German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlers’ List.   
GL= a locality in the Germanies.   
GS= one of the German states.  
ML= Marriage List.  
RN= the name of a researcher who has verified one or more German origins.  
UC= unconfirmed.   
VV= a German Volga village.

Names in bold are an entry or a cross-reference to an entry. 
Red text calls attention to information for which verification is completed or well underway.


Ber-Bicz                    last updated January 2014

 

Ber: see Baer.

BeratzFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Weisenau(?), Kurmainz.

BerberichFN: see Barberich.

BerboeGL, Polen: an unidentified place said by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC to a Kepp? family.

BerchingGL, Hanau County: confirmed as Bergen, Hanau; according to the Frank FSL was homeUC to a Hock family.  This origin has been confirmed, see Hock.

Berchtesgaden Princely ProvostyGL: a small state including several villages S of Salzburg city; see Bectolegaden.

BerehtFN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Grasbrun, Ansbach.

Bercke/Berke{Fredrich/Freidrich/ Friedrich Michaelis aka Friedrich Michael }: from [Anhalt-]Dessau Principality, moved fromUC Halle to Dessau with 2 children and sold his house in preparation for leaving for Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1052, KS121).  On 6 May 1766 married in Rosslau Wetzstein{Johanne Louise} (Mai&Marquardt#960, KS121 & 164).  In 1766 with wife {Johanna Louisa} and 1 son {Heinrich}, he took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga but died enroute (T3302-3304).  I could not identify his wife and son in Kulberg or in any published FSL.

BerenFN: see Berin.

Berenbach, Kurmainz: is 29 miles WSW of Koblenz city and surely was in Kurkoeln, not Kurmainz.  Said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Glasony family.

Berendt: a widow who with 1 child left the Anhalt-Dessau Principality sometime 1764-68, presumably for Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1053).  KS122: says it was Frassdorf she left.  I did not find them in Kulberg or in T or in any published FSL.

BerendFN: see BehrensFN{Christian}.

Berend?GS: an unidentified state.  See Karich.

Berer?FN: said (no locality mentioned) by  Kuhlberg to be fromUC Ungarn.  Spelled Baehr in 1798 (Mai1798:Bn77).

BerettFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Degott FSL to be fromUC Schwtzingen?, Mannheim [Oberamt, Kurpfalz].  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Berg{A.Katharina}FN: said by the 1798 Balzer census to be the maiden name of frau Heckmann?{Michael}.

Berg{Georg}FN: said by the Balzer FSL to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] (no locality mentioned).

BergFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC the Pfalz (no locality mentioned).

BergFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Schel[ch]erchen(?), Sachsen.  I could not find any member of this family in  Mai1798es.

BergFN{Sabina}: according to a Luebeck ML this woman married a Sorgenfrey man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Boaro (Mai&Marquardt#214).  According to the Boaro FSL her maiden name was Sueberg.

BergFN{Thobias}: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Silkerode.  Spelled Berg in 1798 (Mai1798: Bx43).

BergFN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Carcassonne[Frankreich].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Gk5.

BergFN: the GCRA found evidence that this man who went to Kassel in about 1818 and again in about 1827 was the bornUC in MeskauGL, Prussia[n Farther Pomerania.  See their book for detail.

BergFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Baerenbach.

Berg/Bergen{A.Maria}: married Herrmann{J.Georg} in Rosslau 29 May 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#862 & KS121 & 134).  I could not identify them either in Kulberg, in T or in any published FSL.

Berg{Elisabeth widow of Herr Albert}: Berg was mistakenly given as her maiden name in Mai1798:Kd18, but her maiden name has been proven as Burger.

BergFN: said by the Seewald FSL to be fromUC Lampertheim, Worms.

Berg{Christian}: KS121 says he leftUC Kuechen near Witzenhausen to go to Russia.  I could not find him in any published FSL.

Berg{Conrad}: Kulberg163 said he was a single Catholic fromUC Olengein(?).  Not in T or in any published FSL.

Berg{J.Philip}: from Hanau father of {G.Reinhard} and husband of Hoerner

Berg{Michael}: KS121 says  he leftUC Hessen-Darmstadt [Landgraviate] to go to Russia.  I could not find him in any published FSL.

BergFN: see also Burg.

Berg [Duchy]GS: this country lay along the E bank of the Rhein and occupied the lower Ruhr and lower Sieg river valleys, as well as the valleys of the Wupper and Agger rivers.  Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Steininger family and possibly a Mueller family.

BergdorfBV: a German Lutheran village founded in the Glueckstal district of the Odessa region in 1808/09.  Its 1816 and 1858 censuses are recorded in KS:658-669, with related entries scattered through pages 204-497. Much more information, including verification of origin, regarding these families can be found in the GCRA book The Glueckstalers in New Russia and North America and its accompanying CD-ROM – research led  by Margaret Freeman and Gwen Prizkau, and edited by Thomas Stangl.  Names in square brackets following family names are alternate, often later, versions of that name.  The numbers following the family names are the household numbers as they appear in the censuses (Revision Lists) as reported by KS: 

from Abstatt, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schock150);

from Adolzfurt, Oehringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Zirp/Zuern160);

from Affalterbach, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Burr124, 125, Faber aka widow Burr124);

from Aidlingen, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Doefflinger37);

from Althengstett, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Kramer121);

from Auenheim, Bischweiler [Amt], Elsass: (Zimmerling2, 62);

from Bahnbruecken, Bruchal [Amt], Baden: (Laemmle26, 28);

from Beinstein, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Miller{G.Paul}8);

from Bergfelden, Sulz [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Henger66, 114);

from Bieselsberg, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schmid(t){Johann Gottlieb}61, 112);

from Bietigheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Maeule122, 125);

from Birlenbach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: (Haas8, 63);

from Bissingen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Scheufele132, 136);

from Bodelshausen, Tuebingen [Amt]. Wuerttemberg: (Staiger41);

from Bondorf, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Hofmeister9);

from Breitenberg, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schneible119);

from Breuningsweiler, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Haegele);

from Buetten, Mackweiler, Zabern [Amt], Elsass: (All/Ahl180, 181);

from Buttenhausen, Boettingen, Muensingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Rauscher17);

from Cresbach, Freudenstadt [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Sturm16);

from Dettingen, Nuertingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Huber45);

from Deutschbach, Reichau, Galicia: (Merkel50);

from Doernach, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schenk140);

from Doerrenbach, Bergzabern [Amt], Pfalz: (Hey58, Faut/Fauth7);

from Duerrenwaldstetten, Sulz [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Stein{Christian}29);

from Eberspiel, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schnuerle139);

from Ehrbardorf, Posen, Preussen: (Mattwich1780;

from Ehrstaedt, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden: (Lauer115);

from Entringen, Tuebingen [Amt], Werttemberg: (Schaefer{G.Fried.}71, Stickelmaier146, Weiss145);

from Enzweihingen, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schuler{Jacob Gottlieb}182);

from Erdmannhausen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Haegele126, Jenner127);

from Fellbach, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Aldinger30, Deile27, Hofmeister9);

from Forchtenburg, Oehringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Braun171);

from Freudenstein, Maulbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Goehring162);

from Gaechingen, Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Meier{Jacob}5;

from Glatz, Preussisch Schlesien: (Reuter/Reutter{Peter}142);

from Goeppingen, Goeppingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Ekler10, Stieb10);

from Graben, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden: (Braun171);

from Groembach, Suedpreussen: (Stein{Johann Martin}29);

from Gross-Bottwar, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Kurrle133);

from Grossingersheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Aiperschbach[Aipersbach/Aipperspach]154, Grill121, Hettich131);

from Grossliebental: (Schuler{Gottlieb}182);

from Gross-Polen: (Luetzow40);

from Gross-Sachsenheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Grieshaber167);

from Gueglingen, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Esser/Jesser170);

from Gutenberg, Kirchheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Fischer{Michael, Anna Maria}10,44);

from Haitersbach, Nagold [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Goetz{Johann Georg}14, 68);

from Hausen ob Verona, Tuttlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Zink30, 65);

from Hilsbach, Suedpreussen: (Stein{Johann Martin};

from Igelsloch, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Bertsch116);

from Ingolsheim, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: (Alexander1, Herr1);

from Kaelberbronn, Freudenstadt [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Weisert/Weissert11, 59);

from Kallenberg, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Rau{Johann Friedrich}25);

from Kaltenbach: (Rau25);

from Kaltental, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Kurrle133, Rall149);

from Kaltenwesten, Heilbronn[Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Arnold158, Behringer[Beringer]157, Frank155, Gnang/Ganje157, Mueller(Christian Friedrich}159, Rieker[Riecker]{Johannes}156;

from Kandel, Germersheim [Amt], Pfalz: (Clemens54);

from Keffenach, Weissenburg [Amt], Elsass: (Kauz/Kautz14);

from Kirchentellinsfurt, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Nagel49);

from Kleeburg, Weissenburg [Amt], Elsass: (Haller51);

from Klein Ingersheim: (Klein{Fried.}122, Messner120);

from Kleinniedesheim, Worms [Amt], Pfalz: (Merkel50);

from Kuernbach, Bretten [Amt], Baden: (Siffermann{Johannes}56);

from Leidringen, Balingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Hollweger117);

from Lembach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: (Bender22, 55);

from Leonberg, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Siffermann{Lorenz Jr}56);

from Leonbronn, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Fischer{Karl F}161);

from Ludwigsburg, Wuerttemberg: (Meier{Karl Friedrich}5);

from Luisenfeld, Polen: (Faas{Jacob Jr}60);

from Mackweiler, Zabern [Amt], Elsass: (Hofmann{Philipp}22);

from Markgroeningen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Wixler{Christian Heinrich}137);

from Markowitz, Krzepien [Amt], Suedpreussen: (Dollinger{Gottlieb}69);

from Meisenheim, Bad Kreuznach, Pfalz: (Amann[Aman/Amman]{Philipp}15, {Heinrich}169);

from Mittellbergheim, Barr [Amt], Strasbourg [Oberamt], Elsass: Siffermann{Lorenz Sr}56);

from Moehringen, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Grieb39);

from Moenschweiler, Villingen [Amt], Baden: (Flaig36, Vosler21);

from Moessingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Schmid(Dionysius’ sons)129, 143);

from Moetzingen, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Kussmaul57, 151);

from Muehlhausen, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Bauer{Friedericka} aka frau Teske179, Rapp138);

from Murrhardt, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Dietrich46);

from Musberg, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Stebler118);

from Neckarwesthiem [formerly Kaltenwesten], Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Arnold158, Behringer[Beringer]157, Frank155, Gnang/Ganje157, Laitenberger159, Mueller(Christian Friedrich}159, Rieker[Riecker]{Johannes}156);

from Neidlingen, Nuertingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Doeffinger37);

from Nellingsheim, Rottenburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Hermann{Jacob}19);

from Neudingen, Oehningen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Eberle152);

from Neuenstein, Oehringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Dietz102, Fischer{Georg M}101, 130);

from Neuhausen, Tuttlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Lang{Danizel}120);

from Neusatz, Neuenburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Pfeifer61, Wacker35);

from Nieder-Floersheim, Worms [Amt], Pfalz: (Obenauer{Johann Philipp} aka Fischer{Gottlieb}47, 99);

from Oberbrueden, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Trefz177);

from Oberjessingen, Herrenberg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Roll32);

from Oberseebach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: (Bender{Michael}55, 105, Rindel52);

from Oetisheim, Vaihingen [Amt}, Wuerttemberg: (Rudolf{Christian}72);

from Ostrowiec, Galicia: (Merkel{Johann Jacob, Georg});

from Pfalzengrafenweiler, Freudenstadt [Amt]. Wuerttemberg: (Rath34);

from Pfrondorf, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Redenbach36);

from Pleidelsheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Grill121, Hafner{Jakob}166);

from Preussisch Schlesien: (Roessler/Ressler33);

from Radzivilov, Russia [Ukraine]: (Amann{Aman/Amman}(Heinrich)169);

from Reilingen, Mannheim, Baden: (Spielmann24, and possibly Bedorf24);

from Reinighof, Rumbach, Pfalz: (Bender{Eva}55);

from Remmingsheim, Rottenburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Kaz aka frau Kussmaul57);

from Riederich, Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Manhalter164);

from Rott, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: (Alexander{Johannes}1);

from Rountzenheim, Roppenheim parish, Bischweiller [Amt], Elsass: (Wolf{Matthias/Friedrich}172;

from Rumbach, Pfalz: (Bender{Johann Georg Sr}55);

from Sabawa, Josefow, Galicia: (Merkel{Johann Georg}50);

from Scheppach, Waldbach Parish, Oehringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Hoffmann {Mattias}15, Knorr165, Steigmann133);

from Schwieberdingen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Wikeler137);

from Sessenheim, Bischweiler [Amt], Elsass: (Metzger{Christian}4, Nass3, Wolf{Matthias/Friedrich}172);

from Sigmarswangen, Sulz [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Leicht{Johann Jacob Sr}13);

from Smolin, Reichau, Galicia: (Miller{Joseph}23;

from Spital (Schoengrund), Hohensalza [Amt], Posen: (Leicht{Jacob Friedrich}13, {Johann Georg?}12);

from Spoeck, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden; (Kroll31);

from Stuttgart, Wuerttemberg: (Kabel43);

from Trossingen, Tuttlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Spek/Speck20);

from Trusseje, Preussen: (Kaercher50);

from Tuebingen, Wuerttemberg: (Wittich168);

from Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Haux26, 64);

from Undingen, Reutlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Gugel/Hugel125);

from Unknown: (Bart/Barth18, Borngraeber15, Dollinger69, Faas110, Faut/Fauth7, Geigle38, Jockel42, Klipfel53, Luetzow40, Reis4, Riker70, Schmid{Johann}61, Spitzer110);

from Vaihingen [auf den Fildern], Stuttgart (Amt), Wuerttemberg: (Elsaesser163);

from Waldbach, Scheppach Parish, Wuerttemberg: (Steigmann133);

from Warsaw: (Faas60);

from Weinsberg, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Wolf{Elias}148);

from Weisweil, Emendingen [Amt], Baden: (Klipfel53);

from Woessingen, Karlsruhe [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Hauf2, Huft48);

from Zaisenhausen, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden: (Hertle44, 67);

from Zavelstein, Valw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: (Bertsch116).

from Zickwerder, Wirsitz parish, Posen Department, Preussen: (Rudolph72);

from Zweibruecken, Pfalz: (Wittich{Philipp Jakob}168);

BergeFN: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Kuechen-bei-Walkdappel, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate].  For 1769 see Mai1798:Mv2283.

Bergedorf, Hamburg [Imperial City]: is now a neighborhood 9 miles SE of Hamburg city centre and was said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Gies family.

BergelFN{Barbara}: married Weigele{Thomas} in Luebeck 12 Oct. 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#29 & KS163}.  Not found in Kulberg or T. By July 1766 they had settled in Herzog FSL #27 which said she was fromUC Erlangen, Bayreuth.

BergemFN: see Bernard.

BergenFN{A.Maria}: she married in Rosslau 29 May 1765 Herrmann{J.Georg} (Mai&Marquardt#862, KS121).  I could not find them in any published FSL.

BergenGL: said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Kuxhausen family.  This may be Bergen, Lower Saxony, some 30 miles NE of Hannover city.

BergenGL, Hanau County: was just to the NE of old Frankfurt-am-Main, now incorporated into Frankfurt as part of the Bergen-Enkheim neighborhood in northeastern Frankfurt.  See Berching.

Bergen?, Schwedisch Vorpommern: 24 km NE of Stalsund city, it was said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Nummerstein family.

BergerFN: this widower was said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Geschetet?.

BergerFN:  the Grimm FSL says a widowed Berger mother-in-law was living with a young Schott couple who had come from Mehlis(?).  In the 1798 census, Schott’s wife’s maiden name is given as Becker.

BergerFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Dierdorf, Nassau.

BergerFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Bilertann(?), Swabia (no locality mentioned).

BergerFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Ueberlingen. 

BergerFN: said by the Messer 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Hargenhein (Mai1798:Ms4)

BergerFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For possible 1798 see Mai1798:Kk13.

BergerFN{A.Maria}: married Heilmann{J.Christian} in Luebeck in 25 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#146). She evidently died soon thereafter because he arrived in Russia with a new wife {Margaretha} in July 1766 (Kulberg1506).

Berger FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Artburg.

Berger{nameless}FN:  said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Windeck, [Berg Duchy], with a Brunner step-daughter and Reimer step-children in the household.

Berger{nameless} FN: his wife was said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Naehermemmingen?, Wuerttemberg [Duchy].

BergerFN: said by the Schuck FSL to be fromUC Laudenbach?, Kurpfalz.    Spelled Wendelberger and Barger as well as Berger in 1790 and 1798 (Mai11798:Mv2631,Vm21,Gb63 and Su9).  

BergerFN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Graevenstein?, Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sm38.

BergerFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Menningen?, Kurpfalz with a Conrad stepson in the household.  I could not find them in Mai1798.

Berger{Catharina Magdalena}: married  Kerting{J.Christoph} in Rosslau on 16 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1014 & KS138).  Not found in Kulberg, T or in any published FSL.

Berger{Johanna Sophie}: Anhalt-Dessau archives mention that she was 18, the daughter of a herdsman from Poetnitz near Dessau city, apparently heading for Russia.  I have been unable to identify any further trace of her (Mai&Marquardt#1054).

BergerFN{Johannes}: he married in Buedingen on 9 March 1766 Ruppel{Katharina} (Mai&Marquardt#391, KS121).  I could not find them in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

BergerFN: also see Belger and Preger?.

BergeritzFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Salmuenster.  I could not find this family name in the 1798 censuses.

BergetFN: a Luebeck ML say she married a Scheller man in 1766; by latter in 1766 this couple was in Doenhof (Mai&Marquardt#526).

BergfeldeGL, Czenstochau Amt, Suedpreussen: later called Hochberg and Hoberg.  The Weisert family that went to Berdorf was here for a time.  The GCRA said this was near Gorzeinia and they also associated the Bross, Dollinger, and Kirschmann families with this place.  See their book for details.

BergfeldenGL, Horb [Amt], Wuerttemberg: said, evidently mistakenly, by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be homeUC to the Heinzelmann family.  Was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Hauser family that settled in Neudorf.

BergfeldenGL, Sulz [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 3 miles ESE of Sulz-am-Neckar, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Henger family which went to Bergdorf; see their book for more details.  This apparently is the same place as the previous entry.

BerghausenGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Podt? family.  There were at least 19 Berghausen in the Germanies.

BerghausenGL, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: is some 5 N of Braunfels city, and said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to Becker and Isheim families.

BerghausenGL, Graefenstein Amt: is Berghausen, Solms-Braunfels.

BergheimGL, Hanau: see Hekeberkhental. This probably is the same place as the following entry.

BergheimGL, Stollberg-Gedern County: a parish center 1.5 miles E of  Ortenberg.

BergheuserFN: they were listed in the Susannental FSL as step-daughters of Nenner, but no origin was given..  I could not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

BergholzFN: this stepson was said by the Boaro FSL to be living in a Seifert family that was fromUC Stondorf(?).  Spelled Bergholz in 1798 (Mai1798: Mn28).

Bergisch GladbachGL,  Berg Duchy: is some 7.5 miles ENE of downtown Koeln city.

Berglengenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, see Burglengenfeld.

BergmanFN: see also Bergmann.

BergmannFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Falun, Schweden.  Spelled Bergman in 1798 (Mai1798: Dr35).

BergmannFN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Elmenhorst?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BergmannFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Bruecken? With Heinrich stepdaughters living next door.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BergmannFN{A. Maria}: she married in Buedingen on 8 March 1766 Lang{Johann} (Mai&Marquardt#386, KS121, 142).  I could not find them in any published FSL.

Bergmann{Hendrik}: KS:82 and 121 say this was a party of 3 fromUC Helsinki who in 1764 was sent on to the Saratov area as part of  the group of colonists transported under the command of  Captain Paykul and Cornet Rehbinder.  I have not found them in any published FSL.

BergmannFN{Konrad}: he was a Prussian soldier from [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality] who apparently left by himself from Dessau city for Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1055).  He died en route (Trans#4196).

Bergmann{M.Elisabeth}: spouse of Fritzler{J.Gottfried} and mother  of {Samuel Friedrich} (who was bapt. in Luebeck 23 June 1766)  (Mai&Marquardt#1304).  Not found in KS, Kulberg, T or in any published FSL).

BergsteinFN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Stockholm, Schweden.  They surely had died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

BergstrasseGL is a roadway south of Darmstadt on the NE edge of the Odenwald.  Julia Miller says that today it refers mainly to the area between Dossenheim and Bensheim.

Bergstroem{J.Fridrich}: arrived in Russia as a single plasterer-stonemason-brick maker brom Vyborg Province.  By 7 March he evidently had a wife (Fond 283, file 432, pp. 6-7, 11, 15-16.

BergstroemFN{Lars}: said by the Boregard FSL #181 to be fromUC Stockholm, Schweden.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Bergt(h){Christina E.}: married Ficker{J.Heinrich} in Rosslau on 12 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#973) KS121, 127).  .  KS121 mistakenly has the year as 1765.  KS127 has her name as Bergth.  Not found in any later source.

BergzabernGL: until 1797 this was a Kreis or district administrative center for the Pfalz-Zweibruechen Duchy. 

BergzabernGL, Pfalz[Zweibruecken]: now known as Bad Berzabern, Rhineland-Palatinate is some 18 miles WNW of Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg and some some 5 miles NNE of Wissembourg city.  It was a District (Amt) administrative center.

BergzabernGL, [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken: said by the Graf FSL to be homeUC to a Remus family.  This is the same place as the preceding entry.

Berig FN: see Roehrig.

BerinFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Liega.  Later spelled Beren (Mai1798:Gb23).

BeringerFN: see  Behringer.

Beringhausen GL: an unidentified place said to have been homeUC to the Semmler family (Lk35) who were said to have gone to Biberstein in 1768 (Lk35). There were at least 3 such placenames in the German-speaking lands.

BeriojanyBV: see Periojany.

BeriojanzBV: see Periojany.

BeriojohnBV: see Periojany.

BeriozhounBV: see Periojany.

Berke: see Bercke.

BerkelFN: see Berkl.

BerkenstockFN: frau Berkenstock was said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Krakau, Polen.

BerkenstockFN: said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Stockholm, Schweden. I cannot find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BerkenstockFN: said by the Schuck FSL to be fromUC Ladenburg, [Kurpfalz].    Spelled Birkenstock in 1798 (Mai1798:Su18 and 1).

BerkerFN: said by the Jost FSL to be an orphanliving in the Jost household.

BerkheimerFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be the maiden name of frau Schumacher.

BerkircherFN: listed in the 1858 Kassel census (KS:698) and using FHL#1,184,780-1 was proven by the GCRA to be from Hausen-an-der-Zaber, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Also spelled Boerkirchert.  See their book for detail.

BerkirchertFN: see Berkircher.

BerklFN: said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be fromUC Dietzen.    Also spelled Berkel in 1798 (Mai1798(Mv2801, Sv24).

BerklerFN: see Bakler.

BerkusFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Kage(?), Oesterreich.

Berlas{Germes}:  Kulberg87 said he was a single Catholic fromUC Dettingen.  I did not find him in T or in any FSL.

BerlatzFN{Franzicus}: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL (#113) to be fromUC Liege.

BerleburgGL, [Kur-]Koeln: an unidentified place, said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Freude family. The only Berleburg I can find was then not in Kurkoeln, but in Wittgenstein-Berelburg County. This county lay on the southern edge of Westfalen Duchy which did belong to Kurkoeln.  This place is now Bad Berleburg some 20 miles NE of Siegen city.

BerlinGL: in 1701 Berlin, situated in the Mittlemark section of Kurbrandenburg (then a wholly owned subsidiary of Prussia, became the capital of the new Kingdom of Prussia.  Said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Zastro family.  Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Kisauer? family. Said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Sendelbeck{J.Adam} family.  Said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a David family.  Said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Kreibel man who came here later than the first settlers (p.137). Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC Arnhold, Koch, and possibly Ries? families. Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Thaumann? family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Schaumburg, Schulz, Viehrath, and possibly Steiner families.  Said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Lautahl family. Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to Beitniz, Bert?, Bortdorf?, and Ulitz? families.  Said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Burmeister family. Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to Blank, Michelis, and Mont families.  Said  by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to a Maas family.  Said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to frau Wodischal.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Becht family.  In the 1760s, the city of Berlin was in the Mittelmark portion of the Prussian state of Brandenburg.

BerlinGL, [Kur-]Brandenburg: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Schintwelt? family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Dubois, and Luhm families.  Said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Philipp family.

BerlinGL, Mittelmark, [Kurbrandenburg]: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to frau Schwertz.

BerlinGL, [Kurbrandenburg], Preussen [Kingdom]: said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to a Streitenberger family.  Said by the Kautz FSL to be the homeUC of a Lehm/Lem family.  Said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Burgardt family.  Said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Wegelin family.  Said by the Schulz FSL to be homeUC to Schroeder and Wittheft families.  Said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to Fruehwald and Wittmann families.

BerlinerFN{A. Katharina}:  said by the Buedingen ML  to be the maiden name of frau Roetgers{Adolph} [later of Anton #48] (Mai&Marquardt#551, KS151, 121).

Berling: an unidentified place said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been home to Bettiggei?{Franz}; Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Mainz (Lk137, Kulberg).  The only Berling I found was then not in Kurmainz but in Lorraine Province, France, 37 km SSE of Sarreguemines.

BerlingenGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Volmer family.  There were Berlingens but none that I could find in Kurmainz lands.

BerlingerFN: according to the Buedingen ML a Berlinger woman (origin not given) married in 1766 a le Grand man; the couple later went to Kamenka. Stumpp gives her birth date as 7 March 1729 (Mai&Marquardt#452).

Berlt?GL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Hahn family.

BermannFN: both the 1816 Kassel census (#29) said this family came Busenbach, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden.  KS:223 and 392 listed them with no origin.  Using FHL#1,258,007 item 1, the GCRA proved their origin in Muehlhofen, Bergzabern [Amt], Rheinpfalz.     Also spelled Permann, Perman, and Perrmann.

BermbachGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to an Ehrlich{J.Georg} family.  There were at least 4 Bermbachs and 5 Bernbachs in the Germanies.

Bermel, [Kurmainz]: is 22 miles WSW of Koblenz city and was said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Wendemann/Wiedemann family and possibly to their Dreher/Trerin step-children.  Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Mainz.

BermersheimGL, see Bommersheim

Bermet FN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#76) and KS:223 without origin. Also spelled Perchert and Borschet.  See the GCRA book for more.

BernFN: see Berns.

Bern?GL:  is an unidentified place (said by Kuhlberg to be in Hanau [County]) said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Merz family

Bern/BrenGL: an unidentified place said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Steinkuhl family.  It might be Bern, Switzerland, but there are other possibilities.

BernGL, Schweiz: is some 59 miles SW of Zuerich city, and said by the Enders FSL to be homeUC to a Kraus family.   Gerhard Lang says that the Steuber{A.Maria} who married Beideck {J.Michael} was born in this Kanton c.1702.

BernagerFN: see  Behringer.

BernardFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Remeling?, Luxembourg.   Spelled Bergem in 1797 and 1798 (Mai1798:Hz29 and Mv955).

BernarticeGL, Boehmen: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Frachtel family.  There were several such place names in the Sudetenland; references to their parish registers can be found by entering Pernartitz, Sudetenland in google.

BernbaumGL: an unidentified place said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Heine family.

BernburgGL, Anhalt-Bernburg: is 23 miles SSE of Magdeburg city.

BernburgGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt?]:  an unidentified place said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Reis, and possibly to a Bock family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.  There is a Bernsburg 6 miles NW of Alsfeld town, which would then have been in Hessen-Darmstadt Margraviate.

Bernburg, [Anhalt-Bernburg Duchy], a Sachsen [Duchy]: said  by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to frau Herrmann, formerly frau Bolk, and perhaps to the late Herr Bolk himself?

Berneburg?GS: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Grasshof family.  This may have been the Boyneburg [now spelled Berneburg] Barony of the Fraenkischen Ritterkreis, or it may have been Bernburg, short for the Anhalt-Bernburg Principality.

Berngards(?)GL, Fulda [Bishopric]: said by the Rothammel FSL to be homeUC to 3 Degenhardt orphans.  This was Bernhards which is 3.6 miles NNE of Fulda city – Sebastian Degenhardt has proven the birth of two of the three siblings has been proven there, and has proven the names of their parents.

BernhardsGL: see Berngards.

Bernhard/BernhardtFN{Claudius/Nicolaus}: said by the Frank FSL #39 to be fromUC Nazig(?), Gerene(?), Frankreich.  Doris Evans in the CVGS says that he was born in Narich, Choren, France in 1723.  However a Google search suggests that this information seems to come from unsourced internet trees. 

BernhardFN: settled, date unknown, in Gueldendorf, Odessa; family records found by Curt Renz in Spechbach, Sinsheim parish, Baden.

BernhardtFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Bodenheim, Kurmainz.

BernhardtFN{A.Maria}:  said by the Koehler FSL (#6) to be the maiden name of the wife of Gareis{Joseph}.  She evidently was the widow of some Wagner man.  KS129 says this couple left for Leichtling in 1766.

Bernhardt FN: this orphan was said by the Laub FSL to living in the Kagel household.

BernhardFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Alzey (no locality mentioned).

BernhardFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Folkakh/Volkach?.

BernhardtFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Wehr.

BernhardFN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Springen, Nassau.

BernhardtFN said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Elsbach.  I could not find this family in Mai798.

BernhardFN: this widow fromUC Nuernberg married an Ismann man  in 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#767, KS136); by 1768 this couple was in Warenburg FSL #67.

BernhardtFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be stepsons in the Ismann household.  I could not find them in Mai1798.

Bernhard{Margaretha}: married Meinhard{J.Georg} in Luebeck 10 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#102 & KS145).  They may have been the couple, the wife being listed as {Anna}, who entered Russia in 12 Sept. 1766 (Kulberg4763)?  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

BernhardtFN: this family name was found recorded in 1700s Berstadt parish records, and in Herborn marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

BernhardFN: this family name was found recorded in Tann marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

BernhardFN: also see Bonegardt.

BernhardtFN: these are interfiled above with Bernhard.

BernhausenGL, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 8 miles S of Stuttgart city, and was mistakenly said by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be homeUC to the Nerz family. See the GCRA book for more details.

BernhausenGL, Wuerttemberg: an unidentified place said by the Bangert FSL to homeUC to a Deibert? family.  This probably is the Bernhausen that is some 8 miles S of Stuttgart.

Bernitz(?)FN:an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Gaenzemueller family.  This may be Bernitz, Saxony some 29 miles ESE of Leipzig.

BernkastelGL, Kurtrier: today is called Bernkastel-Kues which lies 22 miles NE of Trier city  It was said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Helske family.  Said by the Cheisol FSL to be homeUC to.Peter and Weinrich/Weirich families.  Said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Weiss family.  Said by the Louis FSL to be homeUC to Bauer, Hoch, Kumpallo, and Quint families.  Said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to a Regard/Gerhard? family.  Said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC to a Pful? family -- later spelling was Puhl.

Bernkastel-KuesGL, see Bernkastel.

BernsFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Liebau, Schlesien.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ls36, 42, but also spelled Bern (Ls20) and Behrens (Ls35).

BernsFN: said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Brenha. The family name in 1798 was spelled Behrens (Mai1798:En4,Rm10).

BernsFN: frau Berns was said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Zweibruecken (no locality mentioned).

BernsFN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Lonez?, Holstein [Duchy].  I could not find members of this family in  Mai1798.

BernsburgGL: see Bernburg.

Bernsdorf: said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to aRumsch family.  Theere were at least 9 Bernsdorfs in the German-speaking lands.

BernsteinGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to the Gernieier? family and possibly a Mueller family.  There were at least 5 Bersteins in the Germanies: 1 in Prussia, 1 in Austria and 3 in Bavaria.

BerodGL: an unidentified place said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to Kaufmann and Metzger families.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.  I have found two Berods, neither were in Hessen lands at the time.  One is mentioned in the next entry, and the other nka Berod-bei-Hoechstenbach 24 miles NW of Limburg-an-der-Lahn.

Berod, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be homeUC to a Lir/Lehr family.  There was a Berod, Kurtrier, nka Berod-bei-Wallmerod, 8 miles NW of Limburg-an-der-Lahn.

BerolzheimGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Damwolf family.  There are at least 3 Berolzheim in the Germanies.

BerolzheimGL: also see Beisheim.

BersaFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Leidendorf.    Spelled Berzi and Bertz in 1798 (Mai1798:Wm16).

Bersancon, Frankreich: an unidentifed place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Bagu family.  This probably is Besancon 76 miles WSW of Basel city,

BerschFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Saarburg, [Kur-]Trier.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ls11, but also spelled Bertsch (Ls27, Mt31).

BerschFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Luxembourg (no locality mentioned). 

Berschbach, [Luxembourg Duchy]: is 9 miles N of Luxembourg city, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Goetschel family.

BersckFN: said by a Luebeck ML to be the maiden name of frau Mast in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1308); by 1768 Herr Mast was in Warenburg with a new wife (FSL #77).

BersonFN: said Person.

BerstadtGL: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Wenzel{Peter} family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.  This must be the same as the next entry.

BerstadtGL, Nidda Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt: is some 5 miles W of Nidda city and, said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be near Nidda and homeUC to a Pfaffenroth family (pp.30, 34).  In 1972 the Flegels found mention of the following families in 1700’s church records here: Asmuss, Bernhardt, Braefred, Dill, Doring, Hartzberger, Mauerer, Rath, Rau, Ruehl, Ruhlmann, Scherer, Schmidt, Schneider, Schreib, Storgk, and Wolff.

Berstung{Valentin}: KS121 says he leftUC Seiferts near Fulda for Russia.  I could not find him in any published FSL.

Bert?FN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned

Bert?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Berlin.

BertFN: this family name was found recorded in Kroppach marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

Berthold{Nikolaus}: KS121 says he leftUC Wallroth near Schluechtern for Russia.

BertramFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Heddesbach, Kurmainz.

BertramFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Augsburg (no locality mentioned).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BertramFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Giessen, Isenburg.

BertrandFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Bordeaux,  Frankreich.

BertschFN:  listed by the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:665, 223) without origin.  Origin in Igelsloch and Zavelstein, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg for him and his Rexer wife was proven by GCRA using marriage records from Zavelstein found in FHL(1,528,491).  See their book for more details.

BertschFN: also see Bersch.

BertusFN: see Bartis.

BertzFN: see Bersa.

BertzFN: this family name was found recorded in Kirburg marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

BerwaldGL, Tiegenhoff Amt: now Niedzwiedzica, Poland, and was some 6.5 miles NW of Tiegendorff city.  Said by the Orloff FSL to be homeUC to the Dueck and Reimer{Jacob} families. .  Said by the Tiege FSL to be homeUC to the Isaac{Franz and Peter} families.  Also spelled Berwalde and Baerwalde.

BerwaldeGL: see Berwald.

Berwangen, property of the Count from Helmstatt, Ritterlicher Knton Kraichgau, Schwaebisher Ritterkreis: Berwangen in 17 km WNW of Heilbronn city said by Danish records to be home to Dagen/Degen{Martin} who settled in Denmark, and then, probably, in Reinwald FSL #20.  This is the same place as the next entry, just some 50 years earlier.

BerwangenGL, Eppingen [Amt], Baden: is 4 miles NE of Eppingen city, and was home to a Geiger family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa, and and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Koch family that settled in Kassel.

BerziFN: see Bersa.

Besancon, Frankreich: is 74 miles WSW of Basel city, and said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Gerau family.

BeschelFN: see Prester.

Bese/Boese?FN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Litikh/Littich(?), Saxony.

Beseke(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to Leinhardt? and Meinhard families.

BeselichGL, Braunfels: an unidentified place said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Krueger family.

BesenerFN: see Baessler.

Besers?GL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Bartis/Bertus family.  Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Mainz.  The Pleve book thought this might be Besseringen? but Besseringen was not in Kurmainz.

Besigheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 7 miles NNW of Ludwigsburg town, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to Pfeiffer{Bernhard} who went to Glueckstal; see their book for detail.

BesigheimGL Oberamt, Wuerttemberg: is some 14 miles NNW of Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Besigheim [Amt]GL, Wuerttemberg: is some 10 miles SSW of Heilbronn city, and was a District administrtive center.

Besinger/BoesingerFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Florstadt.

Bessan, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to Oudot and Philippe families.  There were two Bessans N and E of Beziers.

Bessarabia: a prime area of German settlement in southern Russia and the Ukraine.  It is bounded by the Pruth and Dniester rivers as well as the Black Sea, and lay just west of the Odessa area villages.

Bessel{Johann & Anna}: Kulberg0011 said that with 5 children they were fromUC Polen.

Besseler FN: see Benseler.

BesseltFN: see Baessler.

Bessenbach, Bamberg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Dehlermann/Telemann/Telerman family.  There is a Bessenbach area just SE of Aschaffenburg city in what was then Kurmainz.

BesseringenGL: was in Kurtrier some 18 miles S of Trier city.

BessingerFN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Atip? , Holstein [Duchy].  For 1798 see Mai1798:St49 and 14).

BessingerFN: also see Besinger.

Bessler FN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be the maiden name of frau Vogel (Mai1798:Or17).

BesslerFN: also see Baessler.

Best{A.Margaretha}: wife of  Speier{J.Adam} of Kind and Schaffhausen (Mai1798:Mv1273).

BestFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Fuerth?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Best FN{Heinrich}: arrived in Russia 18 June 1766 said to be fromUC Pfalz with wife {Anna} and 5 children ages 3 to 11. (Kulberg#1007).  The Hinckel{Carl} family was at #1008!  Neither family listed in Kulberg nor in any published FSL.

BestFN{J.Adam}: said by the Schlitz ML to be the son of {J.Georg} fromUCRussbach in the baronial district of Duengen married 22 April 1766 Stab {Ottilia E.) fromUCRussbach in the district of Duengen“ (Mai&Marquardt#748 & KS165a).  Not found elsewhere in KS, or in Kulberg or T, or in any published FSL.  I have seen no evidence that this couple survived the trip to Russia.

BestFN{Maria}: recorded as a godparent at the 11 May 1766  Luebeck baptism of Hinckel{A.Maria} daughter of {J.Carl} and Schreiner{A.Maria} (Mai&Marquardt#1352).  Not found in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

Best{Christina Margaretha}: married Reiszner{Paul} in Luebeck on 12 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#79).  On 12 Sept 1766 they arrived in Russia (Kulberg4815).  Later they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga, her name being given as {Catharina} (T3971-3972). I did not find them in KS, in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

BesterFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Mainz (no locality mentioned).

Beswara(?)GL: see Bieswang.

Bethge?FN: see Bethke.

Bethke/Bethge?FN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Landsberg and to have married in Oranienbaum a Bruner daughter from Darmstadt.

Betz{Johann}: the Pleve transcription of Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#11) says he was fromUC Stuttgart, Wuerttemberg Duchy.  The first transcription of that FSL spelled his name Pets.

Bettant?, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Lemaire{Brian} family.  There was a Bettant 28 miles NE of Lyon city.

Bettbach{J.Heinrich}: leftUC  Rinderbuegen near Buedingen for Russia (KS123).

BettenhaeuserFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Gruenau.  The family name was spelled Bettinheiser in 1798 (Mai1798:Kl91).

Bettenhausen?GL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Riebel family.

BettenheuserFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Just.

BettheusenFN:   said by the Urbach FSL to have been step-daughters in the  Eichhorn household.  Spelled Pekheisen? in 1798 (Mai1798:Ur20 and Sk40).

BettherFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Brachwitz.  Spelled Boettcher in 1798 (Mai1798:Bo7,16).

Bettiggei?{Franz}: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been from Berling? and to have gone to Zug in 1768 (Lk137); so they must have been among the Zug first settler familes.  Kuhlberg said this place wa in [Kur]mainz.

BettingerFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Dresden, Sachsen, with a Martin orphan in the household.  This Bettinger family was mentioned in 1787 (Mai1798:Mv237) but I could not find them in  Mai1798es.

BettingerVV (aka Baratayevka, Baratajewka) is a German village of mixed religions on the eastern side of the Volga.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.I, pp. 131-138.  Places in italics are from Kuhlberg records.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens. The number with the name is their household number in the FSL:

from Ansbach [Margraviate]: (Rosemann7);

from Auschenburg(?), Hessen: (Hoffmann15);

from Bernitz(?): (Gaenzemueller35);

from Braun: (Weichelt/Weichel/Wechel30);

from Burg Gemuenden: (Spitz18);

from [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: (Marx17);

from [Anhalt-] Dessau [Principality]: (Lehmann21);

from Dresden, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Bettinger1, Gerhardt/Gerhard25, and possibly Martin1a);

from Gerthausen: (Seibel23);

from Gilbstett(?): (Wachtel8);

from England: (Paul34);

from Hilpoltstein(?): (Genlein/Henlein?29);

from Kiel: (Busch20 and perhaps Wilke?/Welker20a);

from Klingen: (Krege/Kreh14);

from Krasensahl, Mecklenburg: (Mann2);

from Lehn: (Erbs26);

from Leppin(?): (Schertz/Scherz32);

from Lingenau: (Krege/Kreh13);

from Lobbese: (Benecke5);

from Marburg, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]:  (Eckhardt24);

from Meilberg: (Hildebrandt19 and perhaps Lehmann19a);

from Moens, Holstein [Duchy]: (Felker27);

from No Origin Given: ( Pille12);

from Nuernberg [Imperial City]: (Conrad31, Hahn16);

from Nussdorf: (Kenner9);

from Ochsenfurt, [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality]: (Schlehe/Schley11 and possibly Richter11a);

from Schel[ch]erchen(?), [Kur-]Sachsen: (Berg28);

from Segeberg: (Tenne/Denke3);

from Stralsund: (Buttler/Putler/Tumler10);

from Strebendorf: (Gelm/Helm?22);

from Undeit: (Sitz33);

from Waldgirmes, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: (Feiling6);

from Wittendorf: (Danecker/Daenneker4 and possibly Richter4a);

other possible Bettinger first settlers: Grummet{Gottfried}, Ramsauer{Johann}, and Wenzel{Christian}.

BettinheiserFN:  see Bettenhaeuser.

BetzFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Forchheim, Bamberg [Bishopric].  For 1798 see 1798Mai:Dl27.

BetzFN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Ochsenbach, Wuerttemberg.

BetzFN: said by the Kolb FSL to be fromUC Ruesselsheim, Hessenburg(?).

BetzFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Lieblos, Isenburg.

BetzFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Bauer (Mai1798:Ms33).

BetzFN: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).

BetzFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Reinberg.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Nm02, 46.

BetzFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).   For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr98.

BetzFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Zeisdorf, [Kursachsen?].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Om60.

BetzFN: KS121 says they left Streitberg near Gelnhausen in 1766.

BetzFN: also see Batz and Belz.

BetzoldFN: see Bezold.

Beudnitz{J. Christian}: born inUC Berlin married Meyer{A.Catharina} fromUC the area of Voitgtland 17 July 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#267).  Not found in KS, Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

Beueren: an unidentified  place said by the 1763 baptismal record of a relative in Lollar to be home to Braun{J.Henrich}.

Beuhler{Johannetta E.}: fromUC Flonheim, married Becker{Philipp} in Friedberg on 19 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#319).  

BeulerFN: see Baessler.

BeunaGL, [Kursachsen]: is some 10 miles S of Halle city, and said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Pottof? family.

Beuna?, [Kur-]Sachsen: said by the Schwab FSL to be homeUC to the Beig family.  Same place ass the previous entry.

Beuschinger FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Landshut, [Kurbayern?].  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

BeussFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Amsterdam, Holland with a Hench wife fromUC Anhalt-Zerbst.

Beussel{Margaretha}: wife of Hoessel{J.Sigmund} and mother of daughter {Margretha Sophia} baptized in Luebeck on 18 August 1764 (Mai&Marquardt#1337).  Not found in KS, Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

BeussertFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Breslau, Schlesien with a Wilk wife fromUC Hamburg.  Later spelled Beisert.

Beutel/BoitelFN{Conrad,Johannes}: said by the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL (households 24, and 25) to be fromUC Nidda. Kromm says they were from Wallernhausen, Nidda.  The Buedingen ML says two of these Beutel men were fromUC Wallernhausen (near Buedingen per Stumpp); one, Conrad, married 26 June 1766 Ludwig {Eliesabetha} fromUC Unterschmidt (near Nidda per Stumpp) (Mai&Marquardt#715) and the second, {Johannes}, married 27 June 1766 Stang {Friedericka Eliesabetha}also fromUC Wallernhausen (Mai&Marquardt#719).  According to St. Jacob’s Lutheran, Luebeck, the third, Boitel man{Johann Heinrich}, fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] married Gerlitz {M.Elisabeth} fromUC the same area 29 July 1766; later the couple went to Jagodnaja Poljana (Mai&Marquardt#270).

BeutelFN{Conrad/Konrad}: fromUC Wallernhausen married Ludwig {Eliesabetha}  in Luebeck 26 June 1766; Kromm said he was fromUC Wallernhausen, Nidda, which KS121 said was near Buedingen  (Mai&Marquardt#714).  KS121 said they were heading for Yagodnaya Polyana.  This couple (he fromUC Darmstadt) arrived in Russia 13 Sept. 1766 (Kulberg6217).  Not found in T.   This couple had by Sept 1767 settled in Jagodnaya Poljana #24, which said he was fromUC Nidda.

Beutel/Boitel/BottFN{J.Heinrich/Hinrich}: fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] married Gerlitz{M.Elisabeth} in Luebeck 29 July 1766; Kromm said he was fromUC Wallernhausen, Nidda, which KS121 said was near Buedingen  (Mai&Marquardt#270).  KS121 said they were heading for Yagodnaya Polyana.  This Bott couple (he fromUC Darmstadt) arrived in Russia 10 August 1766 (Kulberg4869).  Not found in T.   Listed as Beutel with wife as {Anna E.}, this couple had by Sept 1767 settled in Jagodnaya Poljana #51, which said he was fromUC Nidda.

BeutelFN{Johannes}: fromUC Wallernhausen married Stang {Friedericka Eliesabetha}in Luebeck 27 June 1766; Kromm said he was fromUC Wallernhausen, Nidda, which KS121 said was near Buedingen  (Mai&Marquardt#719).  KS121 said they were heading for Yagodnaya Polyana.  This Bott couple (he fromUC Darmstadt) arrived in Russia 13 Sept. 1766 (Kulberg6217).  Not found in T.   This couple had by Sept 1767 settled in Jagodnaya Poljana #25, which said he was fromUC Nidda.

Beydeck FN: see Beideck.

Beydick FN: see Beideck.

BeyerFN: filed with Beier.

Beyerle{M.Gertraud}: Catholic daughter of {Melchior} fromUC Baden, Switzerland married in Woehrd on 30 April 1766 Braunauer{Carl Joseph} son of {J.Gg.} ofUC Gelheim near Mannheim (Mai&Marquardt#785 & KS123). I could not find them in Kulberg, T or in any published FSL.

Beyger FN: see Beichert.

Beyl{J.Jost}: KS121 says he, his wife and one child leftUC Wolfenhausen near Weilburg in 1766.  I could not find them in any FSL.

Bezold{J.Simon}: he was son of {J.Mich.} fromUC Dettendorf near  Neustadt-an-der-Aisch and married in Woehrd on 7 May 1766 Franzel{M.Dorothea} fromUC Bayersdorf  (KS121 and Mai&Marquardt#797).  Not listed in Kulberg, T or Mai1798.  But his wife, widowed and remarried was in Grimm 1798 #10.

BezoltFN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Suhl, Sachsen.

Biag?/Blag?, Isenburg: an unidentified place said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to frau Jung.

Bianki{Peter}: KS:82 and 122  say he was a catholic fromUC Italy who in 1764 was sent on to the Saratov area as part of  the group of colonists transported under the command of  Captain Paykul and Cornet Rehbinder.  I have not found him in any published FSL.

BiberFN: see Bieber.

BiberachGS: said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Feck family.  Said by Kuhlberg to be in Schwaben.  This probably is Biberach Imperial City some 22 miles SSW of Ulm city.

BiberachGL, Wuerttemberg: an unidentified place said by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be homeUC to the Buehrer family.  Very likely by now Biberach Imperial City had passed into Wuerttemberg hands.

Biberau: see Biebereau.

Bibern/BiberachGS: an unidentified state (no locality mentioned) said by the Norka FSL to be homeUC to a Joch/Yost family.  This likely was Biberach Imperial City.

BibersteinVV (aka Georgievka, Georgiewka, Glarus): a Lutheran colony founded in 1767, moved in 1770, on the eastern side of the Volga river not far from Schaffhausen.  To the best of my knowledge no copy of its First Settlers’ List has been found and published.  Anyone learning of such a document, please let us know immediately.  However there are some very likely first settler families:

Semmler{A.Veronika}, Tire{J.Georg}, Zahn{LudwigWilhelm}.

BibraGS: an unidentified state (no locality mentioned) said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Heilig family.

BiburgGL: an unidentified place said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Iskhom? family.  There are several Biburg in Bavaria and one in Austria. Most likely is Biburg, Bavaria, 8.5 miles S of Kelheim city, and famous for its monasteries.

Bibus{Caspar}: married Meister{A.Maria} on 28 May 1765 in Rosslau  (KS121, Mai&Marquardt#845).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL, or Mai1798.

Bich/Bichl(?)GL, Lothringen: see Bitsch.

Bichert FN: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). The family name may have been spelled Biget? in 1798 (Mai1798:Mo54).

BichlGL:  see Bitsch.

BichmannFN(M.Margaretha}: fromUC Heppenheim married Jung{Andreas}5 April 1766 in Friedberg (Mai&Marquardt #299). ).  They arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766, he said to be from PfalzUC (Kulberg2000).  Not found in T.  By May 1767 they  had settled in Warenburg FSL #138 which said he was fromUC Hammerstein?, Kurpfalz.  They must have died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

Bichner/BuechnerrFN{J.Georg}: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Ober-Ramstadt, Darmstadt.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Bruechner (Mai1798:Lb5,41).  Bil Pickenhaupt says he found this man’s origins.

Bichwen?, Schwaebischen Reichkreis: an unidentified place said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Sam family.

BickenbachGL: see Amt Breitenbach.

Bickart{Konrad FN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Orlen? Isenburg[?].  Spelled Buechert in 1794 (Mai1798:Mv676).

Bickart{Veronika}FN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Orlen? Isenburg[?].    Spelled Buechert in 1797 (Mai1798:Mv687).

Bickert FN: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned) and a Stelwa? stepson is living in their household.  The family name was spelled both Bickert and  Picard in 1798 (Mai1798:Mo07).

Bickel FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Goetzendorf?, Bamberg [Bishopric].

Bickelhaub FN: see Pickelhaupt.

Bickelhaupt FN: this is how the Pickelhaupt family was recorded in Gronau, Kurmainz in 1756.

Bidenbaender/Bietenbinder{J.Tobias}: Danish records said this Lutheran leftUC the Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate and with wife and five children and arrived in Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760; they first lived in Colony J9 “Molkenberg”, Amt Coldinghuus and later in Colony J1 “Friderichshoi”, Amt Hald ; they arrived at Kronstadt near St. Petersburg in May 1766; then in Aug. 1766 in Oranienbaum he signed a contract to settle in Hirschenhof Colony in Latvia (EEE p.354, for more detail see this).  Biedermann: also see this spelling.

 

last updated January 2014


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