Survey Results: Delaware

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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.


Delaware became the first state of the United States of America on December 7, 1787. Prior to statehood, it was the Delaware Colony between 1664–1776. It originated as a Dutch and Swedish settlement.

According to the survey, descendants of Germans from Russia first arrived in 1972 when first generation descendants from the Volga colony of Katharinenstadt settled in Milton, Delaware.

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

List of Places

There were 3 places in Delaware 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: Delaware,” last modified February 22, 2020,