Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., Washington
Location
46°3' N 118°19' W
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.
      The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Yakima:
Alles from Walter
Amen from Frank
Aschenbrenner from Hussenbach
Bangert from Dietel
Benzel from Kautz
Blehm from Kratzke
Brehm
Brungardt from Frank
Butherus
Dewald
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
Hein
Heinbigner from Frank
Hergert
Hill
Hoff from Frank
Hoffmann
Hoffner
Hill from Walter
Horst
Kimbel
Kindsvater from Dietel
Kissler
Knaub from Kautz
Kohler
Lais from Hussenbach
Leichner
Liebsak from Frank
Litzenberger
Maurer from Hussenbach
Meininger
Michaelis from Kratzke
Michel
Mill from Dietel
Miller from Dietel
Mohr
Neubauer from Kautz
Ochs
Ostwald from Hussenbach & Kautz
Reiswig
Reiter from Kautz
Repp
Riehl from Hussenbach & Kautz
Rohn
Roth
Rutz
Sauer
Schmidt from Grimm
Schneidmiller from Kautz & Hussenbach
Schössler
Schreiner from Kautz
Schwartzkopf
Starkel from Hussenbach & Neu-Hussenbach
Steinmetz from Dietel
Stumpf
Wacker
Wagner
Walter
Weber
Wilhelm
Wolf
Zier from Dietel
Sources:
- Scheuerman, Richard D. & Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1985): 175.
Volga German Congregations
Resources
- 1920 Federal Census of Walla Walla County (Eugene Jenkins)
- City of Walla Walla - Internment Search
- Mountain View Cemetery (findagrave.com)
External Links
Last updated on 25 October 2015.