Gering, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska

Includes the following communities: 
Gering, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska

Gering was incorporated in 1890. After irrigation arrived in the area in 1902, the sugarbeet industry flourished and a sugar factory was built there in 1915. Volga German families moved there from Fort Collins and other areas to work in the sugar beet industry.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Gering:

Abel from Müller
Achziger from Kolb
Aschenbrenner from Norka
Bauer from Morgentau
Baum from Kukkus
Bertram from Kraft
Bohl from Huck
Borth from Katharinenstadt
Bretthauer from Walter
Drumheller from Schilling
Eiring from Eckheim
Eskam from Konstantinovka
Fegler from Neu-Norka
Feil from Dreispitz
Fertig from Bauer
Gerlach from Norka
Gorr from Schwed
Grauberger from Dietel
Hamburg from Walter
Hamburger from Norka
Haverick from Balzer
Heigel from Norka
Heil from Lauwe
Heilbrun from Dietel
Hessler from Norka
Hilzer from Norka
Hopp from Frank
Karle from Straub
Kechter from Walter
Knaub from Merkel
Kukas from Kukkus
Lebsack from Frank
Leever from Kraft
Lehl from Norka
Leikam from Laub
Lundgren from Franzosen
Margheim from Merkel
Maul from Norka
Meininger from Messer
Rahmig from Rosenberg
Reichel from Dietel
Reizenstein from Grimm
Rennert from Bauer
Robertus from Balzer
Satur from Frank
Sauer from Norka
Sauer from Zug
Schaub from Frank
Schild from Merkel
Schilreff from Frank
Schledewitz from Jost
Schlotthauer from Kraft
Schoeneman from Norka
Schott from Dietel
Steinmark from Unterdorf
Storm from Herzog
Strauch from Beideck
Stricker from Rosenberg
Tripple from Warenburg
Reifschneider from Saalfeld (Rostov)
Reitz from Kukkus
Wegelin from Merkel
Weitzel from Frank
Welsch from Nieder-Monjou
Yeager from Norka
Zitterkopf from Huck

Notable Individuals: 

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


West Lawn Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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