Santa María,
Paraná Departamento,
Entré Rios Province

Names
Aldea Santa María, Santa María, Santa María de Cerrito
Location
31°36' S 60°00' W
History
      On 24 June 1887, a group of Volga German immigrants from the Samara Province on the Lower Volga along with families established in Diamante locality, founded the village of Santa María in the Paraná Departamento of Entre Ríos Province.

      The following men (and their families) were founders:

Anton (Antonio) Dittler
Joseph (José) Götte
Ignacious (Ignacio) Bayer
Anton (Antonio) Haberkorn
Peter (Pedro) Alois Schönfeld
Christian (Cristián) Strack
Franz (Francisco) Adam Ortman
Johann (Juan) Dile
Johann (Juan) Kühn
Peter (Pedro) Wunderlib
Stephan (Esteban) Rausch
Philipp (Felipe) Herlein
Nikolaus (Nicolás) Strack
Peter (Pedro) Lell
Christopher (Cristóbal) Götte
Konrad (Conrado) Degenhardt
Heinrich (Enrique) Kloster
Andreas (Andrés) Werner
Kaspar (Gaspar) Sack
Michael (Miguel) Hergenräder
Johann (Juan) Remeter
Anton (Antonio) Schaab
Andreas (Andrés) Schönfeld
Joseph (José) Stang
Georg (Jorge) Stang
Franz (Francisco) Strack
Ignacious (Ignacio) Kühn
Stephan (Esteban) Heit
Georg (Jorge) Dietz
Nikolaus (Nicolás) Berg
Ignacious (Ignacio) Kühn
Johann (Juan) Stang
Andreas (Andrés) Frey
Christian (Cristián) Heit
Johann (Juan) Jacob
Christopher (Cristóbal) Rausch
Andreas (Andrés) Käberle
Peter (Pedro) Simon
Johann (Juan) Schaab
Sources:
Coming soon . . .
Volga German Congregations
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church)
Resources
Coming soon . . .
External Links
Last updated on 13 November 2013.

Typical Volga German house


Entrance to the village


Cover of the book "Soul of the Village", a novel based in the village Santa María.

Photographs provided courtesy of José Luis Sack, Nelson Dittler and Adrian Lorea.


Catholic Church in Santa Maria.
Source: Oscar Herrlein.


Church interior in Santa Maria.
Source: Oscar Herrlein.


Church cemetery in Santa Maria.
Source: Oscar Herrlein.


Church cemetery in Santa Maria.
Source: Oscar Herrlein.


Founders of Santa Maria.
Source: Oscar Herrlein.