Near Moundridge in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation
of Kotosufka, Volhynia, Russia whose members left Russia in search of religious liberty, sixty-two families sailing on the "City of Richmond," landing in New York September 3, 1874, and in October arriving on this Quarter Sectin (S.W. Quarter Sec. 19-21-2W) which was donated by the Santa Fe Railroad Company for church purposes, and with a few more families arriving later, settled this neighborhood.
And in gratitude
to them and to our beloved country, the United States of America, which graciously granted the religious liberty sought, and to our Heavenly Father to whom we give all the honor.
Their descendants erected this monument
Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my Name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Names of the Immigrant Families
Albrecht Dirks Flickner Goering Graber Kaufman Krehbiel Nachtigal Schrag Schroeder Schwartz Strausz Stucky Sutter Voran Waltner Wedel Zerger
Erected 1943 by Descendants of the Swiss (Volhynia) Mennonite Immigrants.
Location. Touch for map. Monument is about four miles west of Moundridge. Marker is in this post office area: Moundridge KS 67107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); English Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites (approx. half a mile away); Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Turkey Red Wheat (approx. half a mile away); Growth of This Pioneer Group (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundridge.
Also see . . . The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association. (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.