Fort Morgan, Morgan Co., Colorado

Includes the following communities: 
Fort Morgan, Morgan Co., Colorado
Weldona, Morgan Co., Colorado
Hoyt, Morgan Co., Colorado

By the early 1900s Volga Germans from the Russian colonies of Anton, Dobrinka, Frank, Kautz, Kraft, and Yagodnaya Polyana had settled in and around Fort Morgan.

The sugar beet industry was a large drawing force to their location on the plains of eastern Colorado.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in or near Fort Morgan:

Achziger from Kolb
Adler from Kolb
Alles from Walter
Amen from Frank
Arndt from Norka
Aschenbrenner from Norka
Asmus from Grimm
Barthlama from Walter
Bath from Frank
Bauer from Frank
Baumgartner from Anton
Bellendir from Köhler
Bender from Kratzke
Benzel from Kolb
Bernhardt from Frank
Bertram from Kraft
Bohl from Huck
Borgens from Frank
Brandt from Kraft
Brautigan from Kolb
Deghand from Pfeifer
Denning from Herzog
Dietz from Walter
Dorn from Walter
Dreith from Beideck
Eckhardt from Frank & Kraft
Eiring from Eckheim
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Frank from Kautz
Fabricius from Kratzke
Foos from Dietel
Frick from Frank
Friehauf from Norka
Fries from Hussenbach
Frihauf from Norka
Fuchs from Hussenbach
Funk from Hussenbach
Gassman from Mariental
Geist from Hussenbach
Geist from Kraft
Geist from Ober-Monjou
Gelroth from Bauer
Gerk from Josefstal
Gettman from Frank
Giesick from Walter
Graeb / Greb from Kraft
Greenwald from Frank
Heimbechner from Frank
Hein from Frank
Herbst from Frank
Herdt from Eckheim
Hergenreter from Sewald
Hertel from Ober-Monjou
Hoffman from Frank
Kammarcal & Kammerzell from Frank
Kechter from Kolb
Kembel from Kolb
Kis(s)ler from Frank
Klein from Frank
Koch from Kolb
Koehler from Beideck
Konrade from Pfeifer
Kosman from Urbach
Krening from Walter
Krieger from Norka
Lapp from Frank
Lauck from Beideck
Lebsack/Lebsock from Frank
Leikam from Katharinenstadt
Lesser from Frank
Linker from Walter
Loos from Marienfeld
Loose from Kraft
Meininger from Kolb
Meis / Mese from Katharinenstadt
Meisinger from Neu-Messer
Meng from Neu-Messer
Miller from Beideck
Muth from Grimm
Nab/Neb from Kraft
Needens/Niedens from Wiesenmüller
Nuss from Eckheim
Ochs from Schönfeld
Ostermiller from Beideck
Ostwald from Kautz
Peif from Frank
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Roth from Warenburg
Rothe from Frank
Ruhl from Kraft
Ruppel from Kraft
Sagel from Kraft
Saurbriet from Hussenbach
Schantz from Neu-Messer
Scheidt from Stahl am Tarlyk
Schell from Sewald
Schiel from Göbel
Schillereff from Kolb
Schimpf from Oberdorf
Schlundt from Bauer
Schmer from Norka
Schneider from Göbel
Schreiner from Kraft
Schwartzkopf from Morgentau
Schwindt from Norka
Stadler from Kamenka
Stumpf from Warenburg
Toepfer from Fischer
VonFeldt from Herzog
Wiegel from Schwed
Wolf from Franzosen
Wunsch from Morgentau
Younger from Herzog
Ziegler from Köhler
Zwertig from Morgentau


- Campbell, Alyse. "Great Western Sugar Company." Colorado Encyclopedia [Online].
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Great Western Sugar Beet Factory in Fort Morgan, Colorado
Source: CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections

Volga Colonies

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