Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska

Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska

Following the sugarbeet industry, Volga Germans first settled in Bayard in January, 1913, having first stopped in Gering. This first group of five families were from Franzosen and had earlier settled in Sugar City, Colorado.       

The Great Western Sugarbeet factory was built in Bayard in 1917.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in and around Bayard:

Deines from Kratzke
Heil from Laub
Kammerzell from Frank

Volga Colonies: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 52.


- 1920 Federal Census of Morrill County (Eugene Jenkins)
- Bayard Cemetery (
- Bayard Cemetery (

Volga Colonies

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