Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska

Includes the following communities: 
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska
Winter Creek, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska

Settlers from Brunnental arrived in Scottsbluff in 1909 and Sallet reports that by 1910 about 35% of Scottbluff's population of 7,000 were Volga Germans.

In 1910, a sugar refinery was constructed in Scottsbluff and sugarbeet companies sent agents into the neighboring large cities to hire Volga Germans as beet workers. In the spring of 1910, they began to arrive from Loveland (original colonists from Frank), Sterling, Denver, and Lincoln.

The Scottsbluff Sugar Company built a factory in Scottsbluff in 1910. It was acquired that same year by Great Western Sugar.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Scottsbluff, Nebraska:

Abel from Müller
Achziger from Kolb
Adam from Neu-Norka
Adler from Kolb
Amen from Frank
Arndt from Konstantinovka
Axt from Jost
Barthuly from Neu-Balzer
Bastron from Frank
Batt from Frank
Bauer from Frank
Bauer from Neu-Norka
Bauer from Norka
Bauer from Shcherbakovka
Becker from Erlenbach
Becker from Kraft
Behm from Unterdorf
Benzel from Kolb
Bernhardt from Frank
Bertram from Kraft
Bisterfeldt from Nieder-Monjou
Blum from Norka
Brecht from Schöntal
Brethauer / Bretthauer from Walter
Brill from Norka
Brotzman from Huck
Brungardt from Frank
Bruntz from Merkel
Buchhammer from Kraft
Burbach from Norka
Buxbaum from Kraft
Dahlinger from Rosenberg
Debus from Kukkus
Deines from Kratzke & Norka
Dermer from Konstantinovka
Derr from Norka
Dittenber from Kukkus
Ditter from Frank
Dolberg from Beideck
Dorn from Walter
Dreith from Beideck
Drumheller from Schilling
Eckhardt from Brunnental & Frank
Ehrlich from Shcherbakovka & Unterdorf
Eirich from Schwed
Eisenach from Frank
Elenberger from Brunnental
Ehrhart from Bauer
Eskam from Konstantinovka
Fabrizius from Kratzke
Fagler from Norka
Feagler from Norka
Fertig from Bauer
Flack from Jost
Foos from Merkel
Fox/Fuchs from Kautz
Frank from Kautz
Friehauf from Norka
Fritzler from Wiesenmüller
Fuchs from Frank
Gettman from Brunnental & Frank
Gorr from Schwed
Graf from Schilling
Grauberger from Dietel
Green from Neu-Norka
Greenwald(t)/Grünwald from Frank
Groskopf from Frank
Grosskopf from Frank
Hamburger from Norka
Hansch from Rosental
Har(d)t from Kautz
Hauff from Merkel
Haun from Hussenbach
Heigel from Norka
Heil from Lauwe
Heilbrun from Dietel
Heinrich from Norka
Helzer from Norka
Herdt from Rosenberg
Hergert from Brunnental
Herrman from Hussenbach
Hessler from Norka
Hettinger from Dietel
Hiegel from Norka
Hilzer from Norka
Hoff from Frank
Hoffmann from Hussenbach
Hohnstein from Norka
Huck from Huck
Kammerzell from Frank
Kanzler from Kolb
Kaufmann from Frank
Kautz from Merkel
Kechter from Kolb
Keller from Unterdorf
Kindsvater from Brunnental
Klein from Frank
Klein from Kautz
Klug from Köhler
Knaub from Merkel
Knaus from Ährenfeld
Kuhlmann from Rosenberg
Kukas from Kukkus
Kuxhausen from Rosenberg
Lackmann from Dietel
Lebsack/Libsack from Frank
Lehl from Norka
Leikam from Laub
Leis from Hussenbach
Loos from Norka
Loose from Kraft
Lundgren from Franzosen
Mai from Kratzke
Margheim / Markheim / Morgheim from Merkel
Marsch from Neu-Messer
Maul from Norka
Mehling from Hussenbach
Meininger from Kolb
Meis from Katharinenstadt
Miller from Dönhof
Nagel from Norka
Nuss from Neu-Müller
Ostermiller from Beideck
Otto from Kaneau
Pauley from Neu-Norka
Pfenning from Norka
Popp from Balzer
Propp from Hussenbach
Rahmig from Ropsenberg
Reiber from Kolb
Reichel from Dietel
Reifschneider from Saalfeld (Rostov)
Rein from Merkel
Reisig from Shcherbakovka
Reitz from Kukkus
Reizenstein from Grimm
Reuter from Kautz
Rexius from Kraft
Riezanstein from Rosenberg
Ring from Dietel
Robertus from Balzer & Neu-Balzer
Roth from Beideck
Satur from Frank
Sauer from Norka
Schaaf from Huck
Schaneman / Schanaman from Norka
Schaub from Frank
Schildt from Merkel
Schillereff from Frank
Schilling from Hussenbach
Schlager from Merkel
Schledewitz from Jost
Schleicher from Norka
Scheidt from Stahl am Tarlyk
Schlotthauer from Kraft
Schmer from Oberdorf
Schmidt from Frank
Schmunk from Rosenberg
Schreiber from Norka
Schreiner from Kautz
Schwab from Hussenbach
Schwartzkopf from Dönhof & Rosenberg
Schwindt from Norka
Seckinger from Frank
Sinner from Konstantinovka
Sitzman from Frank
Specht from Merkel
Spies from Liebental
Spreier from Dietel
Steben from Bauer
Steinbrecher from Unterdorf
Steinmark from Unterdorf
Steinmiller from Frank
Storm from Herzog
Strauch from Beideck
Stricker from Erlenbach
Stroh from Frank
Thaut from Frank
Trumheller from Konstantinovka
Wacker from Brunnental
Wagner from Frank
Walter from Frank & Neu-Norka
Weber from Walter
Wegelin from Merkel
Weideman from Unterdorf
Weinmaster / Weinmeister from Dietel
Weisgerber from Huck
Weiss from Frank
Weitzel from Frank
Weitzel from Rosenberg
Welsch from Nieder-Monjou
Werner from Susannental
Willmann from Frank
Wittman from Oberdorf
Worster from Schilling
Wunder from Gnadenfeld
Yeager from Norka
Zeiler from Frank
Zitterkopf / Zitterkoph from Huck
Zwetzig from Morgentau

Notable Individuals: 

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


- East Lawn Cemetery (
- Fairview Cemetery (
- Fairview / Scottsbluff City Cemetery (
- Sunset Memorial Park (

Map of Scottsbluff area.

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Source: Western Sugar Cooperative.

Great Western Sugarbeet Factory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Source: Western Sugar Cooperative.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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