[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] common immigration area in South America?

Gerald Klatt gerald.klatt at shaw.ca
Tue May 27 12:03:44 PDT 2014

Hi Gail and list readers

That's what tended to happen with late 1800 and early 1900 immigration in North American. My ancestors tended to follow where other village or family members had settled, or they followed a particular pastor and his church - Rev F. A. Mueller comes to mind. They began to establish colonies or communities again and I expect the same or similar occurred in South America too. 

I did have two related ancestors that landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  One had children born in Paysandu, Uruguay 1912 - 1921, but I have no idea where the other relative settled. Sorry I can't be of more help, but Paysandu might be a start for you. Having said that, the ones from Uruguay eventually emigrated to the United States after 1921. Maybe there was nothing to sustain them in Paysandu.

I haven't begun to search for the one that stayed, or even if he did. I wouldn't know where to begin. So, if I might be so bold as to piggy-back off your enquiry, I would be interested to hear from other readers on this topic of finding ancestors in SA.



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Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] common immigration area in South America?

I'm just curious how many of us have ancestors that immigrated to South America and if they went to one common area to join former villagers they knew already.  

My gr grandmothers brother shows up in the 1900 census living with them in Chicago.  Then he just disappears.  Family lore is he went to live in South America.  So far with whats posted on Familysearch, I haven't found anything that shows his emmigration into any of the areas that have info online. 


Gail Wilson
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