Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan

Includes the following communities: 
Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan
Freeland, Saginaw Co., Michigan
Carrollton, Saginaw Co., Michigan
Zilwaukee, Saginaw Co., Michigan
History: 

Saginaw began as a thriving timber town that became an industrial metropolis in the 20th Century. Volga German immigrants who settled in Saginaw beginning in 1902 came from the following colonies:

Beideck
Dreispitz
Erlenbach
Holstein
Krasnoyar
Kukkus
Norka
Oberdorf
Paulskaya
Rosenberg
Schilling
Schulz
Shcherbakovka
Stahl am Tarlyk

They were attracted to the area by the sugar beet industry that was being developed in the Saginaw Valley.

Volga German Congregations: 

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Albrandt from Grimm
Alles from Walter
Altergott from Schwed
Arndt from Norka
Asmus from Oberdorf
Balzer from Oberdorf
Balzer from Wiesenmüller
Bauer from Shcherbakovka
Becker from Erlenbach
Berg
Block
Bolger from Reinhard & Walter
Brill from Norka
Brotzman from Blumenfeld
Dahmer from Beideck
Daubert from Yagodnaya Polyana
Diel from Kolb
Deines from Reinhard
Dresch
Eckhardt from Frank
Ehrlich from Unterdorf
Eichhorn from Dönhof
Eisenach from Frank
Elenberger from Brunnental
Elles
Enders from Enders
Ernst
Eurich from Reinwald
Fahrenbruch
Faust from Oberdorf
Feuerstein from Norka
Fischer from Reinwald
Flack from Jost
Foss from Oberdorf
Fox / Fuchs from Hussenbach
Frank from Frank
Friesorger
Fritzler from Grimm
Geringer from Lauwe
Gillig from Erlenbach
Gorr from Schwed
Gorte from Reinwald
Graf
Grasmick from Anton
Grenz from Oberdorf
Gross from Schulz
Haas
Hall
Hartmann from Reinwald
Hein
Heintz
Herzog from Reinwald
Horn
Huck
Jurk / Yurk / York from Reinwald
Kaufmann
Kimmel
Kisner from Pfeifer
Klaus
Kleinfelder from Stahl am Tarlyk
Klemm from Kukkus
Kraus
Laubhan from Shcherbakovka
Legleiter from Liebental
Lehr from Messer
Liebrecht
Lipp from Rosenberg
Loos from Norka
Margraf
Marten
Maul
Mehl
Meier
Mertz from Reinhard
Michaelis
Miller / Mueller
Mohr from Hussenbach
Neuwirth from Reinwald
Niederquell from Schulz
Nikolaus
Ostermiller from Beideck
Ott from Bangert
Propp from Hussenbach
Rechling
Reifschneider
Reimer
Reinhardt
Reisbich from Norka
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Reiswig from Shcherbakovka
Rexius from Kraft
Ruppel from Reinwald
Salwasser from Stahl am Tarlyk
Schadt from Schilling
Schafer from Oberdorf
Schimpf from Erlenbach
Schleicher from Krasnoyar
Schibelhut from Rosenberg
Schlitt from Norka
Schmidt from Blumenfeld & Stahl am Tarlyk
Schneider from Philippsfeld
Schnell
Schoenemeier
Schreiber from Norka
Schwartzkopf from Dönhof
Simon from Krasnoyar
Spahn
Spanagel
Speck
Spies
Spindler
Stenger from Stahl am Tarlyk
Stertz / Sturtz from Oberdorf
Strauch
Strecker
Stricker from Rosenberg
Suppes from Hussenbach
Temple from Kraft
Uhrich
Ulmer
Wagner
Walters from Katharinenstadt
Weitz
Weigandt
Wiegand from Reinwald
Wittig
Wolf from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Zahn
Zeitler
Zimmerman
Zittel
Zitzanstock from Lauwe

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

- Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009): 44-45, 234-270.
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Resources: 

- 1920 Census, Saginaw County (Eugene Jenkins)
- City of Saginaw Cemeteries Search (Public Libraries of Saginaw)
- Forest Lawn Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Oakwood Cemetery (Findagrave)
- Obituary Index (Public Libraries of Saginaw)
- Roselawn Memorial Gardens (Findagrave)
- Saginaw City Directory (1923)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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