Billings, Yellowstone Co., Montana

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Billings, Yellowstone Co., Montana
History: 

Billings was settled by immigrants from Beideck, Frank, Kautz, Susannental, and Walter.

In 1906 the first sugar beet refinery was built and this drew in Volga Germans from other states such as Nebraska and Colorado. From Billings the Volga Germans settled along the Yellowstone River building other settlements centered around the sugar beet industry.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Billings:

Achziger from Kolb
Alles from Walter
Amen
Amend from Walter
Arndt from Norka
Balzer
Bangert from Dietel
Batt from Dietel
Beck
Behm
Bender from Kratzke
Bernhardt
Bisterfeldt from Nieder-Monjou
Blank
Blehm from Kratzke
Bohl
Bopp / Popp
Braun / Brown from Husaren
Brenning from Kutter
Brester
Debus
Deines from Kratzke
Dietz from Kratzke & Walter
Dewald
Dreiling from Herzog
Dumler from Blumenfeld
Eckhardt
Ehrlich
Eichler
Fahrenbruch from Frank
Fink
Foos from Merkel
Fox/Fuchs from Kautz
Frank from Kautz
Frickel / Frickle from Kautz
Fritz from Friedenfeld
Gabel
Geist
George
Götz
Giesick
Glantz from Norka
Glockhammer from Kautz
Gradwohl/Gratwohl from Kautz
Green from Norka
Grosskopf
Hahn from Dönhof
Hardt from Kautz
Hartung from Norka
Hefenieder from Norka
Heimbichner
Hein
Helzer from Norka
Herbst from Frank
Hergenrader from Kukkus
Hermann from Kautz
Herzog from Kutter
Hettinger
Hill from Walter
Hofferber from Frank
Hoffmann
Hohnstein from Norka
Johannes
Kaiser
Kammerzell
Karst
Kauffmann
Kautz from Dietel & Merkel
Kechter from Kolb
Kindsvater from Dietel
Kissler
Knaub from Kautz
Koch
Kramer
Krieger from Norka
Krug from Kratzke
Kukes / Kukus from Kukkus
Lackmann from Dietel
Lais from Hussenbach
Lauer from Rothammel
Lehmann
Lehr from Norka
Leikam from Laub
Leonhardt
Lesser from Frank
Lipsack
Lofing from Norka
Macheleit
Manweiler
Michel / Michael from Kautz
Metzler
Miller
Mohr from Beideck
Nafts
Nagel from Norka
Naibauer / Neubauer from Kautz
Nedens from Gnadentau
Oblander
Ostermiller from Beideck
Oswald / Ostwald from Kautz
Pauley from Norka
Pietsch / Pitsch from Dietel
Pope / Popp / Bopp from Kautz
Propp from Hussenbach
Reil
Reider / Reiter from Kautz
Rohleder
Rommel from Hussenbach
Roth from Grimm
Roth from Walter
Ruff from Dietel
Sander from Herzog
Schaffer
Scheidemann
Schleining from Norka
Schessler / Schoessler from Walter
Schillreff from Langenfeld
Schreiner from Kautz
Schultz
Shield from Dietel
Spomer from Beideck
Staley from Kautz
Steinmetz from Dietel
Streck
Strecker
Stroh
Traudt from Norka
Uhrich
Vogel
Wacker / Walker from Norka
Wagner
Walters from Katharinenstadt
Weber
Weigand
Werner
Wertz from Beideck
Wiesner from Kamenka
Wittmann
Yager / Jager
Yost from Norka
Zeiler
Zetzer

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 51.

Resources: 

- Calvary Cemetery (findagrave)
- Holy Cross Cemetery (findagrave)
- Mountview Cemetery (findagrave)
- Sunset Memorial Gardens (findagrave)

Pre-Volga Origin

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Billings, Montana
Source: Daily Inter Lake (11 April 1932)

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Billings, Montana

Volga Colonies

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