Moses Lake / Ephrata, Grant Co., Washington

Includes the following communities: 
Moses Lake, Grant Co., Washington
Ephrata, Grant Co., Washington

Moses Lake was originally called Neppel after the German town from which many of the early settlers had immigrated.  In 1938, it was renamed in honor of Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse tribe.  Many Volga Germans have settled in Moses Lake, Washington.

Volga German Families: 

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

Berschauer from Kratzke
Deines from Kratzke
Kissler from Frank
Leinweber from Yagodnaya Polyana
Naab from Kamenka
Rosenow from Kolb
Schaffer from Frank
Schell from Sewald
Schmunk from Galka


- Moses Lake, Washington (Wikipedia)

Pre-Volga Origin

Map showing the location of Moses Lake in Grant County, Washington.
Source: Wikipedia.

Volga Colonies

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