St. Marys, Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Co., Kansas

Names: 
St. Marys, Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Co., Kansas
History: 

The town of St. Marys, Kansas, straddles the county line between Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties. It was platted 8 August 1866 and officially incorporated on 8 October 1869.

St. Marys is located about 20 miles northwest of Topeka and many families from the Volga German communities in Topeka moved to St. Marys over the years.

Volga German Congregations: 

St. Marys Academy

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around St. Marys:

Abt
Bartell from Brabander
Bondrak (Bondank) from Brabander
Bucholz from Mariental
Buckner
Buss
Ernst from Brabander
Fuhr from Brabander
Gassman from Brabander
Glick from Mariental
Hefner
Heim
Homan
Ingentron
Kinderknecht
Martell from Brabander
Mesmer
Rickstater
Rumback
Sauer
Seitz from Mariental & Semenovka
Sack
Staab
Schwalia (spelled different ways) from Brabander

Sources: 

- Northeastern Kansas Chapter, AHSGR

Resources: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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