Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska

Names: 
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska
History: 

Settlers from Brunnental arrived in Scottsbluff in 1909. In 1910, a sugar refinery was constructed in Scottsbluff and sugarbeet companies sent agents into the neighboring large cities to hire Volga Germans as beet workers. In the spring of 1910, they began to arrive from Loveland (original colonists from Frank), Sterling, Denver, and Lincoln.

The Scottsbluff Sugar Company built a factory in Scottsbluff in 1910. It was acquired that same year by Great Western Sugar.

Volga German Families: 

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

Achziger from Kolb
Amen from Frank
Bastron from Frank
Batt from Frank
Bauer from Frank, Norka, & Neu-Norka
Becker from Erlenbach
Behm from Unterdorf
Benzel from Kolb
Bernhardt from Frank
Bretthauer
Brotzman
Brungardt from Frank
Buxbaum from Kraft
Debus from Kukkus
Deines from Kratzke & Norka
Derr from Norka
Dietz
Dittenber from Kukkus
Dorn from Walter
Eckhardt from Brunnental & Frank
Eisenach from Frank
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Feagler from Norka
Fertig from Bauer
Foos from Merkel
Fox/Fuchs from Kautz
Frank from Kautz
Fritzler from Wiesenmüller
Fuchs from Frank
Gettman from Brunnental & Frank
Greenwald(t)/Grünwald from Frank
Gross
Grosskopf from Frank
Har(d)t from Kautz
Hartwig
Haun from Hussenbach
Heilbrun
Heimbigner
Heimbuch
Heinrich from Norka
Helzer from Norka
Herdt from Rosenberg
Hergenrader
Hergert from Brunnental
Herrman from Hussenbach
Hessler from Norka
Hoff from Frank
Hoffmann from Hussenbach
Kammerzell from Frank
Kanzler from Kolb
Kaufmann from Frank
Kautz from Merkel
Keller from Unterdorf
Kindsvater from Brunnental
Klein from Frank
Knaub
Knaus from Ährenfeld
Kuxhausen
Rosenberg
Lackmann from Dietel
Lebsack/Libsack from Frank
Leis from Hussenbach
Loose from Kraft
Mai from Kratzke
Margheim from Merkel
Margheim/Markheim/Morgheim
Mehling from Hussenbach
Meininger from Kolb
Meisner
Miller from Dönhof
Nazarenus
Nuss
Pfenning
Pister
Popp from Balzer
Propp from Hussenbach
Reichel from Dietel
Reichert
Reifschneider
Rein
Reuter from Kautz
Rexius from Kraft
Ring from Dietel
Roth from Beideck
Schaneman from Norka
Schaub from Frank
Schauerman
Schillereff from Frank
Schlager from Merkel
Schleicher from Norka
Schlotthauer from Kraft
Schmer from Oberdorf
Schmidt from Frank
Schmunk
Schneider
Schreiber from Norka
Schreiner from Kautz
Schwab from Hussenbach
Schwartzkopf from Dönhof & Rosenberg
Schwindt
Sinner from Konstantinovka
Spreier from Dietel
Steinbrecher from Unterdorf
Steinmiller
Sterkel
Stricker from Erlenbach
Stroh from Frank
Thaut from Frank
Trupp
Wacker from Brunnental
Wagner from Frank
Walter from Frank & Neu-Norka
Weber from Walter
Weglin
Weideman from Unterdorf
Weinmaster/Weinmeister from Dietel
Weiss from Frank
Weitzel from Frank
Wilhelm
Willmann from Frank
Winter
Wittman from Oberdorf
Wunder from Gnadenfeld
Zeiler from Frank
Zitterkopf from Huck
Zwetzig

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

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

Resources: 

- East Lawn Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Fairview Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Fairview / Scottsbluff City Cemetery (gravestones.org)
- Sunset Memorial Park (findagrave.com)

Map of Scottsbluff area.

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Source: Western Sugar Cooperative.

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Source: Western Sugar Cooperative.

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