Ness City, Ness Co., Kansas

Names: 
Ness City, Ness Co., Kansas
History: 

In search of additional farm land, Ellis County families began to move west. Ness County was one such destination and in 1913 the families of Carl Weibert and John Weibert were the first Volga Germans from Ellis County to move there, farming northeast of Ness City. In 1915, several additional families arrived from Ellis County: Melchior Weibert, Andrew Bollig, George Rohr, Jacob Gabel, Martin Wendler, John Leiker, Paul Befort, Carl W. Dechant, John Heili, Conrad Boxler, Anthony Engel, and Joseph Schiffelbein. The following year one more family, that of Elias Pfannenstiel, moved to Ness City from Topeka.

Volga German Families: 

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

Beck
Befort
Beltz
Bieber
Boese / Boos
Bollig
Borger
Boxler
Brack
Braun / Brown
Debes
Dechant
Deiser
Depperschmidt
Dietz
Dumler
Engel
Erb
Foos from Merkel
Frank
Funk
Gabel
Gantz
Gross
Haas
Heili
Herman
Hertel
Hinkel
Hironemus
Krug
Laas
Leiker
Litzenberger
Maier
Meis
Miller
Moore
Pauley
Pfannenstiel
Rein
Reinert
Roth(e)
Ruff
Rupp
Sanders
Schaben
Schiffelbein from Streckerau
Schlegel
Schwartzkopf
Schweitzer
Schwien / Schwein from Kratzke
Steitz
Stenzel
Stoppel
Tittel from Dietel
Walter
Weibert
Wendler
Wolf(e)
Yaeger

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

- Transcript of The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, 1926.

Resources: 

- Ness City Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Sacred Heart Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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