History of the Verband

Presidential History

1957 - Founded and Peter M. Wagner became president


1961 - Christ Herr

1970 - Josef Rickert 


1972 - Theo Junker 


1981 - Adam Medel 


1999 - Leo Mayer 


2009 - Robert Filippi 

Dedication Ceremony

On Monday July 10, 2017 a  dedication ceremony was held on the banks of the Donau  for the new plaque for Donauschwaben from America. The Cleveland Jugendgruppe danced and sang as Father Peter Zillich, Heimatpfarrer, presided over the blessing. Also present at this event was Oberbuergermeister Gunter Czisch of Ulm, Weltdachverband President Stefan Ihas, DS Landesverband Vorsitzender Hans Supritz, President Margot Maurer of Cleveland, and Robert and Elisabeth Filippi from the Landesverband USA. Many local citizens participated in the ceremony. A floral arrangement was placed at the monument honoring deceased members of our worldwide Donauschwaben community by Ava Fabian and Lukas Biondich, assisted by Stefan Ihas and Robert Filippi.