Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado

Names: 
Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado
History: 

Volga German families settled in and around Rocky Ford. Many were enticed to move to Rocky Ford to work for the American Crystal Sugar Company and in the sugar beet industry that supported the plant.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in Rocky Ford:

Brandt
Elsesser
Engelman
Frank
Johannes
Kaplan
Kindsvater
Lohrey
Meier
Schwien
Starkheim

Volga Colonies: 
Resources: 

Otero County Census Indices (1900, 1910, 1920)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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Longitude: 8.392500
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