Jacinto Aráuz



38°04' S 63°26' W


Jacinto Aráuz was founded on 6 April 1889.  It was named after Jacinto Aráuz upon whose land the town was built.  The first train arrived there on 29 January 1891.  The earliest settlers there were Italians who had originally settled in Uruguay.

In the early 1930s, following several years of drought, Volga German families who had settled earlier in the rural areas of La Pampa Province resettled to towns and villages like Jacinto Aráuz in search of work.

Volga German Families

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Jacinto Aráuz:

Beilmann from Volmer
Fischer from Kamenka
Götte / Kette from Semenovka
Heim from Pfeifer
Schwenzel from Dehler



Minetto, José Francisco. "Por la señal de la cruz: Inmigración y Colonias de alemanes del Volga en La Pampa."

Nestor Haberkorn

Obituaries published in Argentinisches Volksfreund