Hays, Ellis Co., Kansas

Names: 
Hays, Ellis Co., Kansas
History: 

The Volga Germans in Ellis County, Kansas, settled mostly to the east of the city itself beginning in 1876. However, as early as 1878, some families had moved into Hays where one finds Father Anastasius, the first resident priest of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, living with Andreas Meier.

Volga German Congregations: 

St. Joseph Catholic Parish

Volga German Families: 

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

Amrein
Appelhanz from Rothammel
Arnhold from Beauregard
Augustine
Basgall from Rothammel
Befort
Bieker from Katharinenstadt
Bissing from Katharinenstadt
Bollig from Graf
Breit
Brungardt
Dechant from Pfeifer
Degenhardt
Denning from Herzog
Depperschmidt from Schönchen
Dinges from Marienburg
Dinkel from Herzog
Dome
Dorzweiler from Katharinenstadt
Dreher
Dreiling from Herzog
Frank
Gabel
Gassman
Geist from Ober-Monjou
Giebler
Glassman
Goetz from Herzog
Gross
Hammerschmidt/Hammersmith from Herzog
Hartman
Haselhorst
Herl from Wittmann
Her(r)man(n) from Mariental
Hertel
Hertlein
Holzmeister
Ingenthrone
Jacobs
Karlin from Katharinenstadt
Karst from Eckheim
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Kis(s)ner
Klaus
Koerner from Katharinenstadt
Kramer
Kreutzer from Herzog & Liebental
Kuhn from Herzog
Lang from Kamenka
Legleiter from Louis & Liebental
Leikam
Leiker from Ober-Monjou
Linenberger
Mai from Holstein & Kratzke
Meier from Shcherbakovka
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Mermis
Miller
Munsch
Pfannenstiel from Ober-Monjou
Pfeifer
Rohleder from Herzog
Rohr
Rome from Herzog
Ross
Ruder
Rupp from Ober-Monjou
Sack from Semenovka
Sander from Herzog
Scha(e)f(f)er from Liebental
Schenk from Dobrinka
Schmidt
Schoenberger from Herzog
Schoenfeld from Pfeifer
Schukman
Schumacher from Wittmann
Schuvie from Graf
Seitz from Mariental & Semenovka
Staab
St(o)ecklein from Zug
Stegman from Pfeifer
Stramel from Marienfeld
Suppes from Pfeifer
Therre from Herzog
Toepfer from Fischer
Unrein from Ober-Monjou
Urban from Kamenka
Vonfeldt from Herzog
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Walters from Katharinenstadt
Wasinger from Herzog
Weigel from Herzog
Werth
Wiesner from Kamenka
Windholz from Herzog
Wolf
Younger from Herzog
Ziegler from Göbel
Zimmerman

Pastors & Priests: 
Resources: 

- Mount Allen Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Saint Joseph Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 49.842708
Longitude: 8.826458
Latitude: 50.216667
Longitude: 9.350000
Latitude: 50.592778
Longitude: 8.856389
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Longitude: 2.391052
Latitude: 49.727778
Longitude: 8.292222