Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska

Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska

Following the sugar beet industry, Volga Germans first settled in Bayard in January, 1913, having first stopped in Gering. This first group of five families were from Franzosen and had earlier settled in Sugar City, Colorado.       

The Great Western sugar beet factory was built in Bayard in 1917.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in and around Bayard:

Deines from Franzosen & Kratzke
Heil from Laub
Kammerzell from Frank
Kuxhausen from Rosenberg


- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 52.


- Bayard Cemetery (
- Bayard Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Great Western sugar beet factory under construction in Bayard, Nebraska.
Began operation in 1917.
Source: Western Sugar Cooperative.

Volga Colonies

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