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Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by Big Red Rocks, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Big Red Rocks

    Big Red Rocks Recruit 5 Year Member

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  2. TnHusker87

    TnHusker87 Recruit

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    Seems like it must have been a Top 10 boy’s name in Nebraska back in 2001 - 02. ;)
     
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  3. Discoverer27

    Discoverer27 Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Laughed when I saw this because of his last name. Both sets of my grandparents and thus my mom and dad were from Sutton. Spent a lot of summers there back in the 70s. Was funny because everyone in the area has the last name of Ochsner, Griess, or Nuss. Seriously.
     
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  4. inthedeed

    inthedeed Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    looks to have the right size to become a rocker
     
  5. TnHusker87

    TnHusker87 Recruit

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    Yep, about 3/4 of my paternal family tree came through Sutton, many of them Germans from Russia.
     
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  6. Boji Husker

    Boji Husker Red Shirt

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    All Garretts must have mullets.
     
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    Welcome to an exciting for NU football. Wish you the very best as a Cornhusker. GBR
     
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  9. Discoverer27

    Discoverer27 Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Yep. One set of my great great grandparents were germans from russia. Lore is that that is who brought over the runza. Runza Huts founder's mom was from Sutton I believe.
     
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  10. huskerman1

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    Germans from RUSSIA?
     
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  11. TnHusker87

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    Yes, large numbers of Germans immigrated from the German states to the lower Volga & Black Sea area (Ukraine & Crimea) beginning in the 1700s at the behest of Czarina Catherine the Great resulting in autonomous colonies with freedoms of religion, exercise native languages, land and no compulsory service in the Russian armies. By the 1870s, the Czar changed the rules and a mass exodus to America began.

    Sutton, Nebraska was a gathering point for many thousands who then fanned out across the plains. A North Dakota historian once claimed that more than half the states population came from this immigration source.
     
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  12. Discoverer27

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    Google or look for it on wikipedia. To much to reply. Put it this way- f'n russians.
     
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    Discoverer27 Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Agree. I think the tipping point was that Catherine said they wouldn't have to serve in the russian military and then russia began conscripting them.
     
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    Yep, that was a significant consideration -- of course, those that came to America donated their sons & grandsons to service in the World Wars.
     
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    Let me add one more tidbit. The Germans from Russia are my ancestry on both my mother's and father's side. My maternal grandparents both immigrated from Russia in the early 1900s, and my mother, under Russian law, was considered a Russian citizen, even though she never was close to stepping foot in Russia, since she was a first generation offspring of immigrants from Russia.
     
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