Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan

Includes the following communities: 
Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan
Quanicassee, Tuscola Co., Michigan

Early Volga German immigrants who settled in Bay City came from the following colonies: Dreispitz, Erlenbach, Oberdorf, Schwed, and Shcherbakovka.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Bay City and the surrounding area:

Altergott from Schwed
Baum from Kukkus
Brinkman from Rosenberg
Derr from Norka
Eurich from Reinwald
Friesorger from Oberdorf
Johannes from Kukkus
Keller from Unterdorf
Krenz from Oberdorf
Mehl from Reinhard
Niederquell from Schulz
Oblender from Wiesenfeld
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Roth from Warenburg
Schwabauer from Balzer
Simon from Krasnoyar
Temple from Kraft
Zwetzig from Shcherbakovka


- Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009).
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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