McCook, Red Willow Co., Nebraska

Names: 
McCook, Red Willow Co., Nebraska
History: 

McCook had been platted in 1882 when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad reached the area. It was named after Alexander McDowell McCook, and Union General during the Civil War.

Colonists from Frank were the first to settle in McCook. They came as railroad workers in 1892. Others arrived from Kutter and Hussenbach and soon there were about 100 families living there.

Volga German Congregations: 

First Congregational Church
Peace Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

Over the years, the following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around McCook:

Amen
Bauer
Bernhardt
Brattigan
Brehm from Norka
Brenning
Brungardt
Fahrenbruch
Foos
Frank
Fries
Geist
Gettmann
Hein
Herrmann
Hofferber
Kauffman
Kern
Kilburn
Kissler
Klaus
Krieger from Norka
Lebsack
Leonhardt
Mohr
Propp
Rommel
Rutz
Sauerbrie
Scheidemann
Scheidt
Schillereff
Schlager from Merkel
Schlecht
Schmerr
Schneider
Traudt
Trupp
Völker
Wagner
Walker from Norka
Walter
Waschenfelder
Weber
Wiedemann
Yost from Norka
 

Volga Colonies: 
Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 44.

Resources: 

- 1920 Federal Census of Red Willow County (Eugene Jenkins)
- Memorial Park Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Peace Lutheran Church Records (AHSGR Denver Metro Chapter)
- Riverview Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Volga Colonies

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