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Lincoln County Kansas
Ethnic Groups


Lying at the center of the continental United States, Kansas has been a crossroad for peoples of many different cultures, nations, races and religions. Lincoln County has shared in this richness of human diversity and our intent here is to present and promote information on different groups of people who have settled and lived here.

AFRICAN AMERICANS

JOHN A. WATTS, EARLY BLACK SETTLER, TELLS HIS STORY
The Watts family came to Lincoln County in the late 1870's and settled near Sylvan Grove.

HISTORY OF EARLY BLACK SETTLERS
Bits and pieces of history about the blacks who settled in the county, including obituaries.

GERMANS, AUSTRIANS AND OTHER GERMAN SPEAKING PEOPLE

A GERMAN WEDDING IN LINCOLN COUNTY
If you've never been to a German wedding you've not quite seen life at its best!

LINCOLN COUNTY KANSAS ENEMY ALIEN REGISTRATION AFFADAVITS INDEX 1917-1921
A list of residents of Lincoln County during World War I, primarily of German heritage.

CHRIST KRUSE BROUGHT GERMAN LUTHERANS TO COUNTY
Christ Kruse came to Lincoln County to inspect a farm he'd bought, sight unseen, and liked the land so much he stayed to help establish German Lutheran settlements south of Lincoln and at Sylvan Grove.


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Bill and Diana Sowers, Lincoln County Coordinators
Tracee Hamilton, Lincoln County Coordinator