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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2016 Schedule of Events

Programs this year will have an emphasis on “Family History” and to understand the value of Family Heritage.   Our German Russian cultural heritage is rich with stories of our people, places, and events.  The programs will engage our families in a better understanding of the German Russian Heritage.  It is our hope that grandparents can connect to and bless their descendants’ lives by passing on their family’s history. 

The new meeting schedule using mostly Saturdays will, hopefully, encourage new members, as well as, make it easier for those driving a distance and/or those having difficulty driving at night to attend more meetings. 

December 2, 6:30p.m. Yearly AHSGR Chapter Christmas Dinner & Program -- Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City

Bring a covered dish and dessert to share. We always encourage German Russian dishes if possible.   Drinks and tableware provided.  Next year’s officers will be elected and yearly reports given.

Our program for the evening will be an adult men’s quartet from Corn, Oklahoma under the direction of Charles Regier.  Bass - Kim Gossen,, Baritone - Mark Graf , 2nd Tenor - Leland Warkentin, 1st Tenor - Charles Regier and accompanied by Lil Gardner.  A donation jar will be provided to help support the Corn Bible Academy.  The program will include audience participation in singing Christmas Carols.

Corn Bible Academy, founded in 1902, is a six-year Junior and Senior High School located in Corn Oklahoma.  We currently have 81 students with four of them being international students.  We are very excited about the future of our school.  At this time we plan to move our 104 year old school in about a year to a new campus that is under construction just south of Clinton.  We will have room for as many as 250 students with the possibility of expansion in the future.  The new building will be a 49,000 square foot building with a storm shelter that is completed with a capacity of 800.  Total cost projections for the building is 7.7 million.  We have raised 3.3 million to date.

     The mission of our school is "to provide a Christ centered environment to help parents train their children to grow in knowledge, strength, spirit, and in relation with God and others."

The nominating committee, consisting of Sharon Cargill, Dr.Phil Bryan, and Harriett Wahler, is submitting the following slate of nominees for the board of Central Oklahoma Chapter of AHSGR for the year 2017:
President-  LaDonna Hunt
1st VP Programs-  Anna Thompson
2nd VP Publicity – pending
Recording Secretary - Harriett Wahler
Treasurer- Dr. Phil Bryan

December 11, 4:00p.m. Yearly German Christmas Church service --Messiah Lutheran Church, NW Expressway & Portland, Oklahoma City

Reception follows with cookies provided by our AHSGR OKC chapter.

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

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

2nd Vice President
Karlene Grosz (405) 341-1098

Recording Secretary
Howard Foote

Dr. Phil Brian

    Standing Committes

Harriet Wahler 


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

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admin
Terri Moorman

Howard Foote


Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net


Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778