Otis, Rush Co., Kansas

Names: 
Otis, Rush Co., Kansas
History: 

Otis is the eastern most town in Rush County and was founded by Volga Germans. Before Otis became a town, there were Volga German settlements called Scheuerman (to the west) and Schöntal (to the north).

Volga German Congregations: 

Lutheran
Methodist
Reformed
Seventh Day Adventist

Volga German Families: 

Early Volga German families to settled in the Otis area include:

Appel
Avis
Brack
Butherus from Walter
Eitel
Fritzler
Fuchs
Giesick
Gillig from Grimm
Glantz from Norka
Hagelganz
Hanhart
Hartman
Helin
Helzer/Healzer from Norka
Herbel
Hergert
Kerb
Krause
Krumm
Krunch
Lebsack
Luft from Yagodnaya Polyana
Miller
Mohr
Mootz
Muth
Ochs
Ott
Repp
Riffel
Rodie
Rothe
Rudy
Scheideman from Norka
Scheuerman from Yagodnaya Polyana
Schmidt
Schneider
Schrader
Schreiber from Norka
Schreiner
Sell from Norka
Sohm
Stang
Steitz
Wagner
Wertz/Wirtz

Sources: 

Homesteading in Rush County (Fort Hays State University)

Resources: 

- Lutheran Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Otis Methodist Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Volga Colonies

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