Central Oklahoma Chapter


The purpose of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is to bring together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia. Through a better understanding of Germans from Russia, we will promote a better appreciation of their history and the preservation of their culture through their descendants.


 Check out the latest newsletter: Click on newsletter on the left and read all about upcoming events and those that have occurred in the last few months.    

2017 Schedule of Events

Please note:  Most meetings are held on 3rd Sat. of each month. 
                  Regular Meeting Place:  Our Lord’s Lutheran Church
                  12:30-Social  1:00-2:15  Program Refreshments: 
Bring a snack, drinks and service items will be furnished

“Our German Russian Heritage     
                           connecting families
                                  generation to generation

December       2          Christmas Family Dinner - Sharing Family                                                    traditions "Yesteryear - Today"

The Central Oklahoma Chapter of Germans from Russia will host the annual Christmas Dinner and Program on December 2, 2017.  It will be held at Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2901 W Hefner Rd in NW Oklahoma City.  Join us at 12:30 pm with the dinner beginning at 1:00 pm.  Please bring two pot luck dishes (can include a dessert).  You are encouraged to bring dishes that are your family’s favorite traditions.  Table service and drinks will be provided.

Following the meal, there will be various activities that will highlight memories, customs, and traditions of our German Russian Heritage.  Then we will end our festive time together by singing some of the favorite Christmas Carols of the generations and each person will receive a traditional gift.  After the Potluck luncheon and program, those who can may join us for “carpool caroling” some of our “shut-in” members.

The celebration of Christmas is the most memorable for all Christian people, and for the German Russians it was and still is a very traditional time honoring faith and family.  We remain steadfast to keeping our German Russian traditions strong by passing them on to each generation.  Please consider getting your family involved in sharing your family history by:

  • “Peppernuts Bake-off” - Bring your some of your favorite family peppernuts with a copy of the recipe for a contest.
  • Displays:  Help us to record the Christmas Traditions of our German Russian Heritage by sharing your own family’s history through the generations.  Suggestions: 1) Toys 2) Photo display
    3) Foods include the recipe 4) Décor (ornaments, stockings, nativity, etc.).    An explanation with your display would be helpful.

·         Christmas Traditions & Memories through the generations:  Write a story on one or more generations…

-          Great grandparents, Grandparents, Parents, “My Childhood Memories”, Children, Grandchildren.  Include a photo if possible (it can be returned).  Submit to Anna Thompson

in person or by email: gus.anna@yahoo.com We will be compiling and sharing the stories for all.

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

 1st Vice President
Anna Thompson gus.anna@yahoo.com

2nd Vice President
Rick Huebert

Recording Secretary
Harriett Wahler

Dr. Phil Brian

  Standing Committes

Harriett Wahler 


Delbert Amen (405)751-9029 delbertamen@cox.net

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admins & Technology
Terri Moorman

Howard Foote hfoote@cox.net

Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net


Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778