Survey Results: Colorado

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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.


Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. Prior to statehood, it was the Territory of Colorado (or Colorado Territory) between 1861 and 1876.

According to the survey, the first Germans from Russia were immigrant Black Sea Germans from the Liebental colony of Peterstal. They settled in Beebe Draw, Colorado in 1888.

Immigrant Germans from Russia along with first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants were reported to have lived in Colorado.

List of Places

There were 98 places in Colorado 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: Colorado,” last modified February 22, 2020,