Ness City, Ness Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
Ness City, Ness Co., Kansas
Beeler, Ness Co., Kansas
History: 

In search of additional farm land, Ellis County families began to move west. Ness County was one such destination and in 1913 the families of Carl Weibert and John Weibert were the first Volga Germans from Ellis County to move there, farming northeast of Ness City.

In 1915, several additional families arrived from Ellis County: Melchior Weibert, Andrew Bollig, George Rohr, Jacob Gabel, Martin Wendler, John Leiker, Paul Befort, Carl W. Dechant, John Heili, Conrad Boxler, Anthony Engel, and Joseph Schiffelbein. The following year one more family, that of Elias Pfannenstiel, moved to Ness City from Topeka.

Volga German Families: 

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

Beck
Befort from Katharinenstadt
Beltz
Betz from Neu-Messer
Bieber
Bittel from Wittmann
Boese / Boos from Ober-Monjou
Bollig
Borger from Eckheim
Boxler from Mariental
Brack
Braun / Brown
Bruntz from Merkel
Debes
Dechant
Deiser
Depperschmidt from Liebental
Dietz from Kratzke
Dinges from Wittmann
Dinkel from Herzog
Dome from Pfeifer
Dumler
Eitel from Beideck
Engel
Erb
Foos from Merkel
Frank
Funk
Gabel
Gantz
Gassman from Mariental
Gross from Merkel
Haas from Wittmann
Hammerschmidt from Herzog
Heili
Herman from Hussenbach
Hertel from Ober-Monjou
Hinkel from Kutter
Hironemus
Karst from Holstein
Koerner from Katharinenstadt
Korbe from Mariental
Kraft from Shcherbakovka
Kreutzer from Liebental
Krug
Laas
Lang from Kamenka
Leiker from Ober-Monjou
Litzenberger from Schönfeld
Maier from Kratzke
Meis
Michaelis from Kratzke
Miller
Moore
Munch from Schönchen
Pauley
Pfannenstiel from Ober-Monjou
Quint from Louis
Rebel from Neu-Kolonie
Rein
Reinert
Rohr from Mariental
Roth(e)
Ruff
Rupp from Ober-Monjou
Sanders
Sauer from Zug
Schiffelbein from Streckerau
Schlegel from Schönfeld
Schupman from Schönchen
Schwartzkopf
Schweitzer
Schwien / Schwein from Kratzke
Stecklein from Zug
Steitz
Stenzel from Ährenfeld
Stoecklein from Zug
Stoppel
Stramel from Kamenka
Tittel from Dietel
Urban from Kamenka
Walter from Katharinenstadt
Wasinger from Schönchen
Wegele from Neu-Laub
Weibert
Wendler from Ober-Monjou
Weilert from Katharinenstadt
Wolf(e)
Yaeger

Notable Individuals: 
Sources: 

- Transcript of The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, 1926.

Resources: 

- Ness City Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Sacred Heart Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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