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 May 2015 Events

As everyone knows, this weather is something none of us have experienced before. Last week, it was quite obvious that we needed to cancel the picnic. Today, May 26, maybe not so, but we think with the unknown, most of you would stay home even if we had the picnic inside. After discussion, several of us Board Members, decided on cancelling the picnic for this year. For your plans in August, we have made reservations at the Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church on August 8 for our All State Meeting. Hope to see many of you then. More information will be forthcoming.

May 26, 6:00p.m. Monthly Central Oklahoma AHSGR Chapter meeting – Annual Picnic

Eldon Lyons Park, West of North Rockwell on NW 36th St in Bethany

We will be meeting in the East Pavilion, beginning at 6:00p.m. You are invited to come, visit and eat with other friends. Bring your favorite picnic dishes to share. Drinks, utensils, and plates will be provided. The pavilion is actually reserved starting at 5pm so families can come early if so desired to enjoy the park. There will also be activities available to enjoy such as a game of horseshoes, bean bag toss, and maybe more. The park has a walking trail and playground equipment. So bring the whole family and also invite your friends that have Germans from Russia ancestry.


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