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.


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2016 Schedule of Events

Programs this year will have an emphasis on “Family History” and to understand the value of Family Heritage.   Our German Russian cultural heritage is rich with stories of our people, places, and events.  The programs will engage our families in a better understanding of the German Russian Heritage.  It is our hope that grandparents can connect to and bless their descendants’ lives by passing on their family’s history. 

The new meeting schedule using Saturdays will, hopefully, encourage new members, as well as, make it easier for those driving a distance and/or those having difficulty driving at night to attend more meetings. 

April       16    12:30 – 3:00 Our Lord’s Lutheran Church - Founders Day Potluck Dinner - German Russian History of Quilting

May       14     10:30 - whenever -  Oklahoma History Center - Research Only—No speaker

May       21     12:30 – 2:00  - Annual Picnic - Mitch Park in Edmond

June        No meeting                 


August    20  All State Meeting in Corn, Oklahoma

April 16, 2016 Founders Day Meeting. 11:00am.

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

Join us for our Founders Day Meeting and Potluck Lunch on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 11:00 am.  Bring a favorite family potluck dish(s). Drinks and table service will be provided.

“German Russian Heritage Preserved from Generation to Generation in Quilts” will be the program presented by Judy Howard, author and owner for 40 years of Buckboard Antique Quilts in Oklahoma City.  Come experience some authentic German Russian Food, and an old fashioned antique quilt Bed Turning Program like our ancestors, we’ll pile our best quilts on the guest bed and peel back each quilt, one at a time, telling its story.


The Founders Day Meeting is going to be one that will be fun and interesting for the whole family.  There will be German Russian Mennonite and Lutheran Church groups demonstrating their quilting projects and a quilting pattern activity for the youth.   Members are encouraged to bring photos and stories of their own family’s quilts.  Also, there will be a special quilt raffle to benefit our scholarship fund.

During this nostalgic—German Russian Heritage Revisited, Judy Howard, is giving away her antique quilts and books in exchange for donations to Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community—an opportunity for you to obtain these priceless heirlooms at reasonable prices to give an everlasting legacy of love to your children. Judy will also be signing and donating her quilt books and antique memorabilia.

Shop online before and after April 16th for 500 small art quilts and 150 antique quilts and help build loving homes for foster children with checks to Peppers Ranch: http://www.heavenlypatchwork.com/photos_of_children's_quilts.html. http://www.buckboardantiquequilts.com  For more information contact Anna Thompson      (405) 306-4434

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

 1st Vice President
Anna Thompson gus.anna@yahoo.com

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

Recording Secretary
Howard Foote

Dr. Phil Brian

    Standing Committes

Harriet Wahler 


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

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admin
Terri Moorman

Genealogy 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