Survey Results: New York

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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 York

New York became a state on July 26, 1788. Prior to statehood, it was the Province of New York, an English and later a British colony, between 1664-1776.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia reported to have lived in New York were first generation descendants of Germans from the colony of Gudine in Congress Poland (or Russian Poland). They arrived in Buffalo, New York in 1890.

Immigrant Germans from Russia along with first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants were reported to have lived in New York.

List of Places

There were 13 places in New York 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 York,” last modified February 22, 2020,