Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington

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Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington
College Place, Walla Walla Co., Washington
Touchet, Walla Walla Co., Washington
History: 

A couple of the early Volga German groups to arrive in the Pacific Northwest traveled through Walla Walla in 1882 enroute to their settlement areas in Adams and Whitman Counties in the Palouse Country of Eastern Washington.

Those who stayed in Walla Walla came primarily from Walter, Walter Khutor, and Hussenbach. Around the turn of the century, settlers from Kautz began arriving in large numbers.

Today, the descendants of many Volga German families live in and around Walla Walla.

Volga German Congregations: 

Christ Lutheran Church
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
German Congregational Church
Peace Evangelical & Congregational Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Adler from Kolb
Alles from Walter
Amen from Frank
Aschenbrenner from Hussenbach
Bangert from Dietel
Benzel from Kautz
Blehm from Kratzke & Straßburg
Borgens from Frank
Breitigam from Kolb
Brehm
Brungardt from Frank
Butherus
Dewald from Hussenbach
Dietz
Ells
Engelmann
Erdmann
Frank from Kautz
Frickel from Kautz
Fox / Fuchs from Kautz
Fritzler
Funk
Geist
Gettmann
Gradwohl from Kautz
Hamburg
Harding from Frank
Hardt from Kautz
Hartung
Heberlein from Walter
Hein
Heinbigner from Frank
Hergert
Hill from Walter
Hoff from Frank
Hoffmann
Hoffner
Hopp from Frank
Horst
Kimbel
Kindsvater from Dietel
Kissler
Kleweno from Yagodnaya Polyana
Knaub from Kautz
Kohler
Lais from Hussenbach
Leichner
Liebsak from Frank
Litzenberger
Lutz from Frank
Maurer from Hussenbach
Meininger
Michaelis from Kratzke
Michel
Mill from Dietel
Miller from Dietel
Mohr from Beideck
Neubauer from Kautz
Ochs
Ostwald from Hussenbach & Kautz
Reiswig from Walter-Khutor
Reiter from Kautz
Repp
Riehl from Hussenbach & Kautz
Rohn from Walter
Rosenoff from Kolb
Roth
Rothenberger from Hussenbach
Rutz
Schäfer from Frank
Sauer
Schierman from Yagodnaya Polyana
Schlotthauer from Dobrinka
Schmidt from Grimm
Schneidmiller from Kautz & Hussenbach
Schoessler from Walter
Schreiner from Kautz
Schibel from Messer
Schwartzkopf
Starkel from Hussenbach & Neu-Hussenbach
Steinmetz from Dietel
Stroemel from Kamenka
Stumpf
Wacker
Wagner
Walter
Weber from Walter
Wilhelm
Woitt from Walter
Wolf
Wolsborn from Frank
Zier from Dietel
Zitterkopf from Huck

Sources: 

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

Resources: 

- 1920 Federal Census of Walla Walla County (Eugene Jenkins)
- City of Walla Walla - Internment Search
- Mountain View Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga German Band in Walla Walla, about 1915.
L-R: George "Shorty" Harding, John Roth, Henry Harding, Godfrey Harding, John Harding,
Conductor Santos, Jack Gottwig, (unknown) Butherus, John Erdman, Henry Fox, George "Hillia" Hill.
Source: Michael Frank & Jean Roth.

Volga Colonies

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