Colfax, Whitman Co., Washington

Includes the following communities: 
Colfax, Whitman Co., Washington
History: 

It is located at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Palouse River. At once time, Colfax also lay at the junction of three railway lines. It was named after Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States (1869-1873).

Volga German Families: 

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

Appel from Morgentau
Aschenbrenner from Brunnental
Bafus
Becker from Brunnental
Daubert
Gerlitz
Heidenreich
Hergert
Kammerzell from Frank
Kleweno
Lautenschlager
Leinweber
Litzenberger
Luft
Lust
Machlied from Yagodnaya Polyana
Morasch from Yagodnaya Polyana
Rothermal from Katharinenstadt
Scheideman from Norka
Scheuermann from Yagodnaya Polyana
Schlundt
Schreiber
Weitz from Yagodnaya Polyana

Notable Individuals: 
Resources: 

- 1920 Federal Cesus of Whitman County (Eugene Jenkins)
- Colfax Cemetery (findagrave.com)
- Dusty Cemetery (findagrave.com)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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