Herington, Dickinson Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
Herington, Dickinson Co., Kansas
Hope, Dickinson Co., Kansas
Dillon, Dickinson Co., Kansas

Herington is named in honor of its founder Monroe Davis Herington who came to the area in 1880, but there had been white settlers living along Lyon Creek as early as 1859. With the arrival of the railroad, the number of settlers coming to the area dramatically increased.

Volga German Congregations: 

The following congregations were attended by the Volga Germans who settled in and around Herington:

- First Baptist Church (founded 1885)
- Immanuel Lutheran Church (in town)
- Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shady Brook (north of Herington)
- Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (founded 1926)
- St. Paul Lutheran Church (founded 1908)
- St. John Lutheran Church (founded 1861)

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Herington:

Arnhold from Beauregard
Beisel from Dreispitz
Berg from Galka
Borger from Eckheim
Deines from Franzosen
Ehrlich from Shcherbakovka
Elsasser from Galka
Fisher from Bauer
Hanschu from Shcherbakovka
Heidelbach from Straßburg
Hock from Bauer
Kerbs from Galka
Kleiber from Norka
Kraus from Alexandertal
Langhofer from Straßburg
Leever from Kraft
Nuss from Neu-Müller
Peil from Holstein
Rau from Neu-Norka
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Schibelhut from Rosenberg
Schimpf from Dobrinka
Schwartz from Norka
Socolofsky from Dreispitz
Stenfeld from Holstein
Worster from Alexandertal

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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