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Ellis County, Kansas
County Seat in Hays

Ellis County, KS - Records and Resources

Ellis County GenWeb page

This webpage contains information about some of the county's towns including Herzog/Victoria and Walker.

Hays Public Library

Kansas Room - History and Genealogy

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Ellis County, KS - Townships

Most Emslanders in Ellis County settled in Victoria, Herzog and Walker Townships, primarily in Walker Township near the town of Walker. The towns of Victoria and Walker both had stations on the Union Pacific RR line.

Based on maps found at:

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Victoria/Herzog, KS

The town of Victoria was founded in 1874 by Scotch-English colonists. It combined with the town of Herzog, home to many German-Russians, in 1913.

St Fidelis Parish in Victoria

This was probably the parish for the Emslanders living near Walker until their own church was built ca 1905.

The Cathedral of the Plains built 1908-10. The first church had been built in 1877.

Parish records:
Baptisms 1876-1907
Marriages 1877-1974
Deaths 1876-1952
Family registers 1881, 1886, 1900, 1913, 1920
LDS microfilm (2 reels): FHL 1183670-71

Parishioners 1876-1986
LDS book: 978.119 K2w

Parish History

(includes photos of the original and later church)

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Walker, KS

The area near Walker was first settled by the English in the early 1870s.Germans from Philadelphia arrived in 1876 and settled near Fort Fletcher and another group Germans arrived the same year and settled 3 miles south of Walker. Within a few years Emslanders from Lorup and Werlte had also settled there.

St Anne's Catholic Church (1905)

Parish records:
Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1904-1920
Family register 1913-1920
LDS microfilm (1 reel): FHL 1183672

Parishioners 1876-1986
LDS book: 978.119 K2w

St Anne's Cemetery


St. Anna Cemetery located 1/2 mi., N of Walker, Ellis Co., Kansas, Microfilm of original manuscript (7 leaves) made in 1969.
LDS FHL microfilm on 1 reel #824051

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Comments or additional information concerning
emigrants listed on this website can be sent to Barbara Salibi.
Contact info is at the bottom of Home page.