Paraná

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):

Adelaide (142)
Botuquara (73)
Dona Adelaide
Dona Luíza
Eurídice (61)
Floresta (48)
Guaraúna (322)
Guarauninha (88)
Itaiacoca (65)
Moema (115)
Rio Verde (133)
Santa Matilde
Santa Rita
Taquari (214)
Tavares Bastos (112)
Tibagi (62)
Trindade
Santa Rita
Uvaranas


Palmeira Municipality

In the Municipality of Palmeira, additional colonies were founded in 1878 by Volga German settlers (number of original settlers in parenthesis):

Alegrete
Capão D'Anta
Hartmann [Quero-Quero] (149)
Marcondes
Nossa Senhora do Lago (155)
Papagaios Novos (132)
Pugas
Santa Quitéria (110)
Sinimbú (50)


Teixeira Soares Municipality

Those Volga German colonies founded in the Municipality of Teixeira Soares include (number of original settlers in parenthesis):

Faxinalzinho
Guarauna (Valinhos)


Lapa Municipality

Volga Germans also settled in the municipality of Lapa (number of original settlers in parenthesis):

Johannisdorf (131)
Marienthal (106)
Santa Maria
Virmond


Uvaia Municipality

Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Uvaia:

Conchas


Imbituva Municipality

Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Imbituva in southeast Paraná:

Imbituva
Reçouças


Ipiranga Municipality

Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Ipiranga in central Paraná:

Ipiranga


Cities in Paraná

Over time, Volga German immigrants and their descendants moved into more metropolitan environments in Paraná:

Curitiba
Ponta Grossa (city)
Prudentópolis

Sources

Auer, Marta. "O Matrimônio Endogâmico Entre os Imigrantes Alemães do Volga da Colônia do Lago" (2005).
El-Khatib, Faisal. History of Parana - vol. 1 (Grafipar, 1969): 164-167.
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.