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: June 2015 - click on newsletter on the left and read all about upcoming events and those that have occurred in the last few months.    

Central Oklahoma Chapter Events in September

September 15, 7:00p.m. Monthly AHSGR Chapter meeting

Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City

We will be showing a 50 minute film, We (Never) Don't Forget - Germans from Russia in South America.

Like North America before the turn of the 1900s, South America was a land of opportunity. It became a magnet for immigration from Europe and Asia. Many of these immigrants were Germans who had originally settled in Russia and are therefore directly related to Germans from Russia in the United States and Canada. They were a mixture of Black Sea Germans, Volga Germans, Volhynian Germans, Bessarabian Germans and Mennonites. Therefore some of our group may have relatives in South America.  We (Never) Don't Forget - Germans from Russia in South America examines the history, Language, music, religion, foodways, and culture of this ethnic group and chronicles how these traditions are flourishing across generations. Refreshments and Fellowship following film.


September 11, 6:00p.m. Choctaw Oktoberfest at Choctaw Creek Park on Harper Rd. between NE 23rd Street and NE 10th Street. Harper Rd. is one half mile west of Choctaw Rd.

We are sponsoring this outing for those that would like to share the time together eating ethnic German foods and enjoying the singing and dancing. The actual event is Sept. 4th -12th. This will be informal. The first one of our group to arrive can try to reserve a table or two so we can sit together.


September 18 Enid Lantern Tour – There was not enough interest from our Chapter to sponsor this event. If anyone is interested, you are on your own. Contact 580-237-1907 or check the website of www.csrhc.org for more information.

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           All State- Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church

September         11           6pm - OKC AHSGR sponsoring outing to Old Germany Oktoberfest

                             15          OKC AHSGR monthly meeting

                             18          Possible outing to Enid Lantern Tour – Cherokee Strip Settlement

                             19          10a.m. OKC AHSGR Board Meeting – Ingrid’s Kitchen

October               10         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

                            13             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

Geology 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