Yocemento was founded in 1906 when a cement plant was being constructed by a group of investors from Hays. They hired Hungarian immigrants to do the construction.
Local Volga German and German farmers joined with the Hungarians to form a Catholic parish, however, the cement plant was a failure and most of the Hungarians left the area.
VOLGA GERMAN PARISH
VOLGA GERMAN FAMILIES
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in Yocemento and the surrounding area:
Transcript of The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, 1926
Homesteading in Ellis County - Yocemento (Fort Hays State)