Survey Results: Alaska

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Please note that the information presented here is only that which was reported in the survey from 2019 and does not include information or places reported in older published sources.


Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959. Prior to statehood, it was known as the Territory of Alaska (or Alaska Territory) between 1912-1959.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in what would become the state of Alaska were second generation descendants of Black Sea Germans from the Kutschurgan colony of Elsass. They settled in Seward, Alaska Territory in 1958.

There were no immigrant Germans from Russia reported to have settled in Alaska. There were, however, first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants living there at some point.

List of Places

There were 9 places in Alaska reported on the survey. Included below is the earliest year Germans from Russia reportedly arrived in each place. The "Germans from Russia Origins" column includes the region in Russia along with colony from which immigration took place, and/or the colony of immigrant's birth. The locations of the ancestral colonies today can be found on the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations map.


Cite This Page: Sandy Schilling Payne, “Survey Results: Alaska,” last modified February 21, 2020,