Ellis, Ellis Co., Kansas

Ellis, Ellis Co., Kansas

The community of Ellis was established in 1867 as a water station on the Kansas Pacific Railway. From 1876-1878, a large number of Volga Germans immigrated to Ellis County, and over the years moved from the farms into the town of Ellis.

Among the early Volga German families to settled in and near Ellis were:

John Pfeifer
George Wiesner
Michael Jacobs
John Dreher
Andreas Weigel
Michael Weigel
Peter Weigel
John Weigel

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Ellis:

Basgall from Rothammel
Dinkel from Herzog
Schreivogel from Wittmann
von Feldt
Wiesner from Kamenka

Notable Individuals: 

- Larson, Rosemary Wiesner. St. Mary's Church, 1986: Centennial Celebration, Ellis, Kansas.


- Ellis Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Mount Hope Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Saint John Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Saint Mary's Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga German Women in Ellis.
Front row: Agnes Schüler Karlin, Marcia Beilman Karlin, and Anna Staab Karlin.
Back row: Dorothea Schütz Karlin and Anna Meier Karlin.
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Volga Colonies

Latitude: 49.488889
Longitude: 8.469167
Latitude: 49.196733
Longitude: 7.142494