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.


 

Me-Mhz                 last updated January 2014

Mechwart?FN: said by the Doenhof FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Marquardt.

MeckFN: said by the GCRA to have come to Glueckstal, origin unknown.  See their book for detail.

MeckelFN: said by the 1798 Seelmann census to be the maiden name of frau Oswald (Sm41).

MeckelFN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Baruth, [Kur-]Sachsen. For 1798 see Mai1798:St23 and 25.

MeckendorfGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Bleier? family.  I can find Mueckendorfs, Muckendorfs and a Machkendorf, but no Meckendorf.

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

MeckerFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be an orphan boy in the Fau household.

MecklenburgGL:this city is 5.5 km S of Wismar city and in the mid-1760’s this town was in a country called the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Duchy.

MecklenburgGS: as is shown below, there were two independent Mecklenburg duchies in the 1760’s.  I have found no way to distinguish which one is referred to in the immediately following entries: Said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Mannenger family.  Said (no locality indicated) by the Stumpp supplement to the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to Dam, Herbst, and Vogt families. Said (no locaility mentioned) by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Schielberg family.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a widow Muss, as well as Westhausen and possibly Grassmann families.  Said (no locality indicated) by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Becker family.  Said (no locality indicated) by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a VonHolstein family.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Norka FSL to be homeUC to Eberhard, Hoffman/Hoffmann and Lehl families.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Herr family.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin [Duchy]GS: was the larger of the two Mecklenburg duchies, with lands stretching from a bit E of Luebeck city in a 60-mile-wide swath along the Baltic for some 75 miles, including the village of Mecklenburg and the city of Schwerin.  No locality was mentioned in the following references: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Fer? family. Said  by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to the Jensen families.  Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to Hoffmann and Schmidt families.  Said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Burmeister family. Said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC  to the Borat? and Fromm families.  Said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Treu man.  Said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC frau Schulz.

Mecklenburg-StrelitzGS: was the smaller of the two Mecklenburg duchies, with lands around and between Neubrandenburg and Neustrelitz, including the village of Strelitz.  Said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Hahn family.

MedardGL, Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz: is some 3.5 miles SW of Meisenheim city, and proven by GCRA to be home to the Amann family that went to Bergstal and to Glueckstal   They also believe that this may be the ancestral homeUC of the Heyl/Veil family that went to Glueckstal, as well as of the Maurer/Mauerer family that settled in Neudorf.  See the GCRA book for more.

MedebachGL: said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to an Oberlieser family.  There is a Medebach some 33 miles WSW of Kassel city.

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

Meder{A.M.Catharina}: she married Baumgaertner{Andreas}.  This couple settled in Dobrinka (FSL #25.  For a bit more information go  to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/b/baumgaertner_dobrinka.cfm.

MederFN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Langenstein, Sachsen.

MederFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Aschaffenburg.

Medernach, Luxembourg [Duchy] is 14 miles NNE of Luxembourg city, and said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Burhoven family.

Medernas, Luxembourg [Duchy]: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Damplon family.  Most likely this was Medernach.

Medewitz: (Heglein?{Michael}51  There are 2 small places with this name: one was in Kursachen 21 km NNE of Rosslau; one was in Upper Lusatia, Kursachsen 10 km WSW of Bautzen city.

MediaschGL: see Mednsch.

MedingerFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:671, 371) to be Beinstein, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,056,989), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Moedinger.

Mednsch?GL, [Siebenbuergen Principality]: this was Mediasch, now Medias, Romania, some 224 miles ENE of Novi Sad, Batschka, and said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to an Engler family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Siebenbuergen?.

Medvedickij Krestovyj BuerakVV, is a Russian name for FrankVV.

Medveditzkoi Krestovoi BuyerakVV, is a Russian name for FrankVV.

Medwedizki Krestowoi BujerakVV, is a Russian name for FrankVV.

Meer?FN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Epping, Felzer(?).

Meerfeld: see Mehrsfeld.

MeerholzGL, Isenburg-Meerholz County: the town was the seat of the County.  The town was just SW of Gelnhausen city and has long since been absorbed as a suburb or neighberhood into Gelnhausen city.

[Isenburg-]Meerholz [County]: was said  (no locality mentioned) by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Wilhelm family.

MegenGL, Holland: is 24 miles SSE of Amersfoort, and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Alstfoerst family.

Meggerdorf, Holstein: is 28 miles W of Kiel city.  Gerhard Lang and Dona Reeves Marquardt proved that the Schwin/Schwien who later settled in Holstein near the Volga was here at least as early as 1763.

MehfelderFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Pikotn?,  Bamberg [Bishopric].  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MehlFN:  said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC Guestrow, Mecklenburg[-Schwerin Duchy].  For 1790 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2386, Rh11, Bo32, En41).

Mehl FN: By 12 May 1767 with wife {A.Margaretha}, Mehl{Caspar} had settled at Straub FSL #20, he said to be  fromUC Grossrechtenbah, Nassau-Weilburg [Principality].I did not find them or any descendants in Mai1798.

MehlbachGL: said by a Friedberg ML to be homeUC to a Nicodemus woman who married in 1766 a Wetter man; by 1767 the couple was in Kukkus (Mai&Marquardt#348).  There is a Mehlbach some 33 miles W of Mannheim, in the Rhineland-Palatinate.

MehlbergerFN{Michael}: said (no locality mentioned) by the Degott FSL to be fromUC Saulcet dr. Allier, Lothringen.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MehlhafFN: both the 1816 Kassel census (#79) and KS:371 said this family came fromUC Eppingen, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden.  Using FHL#1,189,091-2, the GCRA verified this origin.  See their book for more.

MehlhornFN:  said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC Auerbach, [Kur-]Sachsen.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rh24. 

MelhornFN: the wife was said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC Muenchen, [Kurbayern].

MehlingFN: said by the 1798 Norka census to be the maiden name of frau Schaefer{J.Heinrich} (Mai1798:Nr198).

MehlingFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Poleng, Durlach principality.

Mehlis, [Kursachsen]: is 3 miles N of Suhl city, and was said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC Schott and possibly Berger families.  Said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Anshuetz family; Kuhlberg said this was in Sachsen.

MehmFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Hannover.  Later spelled Mem?] (Mai1798:Pf92).  The Buedingen ML says this Mehn man of UCGros Auheim married a Walther woman ofUC Froschhausen in 1766; Stumpp says both places are near the city of Hanau (Mai&Marquardt:593).

Mehmels, Kurmainz[sic?]: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Hammer family.  The only Mehmels I can find is 8 km NW of Meningen city and was then in either Eisenach Duchy or Memingen Duchy, not in Kurmainz.

MehnFN: see Mehm.

Mehner?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Sterzhausen?with a Heinrich orphan girl in the household.  I could not find the Mehner family in the 1798 censuses.

MehrenbergGL: said by a Friedberg ML to be homeUC to a Schmidt woman who married in 1766 a Laub man from Niederohm (Mai&Marquardt#313).  See Merenberg.

MehringerFN: see Meringer.

MehrleinFN: see Helmlein and Merlein.

Mehrsfeld, Pfalz: said by a Friedberg ML to be homeUC to Orsit{Heinrich} who married Becker{A.Elisabetha} on 22 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#32).  I could not find a Mehrsfeld, but there is a Meerfeld 24 miles NNE of Trier city, and which indeed was then in the Pfalz as a geographical region but which in terms of political geography was a part of Kurtrier, not Kurpfalz.

Mei{Georg}: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been  fromUC Fugenhausen? and to have gone to Luzern in 1768 (Mai1798:Lk81) where they surely were among the Luzern first settlers.  Spelled Maier in 1798 when his wife’s maiden name was given as Griessling (Mai1798:Lz37).

MeibachFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Pfafenmoisbakh/Pfaffenwiesbach(?), Kurmainz.

MeibeierFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Augsburg, [Kur-]Bayern.

Meiches, {Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate}:  is some14 miles WSW of Schlitz city and was in the Felda Jurisdiction, Hessen-Darmstadt Duchy.  Said by KS136 to be homeUC to Horst{Christian} who mar ried Maus{Frederica}.

MeichesGL: see Mengers and Schlitz.

MeidingerFN: both the 1858 Kassel census (#235, 236) and KS:371 said this family came from Neipperg, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL#1,184,764 the GCRA proved this origin.  See their book for more.

MeierFN, Mayer, Maier, and Meyer, follow, interspersed.

Maier FN {Anna Maria}: said by the 1798 Anton census to be the maiden name of frau Kraut (Mai1798:An19).

Meier/MeierFN{Johannes Jr.}: of Reformed faith fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  With his Lutheran wife {Magdalena} and  son, in April 1765 he requested permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.523).  By March 1766 they had settled in Balzer FSL #21 which said he was fromUC Schweiz.  Spelled Maier in 1798 (Mai1798:Bz39, 81).

MeierFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659, 371) without origin.  Earliest origin proved by GCRA using FHL(1,475,250) was a fortress called Bertholdsdorf or Bertholdshoefe on the eastern edge of Schwenningen, with the next generation moving to Gaechingen, Urach [Amt].  Using FHL(1054,332) they traced the next generation to Ludwigsburg from whence members of the family went to Russia.  All three places were in Wuerttemberg.  For more detail see the GCRA book.

Meier FN{Dorothea}: given as the maiden name of frau Gottlieber by the Boaro FSL.

MeierFN{Heinrich,FranzJoseph}: according to the Boaro FSL they were step-sons of a Gottlieber man who was fromUC Clausthal(?).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Mn4.

MeierFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Hendendein?.

MeierFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Trochtelfingen, Fuerstenberg? [Principality],  Schwaben.

Meyer{Catharina E.}: married Brandecker{Anton} 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(?). 

MeyerFN: said by the Stumpp supplement to the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Wuerttemberg (no locality indicated).  In 1798 spelled Maier (Mai1798:Dt46).

MeierFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Darabach(?), Oesterreich.

MeierFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Rostock, Mecklenburg.  Later spelled Maier (Mai1798:Db10, Mv445, Dr4, Mv457, Gm37).

MeierFN: said by the Doenhof FSL to be fromUC Wuerttemberg (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Maier.

Meier{Johann}FN: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUC Foffelhof? Wittenberg.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Maier (Mai1798:Dr31).  Gerhard Lang proved the wife was the d/o Beisel{Friedrich Jacob} (dr5) and married in Sulzfeld; he also proved Johannes’ birth in 1732 in Pfaffenhofen, and that he lived for a time in Friedrichsanbau on the way to Dreispitz.

Meier{Valentin}FN: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUC Pfaffenhofen, Wuerttemberg.  George Lang says he was born in 1696, but also said he died before 1761 which is not correct – he died after 1768.

Meier/Meyer/MaierFN{G.Friedrich}: Lutheran, a possible son of {J.Michael} from Rohrbach, Heidelberg Amt, Kurpfalz arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  In May 1763 with wife {Helena Sibilla Catharina} he was released from Denmark (EEE p.522).  By July 1765 had settled in Fischer FSL #19 which said he was fromUC Heidelberg, Kurpfalz.  The family name was spelled Maier in 1798 (Mai1798:Fs17).

Meier/MeyerFN{J.Michael Jr/Alicher}: son of {J.Michael Sr} fromUC Rohrbach, Heidelberg Amt, Kurpfalz arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 176l.  In May 1763 with wife{M.Elisabeth} he was released by Denmark (EEE p.520-521).  By July 1765 they had settled in Fischer FSL #6 which said he was fromUC Rohrbach, Kurpfalz. The family name was spelled Maier in 1798 (Mai1798:Fs9,24).

Meier/MeyerFN{J.Michael Sr/Alicher}: left Rohrbach, Heidelburg Amt, Kurpfalz arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  In June 1763 with wife {A.Maria} and 4 children he received permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.523).  By July 1765 they had settled in Fischer FSL #5 which said he was fromUC Rohrbach, Kurpfalz.

Meier{Christian}FN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:672, 676) with no origin; but KS:371 said they came fromUC Hindlingen, Altkirch [Amt], Elsass.  However, using FHL(1,457,485), the GCRA proved origin in Pfaeffingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for more details.

Meier{Georg}FN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:671) with no origin, but KS:364 (mistakenly saying he (Maier) went to Alexanderhilf, Odessa instead of Glueckstal) says he came from Tuebingen, [Tuebingen Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,457,393 and 1,457,388), the GCRA proved origin in Tuebingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for more details.

Meier{Jakob}FN: died in Glueckstal and said to be fromUC Helmlingen, Baden; but the GCRA found no record of him in Helmlingen, near Buehl; see their book for a bit more detail.

Meier{Jakob, Christian,Georg}FN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:672, 676, 363) to be fromUC Hindlingen, Altkirch [Amt], Elsass.  However, using FHL(1,569,074-5, and 1,569,082), the GCRA proved origin in Reutlingen, Reutlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg. See the GCRA book for more details.

Maier{Michael}:  this family was in Glueckstal for a time and were said by KS:364 to be from Moessingen, Rottenburg [Amt], Tuebingen [Oberamt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was proved by the GCRA using FHL 1,457,467; see their book for detail.

Meyer{Johannes}: Lutheran from UC Wuerttemberg arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  With wife and 2 adult daughters, in May 1765 he requested permission to leave Denmark.  By 1775 they had settled in Grimm (1775 census #60) (EEE p.524).  In 1798 a married daughter was at Grimm #51 (Mai1798:Gm51).

Maier{Elizabeth}: maiden name of frau Rome of Herzog (Mai1798:Hr22).  See de Rome.

Meyer{M.Elisabetha}: fromUC Reicheim she married in Buedingen 25 April 1766 Buchsbaum{Johannes} (Mai&Marquardt#585).  On 31 July 1766 they arrived in Russia (Kulberg2853).  Not found in T.  By 7 July 1767 they had settled in Holstein FSL #38, which said she was fromUC Reichelsheim, Erbach [County].  KS123 says she was fromUC Reichelsheim, although he was not certain whether it was the one that belonged to Friedberg Imperial City or the one that belonged to Erbach County.

MeierFN: said by the Husaren FSL to be fromUC Mannheim, [Kurpfalz].

MeierFN: said by the Jost FSL to be fromUC Wert?, Nuernberg.

Meyer{J.Christoph}:  in Rosslau 9 May 1766 married Goldhorn{M.Elisabeth} (Mai&Marquardt#988 & KS145).  The Jost FSL (#57) says this Meier man was fromUC Lindenau, [Kur-]Sachsen.

MeierFN: said by the Jost FSL to be a widow, betrothed to Herr Brenner, living in his household.

MeierFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Frankfurt-am-Main.

Mayer{?}FN: said by KS:369 to be have goneUC to Kassel fromUC BrackenheimGL, Heilbronn [Oberamt], Wuerttemberg, but the GCRA could find no record of any such family in Kassel at any time.

Maier{Heinrich}FN: listed in the 1858 Kassel census (#192), but the GCRA could find no origin for them; see their book for more detail.

Meier/Maier{J.Adam, J.Georg, J.Konrad, Jakob} FN: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#50), the 1858 census (#150, 248), and KS:364 & 371 without origin.  Using FHL#1,336,611, 1,1882,595, 1,833,189, and 1,884,075 the GCRA proved origin in Adersbach, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden, although the family had moved to Ehrstaedt, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden before immigrating to Russia.  For frau Meier{Adam} see Ziegler.  See the GCRA book for more.

Maier{J.Georg}FN: listed by the 1858 Kassel census (#168, 169) without origin. See the GCRA book under Benz{Johannes} for a bit more.

Meier{Peter}FN: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#31), the 1858 census (#149) and KS:364 and 371 without origin.  Using FHL#247,603, the GCRA proved origin in Goecklingen, Landau [Amt], Rheinpfalz.

MeierFN: the Katharinenstadt FSL says this orphan was living with a Spiss family from Bayreuth.

MeierFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Manzenburg(?).

MeierFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Nassau-Usingen (no locality mentioned).  A Luebeck ML says this Meyer man married in 1765 a Heil woman; Stumpp says the marriage was in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#21).  Later spelled Maier (Mai1798:Ka6).

MeierFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Worms.

MeierFN: said by the Kautz FSL to be fromUC Hasslock/Hassloch, Kurpfalz.

MeierFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Laubach.  Also spelled Maier.

MeierFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Nidda, Darmstadt.  Also spelled Maier.

Meier{Johann}: Kulberg66 said he was single from Velen and  actually went to Saratov having earlier declared for Livonia.  Not in T nor in any published FSL.

Meier{Sebastian+w+4c}: Kulberg137 said they were Catholics fromUC Minburg.  They were listed in T2738-42.   The Katharinenstadt FSL (#307) said he was fromUC Manzenburg(?) with wife Wenson{Elisabeth} along with her son {J.Jost}.

MeierFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Bitsch, Lothringen.  In 1798 the family name was sometimes spelled Maier (Mai1798:Ls7).

Meier(Heinrich): said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Orb, [Kurmainz] and to have moved to  Luzern in 1768 (Lk66), which would make this couple a Luzern first settler couple. A Maier son may have moved in 1782 from Luzern to Wittmann (Mai1798:Mv1606, Wm28).

Meier{Wilhelm}: listed as an orphan living in a Griesbach household from Sogerheim? in the Recruiter Beauregard’s list (Lk45a).  For 1767 see T4852-4854. As Maier he probably left Luzern for Wittmann  in 1782 (Mai1798:Mv1606, Wm28?).  He is found in no FSL and no earlier colony is indicated; so was likely one of Luzern’s first settlers.

MeierFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Hohenburg.  The name was later spelled Maier and his wife's maiden name was given as Koernmeier (Mai1798:Mt53).

MeierFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Straubing, [Kur-]Bayern.  The family name was later spelled Maier (Mai1798:Mt70).

MeierFN: said by the Mueller FSL to be fromUC Wall.  The Kuhlberg list gives the state as Isenburg.

MeierFN{Gottfried}: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Kur-]Sachsen.

MeierFN{Kaspar}: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Orbach.

MaierFN{Katharina}: said by the1798 Neidermonjou census to be the maiden name of frau Beitnitz.

MeierFN{Michael}: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Nuernberg.

Meier{Johannes}FN: said by the 1816 Neudorf census (#112) to have come fromUC Walddorf, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Also spelled Maier. See the GCRA book for a bit more.

Meier{Maria}: listed in the 1816 Neudorf census (#70) along with her widowed, remarried mother, Eva (Walter) (Meier)Lippert. The GCRA says the death reports of both women indicate birth in an unidentified place called Roth, Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book under all three family names for more.

Maier{Michael}FN: said by KS:364 to have come from Groetzingen, Nuertingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg and to be in the 1816 Neudorf census (#112).  The GCRA says this man was not in Neudorf.

Maier{Michael}FN: listed by the 1858 Neudorf census (#244) without origin and said by KS:364 to be from Moessingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Using FHL#1457,467, the GCRA proved this origin.  See their book for more.   Also spelled Mayer.

Meier{Elizabeta}FN: said by the Norka FSL to be a daughter of Martin Meier living in the Dick household.

Meier{Martin}FN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hanau [County] (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Maier in 1788 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv1935, Mv1936 and Hk11).  The Buedingen ML says this Mayer man married a Schlinckenfing woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#374).

MeyerFN: said by a Rosslau ML to be the maiden name of frau Helde (Mai&Marquardt#905).  See Golde of Orlovskaya.

MeierFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Binningen?.

MeierFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Dansenberg?, Pflaz.

MeierFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Grossen Buseck.

MeierFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Wien.

MeierFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Winzenheim, Alsace.  Also spelled Maier.

Maier{Michael}FN: said by the 1798 census to have come from Rosenfeld (Mai1798:Bo5), but I could not find him in the Rosenfeld FSL.

Meier{Christoph}FN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Strassburg, Alsace.

Meier{Christoph}FN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Oppeln?, [Kur-]Sachsen.  He may well have died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

MaierFN: said by the 1798 Schuck census to be the maiden name for frau Krieger (Mai1798:Su2).

Maier FN: said by the1798 Mariental census to be the maiden name of frau Kostnitz (Mai1798:Mt73) who was said (no locality mentioned) by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (sz12).

Maier{Philipp}: no earlier colony is mentioned for him; his recent widow was in Schaffhausen in 1798 (Mai1798:Sh47); so he may have been among the Schaffhausen first settlers.

MaierFN: said by the 1798 Schulz census to be the maiden name of frau Kosnitz.

Meier FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Birk.  I did not find them or any descendants in Mai1798.  For a possible 1767  entry see T869?

MeyerFN: said by the Seewald FSL to be fromUC Gundersweiler, Pfalz.

Meier/Meyer FN{G.Adam}: Lutheran fromUC Maulbronn Kolster Amt, Wuerttemberg arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in Aug 1761.  With his wife and 6 children he was released from Denmark in June 1762 (EEE p.521).  By June 1765 they were settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #19 which said he was fromUC Weissach.    Spelled Maier in 1790 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2778, Ho3, Sv19 and possibly 56? and 59?

Meier/Meyer/Maier{Christoph}FN: fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Schleswig, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  With his half-sister Volger{Barbara}, his wife {Elisabeth}, and 3 children} he was released by Denmark in May 1763 (EEE p.521). By July 1765 they had settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #4 to be fromUC Seline?.    Spelled Maier in 1790, 1796 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2774, 2793, Sp6, Kr26(the wife’s maiden name is given as Ragenbach), Sv5, 55 and possibly 56 and 59.

Meier/Meyer{Leonhard}FN: Lutheran fromUC Hochhausen, Kraichgau canton ( on one of Count von Helmstatt’s holdings), Swabian Knbights’ Circle, arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  With wife  and son, he last registered in Denmark in April 1763 (EEE p.524).  By June 1765 they had settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #20 which said he was fromUC Ladenburg(?).    Spelled Maier in 1798 (Mai1798:Gk16, Sv23 and perhaps 56 and 59?  Might be Laudenburg?

Maier{Magdalena}FN: said by the 1798 Shcherbakovka census to be the maiden name of frau Oblaender Mai1798:Sv7).

Meier/Meyer{Martin}FN: Lutheran arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  With wife  and 2 daughters, he last registered in Denmark in April 1763 (EEE p.524).  By June 1765 they had settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #26 which said he was fromUC Laudenberg, [Kurmainz].    I could not find any member of this family in Mai1798.

Meyer/Mirin{Eva}: this widow from Stuttgardt, Wuerttemberg, became the 3rd(?) wife of Resh{Wenzel}, and brought along {Elisabeth} one of her Meyer/Mirin daughters.   The first transcription of Stahl-am-Karaman had Mirin, the Pleve version had Meyer.

Meier FN: said by the Susannental FSL to be fromUC Rodheim?, Hessen[-Darmstadt Landgraviate].  I could not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

Meier{Friedrich}FN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Apolda?, [Sachsen-]Weimar [Duchy].  Spelled Maier in 1798 (Mai1798:Ur13).

Meier{Friedrich}FN: his wife was said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Kirdorf, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]. 

Meier{Christoph&frau}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Erlangen, [Brandenburg-]Bayreuth [Margraviate].  For 1798 possibly see Mai1798:Sr13?

Meier{Conrad}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Brsch?, Nuernberg [Imperial City].  Spelled Maier in 1798 (Mai1798:Wr111).

Meier{J.Augustus}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Gaterschlein?, [Schleswig-]Holstein [Royal Duchy]. 

Meier{Johannes}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Kranichstein, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].  I could not find them in Mai1798.

Maier{Georg}: his widow A.Katharina (Mueller) Maier moved from Zug to Wittmann in 1788, as did her likely brother-in-law (Mai1798:Mv3063 and 3064.  In as much as these people cannot be found in any FSL and no evidence that they moved to Zug from any other colony, this family is a likely Zug first settler family.

Maier{Johann[es]}: this widower left Zug in 1796 to marry in Luzern (Mai1798:Mv3074,Lz6); he cannot be found in any FSL, thus he may have been a Zug first settler.  In 1798 his wife’s maiden name was given as Beidorf.

Maier{Johannes}: he was in Zug in 1798 (Zg12), but he is listed in no FSL nor in T, nor is there any indication he moved to Zug from another colony, so he is a possible Zug first settler.

Maier{Johannes}: he was in Zug in in 1785 and perhaps as late as 1788 before moving to Wittmann (Mai1798:Mv3060 and 3065 and Wm50?) but he is listed in no FSL nor in T, nor is there any indication he moved to Zug from another colony, so he is a possible Zug first settler.

Meyer/MeierFN:  according to Steven Hahn this family from Edenkoben settled in Russia.

Meier{Anna}: go to Drache{name not recorded}.

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

Meyer/Meier{Gerdreuth E.}: from Brenschbach, Erbach County married Alt{Gerdreuth Eliesabeth} in Buedingen 17 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#697 and KS:118 & 145).  KS:118 has {Elisabeth Gertrud},  Meier, and Brensbach near Dieburg.  Not found in any later source.

Meyer{J.Leonhardt}: }: married Hahnewalt{Johanna Louise}in Rosslau in April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#892).  KS132  and 145 had the wrong year i.e. 1765.  I did not find this couple in any published FSL nor in Kulberg.

Meyer{Margareta}: KS131 says he was daughter of {Thomas} kath. fromUC  Schuesselfeld near Bamberg (now in Bavaria)  and  in 1766 married Greiff{J.Georg}(kath.) fromUC Ravensburg (now in Wuerttemberg).  I did not find this couple in any published FSL.

MeyerFN: this family name was found recorded in Kirburg and in Kroppach marriage records 1762-1767, and in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

Maier, Mayer, Meier, and Meyer are all interfiled together immediately above.

MeierhoeferVV:  an alternate name for GalkaVV.

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

MeigFN: see Mauch.

Mehring{J.Martin+w+2c}: said by Kulberg110 to be fromUC Henneberg.  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

Meila(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Keifer family.

MeilbergGL: an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Hildebrandt and perhaps a Lehmann family.

MeileFN: see Maeule.

MeilingGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Fros? family.  There are two very small places of this name in Bavaria.

MeilingerFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Olingen, Nassau.

Meimbressen?, Kurmainz[sic?]: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Freitag family.  The only meimbressen I can find is 12 km NW of Kassel city and was then in Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate, not Kurmainz.

MeimersGL, Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Abel? family.  There is a Meimers, Thueringen, some 19 miles SW of Gotha.

MeimersdorfGL: is the name of the south suburban area of Kiel, and said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Koeln family.

MeimsheimGL: is 12 km SW of Heilbronn city.  Gerhard Lang found that Beisel{Friedrich Jacob} married a Gauss woman here in 1746.

MeinFN: see Mai.

Meine, [Lueneburg Principality, Kurbraunsweig?]: said to have been homeUC to the Fei{Jacob} family (Lk23) and possibly to their Weigant stepchildren, all possible early settlers in Zuerich.  Maps show Meine right on the border and it may actually have been in Brunswick Duchy.

Meinetschlag(?): an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to an Turis? family.  This susrely was the town that is now called Malonty in the Czech Republic.

MeingottFN: said by the 1798 Boregard census to be the maiden name of frau Ockel.

MeinhardFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Beseke(?).  See Mai1798: Mn09, Mn27,Bb35.

MeinhardVV (aka Unterwalden): a Lutheran colony founded in 1767 on the eastern side of the Volga river not far from Luzern.  To the best of my knowledge no copy of its First Settlers’ List has been found and published.  Anyone learning of such a document, please let us know immediately.

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

MeinhardFN:  also see Meinhardt.

MeinhardtFN: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Stolberg-Gedern [County].  Spellled Meinhard in 1788 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2400, Pl9, 21, Rm26).

MeinhartFN: an orphan boy listed by the Boregard FSL in the Mueller{Just} household.

MeinickeFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Zuchau.  Spelled Meinicke in 1798 and his wife's maiden name is given as Geier (Mai1798: Bx06).

MeininerFN: not found in an FSL but was in the 1775 Grimm census #39 and 41.  Spelled Meisinger in 1798 (Mai1798:Gm123 and 176).

MeiningenGL: was the seat of the Sachsen-Meiningen Duchyand is some 31 E of Fulda.

MeiningerFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned), and the maiden name of one of the two frau Meininger is given as Zeller and his mother-in-law’s name is also given as Zeller.  An orphan Daut? Was living with another Meininger household.

MeningerFN: Meisner.

Meinzing(?)/Menzingen: see also Meisner and Meninger.

Meis{J.Peter}FN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Steinig?.  Kuhlberg said this was in Fulda.  For 1767 see T2882-2884.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Zg19 where one might find his 2nd? wife who was a Kraus.

Meisburg: see Meisenburg.

MeischFN: according to the Buedingen ML a Meisch woman, no origin given, married a Ross man in 1766; by 1767 the couple was in Stahl-am-Karaman (Mai&Marquardt#426).

Meisdorf, [Magdeburg Duchy], Preussen: is 16 miles SW of Halberstadt city, and said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to an Elzow family.

Meisenburg?GL, [Kur-]Sachsen: said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Lorenz family.  This might be Meisburg, some 1.5 miles SW of Hettstedt.

Meisendorf?, Bamberg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Spister/Speister family and possibly to their Spindt step-children.

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

MeisenheimGL, Kreuznach [Oberamt], Rheinpfalz: is some 12 miles SW of Bad Kreuznach city and 20 miles W of Alzey city.  It was also a District administrative center. It was governed by the Pfalz-Zweibruecken Principality until 1795, then by France until 1816, and then Bavaria until WWII.  It was proven by the GCRA as home to the Aman/Amann{Philipp} family that went to Kassel, and as home to the Feigert/Feikert/Feukert family that settled in Neudorf.

MeisenheimGL, Kurpfalz: said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to Ranert and Reichel families.  The contemporary Pastor Seyffarth makes it clear that this actually is Mettenheim, Wartenberg [County] (Mai&Marquardt#1238, 1245, 1247).

Meisenheim [Amt]GL, Rheinpfalz: is some 20 miles W of Alzey city, some 12 miles SW of Bad Kreutznach, and was a District administrative center.  Meisenheim is also some 30 km NNW of Kaiserslautern city and was proven to be one of the origins of  the Manweilers who settled in Messer.

MeisenheimGL, Wittenberg: said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to Fischer and Reichel families.  The contemporary Pastor Seyffarth makes it clear that this actually is Mettenheim, Wartenberg [County] (Mai&Marquardt#1238, 1245, 1247).

Meisenheim, Pfalz-Zweibruecken Duchy: is 20 miles W of Alzey. Meisenheim has been proven to be among  the origins of the Manweilers who settled in Messer.  This is the same place as the next two entries.

MeisenheimGL, [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken [Duchy]: is some 35 miles NE of Zweibruecken city and 12 miles SW of Bad Kreuznach. Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Schledewitr family. Said by the Louis FSL to be homeUC to Eckhard and Faupel families as well as frau Kumpallo and, possibly, her Schaefer son.  Said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Steinpreis family.

MeisenheimGL, [Pfalz-Zweibruecken Duchy], Kurpfalz: said by the Degott FSL to be homeUC to a Muelberger{Casimir} family.  Same place as the previous entry

MeiserFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Wintelz?, Nassau.   Spelled Messler? in 1790 (Mai1798:Mv354).

MeiserlingFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned) and his wife’s maiden name is given as Schulz.

Meisinger FN : said by the Messer 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Geiss of Messer (Mai1798:Ms69).

MeisingerFN: not found in an FSL but was Meininer in the 1775 Grimm census #39 and 41.  Spelled Meisinger in 1798 (Mai1798:Gm123 and 176).

MeisingerFN{J.Heinrich son of Valentin said by the Messer FSL (ms57a) to be a step-son living in one of the two Lang households.

MeisingerFN{Elisabeth}: aka frau Kaufmann{Johannes} lived in Schilling (Mai1798:Sg22) in 1798 and evidently with her husband was among the Schilling First Settlers. Bonner proved that she was baptized a Meissinger in Aulendiebach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County].

Meisinger{Elisabeth}: a likely Schilling first settler of Schilling, who along with her husband, Kaufmann{Johannes} may also have come fromUC  Warzburg as indicated in the Pleve Kaufmann Family Chart, according to AHSGR village coordinator Gary Martens.  Bonner proved that the Meissinger wife was baptized in Aulendiebach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County].

MeisingerFN: also see Meininer, Meinsner and Meissinger.

MeisnerFN: said by the Jost FSL to be fromUC Lebbin, Brandenburg.

MeisnerFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Halle.

MeisnerFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Bayreuth (no locality mentioned).

MeissingerFN: see Meisinger.

Meisner{Alexander}: Lutheran fromUC Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, arrived in Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  He married Kaltenberger{A.Margaretha} that same month.  In May he applied to be permitted to leave Denmark. His apparent widow had before 1775 remarried to Kaiser{Johannes} in whose Grimm household she was then living {1775 census #39) (EEE p.517). 

Meisner/Meisinger/MeningerFN{Gottlob}: Lutheran, fromUC Billings, Lichtenberg Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  With his wife {E.Catharina} and 2 sons he last reregistered in Denmark in Aug 1761 in the household of one of his sons. (EEE p.517). 

Meisner/Meisinger/MeningerFN{J.Georg}: Lutheran son of {Gottlob} fromUC Billings, Lichtenberg Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  He last reregistered in Denmark in Feb 1765.  Before 1775 he had settled in Grimm (1775 census #40) (EEE pp.516-517).  

Meisner/Meisinger/MeningerFN{J.Heinrich}: Lutheran son of {Gottlob} fromUC Billings, Lichtenberg Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  He married {Margaretha Barbara} daughter of Risch{J.Michael}.  This couple last reregistered in Denmark in Feb 1765.  Before 1775 they had settled in Grimm (1775 census #41) (EEE p.516).   For 1798 see Mai1798:Dn21.

Meisner{J.Wendel}: Lutheran fromUC Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  He married Trauenfelder{Christine Barbara} that same year.  In May 1765 he requested permission for them to leave Denmark.  Before 1775 his widow had remarried to Schneider{Georg} and was living in his household with 4 Meisner children (1775 census #5) (EEE p.517).

Meisner{A.Elisabeth}: a godparent at the 23 June 1766 Luebeck baptism of the son of Fritzler{J.Gottfried} and Bergmann wife {M.Elisabeth} (Mai&Marquardt#1304).  Not identified in Kuhlberg, and not found in T.

Meisner{Dorothea}: married Jordan{J.Matthias}16 June 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#90).  KS137 has 1765.  On 15 Sept 1766 {J.Mathias} and {Dorothea} arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Braunschweig {Kuhlberg5250B}.   Found in no later source.

MeissingerFN{Johannes}: said by the Balzer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg.  Bonner proved his parents, including his Hart/Hardt mother, were baptized in Aulendiebach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County].  Also spelled Meisinger.  A contemporary Aulendiebach record said this couple with their children left in 1766 for Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1258).

Meissner{Elisabeth}: married Keller{Caspar} 18 June 1766 in Rosslau {Mai&Marquardt#1021).  KS138 & 145 have the wrong year: 1765.  KS145 has {Elisabeth Maria}.  Not found in any later source.

Meister{A.Maria}: married Bibus{Caspar} on 28 May 1765 in Rosslau  (KS121 and 145, Mai&Marquardt#845).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL, or Mai1798.

Meisterling{Julius}: arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1762.  In July 1763 with wife and 2 children he deserted Denmark traveling towards Russia (EEE p.318).  By July 1766 their son{Christoph} and daughters {A.Maria & M.Magdalena} were living at Messer FSL, respectively at #17 and #20-20a which said they were fromUC Kurpfalz.  {A.Maria} was then wife of Lorenz{Heinrich} (Messer FSL #20).

MeisterlingFN: said by the Messer 1798 census to be the maiden name of one of the frau Manweiler (Mai1798:Ms54), as well as of frau Schneider (Mai1798:Ms46).

MeitnerFN: said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Bruen.  I could not find them or any likely descendants in Mai1798.

MeitnerFN: the wife was said (no locality mentioned) by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken.

Meizin?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: an unidentified place said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Get family.

Mekerkingen?GL, Wittenberg (mistake for Wuerttemberg): said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Mekler family.  I believe this was Maegerkingen, Wuerttemberg Duchy … rak.

MeklerFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Mekerkingen?, Wittenberg.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

Mekmal?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to an Ephardt? widower.

MelcherFN: see Melkhert.

Melchert{Margaretha}: died on the way to Denmark  in March 1763 the first wife of Stahl{Friedrich} (EEE p.611),  who later settled first in Denmark and then at Stahl-am-Karaman FSL #10.

MelchiorFN{Heinrich & Anna}: said by Kulberg0006 and the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Polen (no locality mentioned).

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

MelchiorFN: see Kaes.

Melem(?)GL, Kelheim: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be homeUC to Engelbert families.  There is a Mueellem, North Rhine-Westphalia, some 40 miles NW of Cologne.

MelkhertFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Verg, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter.  Later spelled Melcher.

MellFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Boddin, Brandenburg.

MellerFN: see Legler and Miller.

Melling{Andreas+w+3c}: Kulberg29 said they were fromUC Dresden.  I did not find them in T or in any published FSL.

Melling {Christian+w+3c}: Kulberg60 said they were fromUC Dresden. I did not find them in T or in any published FSL.

MellingerFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Sierck/Sirsk(?), Frankreich.

Mellinghausen: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Hilgenberg/Hildenberg family.  This probably was in Hoya County, Kurbraunsweig 26 miles SSE of Bremen city centre.

Melsungen, Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate (now Hesse): is 21 km SSE of Kassel city.

Meltendorf(?)GL:an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Sachse family.  A Rosslau ML says this man married in 1765 a Knittel woman (Mai&Marquardt#190).  This may be the Meltendorf that is some 9 miles E of Wittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt.

MelzerFN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Kretz, Sachsen.

Meltzer{Gottlieb}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 5 fromUC Sachsen 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.

Melzing?, Oesterreich: an unidentified place said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Horst?. family.  There is a Melling in Austria.

Mem?FN: see Mehm.

Memel, [Ost]Preussen: nka Klaipeda, Lithuania, was 12 miles SSW of Crottingen city, and said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to a Noriheim family.  Said by the Schulz FSL to be homeUC to frau Mattern.

Memel, Prussia: said to be home to Nirrenheim/Nerheim{Michal/J.Michael}, his Ivanova mother, two sisters and a nephew (Fond 283, file 42, pp. 1, 3).  I have found no further record of these people.

Memelsdorf(?)GL, Holstein: said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to Schmiese and Schwin families.  Dona Reeves-Marquardt proved that this was Meggerdorf, Friedrichsholm colony.

MemmingenGS, [Kurbayern]: was in the 1760s an independent city-state, i.e. a free imperial city.  It now is in Bavaria, is some 30 miles SE of Ulm city, and is said by the Herzog FSL to be homeUC to a Glaser and probably a Wagner family.  Said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Wiessner family.

Memmingen Imperial City: said to be homeUC to Mueller{Marg.} who married Herbelsheimer{J.Adam} 28 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt(#778 & KS134).   Same place as the previous entry.

Menard{Jeanne}: a Luebeck ML recorded her 10 October 1765 marriage to Corier{Louis}. KS124 had her given name as Jeanna.  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

MendtGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller{Adam} family.  This may have been in Kurkoeln some 13 miles ESE of Bonn city.

MeneFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Dielmel?, Paderborn.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Menet and the wife’s maiden name was given as Messin (Mai1798:Nb16).

MenerFN: said by the Kano FSL to be two orphans in the Hauer household.  I could not find the Meners in the 1798 Volga censuses.

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

MenetFN: see Mene.

MengFN: said by the 1798 Galka census to be the maiden name of frau Frank{J.Wilhelm}(Mai1798:Gk10).

MengFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned).

MengFN{Eva Catharina}: this widow, born inUC Leiningen County had subsequently lived onUC Brandenburg lands.  She arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761 and by August 1763 had been folded in the household of her son-in-lawAschinger{Hans Juergen} who has not been found recorded in Russia (EEE p.518). She might be related to Meng{J.Juergen Otto} but no evidence of that has as yet been found so far.

MengFN{J.Christian Carl}: Lutheran son of {Eva Catharina} arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  Released from Denmark in June 1763 he later headed for Russia where he is recorded in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St. Petersburg (EEE p.519).

MengFN{J.Juergen Otto}: Lutheran fromUC Oberstein-an-der-Nah [a Barony or Knights holding] near Idar arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in March 1761.  Released in May 1763 with his wife {Othilla Catherina} and son he left for Russia.  Later they were listed in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St.Petersburg (EEE p.518).

MengFN: also see Ming.

Menge{J.Martin}: he was said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Schwimbach (Lk163). Spelled Menger in 1767 (T2292).  Not found in any FSL and I could not find them or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony.

MengelFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Busecker Tal, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].  I could not find them in Mai1798.

MengelFN: see Menges.

Mengen?: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Braun{Johannes} family (Lk80).  There are two Mengens in Germany: one was a Hapsburgian city  30 km SE of Albstadt city; one was in Baden-Durlach Margraviate 10 km SW of Freiburg city.

Menger{A.Maria}: KS124 says she was from Weissenau near Mainz,  and that she and her husband, Conradi{Valentin }, left Randesacker near Wuerzburg, heading for Boaro.  I have been unable to find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Menger FN: see also Menges.

Mengers(?)GL: said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Bindewald family.  The Schlitz ML says this is Meiches.

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

MengesFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Sachsenhausen, [Kur-]Trier.  For 1793 see 1798Mai:Mv380.

Menges/Menger/Mengel/Mingen(?)FN{Lenert/Leonhard}: fromUC Rohrbach, Lichtenberg Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in Dec 1761.  With wife and 6 children he was released from Denmark in May 1763 (EEE p.519).  By Aug 1767 they had settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #42 which said he was fromUC Sem?, Daenemark [Kingdom].  Also may have been spelled Mingen in 1798 (Mai1798:Sv58 and 4?).  This man married a Mathes widow in Buedingen in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#598).

MeningFN: see Mensing.

MennikeFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Weissbach. I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Menning, [Kur-]Bayern: is 7 miles E of Ingolstadt and was said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Lattenbach family.

Menningen?, Kurpfalz[sic?]: said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Berger family and possibly  to a Conrad family.  I could find no Menningen in former Kurpfalz lands – there are two in former Kurtrier lands.

MenoholtzGL: see Isenburg-Meerholz?

MensfeldenGL: see Muentzfelden.

MensingFN: two families said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Fulda (no locality given), and one frau’s maiden name was given as Hahn while the other’s was Gassner (no origin given for either). ).  The family name was spelled Hassenhauer in 1798 (Mai1798:Kl35,65).

MensingFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Hilders.  Later spelled Mensinger (Mai1798:Pf41).

Mensing{Anton} FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be an orphan boy in the Walter household.   In 1798 spelled Mening and Messing (Mai1798:Ka21).

Mensing{Magdalena} FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be an orphan girl in the Reinhardt household.  I did not locate her  in Mai1798.

MensingerFN: see Mensing.

Mentz{Hinrich}: recorded as a godparent at the 11 May 1766  Luebeck baptism of Schreiner{J.Jacob} son of Schreiner{J.Friedr.} and Stauch{M.Johanna}  (Mai&Marquardt#1353).

MentzeFN: see Mintser.

Menualt?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Karera? family.

MenzelFN: this woman was said by a Friedberg ML to be fromUC Grossen Buseck and to have married in 1766 a Fruend man (Mai&Marquardt:322).  The man was in Paulskaya by 1768 apparently with a new wife.

MenzelFN:  said by the Reinhard FSL to be fromUC Leipzig, [Kur-]Sachsen.  I could not find them in Mai1798.

Menzingen(?), part of a holding of Baron von Menzingen, Kraichgau Knightly canton, Swabian Knights Circle: is 6 miles E of Eppingen and some 9 miles SW of Sinsheim city.  EEE p.546 said this was home to Peiler/Pfieler{J.Philipp} who first settled in Denmark and then in Holstein colony on the Volga.   Arliss has found some evidence that the Clauser family which settled first in Dobrinka may have come from here having earlier come from Switzerland.  Said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to a Tefer? family.

Menzingen, Bruchsal [Amt], Baden:  said by both the 1858 Kassel census (#244) and KS:340 to be originUC to Kraemer{Johann} who was born in Kassel.  This is the same place as the previous entry, but several decades later.

MeolderFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Aschalwitz?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Merck FN: see Merk.

MerckleFN: see Amann.

Merdershein?GL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Wulf57  Kuhlberg said this was in Bayreuth.  I could find no such or similar place name in lands that had belonged to the Bayreuth Margraviate.

MerenbergGL, Nassau-Weilburg: is some 14 miles WSW of Wetzler city and said both by the Laub FSL and by a Friedberg ML (spelled Mehrenberg) to be homeUC to a Deis family.

MergburgGL, Hessen: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Koehler family.

Mergelz?GL, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Leber family.

MergenthalGS: an unidentified country mentioned by Kuhlberg in relation to Nervgenstal and the Model family.

MergentheimGL, [Teutonic Order]: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to an Erlichhaeuser family.  It is now Bad Mergentheim some 22 miles SSW of Wuerzburg city and was in the 1760s the seat of the farflung state controled by the Teutonic Order.

MergentheimGL, Donauwoerth(sic for Teutonic Order?): said by the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to a  Trautmann family.

Merhardt FN: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Friedewald, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate].    Spelled Marquardt in 1786 (Mai1798:Mv2304).

Merier FN: see Kraemer of Orlovskaya.

Merine?FN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Dergin(?).

Mering, [Kurbayern]: is 13 km SE of Augsburg city centre and was said by the Recruiter Beauregard list to have been homeUC to the Werth{Valentin} family (Lk90); who may have been among the Schoenchen first settlers. 

MeringerFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Estrig?, Kurmainz.    Spelled Mehringer in 1798 (Mai1798:Bn77).

MerkFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Laas, Sachsen.  Spelled Maerker in 1798 (Mai1798: Bx2, 9,38).

MerkFN: said by the Jost FSL to be fromUC Muensingen, Schwaben.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MerkFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Fischbach, Falkenstein.  In 1798 spelled Moerck and Merck (Mai1798:Lb6, Jo35).

MerkelFN: said by the Balzer FSL to be fromUC Schweiz, but said by the Stumpp version to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned in either case).  By 1775 one was in Grimm (census #37).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bz103, Gm85, 91, Mo12).

Merkel FN: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:661, 372) to have been either fromUC Rauental, Rastatt [Amt], Baden or fromUC Grosssachsen, Mannheim [Amt], Baden.  However, the GCRA using FHL(193,873) has proven their origin to be Kleinniedesheim, Worms [Amt], Pfalz; and they proved using FHL(766,099, 905,257 and 905,268) that the family lived in several places in Galicia (including: Deutschbach (Reichau parish), Heinrichsdorf, Ostrowiec, and Sabawa of Stojanow (Catholic) parish, near Josefow(aka Josephsberg)), as well as Burtneck and  Ranzen, near Riga, Latvia, on their way to Russia.  This was an extended family serveral of whom moved from Galicia to Bergdorf at different times; see the GCRA book for much detail.  Also spelled Merkels and Merckle.

Merkel? FN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Rot with a Schulz stepson living in the household.  I could not find th Merkel family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MerkelFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Schlierbach.

MerkelFN: this stepson of Stuckart by his first wife is said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Bobenhausen, Hanau (pp.29, 34).

MerkelFN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Hamburg.

MerkelFN{Anna Katarina} FN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt. 

Merkel FN{Katarina}: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Hamburg.

MerkelFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Romrod?.  The 1798 Paulskaya census said his wife’s maiden name was Tautrich (Mai1798:Pl01).

MerkelVV (aka Makarovka, and Makarowkaka) was a Lutheran German village on the western side of the Volga.  Its FSL is published in Pleve, The German Colonies , pp.421-430.  According to that, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens:

from Alsace: (Rohlmann);

from Alstein, Pomerania: (Specht);

from Alteno/Altenau(?): (Brigmann);

from Berlin, Prussia: (Wegelin);

from Brandenburg: (Lohmann);

from Copenhagen, Denmark: (Elbach);

from Debertsin(?), Austria: (Grason?);

from Dresden, Saxony: (Margheim);

from Finland: (Olofsen);

from Flensburg, Holstein: (Zeiser);

from Galborsht(?), Prussia: (Foerster);

from Gildeseer(?): (Gieseke);

from Hamburg: (Brigann, Fokht/Vogt, Hasselbach, Kastens, Lampe, Merkel, Rik?, Schildt, Schumacher);

from Hannover: (Litseu?);

from Kiel, Holstein: (Flohr);

from Kyusen(?): (Metz);

from Leipsig, Saxony: (Just);

from Litikh/Littich(?), Saxony: (Bese/Boese?);

from Lton(?): (Bresiger?);

from Lutenburg, Holstein: (Walter);

from Lysanderhausen, Saxony: (Neumann);

from Magdeburg, Prussia: (Beckmann, Frank, Redlov?);

from Mecklenburg: (VonHolstein);

from Neuburg, Wuerttemberg: (Adam);

from Poland: (Hoffmann);

from Riga, Lifland: (Miller);

from Saxony: (Getse/Goetz?);

from Schlyagenzet(?), Denmark: (Brant/Brandt)

from Sester, Holstein: (Sontau);

from Stuttgart, Wuerttemberg: (Siegfried);

from Temppi(?), Prussia: (Krieger);

from Tilsit, Prussia: (Artzer);

from Ulm; (Gel?);

from Vienna, Austria: (Fortner);

from Vliograd(?), Hamburg: (Bruns);

from Wenger, Prussia: (Wegelin);

from Worms, Kurpfalz: (Becker);

from Zelelfeld(?), Braunschweig: (Schredo?).

MerkerFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Maerker (Mai1798:Gf16).

Merkewitz, Prussia: an unidentified place which the GCRA found associated with a Heine family in 1749.

MerlFN: see Merle.

MerlauGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]: is some 15 miles ENE of Giessen city.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Gruen woman who married a Wurm man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Grimm (Mai&Marquard#501).  Said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Becher family.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to the Gruen woman who married in 1766 a Bender man (Mai&Marquardt#500); by 1767 this couple was in Stephan. .

Merlau, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to Boecher/Becher{Anton} who married Wolff{Eliesabetha Barbara} on 11 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#521).  This is the same place as the previous entry.

Merle? FN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be fromUC Brakin?, Wuerttemberg [Duchy].   In 1786 spelled Merl (Mai1798:Mv2453).

Merlein?FN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Reuth, Bamberg [Bishopric].  Spelled Mehrlein in 1798 (Mai1798:Hz38, Sm8).

MermisFN: see Marmis.

MerschFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  I cannot find them in the index to the 1798 censuses.

Mersch{J.Christoph}: from the Pfaltz married Dorn{Friederica} 23 April 1766 in Friedberg (Mai&Marquardt#336).  Not found in any later source.

MerscheburgFN: see Moeserburg.

Merschlem?,  [Kur-]Brandenburg: an unidentified place said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to a Schmidt{Gottfried} family. 

Merseburg, [Kur-]Sachsen: is 17 miles W of Leipzig city and was said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Jung family.

MersfeldGL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to an Dekhel? family.  This probably is Moersfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, some 22 miles NNE of Kaiserslautern.

MertenGL: see Mirten.

MertesFN: see Martis.

Mertini{Catharina}: married Held{Wolffgang} 18 June 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#1019).  KS134 has {Wolfgang}, {Katharina}, and the wrong year: 1765.  Not found in any later source.

MertzFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Koenigshofen, Nassau.

MertzFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Regensburg (no locality mentioned).

Mertz{Johannes}: aka Marx{Johannes} he was in Luzern in 1798 with his Griessling wife (Mai1798:Lz8).  Since I have found them in no FSL, there is no reference to any other earlier colony, they may well have been Luzern first settlers. 

MertzFN: said by the Reinhard FSL to be step-children in the Klinger household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Mh1.

Mertz{Michael FN: in 1798 said to be from Schoenchen (Mai1798:Lz13) but he is too young to find in an FSL.

Mertz? FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Dorup, Daenemark [Kingdom].  For 1798 see Mai1798:St49).

MertzFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Geidigem?, Mecklenburg.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ur30,Ka132. 

Mertz: also see Marx.

Mertz{A.Elisabeth}FN: KS:119 and 145, and  the Buedingen ML say this woman and her Asmus husband both fromUC Lissberg married in 1766 (Mai&Marquart#711).  I have not found them in any FSL.

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

MertzFN: also see Maerz, Martis, Merz or Metz.

Mertzig, Kurtrier: is 34 km NW of Saarbrueken city, and  some 21 miles S of Trier city.  Said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Hoffmann family.  Said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to Asselborn, Breit, and Siehr families, and possibly a Knapp family.

Mertzig GL: see also Merzig.

Merxheim?, [Kur-]Trier?: said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Neuwirth{Georg}family.  This Merxheim is 14 miles WSW of Bad Kreuznach and was not in Kurtrier.  It was just S of the Nahe River and must be the same as the following entry.

Merxheim, Wild and Rhine County: is 22 km WSW of Bad Kreuznach.  Said to be in 1733 the birthplace of Fuchs{J.Georg} who went to Hussenbach.  Actually it seems to have been in some Condominium that Wild and Rhine County shared with some other country.

MerzFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:676, 373) as coming by way of Torschau, Hungary.  Using FHL(717,097, and 717,055), the GCRA proved they did not come through Hungary, but came directly from Hunspach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass.  See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Maerz.

MerzFN: according to the Grimm FSL a single Merz young  man (no origin indicated) was living with a Heppel family fromUC Darmstadt (no locality indicated).  He is called brother to the head of the household … might be brother to the wife?  Later spelled Mertz.

MerzFN{Appolonia}:  widow of Metz{Joseph} said by the Hoelzel FSL (#6) to be fromUC Ochsenfurt, Wuerzburg.  I could not find either her or her children in Mai1798.

Merz{Marzel}: Kulberg62 said he was single fromUC Wuerttemberg.  Not in T nor in any published FSL.

MerzFN{Michael}: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Bern?.

MerzFN{J.Peter}: this man and wife  left Fraenkisch-Crumbach in 1766 for Russia (Gieg1).  So far I have found no trace of them in Russia.

MerzFN: also see Werz.

Merzhausen: an unidentified place said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Heil{Johannes} family (Lk82).  Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Salorkube? family and possibly to a Schmidt family.  There are at least 3 Merzhausens and 1 Marzhausen in Germany.

Merzhausen, Nassau[-Usingen Principality]: is 5 km WSW of Usingen town and was said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Schiffman family.  Another source mistakenly spelled this as Erzhasen.

Merzig, [Kur-]Trier: Said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Bies family.

Merzwald(?)GL, Elsass: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Urban family.

Meseler{Catharina}: married Hecht{Joseph} 24 June 1765 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#869 & KS145).  KS133 had {Josef} and {Katharina}. Said by the Mariental FSL#3, he said  to be fromUC Regensburg.

MesingFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Borgatfeld?.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Messin (Mai1798:Pl62).

MeskauGL, Prussia[n Farther Pomerania]: is now Morzyca, Poland, and was some 27 miles ESE of Settin, Prussia. the GCRA found evidence that this was the birthplaceUC of the Berg man who was in Kassel 1818-20 and 1827-33, having come via Golno, living in Katerschin, a Bulgarian village near Odessa City 1821-1826, and finally moving to Arcis, Bessarabia in 1827.

MeskeFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:676) to be fromUC Gross Kotten, Braunschweig [i.e. Brandenburg, then part of Prussia], while KS: 373 said that the family had then come from there via West Prussia.  The GCRA concluded that their origin was probably in Gross-Kotten, and then in Ascherbude, both in Filehne Kreis, Posen province, Pussia.  See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Moeske and Messke.

Messein(?)GL, Pfalz: an unidentified place said by the Pleve version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Fuchs family.  Kromm seems to spell ie Messen.

MesselgruebeGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to Becker, Gupert/Hupert/Hubert?, and Weitz families.

MessenGL: see Messein.

MesserFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Wuerttemberg (no locality mentioned)

MesserFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned).

MesserFN{A.Dorothea}:  said by the Norka FSL to be an orphan daughter of Johannes Messer living in the Popp household.  I could not find her in the 1798 Volga censuses index.

MesserFN{Elizabeta, Just}:  said by the Norka FSL to be orphaned children of Johannes Messer living in a Bauer household.  For possible 1798 entries see Mai1798:Nr29 and Bz68?

MesserFN{Heinrich}:  said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr58, 48 and possibly 29?

MesserFN{J.Just}:  said by the Norka FSL to be an orphaned son of Johannes Messer living in the Deis household.

MesserVV: (aka Ust-Solikha, Ust-Solicha, and Ust-Zolicha) is a Lutheran German village on the western side of the Volga founded in 1766.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.III, pp. 131-153.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places (unfortunately the clerk listed only states, no localities) with the family names shown here in parens. Other spellings of family names, usually from later sources are in square brackets.  Verified corrections are in red.  The number with the family name is their household number in the FSL:

from Ansbach: (Emert[Emmert]30);

from Aulendiebach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County]: (Meisinger57a, frau Lang (nee Meissinger)57, frau Herdt (nee Meissinger)58, frau Geis (nee Meissinger)59);

from Brandenburg: (Baecker[Becker]25, Brauer4, Focht14, Masch29, Rady[Radi]27, Stando?26, Stenzel34, and possibly Schmidt27a);

from Bueches/Buches, Isenburg[-Buedingen County]: Kaiser/Kayser47, 48, frau Henkel (nee Kaiser)49, Schlaegel53,);

from Darmstadt: (Emmerling?92, Nenies?[Nunius]84);

from Duedelsheim, Isenburg-Buedingen County: (Ochsenhirt36, Willmann37,);

from Durlach: (Dinkelacker[Dinkelaker]24a and frau Hammel24);

from Eckartshausen, Isenburg[-Marienborn County]: (frau Zieg (nee Bohn)73);

from Falkenstein: (Schanz[Schantz]21);

from Frankenlict?: (Mauter15);

from Goloisch?: (Hammel24);

from Hamburg: (Didion19);

from Hannover: (Ernst85, Zwingmann13);

from Hessen: (Laufer83);

from Huettengesas, Isenburg[-Meerholz County]: (Burbach87a, Zieg71, 73);

from Isenburg: (Arnbrecht[Armbrecht]66, 70a, Bert?28, Betz81, Deisel74, Dickmann[Deckman]60, Dickmann[Ditman]3, Eckel35, Geis[Geiss]59, Goebel77, Goetz39, 44, Henkel[Hinkel]49, Herdt[Hardt]62,63,78, Hergenhein[Hargenhein]46, Herr[Geier]89, Hoffmann54, Holland[Goland]71a, Kaiser47,48, Klapp[Klap?]61, Kraus76, Krecker?55, Lang56,57, Lehr69,70,72, Lipps68, Lorey[Lorei]65, Meininger40,41,42, Mueller43, Nuss88, Ochsenhirt36, Osterreich[Oestreich]7, Popp82, Ritter80, Roeder[Raeder]91, Satler[Sattler]50, Schaefer52, Schlaegel53, Schmidt45,67,79,61a, Schneider87, Schott64, Trautmueller[Trachmueller]51, Ullrich[Ulrich]75, Weber38, Weibert35a, Wiederholt[Wiederhold]90, Willmann37, Zeller86,40a, Zieg71,73, and possibly Burbach87a, Daut?[Thaut]41a, Laubach69a, Meisinger57a);

from Kurpfalz: (Beckel22, Lorenz20, Meiserling17,20a, Meng10, Messer1, Schmall[Schmal]31, Schmidt8, Schwan23, Weber32, and possibly Brauer10a and Just32a);

from Rinderbuegen, Isenburg[-Birstein? County]: (Roeder[Raeder]91);

from Odenwald?: (Brunner[Bruner]10a);

from Ulm: (Neher[Ner?]33);

from Wolferborn, Isenburg[-Birstein County]: (Roeder[Raeder]91);

from Wuerttemberg: (Roesler[Ressler]18, Schmidt6);

from Zweibruecken: (Manweiler5,9,11,12, Schneider2).

MesserschmidtFN: he was  in Schaefer in 1798 (Mai1798:Sf7) but I could not find him in any published FSL.

Messier: an unidentifed place in the Low Countries that Kulberg92 said was homeUC to Strelholz{Bartholomaeus+w+2c} Catholic.

Messiere: an unidentifed place in the Low Countries that Kulberg said was homeUC to the following families: Karlin/Karolei80,  Lamak/La Marque78.

MessinFN: said by the 1798 Paulskaya census to be the maiden name of frau Menet (Mai1798:Nb16).

MessinFN: also see Mesing.

Messing{Christian,Margaret,Julianna}: listed in the 1798 Seelmann census (Sm14) but I could not find them in any FSL.

MessingFN: also see Mensing.

MessingerFN: said by KS:374 to be from Wuerttemberg and to have gone to Glueckstal; but the GCRA could not find anyone of that surname in any Glueckstal colony.

MesskeFN: see Meske.

MesslerFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Wartenberg (no locality mentioned).

Messler?FN: also see Meiser.

MessnerFN: listed by the 1814 Bergdorf census (KS:665, 274) with no origin.  The GCRA thinks they might have been from Klein Ingersheim.  Also spelled Moessner.  See the GCRA book for detail.

Meterheim(?)GL, Waltenberg: said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Reis family.  This actually was Mettenheim, Wartenberg and the family name was Rein (Mai&Marquardt#1249).

MetlerFN: see Mettler.

Metten?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Brumbien? widow.

MettenheimGL, Wartenberg: is some 7 miles NNW of Worms city.  It was home to Pastor Seyffarth who provided a contemporary report on families that went to Russia.  It was also home to the Mattheas woman who married a Schlund man in 1768 and lived in Bauer (Mai&Marquardt#1243).  According to the pastor, it was also home of a Boehmer couple (wife nee Weigand), of a Knobloch man, of a Reichel man, and of a Rein couple, all of whom settled in DietelVV (Mai&Marquardt#1236, 1241, 1244, 1249).  Dona Reeves-Marquardt has found the Knobloch, Reichel, Rein and Wirth family birth records in Mettenheim, Wartenberg church books.  Said by KS124 to be homeUC to Chalitz{Anton} who married Frandt{K.Maria}.

MettenheimGL, Wuertemberg: said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Boehmer? family.  This actually was Mettenheim, Wartenberg (Mai&Marquardt#1236).

MettenzimmernGL: see Metterzimmern.

Metterzimmern, Besigheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Benz/Bentz{Johannes} family that settled in Neudorf.

MettichFN: see Mettig?.

Mettig?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Mockritz.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Mettich (Mai1798:Ss14,17).

Mettler{J.Jakob}FN: the 1816 Kassel census (#35) mistakenly said this family came fromUC Hochdorf, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  The GCRA reported that the oldest known roots of this family are in Blumenstein, Bern Kanton, Switzerland, next moving for a generation or two in Gumbreschtshof/Gundershofen, Niederbronn Amt, Elsass.  Using FHL#753,734 and 119,335 the GCRA proved that this family moved to Rumbach, Bergzabern [Amt], Rheinpfalz in the early 1700s which they left to go to Kassel.  Also spelled Metler.

Mettler{Melchior}FN: the GCRA says this family leftUC Hochdorf, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttembergin 1809 going first to Glueckstal and then to Kassel.

MetzFN{J.Philipp}: see Merz of Grimm.

MetzFN{Appolonia}: see Merz of Hoelzel.

Metz{Georg}: Lutheran fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  In 1763 with a sister {Eva Catharina}, his wife {M.Rosina} and a daughter, he was declared free to leave Denmark (EEE p.520). KS:82 and 145 say he was in a party of 3 fromUC Mechlenburg which 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.  By 1775 he had settled in Schilling (1775 census #59), so is a likely first settler there. 

MetzFN{Aegenius}: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Kyusen(?).  Later may have been spelled Mertz.

MetzFN: this family name was found recorded in Haiger parish records during the years prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

MetzFN: also spelled Maerz, Mertz and Merz.

Metz, Lothringen: is 29 miles N of Nancy, France, and was said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Westphale family.

MetzelFN{Joseph}: married Geyer{Maria} 10 June 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#1007).  KS130 and 145 say the year was 1765.  KS145 has his name as Meuszel as well as Metzel.They were among the first settlers in the Belowesch colonies.  The Belowescher Kolonien FSL said he was fromUC Schwaben (no locality mentioned) and to have married the widow Reiswig after his first wife died in Oranienbaum. 

Metzenhausen?, Kurpfalz[sic?]: an unidentified place said by the Schulz FSL to be homeUC to a Gabel family.  The only Metzenhausen I can find is 10 km WSW of Simmern town and was in Sponheim County in the 1760s.

MetzerFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Laubach.    Spelled Metzler in 1798 (Mai1798:Om19, Zg15, 34).

MetzgerFN{J.Georg}: fromUC Stetten, Brackenheim, Wuerttemberg arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  In May 1763 with wife and 4 children he requested permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.520).  By April 1754 they had settled in Anton FSL #40 which said he was fromUC Heidelberg Oberamt, Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:An10, 1, and 27.

MetzgerFN{Nicholaus}: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Mosbach Oberamt, Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:A8 (where the maiden name of the wife was given as Beideck), as well as Kk2 and St8.

MetzgerFN: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659, 374) to have been fromUC Vailhingen, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  However, the GCRA using FHL(746,033) has proven his origin in Sessenheim, Bischweiler [Amt], Elsass.  See their book for more detail.

MetzgerFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be an orphan boy in the Hiller household.

MetzgerFN: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Berod.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Pp1, 3, 38, Zr50, and the maiden name of the wife is given as Kaufmann (Pp1). 

Metzger{Johann}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be a stepson in the Koehler{Franz} household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Wr79.

Metzger{Peter}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Holstein [neither country nor locality is identified].  I could not find him in Mai1798.

MetzigFN: see Muetzig.

MetzingenGL, Reutlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 4.5 miles NE of Reutlingen city, and said by KS:434 to be homeUC to the Schoell/Schell family that went to Glueckstal.  Said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#117) and KS:302 to have be homeUC  to the Henning family that settled in Neudorf.

MetzingenGL, Wuerttemberg Duchy: is some 4 miles NE of Reutlingen, and was the birthplace (about 1580) of DoerFN: see Derr.  It was also the birth place of a Siegwart who went to Dreispitz.

MetzingerFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Dindelsbuehl.

MetzlerFN{Johannes}:Corina Hirt using LDSFilm #1340337 Corina Hirt proved him born 14 July 1746 to {Johannes} and his Boetigler wife {Kunigunde} in Langstadt.  On 18 June 1766 he and his wife {Catharina E.} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Hanau [County]  (Kulberg934). Not found in T.  By 12 May 1767 he and his wife {Elisabeth} had settled at Straub FSL #9, he said to be fromUC Lahnstein, Nassau[sic].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sr39,30 and 42).

Metzler{Johannes}: said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Orb (Lk143). Not found in any FSL and I could not find them or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony.

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

MetzlerFN: also see Metzer and Wetzler.

Meuszel FN: see Metzel.

Mey/MayFN{J.Heinrich}: married Rehl/Behl{M.Elisabeth Sophia} in Luebeck on 18 June 1764 ; others list her as a Behl (Mai&Marquardt#1).  ByJune 1765 they had settled  in Shcherbakovka FSL #25 so they are not listed in either Kulberg or T.   For 1798 see Mai1798: Sv52.

MeyFN: also see Mai and  May.

MeyerFN: interfiled with Meier.

Meyerhofer FN: see Maierhoefer.

MezieresFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Strassburg, Elsass. I could not find this family name in the 1798 censuses.

 

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