Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa

Includes the following communities: 
Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa
Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa
History: 

Volga German immigrants from Norka settled in Mason City where many found work in the packing plants.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Mason City:

Basgall
Beisel
Bellender from Köhler
Bernhardt
Borger
Dieterle
Els / Ils
Felde
Frank
Groh from Grimm
Hanschu
Hartmann
Heimbuch from Grimm
Kerbs
Kloberdanz
Lauer
Lechman from Rothammel
Legler from Grimm
Lofing from Norka
Marten
Nagel
Pauli
Riffel
Romig from Rosenberg
Rothammel
Schechtel from Schuck
Schneider
Schultz from Dobrinka
Speaker
Stremel from Kamenka
VonFeldt from Herzog
Weitzel
Wolf
Zeller

Sources: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 53.
- USA Settlement List (Patricia Miller)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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