Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska

Includes the following communities: 
Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska
History: 

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:

Abel from Müller
Buxbaum from Franzosen
Dahlinger from Rosenberg
Deines from Franzosen & Kratzke
Dolberg from Beideck
Heil from Laub
Heilbrun from Rosenberg
Heimbichner
Homan from Neu-Norka
Kammerzell from Frank
Kechter from Brunnental & Langenfeld
Kildow from Norka
Kuxhausen from Rosenberg
Lapp from Frank
Leever from Kraft
Leikam from Laub
Loos from Norka
Lundgren from Franzosen
Nazarenus from Kutter
Nuss from Neu-Müller
Ostermiller from Beideck
Reifschneider from Saalfeld (Rostov)
Reitz from Kukkus
Sauer from Norka
Schmunk
Sterkel from Norka
Worster from Balzer
Zink from Marienfeld
Zitterkopf from Huck

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

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

Resources: 

- Bayard Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Bayard Cemetery (gravestones.org)

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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