The Volga Germans Historical

The Volga Germans Historical (HM1THW)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.443', W 99° 19.881'

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The Justus Bissing, Frederick Karlin, and
Frederick Koerner families stayed on this
site from March 1 till April 8 of 1876, while
they were building their sod dugouts in
nearby Katherinenstadt (Catherine). These
people were the first of nearly a
thousand German-speaking Catholics who
migrated to Ellis County from the Volga
River area of Russia during the late 1870's.
Other Volga-German villages formed
were Herzog, now Victoria (1876), Obermonjou,
which became Munjor (1876), Pfeifer (1876), and
Schoenchen (1877), as well as Liebenthal in
neighboring Rush County (1876).

The Trinity Lutheran Church stood on this
corner from 1879 till 1965, when St. Joseph's
Catholic Parish bought the church building
and put it to use as an axillary chapel.

Hays City, Kansas
Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471256 N 4302852
Decimal Degrees38.87405000, -99.33135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.443', W 99° 19.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 26.58" N, 99° 19' 52.86" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1251-1299 Fort St, Hays KS 67601, US
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