Volga German immigrants first arrived in Fresno in 1886. Over the years, immigrants arrived from Anton, Bangert, Gnadendorf, Jost, Kautz, Kukkus, Laub, Lauwe, Neu-Schilling, Shcherbakovka, Stahl am Karaman, Stahl am Tarlyk, and Warenburg. By 1920, the Volga German population in and around Fresno had grown to 8,000.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
- Germantown, Fresno (Fresno, CA: City of Fresno, Planning and Development Department, 2006).
- Koch, Fred C. The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977): 215.
- "The Religious History of the Germans-Russians in the USA." California District Council Report (Fall 2003): 6-7.