Survey Results: Mississippi

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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.


Mississippi became a state on December 10, 1817. Prior to statehood, it was the Territory of Mississippi (or Mississippi Territory) between 1798-1817.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in Mississippi were first generation Volga Germans from the colony of Susannental. They arrived in Greenville, Mississippi in 1955.

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

List of Places

There were 2 places in Mississippi 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: Mississippi,” last modified February 22, 2020,