WaKeeney, Trego Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
WaKeeney, Trego Co., Kansas
Trego Center, Trego Co., Kansas
History: 

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.

Trego Center is a community located about 9 miles south of the city of WaKeeney, and is centered around Zion Lutheran Church which is located there.

Volga German Families: 

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

Arnhold from Beauregard
Bender from Kratzke
Berschauer from Kratzke
Billinger from Herzog
Blehm from Kratzke
Bollig from Louis
Boxberger from Kratzke
Brack from Schönfeld
Brown from Herzog
Brungardt from Herzog
Deines from Kratzke
Denning from Herzog & Liebental
DeWald from Hussenbach
Dinkel from Herzog
Dietz from Kratzke
Dreiling from Herzog
Eichman from Schwab
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Flagler / Flegler from Dietel
Geist from Ober-Monjou
Gideon from Kratzke
Goetz from Herzog
Graf from Louis
Herl from Wittmann
Heronemous from Warenburg
Herrman from Liebental
Karst from Eckheim & Holstein
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Knoll from Herzog
Koleber from Kratzke
Krug from Kratzke
Legleiter from Louis
Mai from Kratzke & Ährenfeld
Margheim from Merkel & Wiesenmüller
Mehler from Eckheim
Michaelis from Kratzke
Michel from Ährenfeld
Pfan(n)enstiel from Ober-Monjou
Randa from Liebental
Riedel from Herzog
Rohn from Walter
Rohr from Mariental
Romey from Herzog
Rupp from Ober-Monjou
Schamberger from Rohleder
Schneider from Kratzke & Ährenfeld
Schoenberger from Mariental
Schreiner from Herzog
Schwien from Kratzke
Stenzel from Ährenfeld
Stieben from Neu-Bauer
Stoppel from Nieder-Monjou
Stramel from Kamenka
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Wasinger from Herzog
Weigel from Herzog
Werth from Schönchen
Wiedeman of Neu-Bauer
Wiesner from Kamenka
Wilhelm from Schönfeld
Wolf from Ährenfeld
Wolf from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Ziegler from Göbel

Notable Individuals: 
Resources: 

- 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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