Severance, Weld Co., Colorado

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Severance, Weld Co., Colorado
History: 

Founded in the late 19th century as an agricultural community, Severance remained primarily a small rural farming community based on the raising of cattle, sugar beets, potatoes, and onions. Growth began in the 1990s with construction of new residential subdivisions in the nearby rural areas of Weld County.

Volga Germans began settling in the area along with the development of the sugar beet industry.

Volga German Families: 

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

Batz
Betz
Brunner
Dietz
Dumler
Ehrlich
Eichman
Felte
Fink
Foos
Fritzler
Gilig
Haffner
Hein
Helzer
Hettinger from Dietel
Hohnstein
Keil
Kindsvater
Kraft
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Lochman
Martin
Meier / Meyer
Miller
Oblander
Pfeifer
Ropp
Scha(e)fer
Schlotthauer
Schmidt
Schnorr
Siegfried
Sinner
Troudt
Vogt
Wassenmiller
Weber
Weinmeister
Weisheim
Weismiller
Winter

Volga Colonies: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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