frank
Ehler from Rosenheim
Eichorn from Unterdorf
Erdman from Grimm
Feller from Krasnoyar
Felsinger from Krasnoyar
Frank from Louis
Fritzler from Grimm
Gasner from Brabander
Giebelhaus from Norka
Giebler from Ober-Monjou
G(o)etz from Herzog
Grenz from Franzosen
Groh from Grimm
Grosch from Grimm
Haberkorn from Mariental
Hansch from Rosental
Heili from Graf
Hein from Frank
Herl from Wittmann
Herzog from Konstantinovka
Hiegel from Norka
Hochnadel from Schuck
Holtzmeister from Pfeifer
Hopp from Frank
Horst from Rosenheim
Jacobs from Streckerau
Jorsch from Schäfer
Kerbel from Grimm
Kern from Josefstal
Kloberdanz from Rothammel
Kloster from Semenovka
Klug from Köhler
Knoll from Herzog
Kuhn from Herzog
Lang from Kamenka
Laubach from Messer
Laubhan from Shcherbakovka
Lauer from Rothammel
Lechman from Rothammel
Legler from Grimm
Letterer from Katharinenstadt
Lichman from Rothammel
Linenberger from Herzog
Loos from Norka
Luft from Beideck
Lungren from Franzosen
Macht from Köhler
Matza from Rothammel
Maul from Norka
Maul from Schilling
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Meisterling from Messer
Menzer from Grimm
Metzler from Dobrinka
Mildenberger from Köhler
Pfanenstiel from Ober-Monjou
Pfeifer from Schwed
Quint from Louis
Randa from Liebental
Reitz from Bangert
Reitz from Kukkus
Reser from Streckerau
Rieb from Nieder-Monjou
Ritter from Krasnoyar
Rohleder from Rohleder
Rome from Herzog
Rudolph from Hussenbach
Runk from Susannental
Sander / Sanders from Herzog
Schaefer from Nieder-Monjou
Schibbelhut from Rosenberg
Schmidtlein from Köhler
Schoenfeld from Husaren
Schwartz from Norka
Schwerdt from Kamenka
Schwindt from Norka
Seidenzahl from Urbach
Staab from Katharinenstadt
Stadler from Kamenka
Stang from Volmer
Sterkel from Norka
Suppes from Pfeifer
Tittel from Dietel
Ulrich from Göbel
Unrein from Ober-Monjou
Urban from Kamenka
Volz from Balzer
VonFeldt from Herzog
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Walters from Katharinenstadt
Weigel from Herzog
Weisbecker from Katharinenstadt
Wiesner from Kamenka
Wittman from Eckheim
Worster from Schilling
Yede from Streckerau
Yost from Norka
Ziegler from Köhler
Zimmerman from Schönchen
Zink from Marienfeld

Pre-Volga Origin

Ethnic Map of Chicago by Neighborhood (1950)
Source: Daniel Pogorzelski.

Volga German Band in Chicago (1930s).
Source: George Valko.

Volga Colonies

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