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 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. 

May 14, 2016 OK History Center Research. 10:30am. – 2:00pm.

 Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, OKC

We will gather in the research library from 10:30-2:00 to help anyone needing to complete their Ancestral Chart and Family Group sheets. These records will be recorded in the AHSGR archives. The surnames you send in and your contact information will be published in the CLUES publication coming out this summer. The Surname Exchange is a research tool enabling AHSGR members who are researching similar names to engage in correspondence that can prove mutually beneficial. The CLUES publication has 3 sections. The first section lists all the surnames in alphabetical order with index keys to the second section which has the addresses of all members that have turned in their family charts. The index key is a code to locate the addresses of all members that are researching the same surnames. The third section lists the contact information for the village coordinators.

May 21, 2016 Annual Family Picnic. 11:30am. – 2:00pm.

 Edmond Mitch Park, 1501 W. Covell Rd.

The picnic will be at the large pavilion at Mitch Park located at Santa Fe and Covell. To find the pavilion, enter the main entrance on Covell approximately halfway between Santa Fe and Kelly. Continue on to the back and park in the parking lot to the left which is near one of the playgrounds. Members will gather for games and visiting from 11:30- 2:00 with a “pot luck” lunch served at 12:30. Bring meat, side dish and a dessert. Table service and drinks will be provided. Bring your family and join us for a fun time.

June - No Meeting


August 20 - All State Meeting - Corn Oklahoma Mennonite Brethren Church

October 15 - Harvest Fest - Our Lord’s Lutheran Church

        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

Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net

Rev. Clifford Koehn          (405) 884-2705  cekoehn@pldi.net

Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778