Survey Results: New Mexico

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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.

New Mexico

New Mexico became a state on January 6, 1912. Prior to statehood, it was the Territory of New Mexico (or New Mexico Territory) between 1850-1912.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in New Mexico were first generation Black Sea Germans from the Bessarabian colonies of Akkerman and Beresina. They settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1915.

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

List of Places

There were 16 places in New Mexico 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: New Mexico,” last modified February 22, 2020,