Survey Results: New Jersey

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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 Jersey

New Jersey became a state on December 18, 1787. Prior to statehood, it was the Province of New Jersey, an English and later a British colony, between 1664-1783.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in New Jersey were immigrant Germans from Russia from the Congress Poland (or Russian Poland). They came from the Vistula colony of Teresewo and settled in Delford, New Jersey in 1899.

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

List of Places

There were 17 places in New Jersey 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 Jersey,” last modified February 22, 2020,