Survey Results: Arizona

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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.


Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912. Prior to statehood, it was known as the Territory of Arizona (or Arizona Territory) between 1863–1912.

According to the survey, Germans from Russia first arrived in Arizona in 1957 when second generation descendants from the Volga colony of Beideck settled in Yuma, Arizona.

There were immigrant Germans from Russia who lived in Arizona, but it appears they arrived later after having lived elsewhere first. There were also first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants living there at some point.

List of Places

There were 27 places in Arizona 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: Arizona,” last modified February 21, 2020,