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C. B. Schmidt

(1843 - 1921)

  • Born in Germany, immigrated to U.S. in 1864
  • Settled in Kansas in 1868 as a grocer
  • Served as land agent for the Santa Fe railway
  • Influenced thousands of German Mennonites living in Russia to settle in Kansas in 1870s
  • These Russian German families eventually populated central and western portions of the state

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