Munjor, Ellis Co., Kansas

Names: 
Munjor, Ellis Co., Kansas
History: 

The village of Munjor, Kansas, was founded in 1876. Munjor was first located along Big Creek, but after a couple of months was moved to its present location in Section 25 of Wheatland Township.       

The following are recorded by Fr. Laing as founders of Munjor (followed by the number of people in the household):

from Ober-Monjou

  • Jacob Engel
  • John Berg (5)
  • Franz Leiker (4)
  • Henry Leiker (4)
  • Jacob Leiker (4)
  • Joseph Leiker (7)
  • Joseph Leiker (3)
  • Konrad Leiker (3)
  • Michael Leiker (4)
  • Nicholas Leiker (4)
  • Peter Leiker (6)

from Wittmann

  • John Dechant (4)
  • John Herl (6)
  • Henry Miller (2)
  • Henry Ruder (7)
  • Stanislaus Ruder (3)
  • Joseph Schreibvogel
  • Anton Schumacher (5)
  • George Schumacher (3)
  • Henry Schumacher (4)
  • Catharine Schumacher, widow (5)

from Mariental

  • Nicholas Eberle (6)
  • Peter Gross (5)
  • Matthias Rohr (6)
  • Peter Rohr (4)

from Schönchen

  • Anton Wasinger (8)
  • Anton Wasinger, Jr. (4)

from Zug

  • Anton Schneider (5)
  • Peter Stöcklein (7)

from Herzog

  • John Götz      

They were joined in November 1876 by another group from Ober-Monjou:

  • Anton Befort (3)
  • Konrad Befort (3)
  • Michael Graf
  • Christian Hertl
  • John Klaus (3)
  • John Krannawitter
  • Jacob John Leiker (4)
  • Jacob Pfannenstiel
Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Munjor:

Befort from Ober-Monjou
Berg from Ober-Monjou
Dechant from Wittmann
Eberle from Mariental
Engel from Ober-Monjou
Götz from Herzog
Graf from Ober-Monjou
Gross from Mariental
Herl from Wittmann
Hertl from Ober-Monjou
Klaus from Ober-Monjou
Krannewitter from Ober-Monjou
Leiker from Ober-Monjou
Müller from Wittmann
Pfannenstiel from Ober-Monjou
Rohr from Mariental
Ruder from Wittmann
Schneider from Zug
Schreibvogel from Wittmann
Schumacher from Wittmann
Stöcklein from Zug
Unrein from Ober-Monjou
Wasinger from Schönchen

Sources: 

- Laing, Francis S. "German-Russian Settlements in Ellis County, Kansas." Kansas Historical Collections 11 (1910): 489-528. [Online]

Resources: 

Saint Francis Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Munjor, Kansas (1905)
Source: Standard Atlas of Ellis County Kansas (Kansas Historical Society)

Munjor, Kansas - west side (1922)
Source: Standard Atlas of Ellis County Kansas (Kansas Historical Society)

Munjor, Kansas - east side (1922)
Source: Standard Atlas of Ellis County Kansas (Kansas Historical Society)

Munjor, Kansas - circa 1900.
Source: Kansas Historical Society.

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 49.292500
Longitude: 6.535000
Latitude: 48.104722
Longitude: 8.202778
Latitude: 50.302763
Longitude: 8.567866
Latitude: 49.196733
Longitude: 7.142494
Latitude: 49.800000
Longitude: 9.000000