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.


Bok-Brdz                  last updated January 2014

 

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

Boksweiler(?)GL, Hessen: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Kruecker family.

BolaenderFN{J.Georg}: this orphan son of Philipp was living in the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL #73ao with a Goetz family which the Pleve version says was fromUC Nidda and the Kromm version says was fromUC Eichelsdorf, Nidda.

BolaenderFN: said by KS:230 to have gone to Odessa city fromUC Erlenbach, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Also spelled Bohlaender and Bollaender. Using FHL#193,838, the GCRA proved their origin in Erlenbach, Germersheim [Amt], Baden.  See their book for much more.

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

Bolemann/Bohlmann{A.Maria}: was a godparent at the baptism of a daughter of Schwenck{J.Matthias} and his wife Laut{M.Margaretha} 24 June 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1305).  Arrived in Russia with her husband {Lorentz} on 12 Sept 1766 (Kulberg5396). Not found in T, in any published FSL, or in Mai1798.

Bolemann/Bohlmann{Lorentz}:  Arrived in Russia with his wife {A.Maria} on 12 Sept 1766 (Kulberg5396). Not found in T, in any published FSL, or in Mai1798.

BolenderFN: see Bollender.

BoletFN: see Polet.

BolgFN: see Bollich.

BolgertFN{Balthasar}:  said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC Hornbach, [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken [Duchy].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rh23. 

BolgertFN{J.Heinrich,Johann,Balthasar}:  step-children of Herr Wolf who were said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC [Pfalz-] Zweibruecken [Duchy].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rh9 and 21.

BoligFN: see Bollich.

BolkFN: the widow of this man (he died on the way to Russia) was said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Bernburg, [Anhalt-Bernburg Duchy], a Sachsen [Duchy].

Boll, Goeppingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 5 miles SE of Goeppingen city, and was said to be homeUC to the Hauser/Hausser family that was briefly in Kassel. 

BollaenderFN: see Bolaender.

BollenderFN: said by the Norka FSL to be an orphaned son of Philipp Bollender living in the Albrecht household; Kuhlberg said he was fromUC Erbach.  Spelled Bolender in 1788 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv1931, Pb10).

BollenderFN: also see Pelletier.

BollichFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Trier, no locality given.  In 1798 spelled Bolig (Mai1798:Ls28, 31, Gf35) and Bolg (Ls46).

BollingerFN: Curt Renz has found the church records for this Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia, family in Burgstall, Marbach Oberamt, Wuerttemberg.

BollingerFN: said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#49) and KS:231 to have come from Burgstall, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg.   Using FHL#1,195,514, the GCRA proved this origin.  See their book for much more.

BollingerFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Heilbronn [Imperial City].  For 1787 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2516 and Ka123.

BollingerFN: KS122 says he or they left SchottenUC near Buedingen to go to Russia.  He or they were not found in any published FSL.

BoltzFN{Michael}: this man said to be fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762; they lived at #15 in Colony G18 “Neuboerm”, Amt Gottorf; they were last registered in Denmark in Jan. 1765 (EEE p.359, see this for more detail).  said by the Doenhof FSL #7 to be fromUC Baden-Durlach (no locality mentioned).

Boltz{Katharina}FN: this widow  is listed as leaving Rosenheim in 1788 (Mv2456) but I cannot find her family in any FSL.

BoltzFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Nierstein, Kurpfalz.  I could not find them in Mai1798.

Boltz: see also Bolz.

Bolwin?{Jacob&Philipp}: said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been step sons in the Reit{Jacob} household  (Lk21a).  So far I have not found these guys associated with an colony.

Bolz{Susanna}: Catholic daughter of {Joh.} fromUC Burggundstadt married Schmidt{Gg.} son of {Gg.} 25 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquarsdt#775).  Not found in Kulberg, or T, or any published FSL, or in Mai1798.

BomaraeGL, Lorraine: an unidentified place said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Braueuning man that sent here as an 1812 prisoner of war (p.137).

BomersheimFN: see Pomersheim.

BommersheimGL, Kurmainz: is barely E of Oberrusel town, and said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Busch family.  Said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to Schmidt{Johannes} and {Lorenz} families.  Said by the Preuss FSL to be home to Becker and Dulson families.

Bonagardt FN: see Bonegardt.

BonakerFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Bromskirchen.  For a possible 1798 see Mai1798:Lz5.

BonakerFN:  in 1798 frau Ammenheuser’s maiden name was given as Bonaker (Mai1798:Pl36).

Bonapar?{Katharina}FN:  said in 1798 to be from Dehler but I can find this family so named in no FSL.

Bonat(?): said by Kulberg21 to be home to the Orthodox Grigorisch{Johann}.

Bonbach(?)GL,was an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the Sulz, Lobbach state or region and was homeUC to a Pfeif family.

BonbadenGL, [Solms-Braunfels County?]: is 1.5 miles SE of Braunfels  town, and was said by the Caesarsfeld FSL to be homeUC to a Strack family.   Said  by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Kippes[Peter} family (Lk25)  called by KS123 the Caps{Peter} family which had father, mother and 3 children.

Bonbaden: in the mid 1760s  probably was in Solms-Braunfels County and  is some 3 km SE of Braunfels city.

Bornarius{A.Barbara}: wife of {J.Balthasar} of Grossen Buseck and in 1754 godmother in Lollar of  Roth{H.Balzar} who settled at Warenburg FSL #88a.

Bondang?FN: see Bontemps.

Bondorf, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 14 miles SW of Boeblingen city, and said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659) to have been homeUC to the Hofmeister family.

BoneckerFN: said by the Bangert FSL to be fromUC Pulheim(?), Darmstadt.  For a possible 1798 see Mai1798:Lz5.

BonegardtFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be fromUC Halle. .  The family name was in 1798 spelled both Bonagardt (Mai1798:Mv2188) and Bernhard (Mai1798:Ka60).

Bonenschal{Friedrich}FN: I could not find him in any FSL, but in a daughter was  said to be in Urbach in 1797 (Mai1798:Mv2913) and in Niedermonjou in 1798 (Nm61).

BonertFN{Philippina}: fromUC Russbach married Maul{Johannes}22 August 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#749).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSl or in Mai1798.

BonfeldGL, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 7 miles NW of Heilbronn city.   Using FHL#1,860,569 the GCRA proved this to be home to the Ehrmann family that settled in Kassel, as well as Hoffnungstal and Arcis, Bessarabia.

Bonfeld, Barony of Baron von Gemmingen, Kraichen canton, Swabian Knights’ Circle: EEE p.614 said this might be the origin of Steinbrenner{David} who settled first in Denmark and then in Rosenheim FSL #38.  This is the same place as the preceding entry, except some 50 years earlier.

BongerFN: see Bangert.

BoniFN: see Baini and Pona.

BonlandenGL, Esslingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is Bonlanden-auf-dem-Fildern, is 8 miles SW of Esslingen-am-Neckar, and using FHL(1,055,909) was proven by GCRA to be home to a Schlecht{Gottfried} who came to Glueckstal in 1817.  It might also have been home to Schlecht{Margaretha}. It was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Kron family that settled in Neudorf. See the GCRA book for more.

Bonlanden-auf-den-FildernGL, Stuttgart Oberamt, Wuerttemberg: is some 10 miles SSE of Stuttgart, Baden Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Wolfer family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

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

BonnGL, [Kurkoeln] is some 15 miles SE of Koeln city center. Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Reischenberg family that had a Benedikt step-daughter in the household.  Said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Weissheim family.  Said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Schwed family. 

BonnerRN:  Wayne Bonner has proven origins of over 200 Volga colonists.  His research is published in his booklet Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records, Part I, 2007.  This great booklet is for sale and can be ordered via WHBonner@aol.com.  Most of his proofs are accompanied by extended detail about the settlers parents and children. Exact  sources are provided for each proof, so that you can check them yourself.

BonnetFN: see Bohnet.

BontangFN: see Bontemps.

BontempsFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Nansy, Lothringen.   Possibly pelled Bondang? in 1798 (Mai1798:Bn10).

BontempsFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Windsdorf, Lothringen.    In 1788 (Mai1798:Mv932) spelled Bontang, in 1798 (Bn10) spelled Bondang, and in 1798 possibly Bundan (Sm17).

Bontraeger?FN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Igersheim.  Spelled Bontreger in 1798 (Mai1798:Mn01).

BontregerFN: see Bontraeger.

Bookschaft, Sinsheim Amt, Baden: is some 5.5 miles SE of Sinsheim city, and proved by Curt Renz as home to the Bier family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

BoosFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Albig, Kurpfalz.

Boos{Michael} FN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Wiesbaden, [Nassau-Usingen Principality].   Spelled Boes in 1798 (Mai1798:Om15, 7?, 54, 62, Gf3?, 43?, Sh25, Sn40).

Boos{Caspar}: the Recruiter Beauregard list (Lk126) said he was fromUC [Kur-]Mainz (no locality mentioned) and went to Wittmann in 1768. They may have been Wittmann first settlers, but I did not find them in Mai1798.

BoosFN:also see Boes.

BoppFN: go to Popp.

BoquereFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Banne, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Borat? FN:  said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC Mecklenburg-Schwerin [Duchy]. I could not find them in Mai1798.

BorckFN: see Borger.

Bordeaux, Frankreich: said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to Bertrand and Plesa families.  This was probably the big port in SE France, but there were a couple of smaller places in France so-named.

Bordemann: see Bornemann.

BordowskojeVV: the Russian name for BoaroVV.

BoregardVV: (aka Beauregard, Borgard, Bujerak and Buyerak) is a Lutheran/mixed German village founded in 1766 on the eastern side of the Volga.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.I, pp. 177-214.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places {italics indicate information from the Kuhlberg list} with the family names shown here in parens.   Other spellings of family names, usually from later sources are in square brackets.  Verified origin information is in red.  The number after the family name is their FSL household number; numbers in the supplemental list have 100 added to them, so that supplemental #15 becomes #115:

from Alenkrinhausen?: (Lulea?168);

from Amersfoort: (Klass16);

from Arsalen?: (Gra?146);

from Aschaffenburg: (Ludwig142);

from Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Diethorn?124, Lill145, Seiler149, and possibly Koenig134);

from Bassenheim [Barony]: (Peterson135);

from Bautenstein?: (Heinemann122);

from Bayreuth [Margraviate]: (Ludwig2, Vogeler148);

from Bectolegaden? [Provosty]: (Schwiger147);

from Bernstein: (Gernieier?129 and possibly Mueller129);

from Bischofsheim: (Baumann{Franz}63);

from Bissersheim: (Becker174);

from Borg: (Hoffmann{Martin}157, and possibly Wagner157);

from Bourgogne: (Seibert65);

from Brachwitz: (Betther[Boettcher]40);

from Braustein?: (Riefer?61);

from Cappel, Holstein: (Paulson[Paulsen]163);

from Danzig [City-State]: (Mattern{Heinrich}26, Schoenkneckht25);

from Delchenburg?: (Kerner[Koerner]11);

from [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality]: (Hohenfelser162);

from Eberfeld: (Martin165);

from Eichenbuehl: (Leifried?125);

from Enachenzerl?: (Mueller{Nicholas}58);

from England: (Otzen?179);

from Erinz?: (Goetz36);

from Erlach, Brandenburg: (Kofent160);

from Etalt?: (Elmknecht?132, and possibly Lenert?[Leinert]132);

from Fanhausen?: (Kunz[Kuntz]105);

from Frankfurt-am-Main [Imperial City]: (Schmidt{PhilippW.}32, Weber[Wever]48, and possibly Dietrich32 and Schuhmann48);

from Freihausen?: (Kunz[Kuntz]104);

from Fribourg: (Braun21);

from Friedewald, Hessen: (Hahn{Jacob}173, Mueller{Wilhelm}128 and possibly Jensen128);

from Fromhausen?, Holland: (Mueller{Just}20 and possibly Meinhart20);

from Fuerstenwerder, Prussia: (Koppel53);

from Fulda [Bishopric]: (Richter9 and possibly Dietrich9);

from Goettingen [Principality]: (Blun?50);

from Hadersleben?: (Helefeld?183);

from Hagengen?: (Luid?166);

from Haldorf, Hannover: (Carl172, Keil169);

from Hendendein?: (Meier34);

from Heneswart?: (Stecker?120, and possibly Bachmann120);

from Hengofen?: (Ruder?[Rueder]131);

from Hildburghausen?[Duchy]: (Franz118);

from Hoegen: (Uhl4);

from Holstein [Duchy]: (Monz[Mons]54);

from Holzheim: (Koenig{Jacob}15);

from Kaden, Darmstadt: (Schneider{Andreas}164);

from Kerebach?: (Heck?150);

from Kettwig: (Doenhof119);

from Kiel: (Luis182);

from Kirchhausen: (Maerz46);

from Klarenthal: (Arnold28, 31);

from Koenigsberg: (Hartmann{Just}108);

from Kornbach: (Ockel45);

from Kosswig: (Koch35);

from Kranzberg: (Heinrich64);

from Lanzenbach: (Hartmann{Philipp}102);

from Lauf: (Schneider{Christian} 133);

from Leer: (Leonhard[Leonhardt]102):

from Lohrkirchen?: (Schuch?114);

from Lydershausen: (Oper?171 and possibly Windemann171);

from Mannhausen: (Mueller{Michael});

from Marisfeld: (Jordan153);

from Massenheim: (Maass38, Sommer{David}43, and possibly Elscheidt and Jaeger38);

from Meckendorf: (Bleier?138);

from Mecklenburg [Duchy]:  (Mannenger101);

from Mecklenburg-Schwerin [Duchy]: (Jensen140,141);

from Mirnas?: (Zahn106);

from Mit-nachbars-zu-Elm: (Stoppel12);

from Muenster [Bshopric?]: (Kranefeld47);

from Nassau: (Rehl[Riel]58);

from Nassau-Usingen [Duchy]: (Gottkan?117);

from Neuhausen: (Mueller{Heinrich}24);

from Neunhof: (Engel{Heinrich}19);

from Nieheim: (Baumann{Friedrich}17 and possibly Zizel?17);

from Niel: (Texter?177);

from Nordhausen [Imperial City]: (Goettmann[Gettmann]23);

from Oberstein, [Barony or Knights holding]: (Hahn{Georg}103);

from Oberweld?, Sachsen: (Graf184);

from Oesterreich: (Schon33);

from Ondenbrun?: (Heidemann170);

from Orgus?, Danzig: (Mueller{GeorgJensen}130);

from Oschorburg?: (Edel67);

from Pfaffenheim: (Sommer{Heinrich});

from Pfaffenwiesbach?: (Anfang121);

from Plettenberg: (Schoeneberg158 and possibly Hirsch158);

from Portich?: (Biller?6);

from Potsdam: (Koenig{Christian}116);

from Preussen: (Ritzler[Retzler]18);

from Riomkin?, Danzig: (Christiansen180);

from [Anhalt-]Rosslau [Principality]: (Windecke?[Wiedecke]8);

from Rot: (Goebel115, Merkel?111, and possibly Schulz111);

from Rotterdam: (von der Giese3);

from Runsstein?: (Pretzel55);

from Rumbach: (Beier41);

from Rumstadt?: (Lieber[Liebert]56);

from Rurkirch?, Kumainz: (Mueller{Andreas}136 and perhaps Rot136);

from Sachsen-Gotha [Duchy]: (Risch1, and possibly Wolf1);

from Schabenheim?: (Wane124);

from Schellbach: (Wanser42);

from Schelm?, Brandenburg: (Bruckmann?159, and possibly Neuhaus?159);

from Scherstong?: (Menges?59);

from Schierstein: (Engel{Adam}13);

from Schlitz: (Bittner49);

from Schlitz, Darmstadt: (Reiling155);

from Schoenwald: (Herel144);

from Schwarz, Darmstadt: (Noll51);

from Schwelm?, (Hans?178);

from Schwelm, Brandenburg: (Duxberg156);

from Schwelm, Westfalen: (Kalstadt126, Kinzenbach?127);

from Semmerdinger?: (Wuerz127 and possibly Zeiser?137);

from Steinig?, Fulda: (Gottbegat?113, Meis112);

from Stitzenhein?: (Rau52);

from Stockholm, Schweden: (Bergstroem181);

from Stuerzhausen: (Borg?152, Naumann143);

from Tinich?: (Muench5);

from Unknown: (Hauchen37, Rihl[Riel]39);

from Unterweld: (Homann161);

from Vandelans, Frankreich: (Barbier[Barbie]185);

from Waizendorf: (Fras139);

from Wallroth?: (Staf?[Staff/Straf/Staab]60);

from Wambach: (Schambler?[ Schamber]30);

from Weener: (Dick109, Kremer[Kraemer]110,

from Weil: (Steigel123);

from Weissbach: (Mennike44);

from Welzigdorf?, Hessen: (Korn151);

from Werve: (Hirsch66);

from Westerburg: (Fricke7);

from Westhausen: (Rausch14 and possibly Wendebach[Weitebach]14);

from Weisbaden: (Mattern{Wilhelm}27);

from Wittenrot?: (Wurst62);

from Witzenheim: (Auze176);

from Wnikat?: (Neumann10);

from Wuerzburg: (Schmidt{Caspar}29);

from Zaberetenheim?: (Frank22);

from Zoller?: (Hoffmann167).

BorelFN: see Borell.

Borell/Borrell/Burell/Porell{Georg}, {Jacob}FN: these sons of {Johannes} (EEE p.366) were said by KS122 and by the Balzer FSL #28 and 29 to be fromUC Baden-Durlach [Margraviate].  The family name in the 1765 Luebeck ML (St. Peter’s Lutheran) was Porell when {Georg} married a Steiner woman [Mai&Marquart#11], but was Borell in the Balzer 1798 census (Mai1798:Bz108) as well as in 1792 (Mv75). 

Borell/Burell{Johannes}: Danish records said this man of the Reformed faith fromUC Speck/Spoeck, Oberamt Karlsruhe, Unteramt Staffort, Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived with Lutheran wife and 3 children at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761; they lived at #3 “Auf dem Wiese” in Colony G7 “Fridrichswiese”, Amt Gottorf; when he died in1763 this property passed to his son {Hans/Johann Georg},  but the family soon left in May 1763 (EEE p.366, for more detail see that).

BorellFN{Albrect Ludwig Friedrich}:This widower was said by KS122 and by the Boaro FSL #11 to be fromUC Erlangen (no locality mentioned); he probably died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.  The Wohrd ML says this Borel man of Erlang married Huebner {Eva E.} on 25 April 1766. (Mai&Marquardt#774). In the FSL step-daughter Elizabeth age 12 was not given a family name.

Borell/Borrell{A.Maria}: fromUC Offenbach she married in Buedingen on 1 April 1766 Chardon{Abraham Isaak} (Mai&Marquardt467, KS122, 124).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL, or in Mai1798.

Borg?FN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Stuerzhausen.

BorgFN: said by the1798 Neidermonjou census to be the maiden name of frau Mueller{Martin}.

BorgGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to the Hoffmann{Martin} family and possibly a Wagner family.  There are at least 10 Borgs in the Germanies: 5 in Sweden, 1 in Denmark, 2 in Lower Saxony, 1 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and 1 in Saarland.

BorgFN: listed by both the 1858 Neudorf census (#239) and KS:231 with no origin.  The GCRA thinks this widow’s name may actually have been Sorg.

Borg, Mecklenburg[-Schwerin Duchy]: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Ecksu? family, and  possibly tostep-son Bartel{Johann}.

BorgardVV: a alternate spelling for BoregardVV.

Borgatfeld?GL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Mesing family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Darmstadt.

BorgenonFN: see Pourquenoit.

Borger/BorgertFN{J.Michael}: with wife {Anna} and children {Johann} 14, {Georg} 10, {Anna} 7 arrived in Russia 31 July 1766 said to be fromUC Darmstadt (Kulberg2843}.  Not found in T.  By July 1766 they had settled in Holstein FSL #34 which said he was fromUC Raibach, Darmstadt.  In 1798 his wife is called Ruddel{A.Maria} (Mai1798Ho29).

BorgerFN{Herman}:  said by the Roethling FSL #46 and KS123 to be fromUC Sendelbach, Wuerzburg [Bishopric].  KS123 said that was in Lohr [Oberamt].  Not found in Kulberg or T.

Borger FN{J.Jacob}: and his Pitsch wife {A.Catharina} had a son {Juergen Philipp} baptized 5 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1288). Not found in any later source, although it may be that a son or a grandson shows up in 1798 in Stahl-am-Tarlyk (Mai 1798:St17).

Borger FN{Nicolaus}:  arrived in Russia single (Kulberg7005).  No further mention of him unless he in fact is the son listed in the next entry. 

Borck/Bochard/Borger FN{Nicolaus}: arrived in Russia with wife {Margaretha} and son {Nicolaus} 20 (Kulberg7078).  The Catholic {Nicolaus} and wife {Margretha} took passage from Oranienbaum to the Volga in 1766 (T4907-4908).  They may have settled early in Beideck: {Katharina} at age 41 was still there in 1798 (Mai1798:Bd13) and another {Katharina}age 32 was in Stahl-am-Tarlyk with the note that she had come there from Beideck (Mai1798:St5)

Borgmenbus?FN: said  (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Riedesel.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

BorkFN: see Burg.

BorkGL: an unidentified place said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to a Spring family.  There are at least 2 Borks in Germany.

BormFN {Peter}: said by the Rosenort FSL to be fromUC Damfeld, Marienburg Amt.

Borm FN {Peter}: said by the Rosenort FSL to be fromUC Uchnitz/Usnitz, Stuhm Amt.

BormutFN: said Barmut.

Born{Gottfried}: married Weissenzehn{Margaretha} in Rosslau on 2 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1001, KS122, 163).  They arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766 with him identified as Catholic from Prussia (Kulberg3264).  Not found in T, in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

BornFN: also see Baron.

BornGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to Gerke? and Millner families. Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Lehmann{Heinrich}.  There were at least 10 Borns in the Germanies; one of these was in Nassau-Usingen Principality near other Warenburg origins 17 km NW of Wiesbaden city.

Born: an unidentified place said said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Gebauer{Johannes} family; Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Mainz (Lk101).  There are several Borns in Germany (none of which seems to have been in former Kurmainz lands) plus more in the neighboring countries. 

Born, Sachsen[sic?]: an unidentified place said  by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to an Appel family.  I could find no Born that was then in any Sachsen country.

BornemanFN: see Bornemann.

Bornemann/BordemannFN{H.Ludwig+w}:  said by Kulberg91 and  by the Orlovskaya FSL (#53) to be fromUC Braunschweig (no locality mentioned).  Not found in T.  The family name was spelled Borneman and perhaps Bornomar? in 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2196 and Or42?).

from Braunschweig: (Bordemann{H.Ludwig+w} (Kulberg91);

BorngraeberFN:  listed as having arrived in 1812 in the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659) but without origin.

BornheimGL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Kautz FSL to be the homeUC of a Reiber family.  There are three places with this name in the Pfalz: one is some 18 miles SW of Mainz; one is some 39 more miles SSE; and the least likely is some 77 miles NW of Mainz.  Or this might be the same place as the next entry.

BornheimGL, Landau [Amt], Pfalz: is 2 miles NE of Landau-in-der-Pfalz, and was said by the 1816 Kassel census (#14 & 47) and by KS:321 to be homeUC to the Junker/Junkert family.

Bornheim, Offenbach [Amt], Hesse: is now a neighborhood on the eastern side of the Frankfurt-am-Main city centre, and said by KS:245 to be homeUC  to the Diehl{Schauer{ Johannes}/ Schauer /Theobald} family that settled in Neudorf.

Bornmeister: see Burmeister.

BornnFN: see Baron.

Bornomar? FN: see Bornemann.

BorntragerFN: see Bontraeger.

Borodino BV, Bessarabia: a German village founded about 1814.  For an extensive exploration of its people (as well as that of nearby Periojany Chutor) and their origins, go to Judy A. Remmick-Hubert’s great site: http://www.remmick.org/Borodino.Bess.Genealogy/index.html.

BorrelFN: see Borell.

BorschdrechFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Trebtow(?).  I could not find this man in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BorschetFN: see Bermet.

Borsdorff{J.Gottfried}: he married Tunder{Johanna Louise} on 6 April 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#904, KS122).   KS122 mistakenly had the year as 1765.  They arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766 when he was said to come fromUC Halle (Kulberg1332).  Later in 1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga, during which trip he died (T5490-5491).  I could not identify the widow  in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

BorsteterFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#102) and KS:231 without origin.  See the GCRA book for a bit more.  Also spelled Borstetter.

BorstetterFN: see Borsteter.

Borstorf?GL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Musch? family.

Bortdorf?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Berlin.  I could not find this man in the 1798 censuses.

BortiFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be a step-daughter of Herr Spahn{Nicolaus}.  I could not find her in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BoschFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Amsterdam, Holland.

BoschFN: also see Boss.

BoscheFN: said by the 1798 Balzer census to be the maiden name of frau Hoffmann{Valentin} (Mai1798:Bz49).

BoscheFN: listed in the 1858 Kassel census (KS:698) as well as in KS:231 with an incorrect origin, and proved by the GCRA to be from Hefersweiler, Niederkirchen [parish], Kusel [Oberamt], Rheinpfalz.  Also spelled Boscheeand Boshe.

BoscheeFN: see Bosche.

BosheFN: see Bosche.

Bosler FN: said by the Straub FSL #36 to be fromUC Lichtenberg, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].  I did not find them or any descendants in Mai1798.  Bill Picklehaupt says he found this man’s origin.

BossFN{A.Elisabeth|:  married  Schaaff{Johann} 7 June 1766 in Luebeck, both said to be bornUC in the Riedesel [Barony] (Mai&Marquardt#239).  They arrived in Russia on 13 September 1766 (Kulberg5588).   Later in 1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T406-408). By August 1767 they had settled in Stephan FSL #3.  In 1798 her surname was spelled Bosch (Mai1798:Sp22).

Bosse{Cornelia}: the widow of Sebisz she married von Maanen{Voiter} in Luebeck 10 October 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#1178).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL, or Mai1798.

BosselFN: said by the Dinkel FSL to be fromUC Anhalt-Zerbst (no location mentioned).

Bossel FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Kolbow? Amt, Mecklenburg[-Schwerin Duchy].  I could not find members of this family in  Mai1798.

BosselerFN{Magdalena Sophia}:  fromUC Umstadt, married Willmann{Georg Heinrich} in Buedingen on 24 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#710). KS164 mistakenly said the place was Ullstadt near Neustadt on the Aisch.  In Sept. 1766 with husband {Heinrich} and her sister {Margaretha} she arrived in Russia, husband said to be fromUC Hanau [County] (Kulberg6513).  Later in 1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum for the Volga (T7144-7145).  KS122 said they were heading for Schaffhausen.  But insterad by Sept 1767 her husband, then a widower, had settled in Frank FSL #84 which said he was fromUC Harpeshausen(?), Hannover [sic for Harpertshausen, Hanau [County].

Bossert{A.Maria}: said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been an orphan girl in the Pfeifer{Jacob} household  (Lk57a).  She may have been the daughter of  Passer[J.Georg&Maria} in 1767 (T4840-4844).  So far I have not found her associated with an colony.

BossertFN{A.Maria}:  the wife of  Bossert{Bernhard} was  said by the first transcription of the  Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#3) to be fromUC Karlsruhe, Baden-Tuchan(sic for –Durlach).  Ehe Pleve version had this as Karlsruhe, BadenDurlach.

BossertFN{Bernhard}:  this Lutheran said to come from Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761; he and his wife lived at #13 “Viehhof” in Colony GE “Friderichsfeld”, Amt Gottorf; they were last recorded in Denmark in Jan 1765 (EEE p.360, for more detail go there).  Said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#3) to be fromUC Karlsruhe, [Baden-]Durlach [Margraviate]..

Bossert{Elisabeth}: said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been an orphan girl in the Anfang{JacobFranz} household  (Lk106a).  So far I have not found her associated with an colony.

Bossler FN: see Bosler and Bosseler.

Bostel/Postel?FN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Gernhausen(?), Kurmainz(?).  I could not find this couple in the 1798 Volga censuses; they probably had died.

BosterFN{Leonhard}:  married  Klein{A.Maria} on 22 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#61, KS122).  Not found in Kulberg or T.  By August 1767 they had settled in Boaro FSL #112.   Not found in Mai1798.

BoszFN: see Voss.

BoteFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be Grossenhain?.  I could not find this man in the 1798 censuses.

Botersinks?GL, Blumenfeld: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Wind family.  Might this have been Podrasnitz, now Podraznice, Czech Republic, some 45 miles W of Praha?

BothFN: said by the Mueller FSL to be fromUC Langen.  In 1798 this family name is rendered Bott, and the wife's maiden name is given as Wolf (Mai1798: Ml08).

BothFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt. I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

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

Bothfeld GL, Hannover [i.e.Kurbraunschweig]: is now a northern section or suburb of Hannover city and was said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller{J.Heinrich} and perhaps to a Grossmann family.

BototzkiFN: the 1798 Husaren census gives Herr Gitor’s wife's maiden name as Bototzki (Mai1798: Hn24).

Botschke: according to archival records this unnamed man, his wife, and 2 children, having come there fromUC Brandenburg [Duchy], leftUC Dessau [Principality] for Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1058, KS123).  Found in no later source.

Bott{Helfried+w+3c}: Kulberg154 said they were fromUC Gruenberg.  Not found in T. Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL (#95) to be from Gruenberg, Hessen[-Darmstadt Landgraviate].  Using FN1195960 Bill Pickelhaupt has proven this origin for this line back to the 1640s.  For more information go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/b/bott_katharinenstadt.cfm.

BottFN{Michael}:  married Schwab{Margaretha} (no origin given) in Luebeck 2 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1196).  KS123 mistakenly gave the year of the marriage as 1765.  They arrived in Russia on 9 Aug 1766, her name as {A.Margaretha} and he said to come fromUC Hanau (Kulberg4078).  Not found in T.  By August 1767 they had settled in Kraft FSL #38 which said he was fromUC Steinau-an-der-Strasse(?), Hanau. 

BottFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Bott in 1798 (Mai1798:Nr132, Bd79, Wt48) and Bad in both 1792 and 1798 (Mv1967 and Wt157).

BottFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Steffin, Brandenburg[sic?].  I could not find them in Mai1798. 

BottFN{Elisabeth}: fromUC Lauterbach, [Reidesel/Fulda] she married Becker{Conrad} in Buedingen on 11 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#517, KS123).  They settled in Stephan FSL #20 which gave their family name as Baecker.

BottFN{Georg Ludwig}: leftUC Greifenthal near Wetzlar to go to Russia.  I did not find him in any published FSL.

BottFN: also see Bad, Batt, Bopp, Both, Butt, Patt and Pott.

BottmingenGL, Basel[-Land Kanton], Schweisz: is some 2.5 miles SW of Basel city, and was proven by GCRA to be home to the Jundt family that went to Glueckstal.  See the GCRA book for more details.

BougieFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Vilercotrie?, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BoullionFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Lackot?, Dafin?.    Spelled Bullion in 1798 (Mai1798:Bn22).

Bouillon, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to a Dorbau/Durbak/Durban family.  There were several places of this name in France; none of them that I can find at all close to the German states.

BourFN: three families said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen.  Later spelled Bauer (Mai1798:Nr104, 128?).

BourFN: two families said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Bauer and one wife’s maiden name was given as Weber and the other as Krohl (Mai1798:Nr55, 70).

Bourget, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Robin family.  There are at least 3 places in France with this name.

Bourgignon FN: see Pourquenoit.

BourgogneGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to the Seibert family.  Bourgogne/Burgandy was a French province, and there are 2 cities of this name in Belgium 1 in Champagne, and 1 in Lorraine.

Bourguignon FN: see Pourquenoit.

Bourseck{Helena}: married Schirmer{Joseph} in Luebeck 10 October 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#1179).  KS154 mistakenly had the year as 1766.  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Boutteiller{Albertina Friederica Metta}: wife of Breyer{Samuel} (medical doctor of Russian colonists) and mother of Breyer{E. Juliana Friederica} who was baptized in Luebeck 16 August 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1309).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

BovueFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Walbourg(?), Frankreich.

BoxbergGL, Rhineland-Palatinate: is some 32 miles WSW of Koblenz city.

Boxberg OberamtGL, Kurpfalz: the district that included Boxberg and the villages under its jurisdiction was said by the Anton FSL to be home to a Wasserer family.

BoxerFN: said by the Bangert FSL to be fromUC Hasselborn, Nassau-Usingen.  This family not found in  Mai1798es.

BoxhornFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be orphan boys in the Balzer and Frank households.

BoxlerFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Kirchberg, Schwaben. 

Boyneburg BaronyGS: of the Fraenkischen Ritterkreis.  Now spelled Berneburg and located some 35 miles NNE of Fulda city.

BozenhardtFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Caesarsfeld FSL to be fromUC Ulm, with two Hunt step-children in the household.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Boznowice, Oesterreich: said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to a Lebrecht family.  There is a Boznowice, Poland, 170 miles NNE of Vienna.

BraFN{A.Catharina}: 20 March 1766 in Buedingen she married  Schroeder{Martin} (Mai&Marquardt#455).  The Grimm 1798 census (Mai1798: Gm144) says she was a Pea, so possibly Bra is a misprint for Bea!  KS157 says she was a Grain.

BrabandGL, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by both Kulberg83 and the Katharinenstadt FSL (#223)  to be homeUC to a Remsar family.  There are three small Brabant villages in the Lorraine, N, W and SW of Verdun.  Or this may be the same place as the next entry.

BrabandGS: said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Greder? family.  This probably refers to the Duchy of Braband/Brabant now in Belgium (main cities were Lovain, Brussels, and Antwerp), then under Austrian rule.

BrabanderFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Andreanopol.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Dl19.

BrabanderVV: (aka Audincourt, Kasitzkoje, Kasitzkaya, Kaziskaja, and Kozickaja) is a Catholic German village founded in 1767 on the eastern side of the Volga.  The Brabander  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol. I, pp. 215-242.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places, italics indicate information from the Kuhlberg list, with the family names shown here in parens. Other spellings of family names, usually from later sources are in square brackets.  Jones{Adam} indicates that there were more than one Jones family listed in the FSL, and the given name of this one was Adam.  Verified origin information is in red.  The number after the family name is their FSL household number:

from Aepfelborn?, Lothringen: (Spaniol114);

from Altoberndorf, Schwaben: (Russmann[Rosmann]115);

from Andreanopol, [Russia]: (Brabander01);

from Anhalt-Zerbst [Principality]: (Eltz93, and possibly Neuberger93a);

from Appelbrun?, Hanau: (Waechter112);

from Arlon, Luxembourg: (Kraemer37);

from Aulendorf, [Kur-]Bayern: (Fischer125);

from Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Minterlein101, Stark132);

from Barpach?, Fetzburg?: (Mader27 and possibly Stieber27a);

from Bassenheim [Barony]: (Mueller107);

from Befort, Luxembourg [Duchy]: (Bartel53, Redel[Riedel]98, and probably Roething53a);

from Belingen, Kurpfalz: (Wulf7);

from Bensheim-an-der-Bergstrasse, Kurmainz: (Lambert18);

from Berleburg, [Kur-]Koeln: (Freude20);

from Berlin: (Sendelbeck{J.Adam}96);

from Berlingen, Kurmainz: (Volmer19);

from Bernkastel, [Kur-]Trier: (Helske81);

from Biberach, Schwaben: (Feck68);

from Biedesheim, Kurmainz: (Werner34);

from Bobingen, Augsburg [Bishopric], Schwaben: (Pobinger[Bobinger]110);

from Botersinks?, Blumenfeld: (Wind39);

from Branzel?, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Lang64);

from Buberg?, Elsass: (Franz77);

from Burbach, [Kur-]Trier: (Sturn[Sturm]95, and possibly Sonntag95a);

from Burgau, [Kur-]Bayern: (Breidel?116);

from Burghausen, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Werd?[Wett]3);

from Busendorf, [Kur-]Bayern: Herel127);

from Camberg, [Kur-]Trier: (Hirsch13);

from Carcassonne, Languedoc, Frankreich: (Pischki65);

from Consdorf?, Luxembourg [Duchy]:(Braun{Johannes}55);

from Dorfheim, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Lemp131);

from Elbing, Polen: (Herzer128);

from Elbruck?, Wachtenberg?: (Fackenbusch73);

from Erbach, Kurmainz: (Schlager[Schlaeger]61);

from Eschenbach, [Kur-]Bayern: (Schmalz[Schmelzer/Schmalzel]104);

from Estrig?, Kurmainz: (Meringer[Mehringer]12);

from Felzig, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Goetz108);

from Foudenbach?, Provinz Utrecht: (Schlegel48);

from Fuchsstadt, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]:  (Weiss130);

from Genkingen, Siekingen: (Herrlein33);

from Germersberg?, Freiburg: (Monschau[Monshau]62, and possibly Gerhard62a);

from Grossenlueder, Fulda [Bishopric]: (Trutschel[Trutchel?]84);

from Gut Berun, Nassau: (Sommer{Conrad}17);

from Hainzell, Fulda [Bishopric]: (Homman[Goman]23, Schneider4);

from Halle, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Horn86);

from Haufofen?, Oberesterhof?[sic for Hohenzollern Principality]: (Gertenberg?51);

from Helmsbach?, Kurpfalz: (Schmelzinger16);

from Hitzhofen?, Hanzzoler?: (Dom25);

from Ichenhausen, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]:  (Hesse[Geke,Hecke?]70);

from Iderstuf?, [Kur-]Trier: (Mai[May]83);

from Indling?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]:  (Schmidt{J.Adam}8);

from Innsburg, Tirol [County] (Schep122);

from Kalefalz, [Kur-]Trier: (Fritz63);

from Kaltenborn, [Kur-]Koeln: (Klein14);

from Kalzhof?, Bupaterpronsk?: (Eberhardt{J.Daniel}28);

from Kecklingen?, Kurpfalz: (Muellecker{Peter}43, {Johannes}45, and possibly Op[Apts] 43a);

from Kenzingen?, Britzgau?, Ungarn: (Huck58);

from Kestenhof?: (Weber{Peter}102);

from Kleinfeld, Kleve: (Keytmann[Keitman]67);

from Kleingoettingen?, Jonville?, Frankreich: (Zimmer91 and possibly Braun{Katharina}91b and  Eberhardt {Johannes}91a);

from Koenigshofen, Nassau[-Usingen Principality]: (Mertz21);

from Kortheim?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Stahl{G.Michael}79);

from Krastdorf?, Luxembourg: (Blei[Blein]80);

from Kueregiso?, [Kur-]Koeln: (Beil22);

from Kunzdorf?, Luxembourg: (Weber{Peter}57);

from Lackot?, Dafin?, [Frankreich]: (Boullion[Bullion]71);

from Lambsheim, Kurpfalz: (Seitz15);

from Langendorf, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Glitsch118);

from Languedoc, Frankreich: (Obert{Renard}41, {Georg}42);

from Laplen?, Dofen?, Frankreich: (Chavalier?38);

from Leinberg, Kurpfalz: (Jaudel[Jandel]90);

from Leissnitz, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Kaesner[Kasner]75);

from Ludwigsburg, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: (Demm[Dim?/Dumm]103);

from Luxembourg [Duchy]:  (Konrad{Adam}120, Marusch87);

from Medernach, Luxembourg [Duchy]:  (Burhoven[Burghofen?]133);

from Medernas, Luxembourg [Duchy]: Damplon[Tomplon?]50);

from Michelsrombach, Fulda [Bishopric]: Lehning5);

from Milisin?, Boehmen: (Sommer{Andreas}134);

from Mirten?, Lothringen: (Schmidt{Christian}26);

from Mittelstadt, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: Palter31);

from Muenster, Kurmainz: (Ganzwich30);

from Nansy, Lothringen: (Bontemps[Bondang?]40);

from Neuburg, Kurpfalz: (Bauer126);

from Neukirchen, Luxembourg [Duchy]: (Kieffer[Kiefer]129);

from Nidlingen, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Neubert[Neibert]99);

from Niegerschweld?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Stahl{Margaretha}109);

from Oberdiebach?, Kurmainz: (Schmidt{Christoph}94);

from Oberndorf, Oberentrecht?: (Brandecker46);

from Oberstadt, Schwaben: (Rach32);

from Oberunstadt?, [Kur-]Bayern: (Retenmeier[Roetenmeier?]35);

from Obraurangel, Luxembourg [Duchy]: (Dossier56);

from Oelsberg?, [Kur-]Trier: (Dornhof106);

from Palwes?, [Kur-]Koeln: (Baumeister82);

from Paris, Frankreich: (Lombar89);

from Petting, Schwaben: (Mathres105);

from Polen: (Drewalski135);

from Posen, Polen: (Schmidt{Simon}36);

from Regensburg, [Imperial City or Imperial Abbey]: (Lobinger?97, and possibly Scheitwahl97a);

from Reit, [Kur-]Bayern: (Spitzwieser[Spitzwiese]76);

from Relinbach?, Lothringen: (Masson[Mason]49);

from Rimelshein?, Kurmainz: (Rehaeser60);

from Romebschreit?, Boehmen: (Boehm[Behm]85);

from Roth, Maltes?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Philipp123);

from Sanflet?, Uwern?: (Gimbald66);

from Schet?, [Kur-]Trier: (Glaeser44);

from Schluesselfeld, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: Dentler59);

from Schmierlach?, Oberelz?: (Paschau9);

from Sigmarigen?, Oberesterhof?[Hohenzollern Principality]: (Stalldecker[Stahldecker]52);

from Strassburg, Elsass: (Mezieres72);

from Stroumbach?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Kern2);

from Theisau, [Kur-]Bayern: (Sendelbeck[Sendelbach){Maria}113);

from Tiegen?, Lothringen: (Bock121);

from Trochtelfingen, Fuerstenberg? [Principality], Schwaben: (Meier74);

from Ulm, Schwaben: (Pemsel6);

from Unidentified: (Berer?[Baehr]92a, Koreka?20a, Stieber27a);

from Urach, Wuerrtemberg [Duchy]: (Altersroh111);

from Urbach, Kurmainz: (Gossmann124);

from Venedig, [Italia]: (Adamo10);

from Vitry, Champagne, [Frankreich]: (Widiu?29);

from Weidach, Ulm [Imperial City], Schwaben: (Ott92, and possibly Berer92a;

from Wermen, Lothringen: (Heckenbinder47);

from Wickenberg?, Ungarn: (Schreiber54);

from Windorf, [Kur-]Bayern: (Haas24 and possibly Kaster24a);

from Wintelz?, Nassau: (Meiser[Messler?]117);

from Wirges, [Kur-]Trier: (Haber{Johannes}11, {Anna Maria}119);

from Wisinheim?, Romenburg?: (Schmidt{Anton}88);

from Zahlendorf?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: Jung78);

from Zinling?, Kurmainz: (Proslius[Brozius]100);

from Zirndorf, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Konrad{Jacob}69).

Brabant-BonGS: said by some version of the Norka FSL to be homeUC to a Korbun/Kornborn family.  The Buedingen ML says this Carbon man fromUC Holland married a Reinheimer widow fromUC Hhaag in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#472).  See Braband.

BrachenmacherFN: see Brechenmacher.

Brach{J.Philipp}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list (pb5) with no origin mentioned; a probable daughter{Christina} is in the 1798 Pobochnaya census (Pb34).  Also in 1798 spelled Brack (Mai1798:Pb3, Sf32.

BrachtFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Bruchhausen, Kurpfalz, with Richelhof orphan boys in the household.  I could not find the Bracht family in the 1798 Volga censuses. 

Brecht/Bracht{Matthias}: Danish records say this Lutheran from Staffort, Baden-Dulach Margraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761; beginning Aug. 1761 he, his wife and two children lived at #27 “Lutzowen Hof” in Colony G8 “Friderichsholm”, Amt Gottorf  and the next year at #30; in 1763 they left for Russia (EEE p.363, for more detail see this).  They were recorded in Schilling in the 1775 census, #11.

BrachwitzGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to the Betther family.  There is a Brachwitz in Brandenburg and one in Sachsen-Anhalt.

Brack {Christoph}FN: he was  in Schaefer in 1798 (Mai1798:Sf32)  but I could not find him in any published FSL, so may have been a Schaefer first settler?

BrackFN: also see Brach.

BrackenFN: see von Bracken.

BrackenheimGL, Baden-Wuerttemberg: also see Backenheim.

Brackenheim, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: proved by the GCRA to be home to the Doebele/Doebble and Liedle families that settled in Glueckstal, and to be home to the Strehle/Strahle/Straile family that settled in Kassel.

Brackenheim, Heilbronn or Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: it was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Minderlen and Rainer/Reiner families that settled in Kassel.

BrackenheimGL, Neckar, Wuerttemberg: is some 6 miles ENE of Weiler-an-der-Zaber. and may have been the Oberamt covering Weiler.  See next entry.

Brackenheim OberamtGL: the district centered on the town of Brackenheim and which in 1766 included the villages of Kelingartach and Schwaigern.  Brackenheim town is some 7 miles WSW of Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg.   Also see Leonbronn.

BrackenheimGL, Heilbronn Oberamt, Wuerttemberg: is some 7 miles SW of Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Seebold family that settled in Hoffnungstal leaving home in 1829.  Said by KS:369 to be homeUC to a Mayer{?} family that went to Kassel; but GCRA could find no record of any such family in Kassel at any time.

Bradern?GL, Ansbach: said by the Laub FSL to be homeUC to a Dauer family.  The only Bradern that I can find is 54 miles E of Salzburg in Austria far from Ansbach territories.

BraefredFN: this family name was found recorded in 1700s Berstadt parish records; see Flegel trip.

Braesch{Catharina Magdalena}: was a godparent for the 4 June 1764 Luebeck baptism of Schwedzig{Catharina Magdalena} daughter of {Juergen} and his wife Spriesler{Francisca} [Mai&Marquardt#1334). Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL, or in Mai1798.

Braeuner/BreunerFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Schwaben (no locality mentioned).

BraeuerFN: see Brauer.

BraeuningFN: said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Bomarae, Lorraine, sent here as an 1812 prisoner of war (p.137).

BraeuningFN{Konrad}: KS123 says he left Breitenbrunn in Erbach [County] to go to Russia.  I could not find him in any published FSL.

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

BraeuningFN: also see Brauer.

Bratigam{Dorothea}: this widow arrived in Russia 15 Sept. 1766 said to be fromUC Dessau (Kulberg5219).

Braeutigam/ Brautigam(n)/Bratigam FN{J.Christian}:  son of the deceased {J.Gottfried}fromUC Schmella-bei-Altenburg, Saxony married Mauer{Susanna Katharina}in Woehrd 6 June 1766 (Mai&Marquart#824).  KS123 has Brautigam(n) and  Schmella near Altenburg, Saxon-Anhalt [Principality].  Not found in Kulberg or T.  By August 1767 they had settled in Katharinenstadt FSL #137 which said he was fromUC Schmale, Sachsen.  In 1778 spelled Brautigam (Mai1798:Mv1171) when he obtained a passport to go to Moscow and evidently was never seen again. 

Braeutigam{J.Martin}: and wife {Susanna} in 1766 took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T2241-2242).  So far I have found no other record of them.

BraeutigamFN{Johann}:  married Krieger{A.Maria} in Rosslau on 30 April 1766 (KS123, Mai&Marquardt#956).  I could not find them in any published FSL.

Braeutigam{Magdalena Margaretha}: married in Rosslau on 24 September 1765 Drimet{F.Wilhelm}  (Mai&Marquardt#880).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Brautigam{Johann}: married Krieger{A.Maria} 30 April 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#956).  Not found in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.  By 1798 he had died and his widow had married (2nd) Egewald{Friedrich} and subsequently died herself, so that in 1798 her son Brautigam{J.Gottlieb}age 32 was living with his Egewald step-dad in Kolb (Mai1798:Ko20).

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

BrahmFN{Dietrich}: said by the Grimm FSL #86 to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

BrahmFN: see Bram/Bramm, Pfeifner of Mueller.

BrahmFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Asfeld.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bt05.

Braila, Tuerkei: nka Braila, Romania, until 1829 it was governed by Turkey, sitting on the Danube River 83 miles W of the mouth of the Danube at the Black Sea.  Said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to a Bralian family.

BralianFN: said by the Husaren FSL to be fromUC Braila, Tuerkei.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BraistingenGL: an unidentified place associated by the GCRA with the Lippert family 1764-1796.  I wonder if this could have been Baisingen 5.5 miles NE of Horb-am-Neckar, Wuerttemberg?

Brakin?, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: an unidentified place said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Merle? family.

Bram/Brahm{J.Heinrich/Hinrich}: leftUC Eifa near Alsfeld to go toUC Degott (KS123).  {Elisabeth} daughter of this Bramm man and Koch{M.Justina}, his wife, was baptized in Luebeck on 21 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1303).  They arrived in Russia on 12 Sept. 1766, he said to be fromUC Darmstadt (Kulberg4798).  Later in 1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga but both mother and daughter died enroute (T1455-1458).  Not found in any published FSL but in 1798 his much younger widow in Grimm listed him as deceased (Mai1798:Gm159), and his son of the same name is living in Bettinger but said to have come there from Katharinenstadt (Bt5).

Braman(?), Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: an unidentified place said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Holzwarth{Michael} family.

Bramm: see Bram.

Brand{Sebastian}FN: this family was listed by KS:232 as going toUC Kassel, but the GCRA found that it never went to Kassel.  See their book for detail.

Brand{Gottfried and Johann}GL: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#89) and said by KS:232 to have come fromUC Neukirchen, Mosbach [Amt], Baden, but the GRCA believes Stumpp confused families, and that these two brothers came fromUC Posen [Province], Prussia, possibly via Bessarabia.  See their book for details.  Also spelled Brandt and Brind.

Brand/Brant{Caspar}: married Volcker{A.M.Cathar.} in Buedingen 20 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#450).  KS123 has Voelker.  They arrived in Russia 25 July 1766, he said to be fromUC Mainz (Kulberg2601).  Not found in T in any later source.

BrandFN: also see Brant.

Brandau{Heinrich}: left Rotenburg, [Fulda Bishopric] for Russia.  I could not find him in any published FSL.

BrandauFN: see Brando and Brantau

Brandau, GL [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: is 17 km SSE of Darmstadt city centre and was said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Keil family.  This is the same place as the next entry.

BrandauGL Lichtenberg Oberamt, Hessen Darmstadt Landgraviate: EEE p.541 says this was homeUC to Hellmut/Helmuth/Hellmuth{J.Peter} who settled first in Denmark and then in Schilling.

Brandecker/BrandekerFN{Anton}: He married Meyer{Catharina E.} in Rosslau on 27 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#990, KS123).   He arrived single(!) in Russia 15 Sept. 1766, said to be fromUC Hungary (Kulberg5966).  Later he (alone) took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T6710).  By August 1767 he, with a new young wife, had settled in Brabander FSL #46 which said he was fromUC Oberndorf, Oberentrecht(?).  Not found in Mai1798.

BrandekerFN: see Brandecker/.

Brandenburg: is one of the 16 federal states that constitute modern-day Germany.

BrandenburgGS: in the 1760’s Kurbrandenburg stretched from west of the Elbe river, up along the Baltic coast E into what is now Lithuania, and its Princes were Kings of Prussia.  Said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC (no locality mentioned) to Ehrlich and Heide families.  Said by the Huck FSL to be homeUC to a Stellmann family; in addition, a Schmidt step-daughter was living the Stellmanns and may have been from Brandenburg too. Said (no locaility mentioned) by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to Mueller and Stier families.  Said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to an Augustus family.  Said (no locality given) by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Gisou, Schreiber, and Schuetz families.  Said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Lohmann family. Said by the Messer FSL to be homeUC to Baecker, Brauer, Focht, Masch, Rady, Stando?, Stenzel, and possibly Schmidt families. Said (no locality mentioned) by the Moor FSL to be homeUC to a Berend family.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to Barth, Enster, Guenter, Krone, and Otto families.  Said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to the Rehfeld family.In 1806-08 Brandenburg was occupied by the French; after 1808 Brandenburg was a Prussian Province.

BrandenburgGS: there were German colonies in the underdeveloped parts here and Zwingmann{Adolph} was reported to have beenGS  a colonist in one prior to coming to one of the German Colonies in Denmark.

Brandenburg-Bayreuth MargraviateGS: see Bayreuth.

Brandendorf GS:  an unidentified country.

BrandensteinGS: was a small barony that may have consisted of no more than the castle and four villages (Elm, Gundhelm, Hutten, and Oberkalbach).  The barony was created in part to provide military protection for the monastery at Schluechtern.

Brandhof{Magdalena}:  Lutheran daughter of the deceased {August Andreas} fromUC Fuerth married Spizwiszer{Thomas} 30 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#783).  They arrived in Russia on 12 Sept. 1766 (Kulberg5800).  Later in `1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T7411-7412).  By Sept. 1767 they had settled in Brabander FSL #76. 

Brandhorst, Anhalt-Dessau Principality: 13 km E of Dessau city.

BrandisGL: said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Gans family.  I found two Brandis, both  then in Kursachsen: one 14 km E of Leipzig city centre, and one 36 km ESE Wittenberg.

BrandnerFN{Daniel, son of Paul}: Dorothy Brandner reports that he was born in Franzfeld, Babat, Hungary (FHL11902860) and died in Glueckstal having earlier married Hausauer{Magdalena E.} (FHL1883185-1) who probably was  born about 1801 in Cleebourg, Weissenburg-Elsass (3 possible records of this in Les Archives Departementales du Bas-Rhin: Cleebourg, Weissenberg/Elsass Civil Birth Records).

BrandnerFN{J.Jacob, father of Paul}: Dorothy Brandner reports he was born in Dec 1700 and died on 14 Dec 1776, both in Langensteinbach, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden, and that he married there Christ{Margaretha} who also was born and died (on 10 Maar 1769) there (FHL1189472 and 1272840).

BrandnerFN{Johannes, father of J.Jacob}: Dorothy Brandner reports he was born in 3 Mar 1677 in Langensteinbach, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden and died on 8 Oct 1701 in Niefeern, Baden-Margraviate (FSL1272840-6).

BrandnerFN{Paul}: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:673, 677, 232) to be fromUC Sulz, Horb [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Dorothy Brandner and the GCRA report that his birth in 1756 is found in the church records of Langensteinbach, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden (FHL1189472) and his death in 1760 is found in the church records of Franzfeld, Banat, Hungary (FHL 1190266).  Dorothy Brandner  reports that in July 1784 in Deutsch-Neureut/Karlsruhe, Baden (church records in FHL 1238234) Paul married Schneider{A.Maria}.  See the GCRA book for more information.

Brando?FN{J.Christopher}: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Rothenburg (no other locality mentioned).  This might be Brandau, but I could not find him under either spelling  in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Brando?FN{Johann}: according to the Boaro FSL he was an orphan living with a Zose? family that  was fromUC Silkerode.  This might be Brandau, but I could not find him under either spelling  in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BrandtFN: filed with the Brants.

BranfelsGS: an unidentified place said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Becker family.  This probably is Braunfels.

BranfelzerGS: said by the Norka FSL to be homeUC to a Backer family.  This surely is Solms-Branunfels.

Branik?, (Boehmen?): is now a neighborhood on the S side of Prague city and was said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to an Obisker family.

Brankenloch(?)GL, Durlach: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Hueber family.  Probably Blankenloch, Baden-Wuerttemberg some 7 miles NE of Karlsruhe.

Brann/Braun{Elisabeth}: married Bartholome{J.Heinrich} on 15 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#60 and KS119).  They arrived in Russia 12 Sept. 1766, he said to be fromUC Darmstadt (Kulberg4826). Later that year they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T3960-3961).  Found in no published FSL or in Mai1798.

Brannan{Carl Joseph}: from the Pfalz was witness at the Zeiland-Guenther wedding 25 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#777).  He has been identified in no later source.

Branzwon?GS: probably Braunsweig Duchy.

Brant FN: said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Kengi?, Holstein with a Kelchner step-son in the household. . The family name in 1798 was spelled Brandt (Mai1798:En17,27,35).

BrantFN: frau Brant was said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Wernburg, Neustaedt[er Kreis, Kursachsen] and a Kelchner step-son, likely her son, was also living in the Brant household.

BrantFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Heilbronn.  Later spelled Brandt (Mai1798:Gf3, 28).  Darrell Brungardt believes he has found the baptism of this Brand man in Repperterhof hamlet (about 6 km W of Eisenberg town) of Goellheim catholic parish.

Brandt/BrantFN{Conrad}:  married  in Buedingen18 April 1766  Brueckner{Eva} (Mai&Marquardt#555& KS123).  They arrived in Russia 8 Aug. 1766, he said to be from Hessen (Kulberg3245).  Later in 1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga, but she, called {Elisabeth}, was recorded as dying enroute (T1871-1872).  But by July 1767 this couple had settled in Huck FSL #44 which said he was fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). 

BrantFN: Said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Rothenbergen(?), Isenburg.

Brant/Brandt{Borgard+w+3c}: Kulberg108 said they were Catholics fromUC Wuerzburg.  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

Brandt??FN{A.Maria}: a widow is listed only with given names but with no family name in the Louis FSL #54 and  was said by to be fromUC Kirchberg, Baden-Durlach.  Was she the widow Brandt{A.Maria} who moved away from Louis (Mai1798:Mv1565) in 1788?

Brant{Conrad): said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list (Lk141) to have been fromUC Hessbach.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Lz26.  They were in no FSL and no other colony is indicated before Luzern, so they were likely among the Luzern first families.

Brant/BrandtFN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Schlyagenzet(?), Denmark.

BrantFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Netlangen?.  The Pleve book said this was later spelled Brandt.

BrantFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg. 

BrandtFN{Wilhelm}: said by the Schaefer FSL #30 to be fromUC Buedingen.  I could not find any of them in Mai1798.

Brant FN: said by the Susannental FSL to be fromUC Lingfurt, Wuerzburg [Bishopric].  Spelled Brandt in 1767 (T4805).

Brant/BrandtFN{Caspar}: married Volcker{A.Maria Catharina} in Buedingen on 20 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#450).  KS123 had the name as Brandt.  I could not find this couple in any published FSL.

Brandt{Eva M.}: was a godparent in the 28 May 1766 baptism in Luebeck of Pfeiffer{Susanna M.} daughter of {Jochim} and his Popp wife {A.Catharina} (Mai&Marquardt#1294).  I have not been able to identify her in Russia.

BrantauFN: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). The family name was spelled Barthuly in 1798 (Mai1798:Mo50).

Branzel?GL, Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Lang family.

BratislavaGL, Slovakia, see Pressburg.

BratzelFN: see Brozel.

Brauch FN: said by the1798 Norka census to be the maiden name of frau Heiser.

BrauchbacherFN{Jacob}:  said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Oslog(?), Kurpfalz.  Spelled Bruchbach in 1798 (Mai1798:Dt30).

BrauchbacherFN{Wendel}:  said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Oslog(?), Kurpfalz.  Spelled Bruchbach in 1798 when the wife’s maiden name is given as Esler (Mai1798:Dt35).

BrauerFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Brandenburg (no locality mentioned).

BrauerFN: according to the Messer FSL he was the step-son living in the Meng household.

Brauer/BraeuerFN: Dessau archival records say this begger widow who came fromUC Briez to Oranienbaum, then left for Russia along with one other person (Mai&Marquardt#1059).  Not found in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.  KS123 gave her family name as Brauner.

Braum: see Braun.

BraunFN{Johann}: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Erbach (no locality mentioned).

BraunFN:  listed by the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:668, 233) without origin.  Emigration from Forchtenberg, Wuerttemberg, with an earlier origin in Graben, Baden, was proven by GCRA using FHL(1,240,210 and 1,238,310).  See their book for more details.

BraunFN{Johannes}: said by the Boregard FSL #21 to be fromUC Fribourg.

BraunFN{Johannes}: said by the Brabander FSL #55 to be fromUC Consdorf?, Luxembourg.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn22.

BraunFN{Katharina}: said by the Brabander FSL #91b to be an orphan girl in the Zimmer family household. For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn16.

Braun{Rosina}: was maid to the Simon/Siemon{Bernhard} family in Denmark (EEE p.606).

BraunFN{Franz}: said by the Franzosen FSL #49 to be fromUC Oesterreich (no locality mentioned).  For 1796 see Mai1798:Fz4, 10, 34.  The 1834 census said at least part of the family had moved away to Degott and Husaren.

BraunFN{Johannes}: said by the Grimm FSL #10 to be fromUC Gerz.

BraunFN{Andreas}: said by the Grimm FSL #8 to be fromUC Wehrda.

BraunFN{Sebastian}: married Rein{Christina} (origin not given) on 18 March 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#440, KS123, 150).  They arrived in Russia 4 July 1766, he said to be fromUC Main (Kulberg1699). Not found in T.   By June 1767 they had settled in Kamenka FSL #78 which said he was fromUC Aschaffenburg.

BraunFN{Willhelm & A.Margaretha}: these orphans, children of {Martin} were said by the Laub FSL #12a to live in the Weber household.

Braun{Johannes}: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Mengen?  and in 1768 to have moved to Luzern (Lk80); so surely was one of the Luzern first settlers. Spelled Braum in 1798  (Mai1798:Wm28).  His wife in 1768 was listed as {Maria}, 9 years his junior; by 1798 his wife was Maier{Barbara}, 1 year his junior, who might have been the widow of Timant?{Johannes} another  likely Luzern first settler couple.

Braun{G.Friedrich}FN: this son of {Adam} said to be from Amt Bretten, Kurpfalz arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761 in the company of his parents and siblings;they lived at #3 “Lundten Hof” in Colony F8 “Christianheide”, Amt Flensburg; probably in April 1765 they left there for Russia (EEE p.360).  Said by the Moor FSL #3 to be fromUC Baden-Durlach (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Knebel (Mai1798:Mo13).

Braun{J.Jacob}FN: said by the Moor FSL #3a to be a single hired man living in the Gieswein household.

Braun{J.Jacob}FN: said by the Moor FSL #40 to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  It seems possible this is a duplicate entry for the same man as is in the previous entry.

BraunFN{A.Barbara}: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be a 16-year old orphan living with a Giest? family.  I could not find this Braun in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BraunFN{Gerhard}: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Huffelsheim, Kurmainz.

Braun{HansAdam/Andreas}FN: married Schaub{Clara/Klara} in Rosslau 28 May 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#854).  Not found in Kulberg or T.  But by June 1766 they had settled at Rohleder FSL #10 which said he was fromUC Blies/Blieskastel, [von der Leyen County].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rl12 and Hr10 which gives the then wife’s maiden surname as Lux. 

BraunFN{Valentin}: listed by the Shcherbakovka FSL with no origin; Kuhlberg said he was from Riedesel.

BraunFN{Joseph}: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Fulda (no locality mentioned).

BraunFN{J.Heinrich}: said by the Walter FSL #80 to be from Hekeberkhental/Heckenbergheim/Ekebergen, Hanau County [Hanau administered Stolberg-Gedern until 1742].  Using FHL(1201735) Dick Kraus found their January 1751 wedding and the April 1751 birth of their eldest daughter in Heckenbergheim, Stolberg-Gedern County.

Braun{J.Henrich}: from Beueren, in 1763 was godfather to a Braun son in Lollar whose family later settled at Warenburg FSL #88.

BraunFN{Ludwig}: said to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landraviate] he arrived in Russia on 25 July 1766 with wife {Anna} and 4 sons (Kulberg#2523).  Later in 1766 in Oranienbaum he with wife {A.Elisabeth} the 4 sons [2 of whom later turned out to be step-sons] took transport for the Volga; another son was born enroute (T6830-6836).  By 12 May 1767 they with the two Roth step-sons {H.Balzer & J.Georg} had settled in Warenburg FSL #88&88a which said he wasfromUC Lollar?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate], and the step-sons fromUC Wintersdorf, Sachsen  For 1798 see Mai1798:Wr77, 83.  Using FHL#1269508 Dona Reeves-Marquardt found in Lollar(Kirchberg) church books found that in May 1762 Braun{J.Ludwig } son of the late {J.Henrich} of Blasbach, Solms Landgraviate, had married {A.Elisabeth} widow of Roth{J.Caspar} of Lollar who had died 26 Jan 1761at age 34.  She, daughter of Erbs{J.Conrad} of Grossen Buseck, had married Roth{J.Caspar} son of {J.Henrich} of Lollar 19 May 1751.  On 28 Aug 1763 a son of {Ludwig and A.Elisabetha} from Lollar was baptized with Braun{J.Henrich} from Beueren}, {Margaretha} the wife of Erb{J.Henrich}, and Bocarius{Susanna Anna Barbara}, all three as godparents.

BraunFN: said by the 1798 Warenburg census to be the maiden name of frau Klamm{Michael).

Braun{Christian & Maria}FN: probable Zug first settlers.  He married Groen{A.Maria} in Luebeck on 22 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#60).  KS123 mistakenly gave the year as 1765. They arrived in Russia 12 Sept. 1766, he said to be fromUC Wuerttemberg [Duchy] (Kulberg4627).  Not found in T.  By August 1767 Recruiter Beauregard had them temporarily settled, {Christian} said to be from Debing(?),  Wuerttemberg [Duchy]. In 1798 the widow seems to be at Mai1798:Zg36 and a daughter at Mai1798:Wm19.

Braun{Christina}: married Reyer{Johannes} in Buedingen 6 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#372).  KS150 says he was fromUC Hartmuthsachsen near Witzenhausen and suggests his surname may sometimes have been spelled Reyher.  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL, or in Mai1798.

Braun{Conrad}: fromUC Deckenbach near Homburg-an-der-Ohm married in Buedingen on 4 April 1766  Wirsing{Elisabeth} (Mai&Marquardt#475, KS123, 164).  KS123 says  that Homburg was near Alsfeld.  They arrived in Russia 10 Aug. 1766, he said to be fromUC Darmstadt (Kulberg4854).  Not found in T, or any published FSL, or Mai1798.

Braun{Elisabeth}: see Brann{Elisabeth}.

Braun{Nikolaus}: fromUC Doernbach married Fried{Christina} in Buedingen on 24 May 1766 (KS123, Mai&Marquardt#664).  They arrived in Russia 29 Aug. 1766, he said to be fromUC Pfalz (Kulberg5141).  With wife {A.Catrina} he took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga, but he died enroute (T519-520).  I could not find this couple in any published FSL.

BraunGL: an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Weichelt family.

Braun/Bsern(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Schlotter family.

Braunauer{Carl Joseph}: on 6 May 1766 in Woehrd he was a witness at the wedding of Bauer{Adam} and the widow Harpf{ Catharina}, Catholics (Mai&Marquardt#794)  Catholic son of {J.Gg.} ofUC Gelheim near Mannheim, married Beyerle{M.Gertraud}in Woehrd on 30 April 1766  (Mai&Marquardt#785 & KS123). I could not find them in Kulberg, T or in any published FSL.

Braunfelds: a misrendering of Solms-Braunfels Principality?: said by a Luebeck FSL to be homeUC to Schmidt{Peter} who married Funck{Susanna} on 25 June 1766   (Mai&Marquardt#251). 

BraunfelsGS: the short form for the Solms-Braunfels Principality, seated in Braunfels city,  some 29 miles NW of Frankfurt-am-Main, and some 35 miles WNW of Buedingen. It was the home to the Princes of  Solms.  Both the country and princes’ family name were both usually called Solms-Braunfels or simply Braunfels.  The lands of the principality lay mostly NW, W, and SW of the city of Wetzlar.  Said (no locality mentioned ) by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Walter family. Said (no locality mentioned) by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Eller family.  Also spelled Ehler.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a (Gerhard family.  Said by Kulberg130, 126, 140, 129, 127, and 128 to be homeUC to Gebel, Gottfried, Leitner, Pauly, Schnell and Zimmer families all of the Reformed faith.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Kutter FSL to be homeUC to a Maul family.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Maurer family and possibly an Urdam family.

BraunfelsGS: also see Branfels and Branfelzer.

Braunhardt?FN: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUC Naumburg, Kursachsen.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

BraunschweigGS: this name probably is most often used in the FSLs as short for the Braunschweig Duchy [in English the Brunswick Duchy]; however it could also refer to the larger entity, Kurbraunschweig [i.e. Electoral Hannover] which more often often is refered to in the FSLs as Hannover; the latter was contolled 1714-1837 by English kings.  None of the following references indicates any locality.  Said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Pepper family.  Said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Stehlfeld family.  Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Rimer family.  Said by Kulberg91 to be homeUC to Bordemann{H.Ludwig+w}. Said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Lauwe family.   Said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Bornemann family.  Said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to a Biebenbrueck family.

Braunschweig DuchyGS: (the English name is Brunswick Duchy) seated in the city of the same name, in what is now Lower Saxony, 53 km ESE of Hannover city centre.  The central holdings were just N of Braunscheig city, 20 km S and 40 km E, but there were other extensive holdings in exclaves mostly but not exclusively running S of Calenburg Priincipaity (which itself was held by Kurbraunschweig) and S of Hildesheim Bishopric.  See also Kurbraunschweig.

BraunsdorfFN: said by the Boaro 1798 census to be have been the maiden name of frau Toepfer (Mai1798: Mv300).

Braunsdorf GL: see also Braman.

BrauriedelFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Frankfurt-am-Main (no other locality mentioned).

BrausemannFN{Gottlieb}: According to Anhalt-Dessau archives as abstracted by Dr. Waeschke and annotated by Dr. Lippert, this Braussmann family left Fraszdorf, Dessau, for Russia (Mai&Marquardt: #1060 & KS123).  Not found in Kulberg.  In 1766 {Gottfried & Maria} took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T5728-5731).  By June 1767 they had settled in Boaro FSL #31 which said he was fromUC Dessau (no locality mentioned). In 1798 Frau Braussmann’s maiden name was said to have been Speier (Mai1798: Bx24, for other family members see also Bt27, Mv315, Mv316,Sh24).

BraussmannFN: see Brausemann.

Braustein?GL: said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to the Riefer? family.  There is a Blaustein some 3.5 miles NW of Ulm city.

BrautigamFN: see Braeutigam.

BrazelFN: see Brozel.

 

 

 

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