Billings, Yellowstone Co., Montana

Names: 
Billings, Yellowstone Co., Montana
History: 

Billings was settled by immigrants from Beideck, Frank, Kautz, Susannental, and Walter.

In 1906 the first sugar beet refinery was built and this drew in Volga Germans from other states such as, Nebraska and Colorado. From Billings the Volga Germans settled along the Yellowstone River building other settlements centered around the sugar beet industry.

Volga German Congregations: 

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Amen/Amend
Balzer
Bangert from Dietel
Batt from Dietel
Beck
Behm
Bernhardt
Bender from Kratzke
Blank
Blehm from Kratzke
Bohl
Bopp / Popp
Brester
Debus
Deines from Kratzke
Dietz
Dewald
Eckhardt
Ehrlich
Eichler
Fink
Foos from Merkel
Fox/Fuchs from Kautz
Frank from Kautz
Frickel from Kautz
Gabel
Geist
George
Götz
Giesick
Glantz from Norka
Glockhammer from Kautz
Gradwohl/Gratwohl from Kautz
Green from Norka
Grosskopf
Hardt from Kautz
Hartung from Norka
Heimbichner
Hein
Helzer from Norka
Hermann from Kautz
Hettinger
Hill from Walter
Hofferber
Hoffmann
Hohnstein from Norka
Johannes
Kaiser
Kammerzell
Karst
Kauffmann
Kautz from Dietel
Kindsvater from Dietel
Kissler
Knaub from Kautz
Koch
Kramer
Krieger from Norka
Krug from Kratzke
Kukkus
Lackmann
Lehmann
Lehr from Norka
Leonhardt
Lesser
Lipsack
Macheleit
Manweiler
Michel / Michael from Kautz
Metzler
Miller
Mohr
Nafts
Nagel from Norka
Naibauer / Neubauer from Kautz
Oblander
Ostermiller
Oswald / Ostwald from Kautz
Pietsch / Pitsch from Dietel
Pope / Popp / Bopp from Kautz
Propp
Reil
Reider / Reiter from Kautz
Rohleder
Rommel from Hussenbach
Roth from Walter
Ruff from Dietel
Schaffer
Scheidemann
Schleining from Norka
Schoessler from Walter
Schreiner from Kautz
Schultz
Spomer from Beideck
Staley from Kautz
Steinmetz from Dietel
Streck
Strecker
Stroh
Traudt from Norka
Uhrich
Vogel
Wacker / Walker from Norka
Wagner
Walter
Weber
Weigand
Werner
Wittmann
Yager / Jager
Yost from Norka
Zeiler
Zetzer

Sources: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 51.

Resources: 

- 1920 US Federal Census, Yellowstone County (Eugene Jenkins)
- Calvary Cemetery (findagrave)
- Holy Cross Cemetery (findagrave)
- Mountview Cemetery (findagrave)
- Sunset Memorial Gardens (findagrave)

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Billings, Montana
Source: Daily Inter Lake (11 April 1932)

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Billings, Montana

Volga Colonies

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