Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas

Includes the following communities: 
Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas
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History: 

Wichita was founded as a trading post along the Chisholm Trail in the 1860s.

As Volga German immigrants left the agriculture sector of the American prairie, many were attracted to Wichita's aircraft and other industries.

Adorers of The Blood of Christ

There is a convent located in Wichita for the Adorers of The Blood of Christ (ASC) order of the Roman Catholic Church. Many Volga German women have become members of this order including:

Sr. Josina Appelhans
Sr. Agnes Claire Basgall
Sr. Rita Basgall
Sr. Mary Braun
Sr. M. Elvera Dinges
Sr. M. Philip Dreher
Sr. Louise Herrman
Sr. Genevieve Kessler
Sr. M. Rosaline Kisner
Sr. Madeleine Kisner
Sr. Clementine Kreutzer
Sr. M. Jane Kreutzer
Sr. Margaret Kreutzer
Sr. Julia Legleiter
Sr. Bernita Marie Leiker
Sr. Cecilia Leiker
Sr. Hildegarde Leiker
Sr. M. Cyril Leiker
Sr. Petronilla Leiker
Sr. Celeste Linenberger
Sr. M. Carmela Linenberger
Sr. Augusta Pfannenstiel
Sr. Loyola Pfannenstiel
Sr. Charlotte Rohr
Sr. Mary Alban Rohr
Sr. Paulette Schiffelbein
Sr. Barbara Schmidt
Sr. Bernadette Schmidt
Sr. Delphine Schmidt
Sr. Elizabeth Ann Schmidt
Sr. Irene Schmidt
Sr. M. Gemma Schmidt
Sr. M. Valeria Schmidt
Sr. Martina Schmidt
Sr. Emerita Schuckman
Sr. M. Rudolpha Schuckman
Sr. Victoria Schuckman
Sr. Florence Seib
Sr. Lillian Stecklein
Sr. Mary Clare Stegman
Sr. Joyce Stoecklein
Sr. M. Isabella Stoecklein
Sr. Mary Thomasine Edna Mae Stoecklein
Sr. Virginia Stoecklein
Sr. Angelica Stremel
Sr. M. Apollonia Stremel
Sr. M. Caroletta Stremel
Sr. M. Dorothy Stremel
Sr. Agatha Wassinger
Sr. Mary Victorine Weber
Sr. M. Augustine Weilert
Sr. M. Benigna Weilert
Sr. M. Imelda Weilert
Sr. M. Aegidia Werth
Sr. M. Cornelia Werth
Sr. Mary Leonard Werth
Sr. M. Fidelis Wintholz
Sr. M. Veronica Wintholz
Sr. Seraphine Wintholz
Sr. Hugoline Zimmerman

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Wichita:

Albrecht / Albright
Altergott from Schwed
Appel
Basgall from Rothammel
Befort from Katharinenstadt
Beilman from Katharinenstadt
Beisel
Bender from Kratzke
Bernhardt from Galka
Berschauer from Kratzke
Bissing from Katharinenstadt
Bisterfeldt from Nieder-Monjou
Blehm from Straßburg
Boger
Borger from Eckheim
Boos from Ober-Monjou
Bott from Norka
Boxberger from Kratzke
Brack from Schönfeld
Braun from Herzog
Brungardt from Herzog
Bruntz from Merkel
Dechant from Ober-Monjou
Degenhardt from Sewald
Deines from Franzosen & Kratzke
Dietz from Kratzke
Dome from Pfeifer
Dreiling
Dumler
Eberle from Mariental
Ehrlich from Shcherbakovka
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Flegler
Foos from Merkel
Funk
Geis from Neu-Messer
Gerstner from Herzog
Gette from Semenovka
Gideon
Graf from Neu-Ober-Monjou
Haselhorst
Hergert from Yagodnaya Polyana
Heronemus from Warenburg
Holzmeister from Pfeifer
Hopp from Kraft
Karst from Eckheim
Keil
Kinderknecht from Mariental
Kisner from Pfeifer
Klaus from Ober-Monjou
Kraus
Kreutzer
Krug from Kratzke
Kuhn from Herzog
Lais from Hussenbach
Langhofer from Straßburg
Lauber from Graf
Laubhan from Shcherbakovka
Lautenschlager from Yagodnaya Polyana
Lederhos from Rohleder
Legleiter from Liebental
Leiker from Ober-Monjou
Linenberger from Herzog
Mader
Mai from Kratzke
Maier
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Michaelis from Kratzke
Miller
Mohn
Mohr from Beideck
Moore from Moor
Munch / Munsch from Schönchen
Niernberger from Ober-Monjou
Ochs from Schönfeld
Pfanenstiel from Ober-Monjou
Pfeifer from Herzog
Pope / Popp from Pobochnaya
Richmeier from Herzog
Riffel from Galka
Rohn
Romey from Herzog
Ross from Norka
Roth from Pfeifer
Rupp from Ober-Monjou
Sack from Semenovka
Sanders from Herzog
Scheck from Wiesenmüller
Scheideman from Norka
Scheikofsky
Schmidtberger from Herzog
Schoendaller from Liebental
Schupman from Schönchen
Schwemmer from Dreispitz
Schwien
Spetter from Kamenka
Staab from Katharinenstadt
Stegman
Steinert from Eckheim
Stenzel from Hussenbach
Stoppel from Nieder-Monjou
Stramel / Stroemel from Kamenka
Vonfeldt
Waldschmidt from Ober-Monjou
Wassemiller from Oberdorf
Wegele from Neu-Laub
Werth from Schönchen
Wilhelm from Schönfeld
Windholz from Herzog
Younger from Herzog
Zerfas
Ziegler from Köhler
Zitterkopf from Huck

Notable Individuals: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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