Doctor Valentin Rothermel, and the Wolga-German Aid Society (based in Chicago), in the 1920’s and 1930’s, published a periodical called “Das Wolga Journal” (aka The Volga Journal)
There were regular articles from Russia, news from the Volga, as well as documentation on how the Volga German community in North America was working to preserve their culture and heritage.
Does anyone have access to copies of this publication? AHSGR has some of them, but it would be great to track down additional copies. Please advise and contact us. Thanks!
Those involved in the publication, including “Agents”, those who promoted sale of the publication, as found in the pages of “Das Wolga Journal”, were:
Jakob Klein (Publisher)
Robert Klein (Business-Mgr)
Volga German Benefit Association of Chicago
Dr. V. Rothermel (Editor)
Alex E. Heinze (Business-Mgr)
Fred Ritter (President)
Henry Rusch (Secretary)
John S. Sinner, Portland, Ore
Georg Miller, Newark, New Jersey
A.W. Beisel, Loveland, Colorado
H.P. Stetz, Fresno, California
Heinrich Heinze, Maywood, Illinois
Conrad Okell, Maywood, Illinois
Henry Franz, Maywood, Illinois
Adolf Rohr, chicago, Illinois
Wolga-Deutscher G.U. Verein, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Phil Lichtenwald, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
David Feil, Macklin, Saskatchewan
Jakob Kreis, American Club, Kohler, Wisconsin
Maybe someone connected to these families might have old copies available?