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.


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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

March         18     “Preserving your Family Heirlooms”   Patricia Jones,                                         archivist from the Oklahoma History Center, will be our guest                                         presenter.  Focus for the meeting will be on preserving                                                 artifacts that families value as worth keeping. You are                                                     encouraged to bring for “Show and Tell” an item that you                                             would like to have information on how to preserve.  Such                                             items would include treasured family photos, documents,                                             books and quilts. 

April           22       Founders Day  Dinner
                        “My Family HISTORY from generation to generation”
                         Tatjana Schell will be our special guest and presenter.
Tanja was born in Volgograd Russia, in 1981.  Her
                         family originally came from the Volga German village                          of Seewald.  The family was exiled to Siberia in the                             fall
                         of 1941, along with other ethnic Germans of the region
                         where they spent a whole quarter of a century before
                         being able to return to their Volga homeland.  Since
                         their home village had been destroyed during World
                         War II, they settled in the old Volga German village of
                         Frank, not far away from Seewald.  There they spent
                         the following thirty years before leaving and Russia                                immigrating to Germany in 1998.  More information                            to

May            20        “It’s a Family Affair”   - Annual Picnic
                                Watch for more information ………

June-July                 Summer Family Fun – No meetings

August        19         TBA

September   16         All State Meeting

October       21         Harvestfest

November   18         Genealogy with focus on Technology
                                “The easy way”!
                                 Oklahoma History Center

December                 Christmas Family Dinner

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

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

2nd Vice President
Rick Huebert

Recording Secretary
Harriet Wahlet

Dr. Phil Brian

  Standing Committes

Harriet 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