The Brazilian State of Paraná is divided in to Municipalities which function more or less like counties in the United States and include cities and towns within their jurisdiction. Volga Germans settled in several Municipalities in Paraná including the following:
Ponta Grossa Municipality
In the Municipality of Ponta Grossa, Colônia Octávio was founded by Volga German settlers in 1878. It was subdivided into smaller colonies which included (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Rio Verde (133)
Tavares Bastos (112)
In the Municipality of Palmeira, additional colonies were founded in 1878 by Volga German settlers (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Hartmann [Quero-Quero] (149)
Nossa Senhora do Lago (155)
Papagaios Novos (132)
Santa Quitéria (110)
Teixeira Soares Municipality
Those Volga German colonies founded in the Municipality of Teixeira Soares include (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Volga Germans also settled in the municipality of Lapa (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Uvaia:
Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Imbituva in southeast Paraná:
Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Ipiranga in central Paraná:
Cities in Paraná
Over time, Volga German immigrants and their descendants moved into more metropolitan environments in Paraná:
Ponta Grossa (city)
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- Fungmann, Wilhelm. Die Deutschen in Paraná (Ponta Grossa, 1929): 31-33.
- Gonçalves Celestino, Ayrton. "The Volga Germans in the Federal State of Paraná, Brazil." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. 29:2 (Summer 2006): 35-38.
- Schwab, Carlos Alberto. Resumo Histórico e Genealogia dos Alemães do Volga. Ponta Grossa, Brazil: C.A. Schwab, 1997.
Last updated 13 November 2013.