Minatare, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska

Names: 
Minatare, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska
History: 

Following development of the sugar beet industry in the area, Volga Germans settled in Minatare beginning in 1912.

Volga German Families: 

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

Arends
Arndt
Burbach
Brill from Norka
Deines from Franzosen
Freouf
Fritzler
Gorr from Schwed
Heilbrun
Hopp from Frank
Leinweber
Lenz
Markheim from Merkel
Nagel
Romig (Romick) from Rosenberg
Schaub from Frank
Schillereff from Kolb
Schnell
Schwartzkopf
Schwindt
Sterkel from Norka
Ulrich
Vogel
Wacker / Walker
Wamboldt
Welsch from Nieder-Monjou
Zwetzig

Sources: 

- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 52.

Resources: 

East Lawn Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Minatare, Nebraska.
Built in 1925; in operation until 1948.
Source: Western Sugar Cooperative.

Sugar beet wagons on Main Street in Minatare (1915).
Source: Vintage Nebraska.

Volga Colonies

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