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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2018 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 17– Gutes Essen Macht Gemutlichkeit
Old Germany Restaurant– 11:30 a.m.
15902 SW 29th St. Choctaw
Let’s go out to eat! Old Germany Restaurant is well-known to most of us, and is famous for it’s German cuisine. Come join us in the Wine Cellar room for good food and good fellowship. Please RSVP so you’ll have a chair! Harriett Wahler at 726-8855.

April 21– Founder’s Day
Our Lord’s Lutheran Church  2900 W. Hefner Rd. OKC
Registration 12:30– lunch 1:00p.m. 

We will be privileged to have Dr. John te Velde present “Heritage Germans of Oklahoma: Out of few came many and much.” Dr. te Velde of OSU’s Department of Languages and Literatures was the recipient of an Oklahoma Humanities grant to research heritage Germans in Oklahoma who still today maintain aspects of German culture. The central thesis of Dr. te Velde’s research is that settlers of Oklahoma whose common bond was German culture brought with them a unique resilience that enabled them to preserve important aspects of their culture and to pass along their cultural heritage to future generations. His presentation will include recording of Plautdietsch still spoken today by descendants of Germans from Russia. He would be very grateful for help with identifying more speakers! In Keeping with Dr. te Velde’s theme, please bring a favorite German dish, along with the recipe and, if you wish, a story about how it fits into your family tradition. Please encourage anyone who still speaks some German to come with you— we need them.

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

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

2nd Vice President
Rick Huebert

Recording Secretary
Diana Parker

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