have ministered to the Catholics of Ellis County since 1878. Saint Fidelis Friary, Herzog (Victoria), was established by Father Matthew Hau, O.F.M. Cap., and Father Anastasius Mueller, O.F.M. Cap., at the invitation of the Bishop of Leavenworth, . . . — — Map (db m190005) HM
Erected between 1908 and 1911 by German and German Russian Catholics, this native limestone edifice is one of the largest buildings on the Great Plains. Its twin towers soar 141 feet above its 220 feet by 79 feet foundation.
Placing of the . . . — — Map (db m190074) HM
Left their home in Fife, Scotland
to join the Victoria Colony.
Contracted Typhoid Fever while
traveling up the Mississippi River.
---Laid to rest here Summer 1873---
Margaret, 27 • William, 25 • Robert, 24
Thomas, 18 • Jane, 16
They . . . — — Map (db m95692) HM
The first twenty-three families of Volga-Germans arrived in Victoria on April 8, 1876, and established the Village of Herzog in the area north of this point. The first religious activities of these settlers centered around the Village Cross. In the . . . — — Map (db m59814) HM
Nowhere in America were two colonies more unlike than those that came here. Scarlet-coated Britishers who chased antelope on bob-tailed ponies were joined by frugal and hard-working German-Russian immigrants. A Scotsman, George Grant, with 69,000 . . . — — Map (db m80424) HM