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H. H. Granholz, H. Menshoff, L. Bierman, J. Rider, and A. Aldredge were the first recorded German settlers in Smith County. In 1871, they settled on West Beaver Creek, and by the end of the year, there were more settlers that had arrived and started to make their homes in the area. A lot of them came by themselves, but settled near by fellow Germans.
A post office was established with the name of Germantown on December 18, 1871 with Frederick Wagner as the postmaster. It was discontinued on June 30, 1893.
Pletcher, Vera Edith Crosby. "A History of Smith County, Kansas to 1960". Masters thesis, Kansas State University, 1960.
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