Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska

Includes the following communities: 
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 settled in and around Bayard, Nebraska:

Abel from Müller
Bastron from Frank
Buxbaum from Franzosen
Dahlinger from Rosenberg
Deines from Franzosen & Kratzke
Dolberg from Beideck
Eckhardt from Frank
Eirich from Schwed
Groskopf from Frank
Heigel from Norka
Heil from Laub
Heil from Lauwe
Heilbrun from Rosenberg
Hiegel from Norka
Hintergardt from Stephan
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
Miller from Stahl am Tarlyk
Nazarenus from Kutter
Nuss from Neu-Müller
Ostermiller from Beideck
Reiber / Reuber from Kolb
Reifschneider from Saalfeld (Rostov)
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Reitz from Kukkus
Sauer from Norka
Schaaf from Huck
Sterkel from Norka
Stricker from Rosenberg
Worster from Balzer
Yeager from Norka
Zink from Marienfeld
Zitterkopf from Huck

Notable Individuals: 

- 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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