Survey Results: West Virginia

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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.

West Virginia

West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863. Prior to statehood, it was a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia between 1778 and 1863.

According to the survey, only one place in West Virginia was reported to have Germans from Russia. Fourth generation descendants of Volga Germans from Pobochnoye and Schönfled lived in Walnut Hill, West Virginia in 1999.

List of Places

There was 1 place in West Virginia 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: West Virginia,” last modified February 22, 2020,