Thank you for your interest in the Oregon Chapter of The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR). Our organization is a resource for learning about the rich history and heritage of this ethnic group.
Migrating primarily from the German speaking areas of Western Europe beginning in the 1760's, these colonists settled in many parts of the Russian Empire where they built stable communities, established farms, churches, schools and businesses in their new homeland.
In the late 19th century, many of these ethnic Germans looked to the Americas to find new opportunities, escape political repression and preserve their way of life. By the early 1880's these pioneers were moving west and many made their new homes in the Pacific Northwest. The Germans from Russia became an integral part of the diverse fabric of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
We hope that you will join us to explore the culture, history and heritage of the Germans from Russia and become active in its preservation.
November 21, 2021 @ 2 pm
German American Society (NE 57th & Sandy Blvd) 5626 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR
Our November meeting will be hosted by GROW (Germans from Russia Oregon & Washington) at the German American Society at NE 57th & Sandy Blvd in Portland.
For the November 21 GROW Presentation, we have asked Margie Schmidt, who is the manager of the German Haus for the German American Society, to give an oral presentation of how her German family managed to survive the terrible WWII years in Deutschland.
But, Margie is not totally sure she has sufficient time to prepare this program so quickly. In that case, Adi Hartfeil has volunteered to give a substitute presentation about his New Braunfels, TX visit and its German roots & immigrants who settled very close to Austin TX.
Last updated November 9, 2021.