Survey Results: Missouri

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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.


Missouri became a state on August 10, 1821. Prior to statehood, it was the Territory of Missouri (or Missouri Territory) between 1812-1821.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in Missouri were second generation Volga Germans from the colony of Shcherbakovka. They arrived in Clinton, Missouri in 1911.

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

List of Places

There were 25 places in Missouri 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: Missouri,” last modified February 22, 2020,