Herzog, Kansas was founded in April of 1876 by these Germans from the Volga River area of Russia. It was located one half mile north of present day Victoria. The town of Victoria had been founded a few years previously by a number of English settlers. The two towns combined in 1913 under the name Victoria.
Herzog in Germany once meant "leader of the clan" but later became a title of nobility like a duke.
The history of Herzog is documented in The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, August 31, September 1 and 2, 1926.
Alois Dreiling family
Andrew Billinger (or Bullinger)
John Goetz family
John Van der Dunkt