Immigration to the United States for the Volga German families was a very difficult time. Please check out the link to a page dedicated to the time frame when the Basgall family immigrated to the states. For the Basgall's it was the families of 3 brothers that made the trip. However, two of the brothers had passed away in Russia before the families were underway. The family leadership would have came from the remaining brother John Basgall. Well; that's all I'm going to give you for now, so click this link to check it out, Immigration to the United States.