Volga Germans were attracted to Michigan in 1902 by the sugarbeet industry. Later many found jobs in Michigan industry.
PRIMARY SETTLEMENT AREAS
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 216.
- Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009).
- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States(Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.