Sebewaing, Huron Co., Michigan

Sebewaing, Huron Co., Michigan

Volga German immigrants from Norka, Oberdorf, and Wiesenmüller settled in Sebewaing beginning in 1902, coming from Lincoln, Nebraska, where they had settled earlier. They were attracted to the area by the sugar beet industry that was being developed in the Saginaw Valley.

Volga German Congregations: 

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Achziger from Kolb
Amen from Frank
Bachman from Paulskaya
Bender from Erlenbach
Lempert from Brunnental
Lesser from Frank
Meier from Shcherbakovka
Mill from Erlenbach
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Spangler from Wiesenmüller
Steinert from Shcherbakovka
Wunsch from Galka


- 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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