Gorham, Russell Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
Gorham, Russell Co., Kansas
History: 

German settlers from Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, established a community on the Kansas Pacific Railway at the future site of Gorham in April 1872. Elijah Dodge Gorham, a settler from Illinois, gave the town its name when he platted it in 1879.

Volga German Congregations: 

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Gorham:

Bender from Kratzke
Brown from Herzog
Denning from Herzog
Dinkel from Herzog
Dreher from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Dreiling from Herzog
Gassman from Mariental
Goetz from Herzog
Gross from Mariental
Hammerschmidt from Herzog
Klaus from Ober-Monjou
Kuhn from Herzog
Lederhos from Rohleder
Leiker from Ober-Monjou
Mermis from Herzog
Milberger from Eckheim
Rohr from Mariental
Paul from Mariental
Sander from Herzog
Scheck from Herzog
Schmidtberger from Herzog
Schuckman from Schönchen
Steinert from Eckheim
Unrein from Ober-Monjou
VonFeldt from Herzog
Weigel from Herzog
Windholz from Herzog
Younger from Herzog

Resources: 

St. Mary 's Cemetery (findagrave)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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