RUSSELL COUNTY, KANSAS

Volga Germans


Timeline:

12 Jul 1876 Left Kratzka By Rail To Saratov

14 Jul 1876 Left Saratov By Rail For Hamburg, Ge

Ship Had Already Departed

9 Aug 1876 Ss Frisia Departed Hamburg For Nyc 12 Day Ocean Crossing

22 Aug 1876 Arrived In Nyc And Stayed A "Few Days"

? 1876 Traveled To Kc

Traveled To Lincoln, Ne

Committee Traveled Over Ne For 4 Wks And Returned

Traveled To Lawrence, Ks

5 October 1876 Colony Arrives In Russell Co

Dec 1876 2Nd Group Karst, Elsasser, Nuss, Keil, Becker

Feb Or Jun 1878 3Rd Group From Eckheim, Samare Morgensterns, Radkes, And Others From The Dakotas (Orig Fm Bessarabia, Russia)



These Are The Heads Of Families In The Orig Group Who Emigrated To America From Russia:  George Bender, Adam Bender, Heinrich Bender, G. Heinrich Bender, Jacob Berschauer, Heinrich Berschauer, Jacob Blehm, Friedrich Deines, Peter Deines, G. Jacob Deines, George Dietz, Adam Dietz, Jacob Dietz, Jacob Krug, J. Jacob Krug Jr., Heinrich Krug, Adam Mai, Jacob Maier, Jacob Michaelis, Heinrich Michaelis, Friedrich Schwein.

The total number of members in the colony was 72.

Elected leaders of the company were George Bender, Jacob Krug Sr. and Adam Dietz


Offsite Links:

Complete 1920 Census of Russian Germans in Russell County: http://www.webbitt.com/volga/KS-russell-cty.txt

Volga German Ship Manifests, Declarations of Intent, & WWI Draft Registrations:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/l/i/Janet-D-Flickinger/index.html



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