Montrose, Montrose Co., Colorado

Includes the following communities: 
Montrose, Montrose Co., Colorado
Olathe, Montrose Co., Colorado
History: 

Montrose officially became a town in 1882. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Co. built its narrow gauge mainline railroad through Montrose (connecting Denver and Salt Lake City). Standard gauge was completed in 1906. The Gunnison Tunnel, constructed to provide irrigation water to the valley, opened in 1909.

Volga German Families: 

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

Appelhans
Aschenbrenner
Basgall
Bastron
Bieber from Rothammel
Bohl from Huck
Brack from Schönfeld
Distel from Rothammel
Dittloff from Semenovka
Dome from Pfeifer
Eckhardt
Eichhorn from Dönhof
Frank from Dönhof
Frick
Geier
Holzmeister from Pfeifer
Katzdorn from Zug
Kindsvater
Kloberdanz
Lehl
Schmall
Schumann
Schäfer
Schiel from Göbel
Schneider
Sinner
Sittner
Spetter from Kamenka
Steinmark from Unterdorf
Suppes from Pfeifer
Wollert from Dreispitz

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

History (City of Montrose)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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