Huntley, Yellowstone Co., Montana

Includes the following communities: 
Huntley, Yellowstone Co., Montana
Shepherd, Yellowstone Co., Montana
Osborn, Yellowstone Co., Montana

The village of Huntley was named for S.O. Huntley, a partner in the stagecoach firm of Clark & Huntley. It was located at the head of navigation on the Yellowstone River. The first steamboat arrived there in 1875, but the river traffic was infrequent. Huntley lent its name to the Huntley Project, an irrigation project in southern Montana that was established by the United States Bureau of Reclamation in 1907.       

Huntley was settled by Volga German immigrants from Kautz.

Volga German Congregations: 

- German Congregational Church
- German Lutheran Church
- German Methodist Church

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in or around Huntley:

Balzer from Wiesenmüller
Batt from Dietel
Bender from Kratzke
Deines from Kratzke
Hofferber from Frank
Kautz from Merkel
Kober from Susannental
Mohr from Beideck
Nafts from Dönhof
Ostermiller from Beideck
Reiter from Kautz
Schield from Dietel
Schleining from Norka
Wittman from Holstein
Zeiler from Frank


Huntley Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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