Park, Gove Co., Kansas

Names: 
Park, Gove Co., Kansas
History: 

Park was founded originally by English and Irish immigrants. They were joined by Germans from the Odessa region who had originally settled in Texas, and then by Volga German families who were moving west from their orginal settlements in Ellis and Rush Counties.

Volga German Congregations: 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Volga German Families: 

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

Bieker
Burgardt
Denning
Depperschmidt
Dreiling
Feldt
Goetz
Haffner
Hartmann
Herzog
Holzmeister
Kahler
Kinderknecht
Kraft
Kuhn
Lang
Legleiter
Leiker
Linneberger
Meier
Naab
Riedel
Schoenfeldt
Stecklein
Untereiner
Wagner
Weber
Weimer
Werth
Wilhelm
Windholz
Wittmann
Wolf
Younger
Zerr
Ziegler
Zimmerman

Sources: 

- Burkard, Peter L. The History of Sacred Heart Church, Park, Kansas.

Resources: 

- 1920 Federal Census of Gove County (Eugene Jenkins)
- Sacred Heart Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

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