Survey Results: Louisiana

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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.


The Louisiana became a state on April 30, 1812. Prior to statehood, it was it was a part of the Territory of Orleans (or Orleans Territory) between 1804–1812.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in Louisiana were were first generation descendants of Volga Germans from the colony of Boisroux. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1968.

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

List of Places

There were 5 places in Louisiana 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: Louisiana,” last modified February 22, 2020,