Lake View (Chicago), Cook Co., Illinois


Settlement of the Lake View neighborhood on the north side of Chicago began following the great Chicago Fire of 1871.  Volga German families began settling in this neighborhood, especially after the 1922 Railroad Strike.

Volga German Families: 

The following families are known to have lived in the Lake View neighborhood:

Abt from Brabander
Basgall from Rothammel
Bretz from Köhler
Degand from Pfeifer
Schwerdt from Kamenka
Spahn from Pfeifer

Pre-Volga Origin

Map showing the location of the Lake View neighborhood among other Chicago neighborhoods.
Source: Lake View, Chicago (wikipedia)

Volga Colonies

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