Volga German immigrants began arriving in North Milwaukee in 1910-1911. By 1930, there were about 230 families living there, mostly from Dreispitz. They were joined by immigrants from Rothammel, Göbel, Semenovka, Shcherbakovka, Dobrinka, and Schilling. The leading groups came from Chicago to work in the beet fields around Racine and Kenosha. During the winter months, they found work in Milwaukee and eventually permanently settled there working in local factories.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States(Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 55.