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Sunday, February 21, 2021
The following two timelines are part of a presentation by Annette Adams, given at our latest Intermountain Chapter meeting. You will find the information helpful if you are researching ancestors who came through Lincoln, Nebraska, on their journey in America.
1762: Catherine the Great issues first manifesto inviting foreigners
to settle Russia. No response.
1763: The second Manifesto issued. Thousands of colonists come
1764- 1768: German colonies are founded along the Volga River.
1861: Emancipation Reform of 1861 in Russia abolishes serfdom.
1871: The Imperial Russian government repeals the manifestos
of Catherine the Great and Alexander I. The German colonists
were to lose their special status and privileges and become subject
to Russian military service after a ten-year grace period.
1872- 1873: Several groups emigrated from the Odessa area to
Nebraska and the Dakotas. Scouts from other Black Sea
colonies and the Volga Colonies investigate opportunities in
1874: The Imperial Russian government amends the 1871
decree and institutes compulsory military conscription
of German colonists immediately. 375,000- 400,000 died.
1914: World War I begins.
1917: Political unrest in Russia leads to two revolutions
and the beginning of Soviet communist rule.
1920- 1923: Famine in Russia. Over 150,000 Volga
Germans die of starvation.
1760s: Thirteen British Colonies contained 2.5 million people.
1776: Founding of America.
1860s - 1870s: Federal Policy favored immigration.
1862: Lincoln, Nebraska was founded on the wild salt marshes of Lancaster County.
1870: Burlington and Missouri River Railroad’s first train arrived June 26th.
1871: Midland Pacific
1872: Atchison and Nebraska
1872 – 1885: About 30 Germans from Russia arrived per year.
1877: Union Pacific
1886: Chicago and Northwestern and Missouri Pacific
1886 – 1887: Severe Winter of the Great Plains
1886 – 1892: Opportunities arose in America.
1892: Lincoln became a rail hub.
1893: Worldwide Economic Depression
1893: US Depression
1898: Floodgates opened with 100-576 Germans from Russian individuals
1907: Naturalization Records
1909 - 1913: 3000 Germans from Russia arrived.
1914: The First World War begins.
1919: The United States Government enacts strict immigration laws which
greatly slow the tide of immigrants. Canada continues to receive German
immigrants from Russia.
1920: End of German publications. Twenty-five percent of Lincoln population
are Germans from Russia.