Nisland was settled by Volga German beet farmers responding to a opportunities brought about by a new irrigation project in 1905.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
VOLGA GERMAN FAMILIES
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in or around Nisland:
Rothermel from Katharinenstadt
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States(Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 53.