Torrington, Goshen Co., Wyoming

Includes the following communities: 
Torrington, Goshen Co., Wyoming
Hawk Springs, Goshen Co., Wyoming

The city was founded by W.G. Curtis and named by him for his home town of Torrington, Connecticut.

The Volga German settlement in Torrington is an extension of that across the state line in and around Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The sugar beet industry was the attraction to this area.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Torrington, Wyoming:

Abel from Müller
Bender from Kratzke
Benzel from Kolb
Brecht from Schöntal
Deines from Norka
Dietz from Kratzke
Dinges from Wittmann
Ditter from Frank
Ehrlich from Grimm
Eisenach from Frank
Feagler from Norka
Foos from Merkel
Gorr from Schwed
Groskopf from Frank
Heil from Lauwe
Heilbrun from Dietel
Hettinger from Dietel
Hill from Walter
Hopp from Frank
Lissmann from Dönhof
Miller from Dönhof
Nab from Kraft
Nedens from Gnadentau
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Roth from Grimm
Schaaf from Huck
Schaub from Frank
Schillereff from Kolb
Schledewitz from Jost
Schmer from Norka
Schwartzkopf from Dönhof
Steinmetz from Brunnental
Stricker from Rosenberg
Volz from Balzer
Welsch from Nieder-Monjou
Wiegel from Schwed
Yager from Norka


Settlements of Volga Germans in America (Webbitt)


Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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