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Northeast Kansas Chapter

Founded in February 1975


Our AHSGR Chapter's Purpose

The purpose of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is to bring together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia. Through a better understanding of Germans from Russia, we will promote a better appreciation of their history and the preservation of their culture through their descendants.

Northeast Kansas Chapter Newsletter
Our newsletter is published every other month.

Current Newsletter:
http://volga.germansfromrussia.org:8000/neks_newsletter.pdf

Archived Newsletters:
http://volga.germansfromrussia.org:8000/neks_newsletter/

Calendar of Upcoming Events and Newsletters

Chapter Meetings

Regular meetings are held bi-monthly at 1:00 p.m., the second Sunday of the month in the basement of St. Joseph's Church, at the corner of 3rd Street and Van Buren Street, Topeka, Kansas.  Guests are always welcome.

Potluck meal is at 1:00 p.m. with program at 2:00 p.m.  Members are asked to bring a meat dish and a side dish.

AUGUST MEETING --- CHAPTER PICNIC

DECEMBER MEETING --- CHRISTMAS PARTY

Publications

Recently Published Book (Dec. 2010)
Spires for All Time
"The Art and History of St. Joseph Catholic Church"
Call: 785-232-2863 or 785-232-2863
E-mail: stjosephtopeka@juno.com

Chapter Library

We have a good collection of German-Russian books, maps, AHSGR Journals and Clues, some census records, videos and other genealogical resource books available to our membership. The Library is usually open at our Chapter meetings. Members may check out and return books at this time.

Area Links

St. Joseph Catholic Church ( Topeka , KS ) Records, 1887-2002
This
Kansas State Historical Society site contains information on the four microfilms covering the St. Joseph 's Church books. These records where filmed in 2002. This site has a history of St. Joseph 's Church as well as an index of the books contained in the microfilms.

Topeka, Kansas 1912 Radges City Directory

The Migration of the Russian-Germans to Kansas

Schönchen (Paninskaya) Web Site

Janet's Germans from Russia Research

Janet Flickinger's site contains Passenger Manifests, Declaration of Intentions, 1920 Federal Census, and more

Riley County Genealogy Society

See their publications for marriage, naturalization and cemetery records of Shawnee county, Kansas

Shawnee County KS, 1880 Census

Shawnee County KS, 1885 Census

Searchable Kansas Census 1895 (not all counties included)

Shawnee County Kansas queries

Kansas Newspapers on Microfilm

Kansas Historical Society

Area Libraries

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Topeka City Net - Home Page

The following surnames are of those with connections with St Marys Kansas. Many can be found in the St Marys, Mt Calvary Cemetery. Abt, Bucholz, Buckner, Buss, Fuhr, Gassman, Glick, Hefner, Heim, Homan, Ingentron, Kinderknecht, Martell (Bartell), Mesmer, Rickstater, Seitz, Sack, Staab, Schwalia (spelled different ways), Bondrak (Bondank)

Pottawatomie County Cemeteries

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys

Related Links

Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements - Index

1920 Census Indexes of Volga Germans

Blue Skyways of Kansas

INDEX to "Conversations with the Elders" - Family Histories of Survivors of Stalin's Labor Camps, mostly in the Parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary, Chelyabinsk , Russia

Online Members

Appelhanz, Isadore (Ike) iappelhanz@cox.net

Rothammel surnames: Appelhans, Frank, Kloberdanz
Pfeifer surnames: Hefner (Haefner), (Heffner), Suppes, Oberst
Sewald surnames: Artzer, Schamber

Domme, Bill wdomme@cox.net

Pfeifer surnames: DOMME / DOME, BURGARD / BURGHART / BURKHART
Kamenka surnames: PORUBSKY, REEB / REB / RABE, SCHMIDT and SCHWERDT, STADLER
Volmer surnames: SEEWALD
Dehler surnames: OSTERTAG

Engroff, Dean Dengroff@aol.com
3236 S. E. Burton,
Topeka , Kansas , 66605  
Phone 785 267 2831

Kamenka & Vollmer surnames: ENGRAF, MEDER, WINTER

 

Grau, Denise dagrau@cox.net
Co-Village Coordinator Schoenchen & Mariental

Mariental: GASSMAN/N, ROHR, LINEBERGER
Gattung: SAUER
Ober-monjou: NIERNBERGER/NÜRNBERGER
Schoenchen: WASINGER
Liebental: HERRMAN, SCHAEFFER
Louis: QUINT

Grau, Michael mgrau@germansfromrussia.org

Co-Village Coordinator for
Nieder-monjou
:
http://www.niedermonjou.org
ANSCHUTZ
Fischer: FRIEBUS

Huggins, Evelyn EveJoyHug01@cox.net

Pfeifer surnames: JACOBS, BASGALL, KISNER, MUELLER, BAHL, DECHANT, ROTH, WEISS, KRESS, APPLEHANS, ACKERMAN Settled in Pfeifer area, Kansas

Jacobs, Frank fjacobs@cox.net

Kamenka & Pfeifer surnames: JACOBS, URBAN, SCHAFFFER, STEGMAN and MILTENBERG.
Obermunjou surnames; KLAUS and KONRADI
Herzog surnames; WITTMAN, SEITZ

Riffel, Leland LRIFFEL1@KC.RR.COM
          
            Village Coordinator for:
                
             Neu-Galka surnames: ALBRECHT, BAUER,
             BEICHEL, BERG, BERNHARDT, BORGER,
             BRUNNER, BUCHHAMMER, DAHLINGER,
             DIEHL, ELSASSER, FISCHER, FUCHS, GEIER,
             JOST, KLOSS, KANDELIN, KLASS, KOCK,
             KOERBS (Kerbs), KRETZ, LATTNER, MARTIN,
             MEIER, RIFFEL, RUFF, SCHWAB, SCHNEIDER,
             SCHANTZEBACH, SCHICK, SCHIMPF, SCHMIDT,
             SCHENK, SINNER, SIMON, STEINBACH,
             STUERTZ, VEIT, WEISHEIM, WIESNER, ZIEGLER.

             Frederich surnames: EHRLICH, EICHMANN,
             GEIER, LATTNER, LORENZ, MESSERSCHMIDT,
             REICH, SCHMIDT, SCHWAB, WUNSCH, ZIEGLER.

             Strassburg surnames: BALZER, BAUER, BLAHM,
             BLEHM, BREYER, BRIEGEMANN, BUSCH,
             CLAUSER, DEISNER, DIETERLE, ENGEL,
             EPHRAIM, GEISS, GERLACH, GRAFF, GUNTHER,
             HEIDELBACH, HEINZE, HELWER, HERDT,
             KLAUSER, KOERBS (Kerbs), KORBS, KRISPINS,
             LATTNER, MEIER, METZLER, MULLER, OPFER,
             RAU, REPP, SAUERWEIN, SCHAFER,
             SCHLOTTHAUER, SCHMIDT, SCHMUNK,
             SCHREINER, SCHUBER, SEIFERT, SEIGFRIED,
             STUERTZ, STURTZ, VOLGEL, VOLKER,
             WASSENMULLER, WEBER.

             Neu-Weimar surnames: ABICH, BATHAUER,   
             BISCHOFF, BRAUER, BREYER, BRUNNER,
             DEISNER, DIEHL, DIETERLE, EICHMANN, ERBES,
             ERNST, FLATH, FRANK, FRITZLER, GERLACH,
             GRAFF, GROHS, HEFELE, HEINRICH, HERBEL,
             KAHL, KLAUSER, KRETZ, KRISPINS, LOTZ,
             MARTIN, MEIER, MULLER, NEUWIRT, NUSS,
             PEIL, PETER, RAU, RIEL, RUSCH, SCHIMPF,
             SCHLOTTHAUSER, SCHMIDT, SCHMUNK,
             SCHON, SEIFERT, SIEBENLIST, SIEGFRIED,
             SIMON, TAUDT, TRAUDR, UTZ, VOGEL, WEBER,
             WEIMER, WILHELM, WOLF, WURTZ.

             Weimar (Alt-Weimar) surnames: ARNE, BISCHOFF,
             BRAUN, BRETMANN, FLATH, FRANK, GERLACH,
             GOTZE, HEINZE, HORST, ISKAM, KAHL, MARTIN,
             MEIER, METZLER, MICHEL, SCHIMPF,
             SCHLOTTHAUER, SCHMIDT, SCHUCKMANN,
             SEIFERT, SEYFRIED, WEBER, WEIMAR,
             WUNDER, ZIEGLER, ZIMMERMAN.

            Weimer surnames: BAUER, BISCHOFF, FASS,
            FLATH, FOX, GARLACK, GERLOCK, GRAF,
            GROSS, HEFFEL, HEINZE, KERBS, KRENZ,
            MAIER, MEYER, MILLER, MOORE or MOHR,
            NEIWERT, NEIWIRTH, NEUWERTH, RUSCH,
            SCHEIDT, SCHMIDT, SCHNEIDER, SPINDLER,
            UTZ, WEICHHOLD, WEIMER.
            
Source: list of these village surnames from the 1857 census.

Rose, Sheri SRose95709@aol.com

Village coordinator for Husaren, Russia
http://husarenrussia.com/
Villages Josephtal, Marienfeld, Pfeifer and Seewald 
Surnames: BURGHARDT, HAEFNER, LAMBRECHT, KAEBERLEIN, KISNER, JACOB, SPAHN

Schwerdt, Ed edschwerdt@mindspring.com

Kamenka surnames: SCHWERDT, SCHAEFER, MELCHIOR, MEIER. Settled in Topeka area, Kansas
Kamenka surnames: SCHWERDT. Settled in Sterling area,
Colorado
Kamenka surnames: SCHAEFER. Settled in
Chicago area, Illinois and Plains area, Kansas

Staley, JoAnn lyle.staley@sbcglobal.net 
2938 S.E. Peck Road , Topeka , KS 66605 -1925 (785) 266-7477

Rothammel, Pfeifer, Kamenka, Sewald
Surnames: DEGENHARDT, URBAN, BASGALL, DREHER, STEGMAN, HERGENROETHER, MILTENBERGER

Ubert, Gary Ubert@cox.net

Katharinenstadt names: Ubert, Staab, Faller; Settled in Catharine , Kansas
Mariental (
Volga ) names: Bucholz, Glick; Settled in St Mary , Kansas

 

Topeka , Kansas Volga - German Surname To Village List

by Isadore Appelhanz

German Villages in the Volga

ALLENDORF Pfeifer
APPELHANS(Z) Rothammel
ARTZER Sewald
BAUER Marienfeld
BAUM
BEIER Kamenka
BELLENDIR Koehler
BENDER Kamenka
BERBERICH(K) Pfeifer
BERVERT Leichtling
BIEKER Obermunjor
BLATNER Kamenka
BOLLOCK Kamenka
BOOS Obermunjor
BREIGHT Pfeifer
BREIT Pfeifer
BRUNGARDT
BUCKHOLZ
BURCHARDT Pfeifer
BURGARDT Pfeifer
BURGHARDT Pfeifer 
BURGHART Pfeifer
BURKHART Pfeifer
CONRAD
DAGAN Pfeifer
DECHAND Pfeifer
DECHANT Pfeifer
DEGAN Pfeifer
DEGAND Pfeifer
DEGENHARDT
DEGENHART
DEGGINGER
DEGHAND Pfeifer
DEGRAFF
DEKAT
DESCH Pfeifer
DESCH Via Argentina
ETZEL Via Argentina
DINKEL 
DOMME Pfeifer
DOMME Via Argentina
DOSCH
DREHER Schoenchen
DREILING
EAKES Pfeifer
EBERLY Pfeifer
EBRIGHT
ENGROFF Sehlman
ERHART
ESCHMANN
ETZEL Pfeifer
FAHER Kamenka
FARHER Kamenka
FRANK Rothammel
FUHR Sewald
GALLINGER Hildman
GAMLOWSKI Pfeifer
GARTNER Husaren
GEIST Hildman
GERHARDT Kamenka
GERHARDT Semenovka
GERLING Kamenka
GETTIG Pfeifer
GIBLER Obermunjor
GIBLER Via Argentina
GLICK Mariental
GOETZ
HABERKORN Semenovka
HABERLE
HABIG Pfeifer
HAEFNER Pfeifer
HAFNER Pfeifer
HARTMAN Rothammel
HEIM Goebel
HEIT Pfeifer
HELBART Pfeifer
HERGENRADER
HERHMANN Pfeifer
HERL Wittman
HERMAN Pfeifer
HERR Pfeifer
HERRMAN Pfeifer
HERTLEIN Herzog
HIRSCHFIELD Pfeifer
HOEFNER Pfeifer
HOFFMAN Obermunjor
HOFFMAN Via Argentina
HOFSATZ
HOLTZMEISTER Pfeifer
HOLZMEISTER Pfeifer
INGENTHRON Kamenka
JACOB Pfeifer
JACOBS Pfeifer
JACOBS Via Argentina
KABERLE Pfeifer
KABERLEIN Pfeifer
KABERLINE Pfeifer
KABERLINE Via Argentina
KAEBERLE Pfeifer
KAEMMER Obermunjor
KAMER Obermunjor
KAMMER Obermunjor
KAMMER Via Argentina
KASS Goebel
KEMMER
KERN Josephthal
KIESNER Pfeifer
KIPPES Pfeifer
KIPPES Via Argentina
KISMER Pfeifer
KISNER Pfeifer
KISTNER Pfeifer
KLOBERRANZ Rothammel
KLOSTER Semenovka
KOEHLER Marienfeld
KOHLER Marienfeld
KONRADE
KRENTZ Pfeifer
KRENZ Pfeifer
LAMBERCHT Pfeifer
LAMBERT Pfeifer
LAMBRECHT Pfeifer
LEIKER Obermunjor
LEINACKER Koehler
LEINACKER Via Argentina
LELL
LIAS Hussenbach
LIEKAM Katharinenstadt
LUDWIG VG
MADER Kamenka
MAUER Kamenka
MEIER Kamenka
MELCHIOR Kamenka
MILLER
MILTENBURGER Rothammel
MILTONBERGER Rothammel
MELCHIOR Kamenka
MULLER
OSTERTAG
PANNESTIEL Obermunjor
PFANNENSIEL Obermunjor
PFANNENSTIEL Obermunjor
PFANNESTIEL Obermunjor
PFEFFER
PFEIFER
PFEIFFER
PORUBSKI Kamenka
PORUBSKY Kamenka
PUHL Sewald
RAAB Kamenka
RABE Kamenka
REB Kamenka
REEB Kamenka
ROHR Mariental
ROLLHEISER Kamenka
ROLSING Kamenka
ROTH Goebel
ROTH Hildman
RUDOLF(H) Kamenka
SACHS Goebel
SACK Goebel
SACKS Goebel
SAENZ Goebel
SCHAEFER Kamenka
SCHAFER Kamenka
SCHAFFER Kamenka
SCHEIFELBEIN
SCHELL(E) Sewald
SCHIEFELBEIN Kamenka
SCHIEFFELBEIN Volmer
SCHIEL Goebel
SCHIFELBEIN Kamenka
SCHIFFELBEIN Volmer
SCHMIDT
SCHMIDTLEIN Kabon
SCHOENFELD Pfeifer
SCHOENFELDT Pfeifer
SCHONFELDT Pfeifer
SCHULMEISTER Kamenka
SCHWALJE
SCHWARTZ
SCHWERDT Kamenka
SCHWERT Kamenka
SCHWINDT
SEITZ Pfeifer
SEMON Pfeifer
SHOENFELD Pfeifer
SIEBEN Pfeifer
SIMONS Kamenka
SMITHLEIN Kabon
SOMMERS Leichtling
SOMMERS Via Argentina
SPAHN Pfeifer
SPETTER Kamenka
STAAB Katharinenstadt
STADLER Kamenka
STANG Marienfeld
STATTELMAN Schuck
STECHMAN Sewald
STECKMAN Sewald
STEGMAN Sewald
STEINBACH Sewald
STEINBACK Sewald
STEINBAGH Sewald
STRACK Pfeifer
STRAMEL Kamenka
SUPPES Pfeifer
UBERT Katharinenstadt
UMSCHEID
UNREIN Via Argentina
URBAN Kamenka
VONFELDT Louis
WALTER(S)
WEIGEL Josephthal
WEIGEL Pfeifer
WEILERT Katharinenstadt
WEINKAUF Saratov
WEISNER Kamenka
WEISSBECK Odessa
WERTH
WIESNER Kamenka
WISNER Kamenka
ZIEGLER Koehler

Officers

President
Eileen Davis
nanapaco@swbell.net

Vice President

Treasurer
Evelyn Huggins
EveJoyHug01@cox.net

Secretary
Lindajcurrie@hotmail.com

Newsletter Editor
Frank Jacobs
fjacobs@cox.net


 

Chairpersons

Chaplain 
Raymond Meier 
785-234-2967 
dorismeyer@juno.com
 

 Membership
Denise Grau
785-273-6849
dgrau@germansfromrussia.org

Sick & Shut-in
All Members

Food & Courtesy
Doris Meier 
785-234-2967 
dorismeyer@juno.com 

Program
All Members

Librarian & Historian
Isadore Ike Appelhanz
785-273-2595
iappelhanz@cox.net

Finance Ways & Means 
John Reb
785-235-5875

Genealogy & Computers