Survey Results: Texas

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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.


Texas became a state on December 29, 1845. Prior to statehood, it was the Republic of Texas, a sovereign nation that existed between 1835 and 1846.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to settle in Texas were first generation descendants of Volga Germans from the colonies of Erlenbach and Holstein. They settled in Higgins, Texas in 1901.

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

List of Places

There were 75 places in Texas 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: Texas,” last modified February 22, 2020,