WaKeeney, Trego Co., Kansas

WaKeeney, Trego Co., Kansas

In December of 1877, James F. Keeney and Albert E. Warren purchased from the Kansas Pacific Railway Co. the land that was to become WaKeeney (a contraction of their names). The first Volga Germans began settling to the north and west of WaKeeney in the late 1890s.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Trego County:

Bender from Kratzke
Berschauer from Kratzke
Blehm from Kratzke
Boxberger from Kratzke
Deines from Kratzke
Denning from Herzog
Dinkel from Herzog
Dietz from Kratzke
Dreiling from Herzog
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Flagler / Flegler from Dietel
Gideon from Kratzke
Karst from Eckheim & Holstein
Koleber from Kratzke
Krug from Kratzke
Legleiter from Louis
Mai from Kratzke & Ährenfeld
Margheim from Merkel & Wiesenmüller
Michaelis from Kratzke
Pfan(n)enstiel from Ober-Monjou
Rupp from Ober-Monjou
Schneider from Kratzke & Ährenfeld
Schoenberger from Mariental
Schwien from Kratzke
Stenzel from Ährenfeld
Stoppel from Nieder-Monjou
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Weigel from Herzog
Wolf from Ährenfeld
Ziegler from Göbel

Notable Individuals: 

- Christ the King Catholic Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at WaKeeney (findagrave.com)
- Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at WaKeeney (GenWeb)
- Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at WaKeeney (Kansas Trails)
- WaKeeney City Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- WaKeeney City Cemetery - East (GenWeb)
- Zion Lutheran Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

WaKeeney has been called the Christmas City of the High Plains since 1950.

Volga Colonies

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