Arthur e. and cleora flegel living legacy

Traditionally, when someone leaves a legacy to an association or group, the project is implemented only after the personís death. In contrast, a Living Legacy allows for the legacy to be put into action during the individualís life. Arthur Flegel has selected and helped develop a Living Legacy that includes a matching grant for a project that embodies his life and accomplishments. Together with his family and friends, he will be able to see the fruits of his generosity now and, in addition, his legacy will live on.

Arthur has contributed $25,000 in unrestricted funds to begin the Arthur E. and Cleora Flegel Living Legacy. His friends and family and AHSGR colleagues now have an opportunity to recognize Arthur and Cleora Flegel and preserve our German Russian heritage by contributing to the Living Legacy Fund. Once $25,000 has been contributed, Art will add another $25,000 to be matched so that the Legacy Fund will have $100,000 to continue the mission of AHSGR.

Arthur E. Flegel stands as a giant among men, wise beyond his ninety-four years. His wisdom was accumulated from life, schooling, military service, business, marriage, travel, and research. He dedicated his spare time to extensive research, writing and documenting 18th and early 19th century family surnames and historical events pertaining to the settlement of large populations of Germans in the Russian Empire.

Summing up the achievements of Arthur Flegel is a formidable task. Many people consider it a privilege to know him, feel fortunate to have experienced his vast amount of knowledge, have benefited from his extensive genealogical research endeavors, and deeply appreciate his many contributions to AHSGR and to our unique American culture.

The Arthur E. and Cleora Flegel Living Legacy of the International Foundation of AHSGR is an opportunity for you to honor the Flegels for their service and contribution to AHSGR:


  • Involved with AHSGR since 1968

  • Served on the AHSGR Board of Directors

  • Served on the AHSGR Board of Trustees

  • President of AHSGR from 1981 to 1984

  • Assisted in organizing chapters in California and Oregon

  • Recipient of the AHSGR Distinguished Service Award, 1992

  • Chaired the fund to publish The Emigration from Germany to Russia, 1763 - 1862

  • Published the 800+ page Extended Relationships of the Kulm, Leipzig, and Tarutino Communities in Bessarabia, Russia

Your tax-deductible matching fund donation is a way to share in the Flegel's joy and celebration as well as support the work of AHSGR to serve you and future generations.  Up to $50,000 will be matched by Arthur, bringing the fund to $100,000.00.



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