Melrose Park (Chicago), Cook Co., Illinois

Includes the following communities: 
Melrose Park (Chicago), Cook Co., Illinois
River Grove (Chicago), Cook Co., Illinois

The Chicago suburb of Melrose Park was founded in 1882. Many Volga German families settled in and around Melrose Park.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Melrose Park:

Allendorf from Pfeifer
Alway from Göbel
Artzer from Sewald
Bathauer from Göbel
Bellinder from Köhler
Bissing from Katharinenstadt
Denning from Herzog
Dinges from Wittmann
Dreher from Ober-Monjou
Elenberger from Brunnental
Hasselbach from Mannheim
Hertlein from Katharinenstadt
Hilgenberg from Philippsfeld
Jacobs from Streckerau
Kaberlein from Pfeifer
Kern from Josefstal
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Kloster from Semenovka
Knoll from Herzog
Krutsch from Stahl am Karaman
Kuhn from Herzog
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Lechman from Rothammel
Rau from Neu-Kolonie
Roppel from Hölzel
Schanfeldt / Schoenfeldt from Pfeifer
Schiefelbein from Streckerau
Schmidtlein from Köhler
Schneider from Göbel
Schoenfeld from Husaren
Socolofsky from Dreispitz
Stramel from Kamenka
Toepfer from Fischer
Ungefug from Meinhard
Younker from Herzog
Weisbecker from Katharinenstadt

Notable Individuals: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Map showing the location of Melrose Park in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Source: Melrose Park, Illinois (Wikipedia)

Volga Colonies

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