Kansas Immigrant groups
By Jack Gilmore
The five W's
The Germans from Russia.
Russia, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
They settled in Hays Kansas.
They left because Russia changed.
They came because of cheap land and religious freedom.
They found land similar to Russian land.
It would be very different if the Germans did not come. One reason is we would not have Polkafest and Oktoberfest.
They came to Kansas around 1872.