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.


 Check out the latest newsletter: February 2015 - click on newsletter on the left and read all about upcoming event and those that have occurred in the last few months.    

Central Oklahoma Chapter April 2015 Events

We have several events coming for the month of April.  Invite your friends and family to come and enjoy and learn more about our heritage and  German-Russian culture. 

April 11, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Genealogy Research – sponsored by AHSGR & History Center

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., OKC

A program will be given in the classroom by Debra Spindle, Research Division Librarian with German Russian Ancestry. The focus will be on how to search for a family member in cemetery records using online sources and research materials in the Research Library. Debra will present an organized step-by-step process in which you use gravestones, obituaries, death certificates and other documents to gain clues and information about your ancestry. Research help in the library will be to help with individual research. There will be a break for lunch and visiting at the Winnie Mae Café at the History Center.

 April 21 , 6:30 p.m. OKC AHSGR monthly meeting - Our Lord's Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd. OKC, OK.

 Join us for the celebration of the 1983 Founding of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. We will have a cover dish dinner.  If you have a favorite German from Russia food you are welcome to bring it. We are planning on having several Founding and long term members answer some questions about the early history of the chapter.


Calendar for 2015


February              7              10a.m. Corn Bible Academy Feast and Auction

                             14           10a.m. – 2:00p.m. OK History Center Research day

                              17           7p.m. Film – “And When They Shall Ask”

March                   2             5p.m. Bessie Annual Pancake and Sausage Supper

                              17           7p.m. OKC AHSGR monthly meeting

April                      11           10a.m. – 2:00p.m. OK History Center Research day

                              21           6:30p.m. OKC AHSGR monthly meeting - Founder’s Day

May                       9            10a.m. OKC AHSGR Board Meeting – Ingrid’s Kitchen

     19           Annual OKC AHSGR picnic

August                  8 or 15   All State – location to be determined

September         11           OKC AHSGR sponsoring outing to Old Germany Oktoberfest

                             15          OKC AHSGR monthly meeting

                             18          Possible outing to Enid Lantern Tour – Cherokee Strip Settlement

                             26          10a.m. OKC AHSGR Board Meeting – Ingrid’s Kitchen

October               10 or 17 Harvest Fest

November          6&7        Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale in Enid

                            14           10a.m. – 2:00p.m. OK History Center Research day

                            17           OKC AHSGR monthly meeting

December           4              Christmas Dinner/Annual Business Meeting

                            6              German Christmas Service – Messiah Lutheran


        Board Members

Chapter President
Howard Foote (405)495-4369 hfoote@cox.net

1st Vice President
Harold Penner  hpenner1@gmail.com

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

Recording Secretary
LaDonna Hunt Lhunt1234@att.net

Greg Amen amengreg@yahoo.com

    Standing Committes

Pat Sauer (405) 373-3363 patricia.sauer.1@gmail.com

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

Newsletter Editor
Mary Horn marysphotorestore@gmail.com


Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778 fredebaker2@aol.com


Web Admin
Terri Moorman


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