Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado

Includes the following communities: 
Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado
La Salle, Weld Co., Colorado
Barnesville, Weld Co., Colorado
Kersey, Weld Co., Colorado
Gill, Weld Co., Colorado
Briggsdale, Weld Co., Colorado
History: 

Those Volga Germans who settled in Greeley came from Frank, Hussenbach, Merkel, Messer, Oberdorf, Pobochnaya, and Schönfeld. Through the years, Volga German immigrants from many other colonies also settled in Greeley and the surrounding area. They settled in “Little Russia” on the east side of town, between the railroad tracks and the sugar factory.

Many Volga German families were employed in the sugar beet industry.  As of 1910, there were 3,699 Germans from Russia laboring in the beet fields of Weld County.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Greeley:

Aab
Achziger from Kolb
Adler from Kolb
Alles from Walter
Amen from Frank
Applehans
Bastrom from Frank
Batt from Dietel
Bath from Frank
Bauer from Frank
Baumgartner from Anton
Bechtholdt
Becker
Beitz
Bender from Kratzke
Be(h)rens
Bernhardt
Betz
Binder
Blehm from Kratzke
Boos from Ober-Monjou
Borgens from Frank
Boxberger from Kratzke
Brack
Brehm
Bret(t)hauer
Brinkman
Brug
Brungard(t)
Brunner
Bruntz from Merkel
Buderus from Walter
Burkhardt
Busch
Buxbaum
Chrispen
Dechant from Ober-Monjou
Deer from Norka
Deines from Kratzke
Dietz from Kratzke & Walter
Dinges from Norka
Dinkel
Ditter
Dorn from Walter
Dreith from Beideck
Dumler from Grimm
Ebel
Eberhardt
Eckhardt from Frank
Ehrlich from Shcherbakovka
Eichler
Eichman
Eichhorn
Eiring from Eckheim
Eisenach
Elsasser
Erbes from Dönhof
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Fahrenbruch
Feit
Feuerstein/Firestein from Norka
Fladung from Schönchen
Flath/Floth from Frank
Foos(e)/Voos
Fox
Frank
Friebus
Fritzler
Fromm
Fuchs
Gasner from Brabander
Geisick/Giesick/Gesick from Walter
Gerk from Josefstal
Gettman
Gies
Ginther/Guenther
Grauberger
Greenwald/Greenwalt/Gruenwald
Gross from Merkel
Grosskopf from Frank
Haas
Harding / Hardung / Hartung from Frank
Hartmann
Heberlein from Walter
Heil
Heimbichner / Heimbigner / Heimbegner from Frank
Hein from Frank
Heinlein
Heinze
Heiser
Held
Helzer from Norka
Hemple from Norka
Herbst
Hergenreder
Hergert from Oberdorf
Herman(n)
Hettinger
Hill from Walter
Hirsch
Hoff
Hofferber
Hoffman
Hoffner
Ho(h)nstein
Holzmeister from Pfeifer
Hopp
Horst
Huwa
Jacoby
Jurgens
Kaiser
Kammerzel(l) from Frank
Kanzler from Kolb
Karst
Kaufman
Kechter
Kehn
Keil
Kerbs
Kiehn
Kildau from Norka
Kindsfat(h)er/Kindsvater
Kippes from Pfeifer
Kisling from Warenburg
Kissler from Frank
Klaus
Klein
Knaub from Merkel
Kniss from Norka
Kobel
Kobobel
Koch
Kohler
Koleber from Kratzke
Kraft
Kraus
Krening
Krieger from Norka
Krum(m) from Kukkus
Kuhn from Herzog
Kurtz
Kuxhausen from Rosenberg
Lahnert
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Lapp from Frank
Laubhan from Avilova & Shcherbakovka
Lauer
Lebsack
Lef(f)ler/Loeffler from Dönhof
Leichner
Lenhart/Leonhardt/Lonhardt
Lesser from Frank
Lind from Dönhof
Lofgren
Loos from Marienfeld
Lorenz
Lutz from Frank
Mai/May from Kratzke
Manweiler from Rosenberg
Margheim from Merkel
Martin
Maier/Meier/Meyer
Meininger from Messer
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Meisinger
Michel
Miller
Monheiser / Monhouser
Nafts from Dönhof
Nagel from Norka
Nieberger
Nafts/Nofts
Nuss
Oblander
Oster
Ostermiller from Beideck
Pabst
Pappenheim
Peppler
Petrie
Pfeifer from Herzog
Pfenning from Norka
Printz
Propp from Hussenbach
Rehn
Reichel
Reichert
Reifschneider
Reinick
Reiter
Rohn
Rohrig
Rommel
Rosenoff / Rosenow
Roth from Walter
Ruff
Rupple
Rusch
Rutt
Rutz
S(c)habel
Salzman
Sauer
Scha(e)f(f)er
Schaub from Frank
Schauerman / Scheierman
Scheibel
Scheidt
Schell from Sewald
Scheller from Dönhof
Schenfeld from Marienfeld
Schild
Schilling
Schissler from Walter
Schlotthauer
Schmick
Schmidt
Schmunck from Galka
Schneider
Schnell from Norka
Schnorr
Schoenhals/Schanhals
Schott
Schreiber from Norka
Schreiner
Schup(p)e
Schwab
Schwabauer
Schwar(t)z
Schwartzkopf
Seder from Norka
Sell
Sinner
Sitzman/Zitzman from Frank
Speaker
Specht
Stadler from Kamenka
Staley
Steinbach
Steinbecker/Steinbecher
Steinmark
Steinmetz
Steinmiller
Stencel/Stenzel from Hussenbach
Stoll from Erlenbach
Stromberger from Dönhof
Strassheim
Strauch
Streck
Strecker
Stroh
Stro(h)man
Stromberger
Suppes
Thaut/Thout(t)
Thiel
Tittle
Traudt/Troudt
Tribelhorn
Trupp
U(h)rich
Ulrich
Vogel
Volz
Vorath
Wacker/Walker from Norka
Wagner
Walter(s)
Wambol(d)t
Webb
Web(b)er
Weglin
Weideman
Weidenkeller from Norka
Weimer
Weinbender from Köhler
Weinmeister from Dietel
Weiss
Weitzel
Wertz from Yagodnaya Polyana
Whitman
Widerspahn
Wiegel
Wilhelm
Willman(n) from Messer
Winder/Winter
Woith
Wolf(e)
Wunsch from Galka
Zeiler
Zeller
Zi(e)gler
Zimmerman(n)
Zink from Marienfeld
Zulauf from Grimm

Sources: 

- Casey, Chris. “Newcomers often Greeted with Less-than-Open Arms.” Weld County Celebrating 150 Years (online)
- “Germans from Russia in Colorado.” Weld County Celebrating 150 Years (online)
- Maisch, Matt. “The Hidden History of Colorado’s Germans from Russia.” Colorado Life Magazine (September/October 2017) (online)
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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