Illinois

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HISTORY

Volga Germans began settling in Illinois in 1888 with the first immigrants from Grimm and Balzer arriving in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago.

PRIMARY SETTLEMENT AREAS

Aurora
Chicago metro area (not necessarily within the Chicago city limits):

Chicago (Bellwood-Maywood)
Chicago (Dolton)
Chicago (Dunning)
Chicago (Humboldt Park
Chicago (Jefferson Park)
Chicago (Lakeview)
Chicago (Lansing)
Chicago (Melrose Park)
Chicago (Riverdale)
Chicago (Roosevelt & Crawford)
Chicago (Rothammel)
Chicago (Thornton)

Rockford

Sources

Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 110.