Bellingham, Whatcom Co., Washington

Includes the following communities: 
Bellingham, Whatcom Co., Washington
Deming, Whatcom Co., Washington

In 1885, Georg Schmidt from Frank was the first Volga German to settle in Bellingham. He later relocated to Walla Walla, but by the turn of the century a considerable Volga German settlement had formed in Bellingham.

Volga German Families: 

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

Dahlinger from Kraft
Dietz from Walter
Gassman from Mariental
Hertel from Ober-Monjou
Karb from Blumenfeld
Kukes from Kukkus
Lichtenwaldt from Dönhof
Oswald from Hussenbach
Scheck from Herzog
Schmidt from Frank
Schwindt from Norka
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou


.- Scheuerman, Richard D. & Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1985): 175.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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