Gering was incorporated in 1890. After irrigation arrived in the area in 1902, the sugarbeet industry flourished and a sugar factory was built there in 1915. Volga German families moved there from Fort Collins and other areas to work in the sugar beet industry.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 52.