Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado

Names: 
Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado
History: 

Those Volga Germans who settled in Greeley came from Frank, Hussenbach, Merkel, Messer, Oberdorf, Pobochnaya, and Schönfeld. Through the years, Volga German immigrants from many other colonies also settled in Greeley and the surrounding area. They settled in “Little Russia” on the east side of town, between the railroad tracks and the sugar factory.

Many Volga German families were employed in the sugar beet industry.  As of 1910, there were 3,699 Germans from Russia laboring in the beet fields of Weld County.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Greeley:

Aab
Achziger
Adler
Alles
Amen from Frank
Applehans
Bastron/Bostron
Batt from Dietel
Bauer
Baumgartner
Bechtholdt
Becker
Beitz
Bender from Kratzke
Be(h)rens
Bernhardt
Betz
Binder
Blehm from Kratzke
Borgens
Boxberger from Kratzke
Brack
Brehm
Bret(t)hauer
Brinkman
Brug
Brungard(t)
Brunner
Bruntz from Merkel
Buderus from Walter
Burkhardt
Busch
Buxbaum
Chrispen
Deer from Norka
Deines from Kratzke
Dietz from Kratzke
Dinges from Norka
Dinkel
Ditter
Dorn
Dreith from Beideck
Dumler from Grimm
Ebel
Eberhardt
Eckhardt from Frank
Ehrlich
Eichler
Eichman
Eichhorn
Eisenach
Elsasser
Erbes
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Fahrenbruch
Feit
Feuerstein/Firestein from Norka
Flath/Flot
Foos(e)/Voos
Fox
Frank
Friebus
Fritzler
Fromm
Fuchs
Geisick/Giesick
Gettman
Gies
Ginther/Guenther
Grauberger
Greenwald/Greenwalt/Gruenwald
Gross
Grosskopf
Haas
Harding/Hardung
Hartmann
Heberlein
Heil
Heimbichner/Heimbigner
Hein from Frank
Heinlein
Heinze
Heiser
Held
Helzer from Norka
Hemple from Norka
Herbst
Hergenreder
Hergert
Herman(n)
Hettinger
Hill from Walter
Hirsch
Hoff
Hofferber
Hoffman
Hoffner
Ho(h)nstein
Hopp
Horst
Huwa
Jacoby
Jurgens
Kaiser
Kammerzel(l) from Frank
Kanzler
Karst
Kaufman
Kechter
Kehn
Keil
Kerbs
Kiehn
Kildau from Norka
Kindsfat(h)er/Kindsvater
Kissler from Frank
Klaus
Klein
Knaub
Kobel
Kobobel
Koch
Kohler
Koleber from Kratzke
Kraft
Kraus
Krening
Krieger from Norka
Kurtz
Lahnert
Lapp
Laubhan
Lauer
Lebsack
Lef(f)ler/Loeffler
Leichner
Lenhart/Leonhardt/Lonhardt
Lesser
Lind from Dönhof
Lofgren
Lorenz
Lutz
Mai/May from Kratzke
Manweiler
Margheim from Merkel
Martin
Maier/Meier/Meyer
Meininger from Messer
Meis
Meisinger
Michel
Miller
Nagel from Norka
Nieberger
Nafts/Nofts
Nuss
Oblander
Oster
Ostermiller
Pabst
Pappenheim
Peppler
Petrie
Pfenning from Norka
Printz
Propp from Hussenbach
Rehn
Reichel
Reichert
Reifschneider
Reinick
Reiter
Rohn
Rohrig
Rommel
Rosenoff/Rosenow
Roth from Walter
Ruff
Rupple
Rusch
Rutt
Rutz
S(c)habel
Salzman
Sauer
Scha(e)f(f)er
Schoenhals/Schanhals
Scheibel
Scheidt
Schauerman/Scheierman
Scheller
Schild
Schilling
Schissler
Schlotthauer
Schmick
Schmidt
Schmunck from Galka
Schneider
Schnell from Norka
Schnorr
Schott
Schreiber from Norka
Schreiner
Schup(p)e
Schwab
Schwabauer
Schwar(t)z
Schwartzkopf
Seder from Norka
Sell
Sinner
Sitzman/Zitzman from Frank
Speaker
Specht
Staley
Steinbach
Steinbecker/Steinbecher
Steinmark
Steinmetz
Steinmiller
Stencel/Stenzel
Stoll
Stromberger from Dönhof
Strassheim
Strauch
Streck
Strecker
Stroh
Stro(h)man
Stromberger
Suppes
Thaut/Thout(t)
Thiel
Tittle
Traudt/Troudt
Tribelhorn
Trupp
U(h)rich
Ulrich
Vogel
Volz
Vorath
Wacker/Walker from Norka
Wagner
Walter(s)
Wambol(d)t
Webb
Web(b)er
Weglin
Weideman
Weimer
Weinmeister
Weiss
Weitzel
Wertz from Yagodnaya Polyana
Whitman
Widerspahn
Wiegel
Wilhelm
Willman(n) from Messer
Winder/Winter
Woith
Wolf(e)
Wunsch from Galka
Zeiler
Zeller
Zi(e)gler
Zimmerman(n)

Sources: 

- Casey, Chris. “Newcomers often Greeted with Less-than-Open Arms.” Weld County Celebrating 150 Years (online)
- “Germans from Russia in Colorado.” Weld County Celebrating 150 Years (online)
- Maisch, Matt. “The Hidden History of Colorado’s Germans from Russia.” Colorado Life Magazine (September/October 2017) (online)
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

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