Goodland, Sherman Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
Goodland, Sherman Co., Kansas
Edson, Sherman Co., Kansas
Kanorado, Sherman Co., Kansas

Goodland was founded in 1886 to settle a dispute about what town should be the county seat of Sherman County. It was built along the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad. The town was named after Goodland, Indiana.

Over the decades, Volga German families from other locations in Kansas and Colorado have settled in Goodland.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Goodland, Kansas:

Artzer from Sewald
Bieker from Katharinenstadt
Bohl from Huck
Brack from Schönfeld
Denning from Herzog
Dinkel from Herzog
Dorn from Walter
Dreiling from Herzog
Engel from Ober-Monjou
Gittlein from Pfeifer
Glassman from Rohleder
Gross from Merkel
Herl from Wittmann
Herrman from Liebental
Jacobs from Pfeifer
Kautz from Merkel
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Lambrecht from Pfeifer
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Pfeifer from Herzog
Quint from Louis
Randa from Liebental
Rohr from Mariental
Roth from Kamenka
Scheck from Herzog
Stegman from Pfeifer
Stramel from Kamenka
VonFeldt from Herzog
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Weltz from Katharinenstadt

Notable Individuals: 

Goodland Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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