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Bernhard Warkentin

(1847-1908)

  • Born in Crimea, Southern Russia
  • Among Mennonite settlers who came to Kansas in 1873
  • Imported Turkey Red wheat, which became staple crop for wheat farmers in Kansas
  • Organized Halstead Mill and Elevator Company in 1878, and Newton Milling and Elevator Company in 1887

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