Survey Results: District of Columbia

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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.

District of Columbia

Washington, DC was founded on July 16, 1790 as the federal capital district of the United States. The city was formed from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia.

According to the survey, the first Germans from Russia to live in DC were descendants of Bessarabian and Black Sea Germans from the colonies of Alt-Posttal, Kassel and Neudorf in 1983.

There were no immigrant Germans from Russia reported to have lived in Washington, DC. There were, however, first, second and third generation descendants living there at some point.

List of Places

There was 1 place in the District of Columbia 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: District of Columbia,” last modified February 22, 2020,