Lehigh, Marion Co., Kansas

Names: 
Lehigh, Marion Co., Kansas
History: 

The town of Lehigh was established in 1877 when the Santa Fe Railroad was laid through Marion County. It had a weekly newspaper, the Marion County Record, publishing as early as 1881. The land on which the town was plotted was originally owned by Lee Hays, and according to one account, the town was named after him.

Volga German Families: 

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

Arnholz
Bartel
Becker
Blehm
Dietz from Kratzke
Ebel
Eichman
Feil from Dreispitz
Haas
Heinze
Herbel from Dreispitz
Hill
Kammerzell from Frank
Krieger
Mai/May
Meier
Niedens
Nuss
Oblander
Riffel
Schriock
Schroeder
Schwabauer from Huck
Steinert
Steinle
Sterkel
Stroh
Wassemiller
Winter from Shcherbakovka
Wittmann from Grimm
Wolf from Grimm
 

Sources: 

- Declaration of Intentions filed in Marion Co., Kansas (Janet Flickenger)
- Weinbrenner, Loren. The Story of Lehigh. North Newton, KS: Bethel College, 1961.

Resources: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Main Street in Lehigh, Kansas (1908).

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 50.465833
Longitude: 9.903333
Latitude: 54.275000
Longitude: 10.111111
Latitude: 53.869722
Longitude: 10.686389