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Kazakhstan: Volga – Kazakhstan – Braunschweig

Ben Paarmann translates a story from German that tells how Volga Germans who were exiled to Kazakhstan are returning to Germany.


  • francesca jane

    John Peter Eakes and his wife (both of German ancestry) left this region: Saratov Kaminska Volga. 1908. They emmigrated to Kansas in United States. My mother was an infant (born in Russia) at the time and became a “naturalized” U.S. citizen as an adult. Next year our far-flung family across the U.S. is getting together for a family reunion.

    We are very proud of our German-Volga roots, but don’t have much information about the “Eakes” family in Russia. Does anyone have any information they might care to share with us on this?

  • francesca jane

    Thank you for the nice website.
    I made a spelling mistake above . . . region Saratov, the village or area was Kamenka.

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