Eaton, Weld Co., Colorado

Includes the following communities: 
Eaton, Weld Co., Colorado
Lucerne, Weld Co., Colorado
Ault, Weld Co., Colorado
Nunn, Weld Co., Colorado
History: 

The town of Eaton is named after Benjamin Harrison Eaton, a pioneer in irrigation that increased agricultural production in the area. With the development of the sugar beet industry in Weld County, many Volga German families moved to the area from Kansas and Nebraska.

Volga German Congregations: 

Christ Lutheran Church

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Eaton:

Achziger from Kolb
Bauer from Frank
Bender from Hussenbach
Bender from Kratzke
Case from Göbel
Dietz from Kratzke
Dorn from Walter
Erbes from Dönhof
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Foose from Frank
Fritzler from Grimm
Giesick from Walter
Heberlein from Walter
Hergenreter from Sewald
Hettinger from Dietel
Kling from Oberdorf
Laber from Susannental
Lapp from Frank
Laubhan from Shcherbakovka
Loeffler from Grimm
Nazarenus
Needens from Gnadentau
Ostermiller from Beideck
Pappenheim from Dönhof
Rutt from Kolb
Stroman from Dietel
Weidenkeller from Norka
Weigand from Messer

Notable Individuals: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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