German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlersí 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.


Le-Lhz                       last updated January 2014

 

Lea?{Anton}:  said by Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Stein (Lk61). Not found in any FSL and I could not find them or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony.

Lebach?, [Kur-]Trier: an unidenified place said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Schaefer family.  This likely would have been 26 miles SE of Trier city.

LebbenGL: see Lebbin.

LebbinGL, [Kur-]Brandenburg: is some 27 miles SE of Berlin city center, and said by the Dinkel FSL to be homeUC to a Reinhard family.  Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to Jerke and Meisner families.  Luebben?GL, Brandenburg: said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to an Eismann family; I am guessing this was Lebbin, since the only Luebben I can find was in Kursachsen.

LebeFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Benzingerode.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LebenGL, Brandenburg: said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Fanmispel? family.  This surely is Lebbin.

Lebenstedt: an unidentified place said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Krantz family.  The only Lebenstedt I have found was then in the Hildesheim Bishopric, and is now a Borough in the city of Salzgitter.

LeberFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Mergelz?, Frankreich. 

Lebich/Lebig{J.Adam}: fromUC Gross Bibra/Biberau married  Zirkuebel{Eliesabetha Rebecca} in Buedingen 4 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#478 & KS142 & 165).  Not found in Kulberg, T. Before 1775 they had settled in Beideck (1775 census #10).  Before 1775 had settled in Beideck (1775 census #10). Not found in Mai1798.

Lebloine{Bonawentura}FN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Alencon, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Lebloine{Joseph}FN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Champagne, Frankreich with a Wesel wife.   I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Lebrand?GS: see Liege.

LebrechtFN: said by the Husaren FSL to be fromUC Boznowice, Oesterreich.  I could not find these people in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Lebront(?)GL, Wittenberg: an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Sauer family.

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

Lebsack: see Loebsack.

LechaiFN: go to Legue.

Lecher/Leher/LaeherFN: this woman is said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg (no locality mentioned) and to have married in Oranienbaum an Ungelbach man.

LechleiterFN: said by the Rohleder FSL to be fromUC Prag, [Boehmen], while his wife was said to be fromUC Wuerzburg [Bishopric].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rl15.

LechleiterFN: his wife was said by the Rohleder FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg [Bishopric].

Lechler{Appolonia}: she was said by the 1798 Luzern census to have come from Zug (Mai1798:Lz7) where her family may have been among the first settlers.

LechmannFN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Ingstetten, Wuerttemberg.

LechnerFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:670, 672, 354) with no origin.  The GCRA believes that the Lechner children may have been born in Forchtenberg, Oehringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See their book for more detail.

LechnerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Bild(?).

LechnerFN: Herr Lechner was said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg, and his frauís maiden name was given as Ganz (no origin given).

Lechner/Loechner{Georg}: fromUC Wuerttemberg arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in Nov 1761.  In January 1765 with wife and 3 children he reregistered in Denmark.  Later they settled in Riebensdorf colony in Woronesh (EEE p.500).

Lechner{Leonard}: was living in Zug in 1798 but noted to have come from Luzern (Mai1798:Zg18) and he has not been found in any printed FSL; so he may well represent a Luzern first settler family.

LechnerFN: also see Leichner.

Leckenbusch{J.Georg}: KS142 says he married 1765 in Rosslau. See Feckenbusch{J.Georg}.

Ledener?GL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Prefried? family. Kuhlberg said this was in Darmstadt. Stumpp said the Praefried man was fromUC Leidhecken near Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#184).

Lederer/LettererFN: said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Frischbach, Dessenfelz.  Spelled both Lederer (Mai1798:Dt8) and Letner (Br3, 4) in 1798.

Lederer/Letterer{Friedrich}:  arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  In May 1765 with wife and 3 children he deserted Denmark.  They were later recorded in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St. Petersburg (EEE p.500).

Lederer/LettererFN{J.Gabriel}: frin Wuerttemberg  arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  In May 1765 wutg gus wufe ge deserted Denmark (EEE p.500).  By June 1765 they were settoled in Reinwald FSL #30 which said he was fromUC  Heilbronn [Imperial City]  (no locality mentioned).    For 1798 see Mai1798:Rw26, 42 and En5.  The wifeís maiden name was given as Rau in 1798 (Rw26).

LederhosFN: said by the 1798 Rohleder census to be the maiden name of frau Wittmann (Mai1798:Rl19).

LederhosFN: also see Lederhose.

LederhoseFN: said by the Rohleder FSL to be fromUC Mannheim, [Kurpfalz].  Spelled Lederhos in 1798 (Mai1798:Rl19, 31, En19, Hr14).

LeeFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Bamberg [Bishopric] (no locality mentioned).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LeeortGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt family.  There was a Leerort, East Frisia Principality, some 32 miles WNW of Oldenburg city.

LeerFN: said by the Norka FSL to fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Lehr in 1798 (Mai1798:Nr42, 52 and 108) when frau Lehrís maiden name was given as Raibert or Reiber? 

LeerFN: said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Leer woman who in 1766 married a Schneider; by 1767 this couple was in Walter (Mai&Marquardt#514).

LeerFN: also see Lehr.

LeerGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Leonhard family.  There was a Leer some 31 miles WNW of Oldenburg city, and one 17 miles NW of Muenster city.  There was a Laer near the second one.

LeerortGL, East Frisia Principality: see Leeort.

LeeswigGL, Anhalt-Zerbst: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Korn and Welz families.  The only Leeswig I can find is in Lower Saxony some 11 miles W of Hamburg city center.

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

LefedFN: see Lefeld.

Lefeld?FN: the 1798 Norka census gives this and perhaps Lefed as the maiden name of the wife of an Isenburger Weigandt{Daniel} (Mai1798:Nr72).

Lef(f)ler/Loef(f)lerrFN{Tobias}: Lutheran fromUC Wuerttemberg arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  With his wife {M.Barbara} he last reregistered in Denmark in Nov 1765.  By March 1766 they had settled in Rosenheim FSL #44 which said he was fromUC Theresienheim?, Teschen? Duchy.   Spelled Lefler in 1798 (Mai1798:Rm30).

Lefler/Loef(f)lerrFN: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).  A Luebeck ML says this Loeffler man fromUC Hillmershausen married in 1766 a Mueller woman (Mai&Marquardt#220).

Lefler FN: also see Leffler.

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

LegaiFN: go to Legue.

Legeler FN: see Legler.

Legen(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Fink family.

Legind(?)GL:an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Mumert family.  The only Legind I can find is in Denmark some 45 miles WSW of Alborg.

Legler/Legeler/LaglerFN{Christoph}: said by the Doenhof FSL #47 to be fromUC Wuerttemberg.  EEE p. 500 said he was fromUC Weiler, Brackenheim(?) Amt, Wuerttemberg arriving at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762, and in April 1765 with his Schorch wife {Christina}and 7 children were given permission to leave Denmark.  By July 1766 they had settled in Doenhof FSL #47 which said he was from fromUC Wuerttemberg. By reading church records and taking advantage of LDS research (see LDS film 1184767), Jerry Amen has proved that these families came from Weiler-an-der-Zaber, Brackenheim, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, that the family name was usually spelled Lagler in Weiler, and that the family had been in Schiltach, Neckar, Wuerttemberg as early as 1625 and in Weiler before 1661.  He has research by Gerhard Lang that shows the Leglers stopped in Havetoft and Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in the early 1760s before going on to Russia.  {Christoph} had sons named {Salomon} and {Karl}.

LeglerFN{Salomon}: a son of {Christoph} (EEE p.501), who by july 1766 had settled in Doenhof FSL #49.

LeglerFN{Karl}: a son of {Christoph} (EEE p.501), who before 1775 had settled in Grimm 1775 census #62.  Also spelled Meller in 1798 (Mai1798:Gm17).  However, see previous entry.

LeglerFN: listed by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#18) and KS:354 without origin.  The GCRA found some evidence that the family was in Koenigsbach, S. Prussia in 1804, and may have been fromUC Niederroedern, Selz [Amt], Elsass, but checking FHL#775,392 and 775,394 yielded no proof.  See their book for more.

Legler/Legeler FN{Leonhard}: Lutheran, from Kuernbach Condominium arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  With wife {Elisabeth} and 3 children he last reregistered in Denmark in April 1765 (EEE p.500).  By July 1766 they had settled at Reinwald FSL #8 which said he was fromUC Liebenzell?, Wuerttemberg [Duchy].    I could not find members of this family in  Mai1798.

Le GrandFN, see Legrand.

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

Legrand/Le GrandFN: see Grand. 

Legue/Legu/Legai/Lechai(?)/Lickie(?)FN{Joseph}: fromUC Lillle, Flanders and his wife {Eve Elise}, their son {Jean} was born 12 June 1766 and baptized 14 June 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#1210a).  Arrived in Russia 13 Sept 1766 as Legu with wife {Eva Elisabeth} and 2 children , he said to be fromUC Flanberg (Kulberg5753).  Not found  in T.  By 26 Aug 1767 with wife {Eva E} and 2 children, he had settled at Norka FSL #169, he said  to be fromUC Flandern (no locality mentioned).  Might have been spelled Lechai in 1798 (Mai1798:Hk69 and 35?).  Another spelling seems to have been Lickie.    

LeherFN: this Lecher.

LehlFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  This origin may be published incorrectly: Judy Curtis has checked the Russian translated text which has Mecklenburg for this origin!  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr89, 82 and 133.

LehlFN: also see Leth and Lill.

Lehm/LemFN said by the Kautz FSL to be fromUC Berlin, Preussen.

Lehman FN: filed under Lehmann.

LehmannFN{Gottfried}: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Dessau.  For 1798 perhaps see Mai1798:Bt30??

LehmannFN{Maria}: said by the Bettinger FSL to be the (maiden? or widowed?) name for frau Hildebrandt.

LehmannFN{Martin, Maria, A.Dorothea}: according to the Bettinger FSL these step-children lived with a Hildebrant family fromUC Meilberg.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bt1 and perhaps Bt30.

Lehmann: according to a Roslau ML, a Lehmann woman (no origin given) married in 1766 a Pille man; by 1767 this couple was in Bettinger (Mai&Marquardt#918).

LehmannFN: this mother-in-law of Herr Kraus was said by the Fischer FSL to be fromUC Polen (no locality mentioned); her daughter, frau Kraus, was said to have come fromUC Schnerbil?, Polen.

LehmannFN: said by the Mueller FSL to be fromUC Zell.  In 1798 this family name is rendered as Leimann (Mai1798: Ml30).

LehmannFN: listed by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#48) and KS:354 with no origin.  The GCRA found indications this widow was from Entringen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg and proved that incorrect.  See their book for more.

LehmannFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be fromUC Gschmacheberg? .  The wifeís maiden name was given as Hank in 1798 (Mai1798:Or76).

LehmannFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Blankenstein.

LehmannFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Zeitz with a Winterburger? young man in the household.

LehmannFN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Pegau, [Kur-]Sachsen.  For 1798 see Mai1798:St48).

LehmannFN: said by the Susannental FSL to be fromUC Krossen.  I could not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

LehmannFN: he, like his widow, who later was frau Herbst of Urbach may have been fromUC Kolberg[Colberg], Preussich Pommern. 

LehmannFN:   said by the Urbach FSL to be a stepson in the Herbst household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ur27.

Lehmann{Heinrich}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Born.  For 1788 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2975,Wr47,3,48,Lb43.

LehnFN{J.Georg, M.Elisabethe (Schaefer, widow of a Walther)} and 3 children left Fraenkisch-Crumbach in 1766 for Russia; they settled in Neu-Saratowka (Gieg1).  Also see Schaefer, G.Philip, and Walther, J.Ludwig.

LehnGL: an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Erbs/Ehrt family.  There are at least 3 Lehn in the Germanies: one each in Tirol, Austria, in North Rhineland-Westphalia, and in Bavaria.

LehnhartFN: see Leonhardt.

Lehnheim(?)GL, Braunfels: an unidentified place said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a Schinckel family.  There is a Lehnheim some 26 miles ENE of Braunfels town.

LehningFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Michelsrombach, Fulda [Bishopric].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn07.

LehningFN: this widow was said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Stolberg.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sz2 and 18.

LehningFN said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Angersbach? Riedesel [Barony]. For 1798 see Mai1798:Ml39 and Sb35.

Lehr{A.Margaretha}FN: said by the1798 Ernestinendorf census to be the maiden name of frau Wassmuth {Mai1798:Er1).

LehrFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#96) and KS:355 without origin; said by KS:351 to be from Niederhochstadt, Landau [Amt], Pfalz.  Using FHL#247,646, the GCRA verified this origin.   Also spelled Laehr.  See the GCRA book for more.

LehrFN{Johannes}:  married in Buedingen  a Joss{Margaretha} 18 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#441). Said by the Krasnoyar FSL (#62) to be fromUC Gruenberg, Darmstadt. 

Lehr/LeerFN {Conrad/Konrad}: married Becht{A.Elisabetha} fromUC Gunterskirchen on 26 April 1766  in  Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#596, KS120 & 158).  KS142 says she was a Specht. They arrived in Russia on 29 Aug 1766 (Kulberg3746). Not listed in T.  By July 1767 they had settled in Krasnoyar FSL #85 which said he was fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

LehrFN{Johannes}: said by the Messer FSL (#69) to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality specified), with a Laubach step-son is living in the household.

LehrFN{Just}: said by the Messer FSL (#70) to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned), with an Arnbrecht step-son living the household.

LehrFN{Karl}: T42 recorded his transport from Oranienbaum to Saratov.  Said by the Norka FSL(#173) to be a single young Leer man fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  The maiden name of his wife is later said to be Raibert? (Mai1798:Nr42).

LehrFN: also see Laehr, Leer and Lir.

Lehrberg: said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Baehrer family.  I found only one Lehrberg, 7 km NW of Ansbach city; in the 1760s it would have been in the Ansbach Margraviate.

LeiFN: see Lai, Leick, Ley and Lios.

LeibFN: see Zenker.

Leibi , [Elchingen Imperial Abbey]: is 10 km NE of Ulm city centre and was said by Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been homeUC to the Baumgarten{Ernfried}family (Lk120).

LeibelFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Bellheim.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LeichladnerFN: see Leichleiter.

LeichleidnerFN: see Leichleiter.

LeichleiterFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Bitsch, Lothringen. In 1798 the family name was sometimes spelled Leichleidner or Leichladner (Mai1798:Ls12).

LeichnerFN: said by the Balzer FSL to be be from Lindheim.  Bonner proved this was where he married a Bauer woman and where their first children were baptized, but found that the marriage record said his father came fromUC Hainchen[, Isenburg-Buedingen County].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Hk34, 63, 66, 67.

LeichnerFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality] with Gaus step-daughters in the household.  Spelled Lichtner in 1798 with the wifeís maiden (sic married widowed name) was given as Gaus (Mai1798:Kn18,16,23).

LeichnerFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Neulussheim, Kurmainz.

LeichnerFN: said by the Schoenchen FSL to be fromUC Ochsenthal, [Wuerzburg Bishopric].  Spelled Lechner in 1798 (Mai1798:Sn29 and 33).

LeichnerFN: also see Lauchner and Lechner.

LeichtFN: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659, 355) to have been from Rietheim, Muensingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  However, their origin in Sigmarswangen, Sulz [Amt], Wuerttemberg was verified by the GCRA using FHL(1,732,327).  See their book for more detail.  Also spelled Leucht.

Leicht/Lieck{J.Henrich}: ofUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] married  Endress{A.Cunigunda}in Buedingen 3 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#360 & KS142). On 19 July 1766 they arrived in Russia, he said to be from Darmstadt (Kulberg2588).  Later in 1766 in Oranienbaum Lieck{Johann & Anna} and a daughter took transport for the Volga (T2628-2630).  By 1767 Leicht{J.Heinrich & Regina}, no child, had settled at Krasnoyar FSL #7, he said to be fromUC Darmstadt and she from Mannheim, Kurpfalz.  In 1798 {Heinrich} was widowed, registered in Krasnoyar but working in Kind (Mai1798:Ks24).

LeichtlingFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Stuttgart (no locality mentioned).

LeichtlingVV (aka Ilavlya, Ilavla, Ilawla, Ilovlinka, Ilowla, Ilowlja, Jelowlja, and Rezowka) was a Catholic German village on the western side of the Volga.  Its FSL is published in Pleve, The German Colonies Ö, pp.411-420.  According to that, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens:

from Alzey: (Hermann, Keil);

from Anspach: (Danner);

from Aschaffenburg: (Bauer, Bernhard, Daumreich, Ewald, Gan/Hahn, Pressmer, Sildenbach);

from Bamberg: (Krib?);

from Bilertann(?), Swabia: (Berger);

from Folkakh/Volkach?: (Bernhard);

from Fulda: (Kler?);

from Garmer, Kurmainz: (Sager);

from Gelnhausen: (Rakk?);

from Granov/Granau(?): (Schneider);

from Hammelburg: (Bem/Boehm);

from Hildesheim: (Adelmeyer);

from Mainz: (Miller);

from Miltenberg: (Beichert?);

from Monte de Marcon, France: (Faret/Farrette?);

from Neustadt: (Hoffmann, Rudolph, Singer);

from Orb/Bad Orb(?): (Fassnacht/Fastnacht);

from Regensburg: (Mertz);

from Reningen: (Gettikh/Hettig?);

from Saarbruecken: (Mulidar?);

from Seligenstadt: (Antonius, Drieser, Frei, Galler/Haller?, Hartenhof, Jonas, Keiter, Kemmerer, Lang, Miller, Muffert, Rottbrust, Shpeiter/Spaeter?, Valk/Falk?);

from Straubing: (Einschenk?);

from Stuttgart: (Leichtling);

from Vienna, Austria: (Eder?);

from Wartenberg: (Messler);

from Wasser Truedingen: (Alkofer).

LeickFN: said by the Schuck FSL to be fromUC Alzey, Kurpfalz.  Sometimes spelled Leik. In 1794, 1796 and 1798 spelled Lei (Mai1798:Mv2637,2649,Sd11,Rt20 and Vm13).

LeideckerFN: see Leindecker and Windholz.

Leidecke: see Liedicke.

Leidecken: see Leydecken.

LeidemannFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Bamberg (no locality mentioned).

Leidendorf: is 6 miles SSE of Ansbach city, and was then either in Ansbach Margraviate or Eichstaett Bishopric. said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to Bersa/Berzi&Bertz and Schneider{Georg} families.

LeidesdorfGL, Trier: is an unidentified locality said by the Rothammel FSL to be homeUC to a Frank family.  There are similar place names in Germany but none seem at all close to Trier.

Leidhecken/LydeckenGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt]: is some 6 miles ENE of Friedberg city; see Ledener.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be home to Kessel{Gertrude} (Mai&Marquardt #662).

Leidinsk?GS: an unidentified country; see Kuntersbleim.

LeidringenGL, Balingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 7 miles W of Balingen city, and and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Hollweger family which went to Bergdorf; see their book for more detail.

Leifried?FN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Eichenbuehl.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Leigs{Christoph}: married Zoellner{Henrijetta Wilh. Friederike} in Rosslau 9 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#930).  KS142 mistakenly said the year was 1765.  I did not find this couple in any later record.

LeikFN: see Leick.

LeikamFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Sommersdorf, Ansbach.  A Woehrd ML says this Leykam man of UC Sommersdorf near Ansbach married in 1766 a Hortmajer woman fromUC Markt Ennersheim in Franconia (Mai&Marquardt#779).

LeikamFN: also see Lenkof.

LeimFN: she was the wife of Katharienstadt settler Zitzer{Heinrich} and  Sally Zitzer reports that she has confirmed in baptismal records that this woman like her husband came from Usingen. 

LeimannFN: see Lehmann of Mueller.

LeimbachGL: an unidentified place said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to a Frei family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Sachsen.  There were at least 13 Leimbachs in the German-speaking lands; one seems to have been in Kursachsen, 37 km NW of Halle city.

LeimenGL, Heidelberg Amt, Baden: is 3.5 miles S of Heidelberg city, and was proven by the GCRA as home to the Zisch family that spent some time in Bergdorf.  See the GCRA book for detail

LeimersheimGL, Germersheim [Amt], Pfalz: is some 6.5 miles S of Germersheim city, and was mistakenly said by KS:326 to be homeUC to the Keller{Jacob} family.

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

LeinbergGL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Jaudel family.

LeindeckerFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Zweibruecken [Duchy], no locality given.     Spelled Leidecker in 1798 (Mai1798:Ls32).

Leindecker FN: said by the Keller FSL to be the orphan daughters of Philipp{Peter}Ďs married sister??

Leindecker{Konrad}: Was in Wittmann in 1798 census ; found in no FSL; no hint as to an earlier colony; so may well have been a Wittmann first settler family.Also spelled Leidecker in 1798 when the wifeís maiden name was given as Becker (Mai1798:Wm37); for other 1798 see Wm12, 15,16 and Om70.

LeineckerFN: Herr Leinecker was said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Aschaffenburg, and his frauís maiden name was given as Weber (no origin given).

LeinenFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Bellingen?.  I could not find this man in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Leinert{Conrad}: he and his siblings were said said by Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Stein (Lk1511). Not found in any FSL and I could not find them or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony.

LeinertFN: also see Lenert.

LeinhardtFN{Caspar}: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Henneberg (no locality mentioned).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses under either this spelling or Lenhard(t).

Leinhardt?FN{Johannes}: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Beseke(?).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses either under this spelling or under Lenhard(t).

LeiningGS , see Leiningen.

LeiningenGS: is the short form for Leiningen-Westerburg County.  Said (no locality indicated) by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to Neuheim/Nauheim and Neulist families.

Leiningen-Westerburg CountyGS: said (no locality mentioned) by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt{G.Ludwig} family.  The Leiningen-Westerburg lands, except for an area around Westerburg town, were mostly in 8 or more scattered areas which mostly hopscotched to the SW from Guntersblum and Dolgesheim in a wide corridor running as far W as Wallhalben and as far S as Vorder-Weidenthal.  From 1705 to 1806 these lands were divided into two countries: Alt-Leiningen-Westerburg County and Neu-Leiningen-Westerburg County.  Chief towns in the exclaves held by the former seem to have been Durkheim, Waldlleiningen, Wallhalben, Frankeneck, Assenheim,  Vorder-Weidenthal, and Bockenheim.  Chief towns for Neu-Leiningen seem to have been Westerburg, Gruenstadt,  Dolgesheim, and Guntersblum. 

Leinschmidt/LeneschmidtFN said by the Huck FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned).

Leinsweiler, Landau [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 4 miles W of Landau-in-der-Pfalz, and was proven by the GCRA to be the origin of the Hieb and Heid/Heil families that settled in Neudorf.

LeinweberFN: said by the Stumpp version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Offenbach, Hessen, and by the Pleve version to be from Offenbach, Pfalz.  The Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL says they were from Kreuznach near Offenbach (p.134).

Leipa, Boehmen: an unidentified place said by the Hildmann FSL to be homeUC to a Kerner/Koerner family.

LeipzigGL: said by the Neidermonjou FSL #20 to be home to Rauschenbach{Carl Friedrich} Ö Georg Rauschenbach has a copy of a Leipzig Taufbuch confirming {Carl Friedrich}ís birth there in 1744.  Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to Warth and Wendenhammer families, and possibly a Werner family.  Said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to a Schulze family.  This surely was in Kursachsen.

LeipzigGL, [Kursachsen]: said by both the Lauwe FSL and a Woehrd ML to be homeUC to a Schindler family.   Kuhlberg says this was in Sachsen.

LeipzigGL, [Kur-]Sachsen: is some 183 miles NE of Frankfurt-am-Main.  Said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Strauch family.  Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Koch family. Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to Hausmann, Klemm and Schuetz families.   Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Pastern family and to Dellhoppís wife.  Said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Hanschu family.  Said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Just family.  Said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC to the Menzel family.  Said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Herr family.  Said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Strauch family.

LeipzigBV, Bessarabia: aka Skinos, nka Serpnyewoye.  Founded in 1815,

LeirichFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Ratzeburg?, Sachsen.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Nb22.

Leis?FN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Moers (no locality mentioned).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Leis/LaisFN {Konrad}: said by the Huck FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned, country not identified).

Leis FN: said by a Family Chart to be a Hussenbach first settler and to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] (no locality mentioned).  Spelled both Leis and Lais in 1798 (Mai1798:Hs66 and 124).

Leisel and Leissel are interfiled in the following:

Leisel{Conrad}FN: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be fromUC Atzenhain, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].   Spelled Leiser in 1798 (Mai1798:Bb02).

Leisel{J.Heinrich}FN: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be fromUC Atzenhain, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].   Spelled Leiser in 1798 (Mai1798:Sh32) and in 1769 (Mv548).  The maiden name of frau Leiser was given as Rahm in 1798 (Sh32)

Leissel{Andreas}: KS125 and 142 say he married Deml(in){Johanna} in 1765 in Rosslau.  He  married  Demel{Johanna} 28 May 1765 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#844). Not found in Kulberg or T.  By 14 Feb 1767 Leisel{Andreas & M.Johanna} had settled at  Graf FSL #39, he said to be fromUC Burgenlenfeld, Kurpfalz.

LeiselFN: said by the said by Leisle family research to be fromUC Wuerttemberg (no locality mentioned), with a wife whose maiden name wasUC Heib.  In 1798 they are listed at Mai1798:Wr58 where the family name is also spelled Leiser.  I canít find them in any published FSL.

LeiselGL: an unidentified place said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be homeUC to a Fink family.  There was a Leisel in Sponheim County 25 miles E of Trier city.

Leisel(?)GL: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Fank? family.  See the preceding entry.

LeiselGL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Eckel family.  This may have been Leusel?

Leisenwald/LeisewaldGL, Isenburg[-Waechtersbach County]: is some 8 miles NNE of Gelnhausen city and some 5.5 miles ENE of Buedingen city, now in Hesse, and was said by the Kutter FSL to be homeUC to an Alvater family.  Doreen Connelly has proved that all three Lich/Licht siblings (Kutter FSL #2a) were born in Leisenwald, Isenburg[-Waechtersbach County] where their parents (their mother was a Lohrey) were married and where Lohrey, Loos and a Reifschneider were their god parents.   Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Loos woman who married a Frick man in 1766; the family later went to Huck (Mai&Marquardt#614).  The Buedingen ML says Leisewald was home to the Reiffschneider man and the Loos woman who married in 1766; the couple was in Kutter by 1767; Stumpp says Leisewald is near Gelnhausen (Mai&Marquardt#613).  According to the Buedingen ML a Loos man married in 1766 a Loos woman, both from Leisenwald; by 1767 the couple was in Kutter (Mai&Marquardt#615).  Steinberger1 lists the Leisenwald to Russia families as: Altvatter{Johannes, wife and 1 kid}, Engel{Wendel, wife and 4 kids}, Hilt{Hans Heinrich, wife and 3 kids}, Lich{Ferdinand, wife and 3 kids}, Loos{Bast(Sebastian) with 3 kids}, {Johannes and 3 kids}, {Johannes the younger, single}, {Peter, wife and 1 kid}, Lurj(Lohrey){Melcher, wife and one kid}, Reifschneider{Conrad, wife and 3 kids}, {Heinrich, wife and 3 kids}, {Johannes, wife and 5 kids}, {Johannes, single}, {Walter, son Johannes , his wife and 3 kids).

LeiserFN: interfiled with LeiselFN.

Leising?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Bittor family.  This place probably was in the Eichstaett Bishopric, some 17 miles ENE of Ingolstadt city.

LeisleFN: see Leisel.

LeisselFN: go to Leisel.

Leissnitz, [Kur-]Sachsen: ia 20 miles SW of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, and said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Kaesner family.

Leist: see Leust.

LeistadtGL,  Leiningen [County]: is 51 miles SE of Leiningen and is said by the Seewald FSL to be home to a Driess family. Darrell Brungardt found the birth and marriage records in Pfeffingen (Ungstein), Pfalz, proving this man was from Leistadt which was then ruled by the Leiningen Counts from their castle in Neuleiningen which was N of Leistadt.

LeisterFN{Johann}: Catholic said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Herbstein, and his frauís maiden name was given as Werz (no origin given).  Jim Pickelhaupt says he has found his origin.

LeitenbergerFN: see Laitenberger.

Leiterhausen(?)GL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Vogt family.

Leitner{J.Caspar+w+6c}:  Kulberg140 said he was of the Reformed faith fromUC Braunfels.  Not found in T.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL (#140) to be fromUC Flingi(?), Solms-Braunfels.

LeitsingerFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Aschaffenburg, Kurmainz.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LeitsingerVV: (aka Kustareva and Kustarewo) was a Catholic German village founded in 1767 on the eastern side of the Volga.  It was completely destroyed by the Kirghiz in 1774.  Its FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung Ö, vol. III, pp. 63-78.  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.  I have indicated in the individual entries where I found surviving members in 1798.  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:

from Amlingstadt, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Dietz45);

from Aschaffenburg, Kurmainz: (Leitsinger1, Lorenz21);

from Aschalwitz?, Boehmen: (Meolder42);

from Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Dehler4, Faust20, Sener74);

from Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Schuster84a);

from Berschbach, [Luxembourg Duchy]: (Goetschel13);

from Bessenbach, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Dehlermann/Telemann/Telerman50);

from Bruessel, [Austrian Netherlands]: (Hasselbauer77);

from Burgau, [Hapsburgian Lands]: (Stadler56);

from Burgkunstadt, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Friederik/Friedrich52);

from Burglengenfeld, Kurpfalz: (Nickel53);

from Demmelsdorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Welt69, Zimmermann65);

from Dens, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: (Klug16);

from Dormitz, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Strohbett66 and possibly Amon66a);

from Echenbrunn, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Sommer80);

from Elschiburg?, Kurtrier: (Spaetter19);

from Etzenheim?, Kurtrier: (Ungeheuer12);

from Fladungen?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]:  (Mainz44 and possibly Kunzelmann44a);

from Fraunseck?, Pfalz-Neuburg[Duchy]: (Schwarz23);

from Frensdorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Kret37);

from Gitting?, Pfalz-Neuburg[Duchy]: (Hensel71);

from Hallerndorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Haas48, Hansmann78);

from Hargesheim, Kurmainz: (Schoener6);

from Hemhofen, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Frank70);

from Himmelhofen?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Kamm79);

from Katellaun: (Castello5);

from Kersbach?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Dedzor41, Raab39);

from Kilmeis?, Schwaben: (Wiedemann54);

from Kotzgrimm?, Kurmainz: (Jung{Adam Friederich}2);

from Kretz, Pfalz: (Hernthaller/Herrenstahler25);

from Kronburg, Kurmainz: (Rueckenher3);

from Kuebelstein, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Hoffmann61);

from Kuelsheim, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Zaper/Sapper72);

from Kurpfalz: (Fritzmann84);

from Kurtrier: (Pilen26 and possibly Friedritz26a);

from Lachen, Kurbayern: (Greich?58 and possibly Schmidt58a);

from Laibaroes, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Herbst75);

from Lange?, Kurtrier: (Dink81);

from Laubuseschbach, [Wied-]Runkel [County]: (Neuhof27);

from Lauterburg, Elsass: (Schaber7);

from Lintenhausen?, Kurtrier: (Jung{Wilhelm}11);

from Linz, Oesterreich: (Hammerschmidt17 and possibly Schuster{Georg}17a);

from Ludwag, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Rudel/Ruddel62);

from Marinman?, Falkenstein Grafschaft: (Lemermeier?/Lemmermeier24);

from Michelbach-bei-Heilbronn, Ansbach [sic]: (Hiller49 and possibly Metzger49a);

from Michelfeld-bei-Auerbach?, [Kurbayern?]: (Korn55);

from Oberhoechstadt, Kurmainz: (Glock10, Russ9, Seibolin8);

from Obernhausen, Kurtrier: (Keller/Keiler29);

from Pikotn?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Mehfelder63);

from Poppenwind, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Pirrlein64);

from Rabenstein?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Sennlein43);

from Reuth, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Merlein?/Mehrlein73, Schuster{Adam}73);

from Sankt Jacob: (Baumtrog57);

from Sassanfahrt?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Rauch38, 40);

from Schesslitz, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Limbach47 and possibly Schwerlup47a);

from Schwaben: (Blumentahl83);

from Seigendorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Baer60, Frank{Kaspar}67);

from Stickersrusen?, Kurtrier: (Weiz76);

from Teuschnitz, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Schielein51);

from Vielbach, Kurmainz: (Holz15);

from Vilseck?, [Bamberg Bishopric?]: (Moser82);

from Vorweichloch?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Graf18);

from Wien, Oesterreich: (Pachtrech28);

from Wilsberg?, Lothringen: (Trun14);

from Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Fuchs46, Heilmann59);

from [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken [Duchy]: (Schapert22 and possibly Hammel22a).

Leitweiler FN:said by both the 1798 Urbach census (Mai1798:Ur4) and a Rosslau ML (Mai&Marquardt#958) to be the maiden name of frau Stengler/Stengeler.

LeitzFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Lizborkh, Hesse-Darmstardt County.

LeksFN, see Lex.

LemFN: see Lehm.

Lemaire{Brian}FN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Bettant?, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Lemaire{Peter}FN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Paris, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LemanFN: see _eman.

Lembach{Anton}: said by the Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Lohr, [Kurmainz?] (Lk41).  For 1767 see T1870-1871. He was in Luzern in 1798 (Mai1798:Lz35), is found in no FSL and no earlier colony is indicated; so was likely one of Luzernís first settlers.

Lembach{Paul}FN:  said by the Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Lohr, [Kurmainz?] (Lk40).  For 1767 see T4867-4868.  They were in Luzern in 1798 (Mai1798:Lz41), are found in no FSL and no earlier colony is indicated; so were likely one of Luzernís first settler families.

LembachGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Vollert? family. Kuhlberg said this was in Darmstadt.  There was a Lembach in Hessen-Kassel some 20 miles SSW of Kassel city.

LembachGL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Holgart family.  There were many Lembachs in the Germanies, but I cannot find one that was in Hessen-Darmstadt.

LembachGL, near Wingen, Elsass: is some 2 miles SW of Wingen town, and proven by the GCRA to have been one of the homes of the Bender family that went to the Glueckstal colonies.

Lembach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: was proven by the GCRA to be origin to the Bender{Philipp} family that settled in Neudorf.  This is the same as the previous place.

LembergGL, Pirmasens [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 3 miles SE of Pirmasens city, and said by the 1816 Bergdorf census to be homeUC to the Stein family.  The GCRA proved the Knapp/Knopp{Valentin} family had been here before going on to Russia.  And it may have been homeUC to the Knapp children who settled in Neudorf.

LembergGL, Galicia: capital of Galizien province, Austrio-Hungarian Empire, and now known as Lívov, Ukraine, 181 miles E of Krakow.  Found by the GCRA to have been associated with Knoedler and Dollinger families.

LembertFN: see Limpert.

Lemke?FN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Rostock(?).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Lemm/Lamm{J.Christoph}: married Eber{A.Maria}  in Rosslau 22 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1029).  KS141 & 143 mistakenly say it was 1765.  On 8 Aug 1766 Lamm{Johann and Anna} arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC (Hessen-)Darmstadt (Landgraviate) (Kuhlberg3903). Not found in T or any published FSL.  They may have settled in Hussenbach where {A.Maria} remarried seems to be in 1798 (Mai1798:Hs9).

Lemmel/Lemmer{Andreas/J.Heinrich}: father of {J.Georg}, arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  With wife and son {Georg F.} in July 1765 he deserted Denmark.  Later they were  recorded in Riebensdorf colony in Woronesh (EEE pp.501-502).

LemmermannFN{EvaKatharina}: born in Habitzheim; married Stukert, moved to Schwab (Geig1, Mai1798:Sb31). also see Lemmernmann.

LemmermannFN: also see Laemmermann and Lemmernmann.

Lemmernmann?FN{Georg} said by the Jost FSL #33 to be fromUC Weiler, Nuernberg; the [likely 2nd] wife being {Margaretha}.  In 1798 the name was spelled Lemmermann (Mai1798:Nk41).

Laemermman{Margaretha Beorg(sic.)}: was godparent at the Luebeck baptism of {Margaretha Catharina} daughter of {Johann  and Helnie} who was baptized 18 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1333).  Not identified in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

LempFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Dorfheim, Bamberg [Bishopric].  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LempeFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Friedberg with a Stelz orphan girl living in the household.

LempeFN: also see Lampe.

LemrichFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Sponsheim?, Kurfalz, with an orphan Kastell boy in the household.   I could not find either family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Len?, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Kasanski family.

Lencker{David & A.Maria}: T45-49 record the transport of them and 4 of their children from Oranienbaum to Saratov, and the unfortunate fact that the mother and two sons died enroute.  I did not find them in any printed FSL or in Mai1798.

Lenden(?)GL, Kurland: an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Schemberg family.

Leneberg?, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Stolz family.

Lenert?FN: stepsons listed by the Boregard FSL in the Hoffmann household.  Spelled Leinert in 1798 (Mai1798:Bo05,06).

LeneschmidtFN see Leinschmidt.

Lennewitz, [Anhalt-Dessau Principality]: is14 km SSW of Dessau city and was said to be the birthplace of  Drehkopf{Christian} (Mai&Marquardt#1062).

Lengfeld(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Sostdorf? and probably a Stein family.  This might be Lengfeld, Hessen, some 11 miles ESE of Darmstadt city.

LengfeldGL, Kurpalz: is some 11 miles ESE of Darmstadt city.  Eleanor Sissell has proven her Maser ancestors, who settled in Kukkus, lived here.  She has found them in the Evangelic/Calvanist church records on microfilm and she has visited the village.  She says 80-90% of the population in this area was killed in the 30-years war and were to a large extent replaced by settlers from Switzerland; LDS has microfilmed the church records; also see Loehnfeld.  She has the Maser family, prior to their coming to Lengfeld, back into Switzerland.  The children that were born in Kurpfalz, were spelled Maaser and the FSL spelled it Maser.

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

Lenhard(t): see also Leinhardt and Leonhardt.

Leningen [County]: see Leiningen.

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

LenkFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Illenau?, and to have had a Sonnengruen stepson in the household.

LenkFN: said by the Straub FSL to be fromUC Fitegen?, Hohenlohe [Principality/County].  I did not find them or any descendants in Mai1798.

LenkofFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be step-sons in the Vogel household.  Spelled Leikam in 1798 (Mai1798:Om32, 45, Ka16).

Lenrot(?)GL, is an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter(?) and was homeUC to a Schmidt family.  This might possibly be Rainrod some 17 miles NE of Friedberg.

Lens?FN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Stahlberg, Leiningen.  In 1798 spelled Lenz (Mai1798:Br5 and 52).

Lenszner{Kuniguinde}: daughter of {Friedrich} Catholic ofUC Schluesselfeld 5 May 1766 in Wohrd married Trap{J.Michael} (Mai&Marquardt#792).  Not found in T.   KS161 gives her name as Leussner.

Lentach(?)GL, Fribourg(?):an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homec to a Chrispens family.

LentzFN: this family name was found recorded in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

LenzFN{Just}: said by the Doenhof FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).

LenzFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Laubach.

LenzFN: said by the Rohleder FSL to be fromUC Niederweiningen, Schweiz.    Spelled Benz in 1798 (Mai1798:Rl14).  Also spelled Benzel in 1788 and 1798 (Mai1798:Om9 and Mv2435).

LenzFN{Barbara}: maiden name not given the wife of Lenz{Jakob} was said by the first version of the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#5) to have come fromUC Stuttgart.  The Pleve version said she was fromUC Stuttgart, Wuerttemberg Duchy:

LenzFN{Jakob}: said by the first transcription  of Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#5) to be fromUC Stockholm, Sweden.

LenzFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Ekeborn, Ints County.  The Walter Research Group has confirmed in parish records that this family was from Eckartsborn, Hessen.

LenzFN: also see Lens.

Lenzen: an unidentified place said by Kulberg188.1 to be homeUC to the single Klenzendorf{Friedrich}.

Lenzen, [Kur-]Brandenburg: is 25 km W of Perleberg town, and was said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Matthissen{J.Arent} family.

LeoFN: a Rosslau ML says this woman married a Wels man in 1765; by 1766 this couple was in Katharinenstadt (Mai&Marquardt#878).

Leon, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Benoit family.  Might this be Lyon?

LeonbergGL, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 8 miles W of Stuttgart city, and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Sifferman family that went to Bergdorf; see their book for more details.

LeonbronnGL, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 7 miles W of Brackenheim city, and verified by the GRCA as the home of the Fischer{Karl F} family that went to Bergdorf; see their book for details.  This is the same town as the next entry.

LeonbronnGL, Brackenheim OberAmt, Wuerttemberg: Is some 8 miles W of Brackenheim which is some 7 miles SW of Heilbronn.  Dona Reeves-Marquardt found the baptismal record of  Herr Dumbler in these Lutheran Church records.  Later he settled his family for a time in Denmark on their way to Grimm where they arrived before 1775 and were included in the 1775 census (household 51) there with the family name spelled Tumler.

LeonhardFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Leer.  Spelled Leonhardt in 1798 (Mai1798:Bb19)

LeonhardFN: said by the Degott FSL to be fromUC Kopenhagen, Daenemark.   Spelled Leonhardt in 1798 (Mai1798: Dg08).

LeonhardFN{J.Andreas}: Kulberg5696 says he arrived in Russia in September 1766 with wife {A.Gertruda} and 5 children ages 8-18.  T3405-3411 says their youngest child died before they reached the Volga, however the Frank FSL #59 says he was from  Sprendlingen, Isenburg[-Birstein] and had with him his wife {A.Gertrude} and all 5 children ages 8-19!!  Ruth Froekle, commissioned by the Frank Research Fund, traced his lineage in Sprendlingen back to {J.Wilhelm} born about 1605, died 1681.

LeonhardFN{A.Maria}: using LDS film 1193263 (births p.58), Dick Kraus proved the birth of this daughter of {Andreas} and {A.Gertrauda} in Sprendlingen 1 April 1760.  She is listed in the Frank FSL #59.

LeonhardFN{J.Heinrich}: said by the Frank FSL #29 to be from  Sprendlingen, Isenburg[-Birstein].  Doris Evans says that research done by Ruth Froelke for the Frank Research Fund has confirmed this Leonhardt manís birth in Sprendlingen and traced his lineage back to a Leonhardt born about 1605 who died in 1681 in Sprendlingen.  Dick Kraus found his birth in Sprendlingen in 1755 to {Andreas} and {A.Gertrauda} (LDS film 1193263, births p.37, last line). 

LeonhardFN{Dorothea}: according to the Buedingen ML a Leonhard woman fromUC Sprenglingen married a Wittwaeger man in 1766; later the couple went to Frank FSL (#58) (Mai&Marquardt#638).

LeonhardFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:669, 672, 356) with no origin.  This man may in fact have been an Eberhard from Reutlingen; see the GCRA book for more detail.

LeonhardFN: according to the Goebel FSL this was the maiden name of Winter (fromUC Oberroth, Kurmainz)ís wife.

LeonhardFN{Konrad}:  said by the Grimm FSL (#80) to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). Later spelled Leonhardt.

LeonhardFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Nigausdorf?, Bamberg [Bishopric].

LeonhardFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Kirchberg, Baden, and his frauís maiden name was given as Weilinger (no origin given).   The family name was spelled Leonardt in 1798 (Mai1798:Kl59).

Leonhardt/Lehnhartt{A.Sybilla}FN: the 1798 Norka census (#111) says this woman first married Proestel, and second married Fischer  (Mai1798:Nr114). The Buedingen ML says she was a Lehnhart fromUC Sprendlingen who married a Proester (Mai&Marquardt#686).

Leonhardt{Johanna Maria}FN: a Luebeck ML says this woman married Fischer {J.Henricus} on 19 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#104); by 1767 he was in Norka (FSL #70) with a wife named Katharina, and in 1798 (Nr114) with a wife named Leonhardt{A.Sybilla} widow of Proestel.

LeonhardFN said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Kahl-am-Main, Hanau [County].   Spelled Leonhardt in 1798 (Mai1798:Sb40).

LeonhardFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC [Kur-]Trier.    In 1790 and 1798 spelled Leonhardt (Mai1798:Mv2903, Ks110, Sz15 and Ur29).

Leonhard FN: his wife was said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Breslau, Schlesien. 

Leonhart{Hubertus}: KS:82 and nnn say he was fromUC Nassau (now in Hesse) and 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.

Leonhardt{Johanna Maria}: she married Fischer{Johannes Henrikus} in Luebeck on 19 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#104).   KS128 mistakenly said this was 1765.   I did not find themm in any published FSL.

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

LeonhardtFN: filed with the Leonhards.

LeopoldFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Kirchheimbolanden/Kirchheimbolende.

LeopoldFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Weinsheim.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LeopoldFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality].  I could not find this woman in the 1798 censuses.

LeopoldFN: also see David.

LepkrenkFN: the Katharinenstadt FSL says these step children were living in a Scheid family fromUC Schedremich(?).

LepperFN: Bonner proved that this woman married in Rohrbach Weber{J.Caspar} who died; she later married Grasmueck of Balzer.

Leppin(?)GL:an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Schertz family.  There are at least 3 Leppin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and 1 in Sachsen-Anhalt, but none then in Schwedisch Pommern.

LeppinGL, Schwedisch Pommern: an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Zimmerberg family. 

LepsFN: see Loebs.

LerchFN: a Woehrd ML said this woman fromUC Glauttau in German Bohemia married in 1766 a Hiller man (Mai&Marquardt#800).  By 1767 this couple was in Leitsinger.

LerchFN: said by the Phillipsfeld 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Klotzbach.

Lerch FN {Georg Gottlieb}: from Baden-Durlach Margraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761 as the farmhand of Jost{J.Georg}.  In 1762 he married a daughter of Ulrich{Hans Georg}.  In July 1763 with her he deserted Denmark (EEE p.502).  By August 1766 they had settled in Schaefer FSL #9 which said he was fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] (no locality mentioned).  For 1794 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2527, Sf20 (where his wifeís maiden name is given as Blunck) and Sw19.

Lerch{Rudolph}FN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken [Duchy].  They surely had died prior to the 1798  censuses.

Lerch{Rudolph}FN: his wife, the widow of Nicolaus{Johann}, was said (no locality mentioned) by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC [Solms-]Laubach [County].

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

Lerch?FN: also see Lerg.

LergFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Leusel.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Lerch? (Mai1798:Pl37,39).

Lerg{J.Henirich}FN: said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Lindenberg?, Stolberg[sic?]. In 1766 this Lerch man fromUC Hirtzenhayn married in Buedingen a Bach woman fromUC around Michelau. (Mai&Marquardt#471).  Spelled Lerch in 1787 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2664,Sz19 (where the wifeís maiden name is given as Bahr) and maybe 27?).

Lerg{Johannes}FN: said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Lindenberg?, Stolberg[sic?].   Spelled Lerch in 1787 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2663,2666,Sz18, Sf31 and maybe Sz27?).

LeribelFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Breitenguessbach, [Bamberg Bishopric], with a Sack orphan girl in the household.  I could not find either in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LescherfeldGL: see Lesckerfeld.

LeschornFN{Ursula}: said by the Kano FSL (53a) to be a step-daughter in the Baecker{J.Georg} household.  Spelled Leschkort? in 1798 (Mai1798:Bt28).

Leschhorn{Christian+w+2c}: Kulberg139 said they were of the Reformed faith fromUC Rusbach.  By the time of the Kano FSL (#53 and53a) apparently{Christian} and one child had died, and his widow had remarried  Baecker{J.Georg} taking her Leschhorn daughter with her into his household.

Leschkort?FN: see Leschorn.

LesckerfeldGL, Marienburg Amt: an unidentified place said by the Tiege FSL to be homeUC to a Wall family.  Also spelled Lescherfeld.

LesherFN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Steinwehrshausen(?), Sachsen.  Also spelled Lesser.

Lesnoi KaramyschVV: a variation of the Russian name for GrimmVV.

Lesnoi KaramyshVV: a variation of the Russian name for GrimmVV.

Lesnoj KaramysVV: a variation of the Russian name for GrimmVV.

Lespinoy, Frankreich: is 21 miles NNW of Amiens city and said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Kner family.

LesserFN: see Lesher.

Lessner{J.Wilhelm}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 5 fromUC Berens(spelling?) 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.

Lesso{Margaretha Catharina}: married Kueschauer{J.Friederich} 9 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai& Marquardt#149). KS141 has {Katharina}. On 10 August 1766 he, witeh wife {Margaretha} and no children arrived in Russia,  he said to be fromUC Koethen (Kulberg4385).  Not found in any later source.

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

LethFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg no locality indicated.  Later may have been spelled Lehl (Mai1798:Pf03?).

LetnerFN: see Lederer.

LetranFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Larressingle(?).

LetsingerFN: said by the  Moor 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Braun (Mai1798:Mo24).

Letterer: see Lederer/.

Letz?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be a step-son of Herr Spahn{Nicolaus}.  I think this might be Lotz Ö rak.

LeuchtFN: see Leicht.

Leun, [Solms-Braunfels Principality]: is some 10 km WSW of Wetzlar city and was said by KS124 to be homeUC to  Clas{J.Jost}.

LeuselGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt]: is 1.5 miles W of Alsfeld city, and said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to Albach, Lerg, and Langweiler? families.

Leussner: go to Lenszner.

Leust/Leist{Joachim F.}: Lutheran fromUC Brandenburgian territory, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1761.  In March 1764 he tried to flee, was jailed and then released, but died on his way to Russia.  His widow remarried Forschmann{Jacob J.} (EEE p.502).  By July 1765 this couple had settled in Fischer FSL #18 which said he was fromUC Stockholm, Sweden.  The wifeís daughter Leist(?){Susanna} was at #18a which said she, like her mother, was fromUC Sernow, Prussia.

Leustadt, Isenburg[-Buedingen County?]: Bonner proved that the widow Weber (nee Volckers/Volkers) was baptized here prior to marrying in Bueches and later going to Balzer (FSL #98).

Leutershausen, Ansbach [Margraviate]: is 11 km W of Ansbach city and was said by a Woehrd ML to be homeUC to the Hoerner woman who in June 1766 married a Carl man; later the couple settled in Schoenchen (Mai&Marquardt#829) also see KS124.  Gerhard Lang proved this the place where  Weber{M.Barbara} who married  Erder{Johannes} in 1745.

Leutershausen, 5 miles N of Heidelberg, Kurpfalz, in a holding of lands assigned to the Noble Count von Wiser. EEE pp. 630-631 says this was homeUC to Voigt{Michael} who settled in Anton and p.554 says it was  home to Rau{J.Christoph) who settled first in Denmark and then in Dobrinka.  EEE p.544 said this man had first settled in Denmark, and the Anton FSL #5 said this was homeUC to PaulFN{Anton}.

Leuth?GL: an unidentified place said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Datz? family.  This might be some 25 miles WNW of Duesseldorf in the then Guelders Duchy.

Leuven(?)GL, Braband: is some 15 miles E of Brussels center, and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Fendel family.

Levich{Adam}: in 1798 paid his debts, received his passport, and moved his family  from Stahl-am-Tarlyk to Pokrovsk, later called Engels (Mai1798:Mv2830 & p.24).

Levig/Levick{Katharina age 20}: said  to have come to Katharinemstadt from Stahl-am-Tarlyk (Mai1798:Ka153).  See also Lebig?

Levingsheiss, Hessen: an unidentified place said, possibly incorrectly, by Gary Martens on the ďOrigins of the first settlersĒ page of the Schilling website to be the homeUC of Gramlich {J.Adam}.

LevorgrauGL, Muenster: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Schulz family.

Lex/LeksFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Marienburg, Polen.

LeyFN{Andreas}: said by the Doenhof FSL to be fromUC Gelnhausen (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Lei.  Jim Pickelhaupt says he proved this origin.

Ley{Karl}: a likely Schilling first settler found at #1 in the supplement to the Schilling 1775 census.  Kulberg1669 says he was fromUC Isenburg (no indication which one, and no locality mentioned). 

Leydecken: KS122 says this was near Friedberg in Hessen and Mai&Marquardt#679 says it was homeUC to Bindunshausen{Henrich} who married in Buedingen on 3 June 1766.

LeyenGS: see von der Leyen County.

LeykamFN: see Leikam.

Lezendar(?)GL, West Holland: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Nauweland family.

 

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