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A brief history of the County Line Church, Part 2

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Last updated 1/20/2021 at 2:41pm

Continued from Dec. 3, 2020

Editor’s note: The previous installment ended with the arrival of 17 Volga-German families to the Ritzville area from Russia. Please also note a correction: The County Line Church is located in Adams County, not Lincoln County.

This pioneer group’s journey was a serendipitous one with multiple stops along the way. They left their home-villages of Kolb, Frank and Walter in 1878 and traveled to Hamburg, Germany where they boarded the SS Wieland bound for the United States. Their destination at this point was Nebraska, where they joined a larger group of forme...

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