Brighton, Adams Co., Colorado

Includes the following communities: 
Brighton, Adams Co., Colorado
Hudson, Weld Co., Colorado
Fort Lupton, Weld Co., Colorado
Henderson, Adams Co., Colorado
History: 

The first Volga Germans arrived in the Brighton area in 1886 to work in the sugar beet fields.

By the early 1900s Volga Germans from the Russian colonies Frank, Dietel, Dreispitz, Marienfeld, Oberdorf, Shcherbakovka, and Herzog settled in Brighton.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Brighton:

Amend
Amerin from Pfeifer
Appelhans
Barth
Batt
Baumgartner from Anton
Beierle
Beisel
Bellendir from Köhler
Bender
Berger
Billinger from Herzog
Blehm from Shcherbakovka
Breit from Pfeifer
Brenning from Kutter
Brown from Herzog
Busch
Case from Göbel
Crispen
Dechant from Ober-Monjou
Degenhardt from Sewald
Deines from Kratzke
Denning from Herzog
Depperschmidt from Liebental
Dreher from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Dreiling from Herzog
Drieth from Beideck
Ehrlich
Els
Falkenstein from Schuck
Frank
Gettmann
Gittlein from Pfeifer
Greenemeier
Greenewaldt
Haberkorn from Göbel
Harris from Schilling
Hartman from Rothammel
Heinze
Hepp from Liebental
Herrman from Liebental
Hill
Hollmann
Horst
Kaltenberger
Keller
Kerbs from Galka
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Knoll from Herzog
Krämer
Kraus
Kreutzer from Liebental
Kuhn from Herzog
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Lauer from Rothammel
Lesser
Lutz
Meier
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Michel
Miller from Beideck
Miltenberger
Nazarenus
Neb from Kraft
Ostermiller from Beideck
Peppler from Hussenbach
Pfeifer from Pfeifer
Pfenning from Norka
Randa from Liebental
Reigenborn from Köhler
Remisch from Köhler
Richter
Ritter
Roth from Grimm
Rupp from Ober-Monjou
Sauer from Zug
Schäfer
Schamberger from Kamenka
Schell from Sewald
Schenfeld from Marienfeld
Schön
Schick
Schimpf from Oberdorf
Schissler from Walter
Schmer from Norka
Schmidt
Schreibvogel from Wittmann
Schwab
Sevolt from Husaren
Sewald from Husaren
Spies from Liebental
Staab from Katharinenstadt
Stadler from Kamenka
Stecklein from Zug
Stegman from Pfeifer
Stoecklein from Zug
Stramel from Kamenka
Suppes from Pfeifer
Toepfer from Fischer
Unrein from Ober-Monjou
Urban from Kamenka
Wagner
Walters from Katharinenstadt
Weigel from Herzog
Weinbender from Köhler
Werth from Schönchen
Wiesner from Kamenka
Willmann from Neu-Messer
Windholz from Herzog
Wittman from Holstein
Wolf from Katharinenstadt
Wollert
Younger from Herzog
Zeiler
Ziegler
Zink from Marienfeld

Sources: 

- Thomas, Adam. "Work Renders Life Sweet." Fort Collins Advance Planning Department, August 2003. [Online]
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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