In May 1901, German Russians from Nebraska were brought to Owendale to work in the sugar beet fields.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
Pickelhaupt, Bill. The Volga Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister, 2009): 13.
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States(Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 54.