My German-Russian Grandparents
Born: 10 October 1885, Village of Alexandertal
Died: 6 October 1918, Durham, Marion County, Kansas
Shown here in his Russian Army uniform.
Jacob died from complications of Spanish Influenza, which had been
brought back to Fort Riley, Kansas by America troops returning from
Europe after World War I.
Born: 2 March 1889, Village of Dobrinka
Died: 28 June 1963, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
This picture is from 1909 or 1910, made in Saratov.
Amelia and Jacob immigrated to the United States in 1910,
after Jacob had completed his Russia Army service. Jacob's
parents, his three brothers and sister had immigrated to
Marion County, Kansas in 1906.
My name is Gary Martens, designer of the Germans from the Volga Region web pages,
and Village Research Coordinator for Dobrinka, Galka
and the Schilling villages
(except Alexandertal). If you have any questions, comments about the pages, or
requests for additional information
please contact me, by clicking on the E-mail
If you have trouble with the E-Mail link, use:
Gary Martens with the Subject: "German-Russian web pages"
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
(AHSGR) is an international organization dedicated to the
discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of
information related to the history, cultural heritage and
genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire
and their descendants.
Historical and Genealogical Organizations
Information and links to historical and genealogical societies,
libraries and other collections related to Germans from Russia.
Genealogy Resources and Help
Sources for blank forms and charts, information on the contents of
Federal Census records, Social Security information links, links to Glossaries and
dictionaries, links to Land Record information, links to Immigration information,
links to Genealogy Research methods, where to find church records, sources for new and
used genealogy and history books.
German-Russian Electronic Discussion Groups
Electronic discussion groups (mailing lists) which focus on
German Russian genealogy and history.
A list of people researching their German Russian ancestors,
with villages and surnames of interest to them.
German-Russian Settlements in the US and Canada
Information on where German-Russians settled in the United States and Canada.
German-Russian Settlements in the Volga River region
Information on current status of the former German-Russian villages.
History of the German Russian settlements in the Volga River
region of Russia.
Volga Place Names
Information on place names in the Volga River region.
Volga Region History and German Genealogy Books
Reviews of books available about the Volga Region and German immigration
Reviews of genealogy software and links to home pages of
genealogy software companies.
This page last modified: Friday, 12 February2010