Marion, Marion Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
Marion, Marion Co., Kansas
Florence, Marion Co., Kansas
History: 

The town of Marion was incorporated in 1875, shortly before the first Volga German families began arriving. Many Volga German families settled in and around Marion, Kansas.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Marion, Kansas:

Aschenbrenner from Brunnental
Batt from Brunnental
Batthauer from Dobrinka
Bechthold
Beisel from Dreispitz
Berg from Galka
Bernhardt from Galka
Blehm from Shcherbakovka
Bretthauer
Brunner from Galka
Chrispens from Dobrinka
Dahlinger
Ehrlich from Shcherbakovka
Frank from Louis
Friesorger from Oberdorf
Geis from Neu-Messer
Grünemeier
Hanschu from Shcherbakovka
Herbel
Hill
Kammerzell from Frank
Keil from Galka
Klein
Ladner / Laudner from Galka
Lais from Brunnental
Langhofer from Straßburg
Laubhan
Mehlinger
Meier
Meisinger from Messer
Mohn from Moor
Propp from Hussenbach
Riffel
Roth
Ruff
Sauer from Norka
Scheibel
Schimpf from Dobrinka
Schlotthauer from Dobrinka
Schlotthauer from Huck
Schmidt
Schuber from Straßburg
Seibel
Socolofsky from Dreispitz
Stang from Volmer
Stenzel from Hussenbach
Stoll
Suppes from Hussenbach
Vogel from Dobrinka
Weber from Straßburg
Wunsch from Galka

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

Declaration of Intentions filed in Marion Co., Kansas (Janet Flickenger)

Pre-Volga Origin

Plat map of Marion (1910).
Source: Marion Co. Historical Society.

One of the flour mills operated by Jacob and Johannes Ehrlich. In the year following their arrival from Russia in 1875, Johannes built a mill on the west edge of Marion. He sold it in 1910, but the brothers purchased a mill one mile south of Marion on the Cottonwood River. They continued in business for 50 years.
Source: Betty Richmond.

Business of John Ehrlich's Sons in Marion. The building was constructed in 1877.
Source: Marion Co. Historical Society.

Volga Colonies

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