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Gottfried Schuvie, Hays, Kansas

Gottfried Schuvie, Hays, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows Gottfried Schuvie. Schuvie (Schuby/Schwire) was born in Graf, Russia, on August 15, 1859 and died in Hays, Kansas on August 8, 1928. He married Katherine Barbara Romme and moved to the United States in 1909. Like many Volga Germans immigrants, he settled in the Hays, Kansas area for the rich farm land, the close knit German community, and the exemption from military service.


Henrich Leiker's horse barn, Munjor, Kansas

Henrich Leiker's horse barn, Munjor, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows a group of men in front of Henrich Leiker's horse barn in Munjor, Kansas. The individuals have been identified from left to right as follows: Jacob Leiker, Joe Leiker, Edmund Kelley, Joe Dechant, Andrew Leiker and Martin F. Leiker.


Henry Werth farm, Schoenchen, Kansas

Henry Werth farm, Schoenchen, Kansas
Creator: Clark, M.D.
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows a view of Henry Werth's farm in Schoenchen, Kansas. Standing before the structure are members of the Werth family dressed in their traditional Volga German clothing of dark and simple dresses and suits. Identified from left to right: John A. Werth, Mrs. Karl Werth, Rosa Werth, and Henry Werth.


Martin and Veronica (Pfannensteil) Leiker

Martin and Veronica (Pfannensteil) Leiker
Date: June 06, 1916
This photograph shows Martin and Veronica (Pfannesteil) Leiker from Ellis County, Kansas on their wedding day. The couple are dressed in traditional Volga wedding attire while posed in front of a studio backdrop.


Munjor, Kansas

Munjor, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 19019
These two photographs show views of Munjor, Kansas. The community located in the Wheatland Township of Ellis County, Kansas was founded in 1876 by Volga German immigrants.


Munjor, Kansas

Munjor, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photograph shows a distant view of Munjor, Kansas. The community located in the Wheatland Township of Ellis County, Kansas, was founded in 1876 by Volga German immigrants.


Reverend Maurice Ackerman, Ellis, Kansas

Reverend Maurice Ackerman, Ellis, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows Reverend Maurice Ackerman a member of the Volga German community of Ellis, Kansas. Like many Volga Germans, he was lured to Kansas by railroad advertising campaigns that promoted the sell of productive farmland and exemption from military service on religious grounds. With these incentives for settlement and religious freedom,Volga Germans immigrated toward the Ellis, Rush, and Russell counties to buy the lands owned by the railroad companies. In those close knit and sometimes isolated communities, German customs and strong religious beliefs were maintained for several decades.


St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas
Date: 1915
This photograph is a side view of St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. The church was built to serve the predominantly Catholic Volga German community that began settling the area about 1875. Construction on the church began in 1908 and was completed in 1911. It is known as the "Cathedral of the Plains," and is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Volga German Women

Volga German Women
Date: Between 1890s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows a group of Volga German woman from Ellis, Kansas. The women are dressed in traditional Volga German clothing of dark, simple dresses. They have been identified from the front row as follows: Agnes Schueler Karlin, Marcia Beilman Karlin, and Anna Staab Karlin. Back row: Dorothea Schuetz Karlin and Anna Meier Karlin. Many Volga Germans were lured to Kansas by advertising campaigns that promoted productive farmland and exemption from military service on religious grounds. These incentives encouraged many Volga Germans to migrate to the Ellis, Rush and Russell counties in Kansas to buy the lands owned by the railroad companies. In those close knit and sometimes isolated communities, German customs and strong religious beliefs were maintained for several decades.


Volga German family, Ellis, Kansas

Volga German family, Ellis, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows a Volga German family from Ellis, Kansas. Like many Volga Germans the family was likely lured to Kansas by advertising campaigns that promoted the sale of productive farmland and exemption from military service on religious grounds. These incentives encouraged many Volga Germans to migrate to Ellis, Rush, and Russell counties in Kansas to buy the lands owned by the railroad companies. In those close knit and sometimes isolated communities, German customs and strong religious beliefs were maintained for several decades.


Volga German pioneer, Ellis, Kansas

Volga German pioneer, Ellis, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows an unidentified Volga German man from Ellis, Kansas. Like many Volga Germans, he was lured to Kansas by railroad advertising campaigns that promoted productive farmland and exemption from military service on religious grounds. With these incentives for settlement and religious freedom, Volga Germans immigrated toward the Ellis, Rush, and Russell counties to buy the lands owned by the railroad companies. In those close knit and sometimes isolated communities, German customs and strong religious beliefs were maintained for several decades.


Volga German pioneer, Ellis, Kansas

Volga German pioneer, Ellis, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows an unidentified man from Ellis, Kansas, who is dressed in the traditional dark and simple Volga German clothing. Like many Volga Germans, he was lured to Kansas by railroad advertising campaigns that promoted the sell of productive farmland and exemption from military service on religious grounds. With these incentives for settlement and religious freedom, Volga Germans immigrated toward Ellis, Rush, and Russell counties to buy the lands owned by the railroad companies. In those close knit and sometimes isolated communities, German customs and strong religious beliefs were maintained for several decades.


Volga German pioneer, Ellis, Kansas

Volga German pioneer, Ellis, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows an unidentified man from Ellis, Kansas, who is dressed in the traditional Volga German clothing. Like many Volga Germans, he was lured to Kansas by railroad advertising campaigns that promoted the sell of productive farmland and exemption from military service on religious grounds. With these incentives for settlement and religious freedom, Volga Germans immigrated toward the Ellis, Rush, and Russell counties to buy the lands owned by the railroad companies. In those close knit and sometimes isolated communities, German customs and strong religious beliefs were maintained for several decades.


Volga German wedding portraits

Volga German wedding portraits
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This collection of negatives represents Volga German wedding portraits from Ellis County, Kansas. Several couples have been identified by name on the back of copy prints. Dressed in traditional Volga wedding attire, the couples pose with either a studio backdrop or church.


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