Baltimore Metropolitan Area, Maryland

Includes the following communities: 
Baltimore (independent city), Maryland
Locust Point (Baltimore), Maryland
Columbia, Howard Co., Maryland
Bel Air, Harford Co., Maryland
Hunt Valley, Baltimore Co., Maryland
Ellicott City, Howard Co., Maryland
Aberdeen, Harford Co., Maryland

Volga German families settled in the Baltimore Metropolitian Area.

Lotus Point

Most Volga German immigrants who disembarked from their trans-Atlantic voyage in Baltimore remained there only a short while before moving to other areas of North America. However, several families remained there and settled in the Locust Point Neighborhood southeast of downtown Baltimore.  Most lived along Richardson Street.  The Haspert and Sch(a)echtel families from Köhler are believed to be the first to settle there in 1906.

Most of the Volga German settlers living in Locust Point were employed as dock workers in the nearby Baltimore shipyards.

The faith life of these families revolved around Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, located at the corner of East Fort and Towson Streets.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in the Locust Point Neighborhood of Baltimore:

Bisheimer from Köhler
Bitter from Lauwe
Dinkel from Herzog
Haspert from Köhler
Heim from Pfeifer
Heinrich from Hildmann
Heintz from Bangert
Herrman from Liebental
Holman from Volmer
Kemmer(er) from Leichtling
Kloster from Semenovka
Klug from Köhler
Köhler from Köhler
Lauer from Rothammel
Leich(t)ling from Leichtling
Lipps from Messer
Mildenberger from Köhler
Mollentor from Marienfeld
Mossman from Degott
Roth from Kamenka
Sch(a)echtel from Köhler
Schamberger from Hildmann
Zieg from Balzer


- Parish records of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.


- Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.
- Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.
- Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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