Colfax, Whitman Co., Washington

Names: 
Colfax, Whitman Co., Washington
History: 

It is located at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Palouse River. At once time, Colfax also lay at the junction of three railway lines. It was named after Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States (1869-1873).

Volga German Families: 

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

Aschenbrenner
Bafus   
Daubert   
Gerlitz   
Heidenreich   
Hergert
Kammerzell from Frank
Kleweno   
Lautenschlager   
Leinweber   
Litzenberger   
Luft   
Lust   
Machleit   
Morasch from Yagodnaya Polyana
Scheuermann from Yagodnaya Polyana 
Schlundt   
Schreiber

Volga Colonies: 
Resources: 

- 1920 Federal Cesus of Whitman County (Eugene Jenkins)
- Colfax Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Dusty Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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