German origins Project

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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.


V                 last updated January 2014

Vadenrod, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be homeUC to a Dirlau family.  Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Roth family; Kuhlberg said this was in Darmstadt.

VadenrodGL, Alsfeld Amt, [Hessen-]Darmstadt: is 6.5 miles S of Alsfeld city and said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to two Fiedler men.  I could not find either man in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Vaihingen-an-der-Enz [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 14 miles NW of Stuttgart city, and was a District administrative center.

Vaihingen-auf-den-FildernGL, Stuttgart Oberamt, Wuerttemberg: is now a suburb on the Fildern plateau immediately  S of Stuttgart city, and said by the 1858 Bergdorf census to be home to an Elsaesser family. This origin was verified by the GCRA using FHL(1,055,888); see their book for more detail.  Said by the 1816 Bergdorf census to be homeUC to the Metzger family.  Proven by Curt Renz to be home to a Seher family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

Vaitshain(?)GL, Riedesel: aka Veitsheim(?) is some 8.4 miles SE of Ulrichstein town and 15 km SSW of Lauterbach, and said by the Kraft FSL #7  to be homeUC to Stein{J.Georg} husband of {A.Elisabeth} and father of {A.Elisabeth}; as well as godfather at the 14 June 1766 Luebeck baptism of Senning{J.Georg} (Mai&Marquardt#1210).

Vajas/FoltzFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Laurenbach, Laubach County.  The original FSL entry said Vajas, but a later note written in the margin said Foltz.  The Walter Research Group has identified this as a Volz family.

Valence, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Fesch man.  There are at least 8 Valences in France.

ValentinFN: said by the Doenhof FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

ValentinFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Nieder-Ramstadt, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].   For 1798 see Mai1798:Wr22,62).

Valk/Falk?FN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Seligenstadt (no locality mentioned).

Valko, GeorgeRN: after 8 years of extensive research has confirmed in church records that his Foeller/Veller ancestor who settled in Krasnoyar was from Seulberg, Hessen-Darmstadt.

ValmeGL: see Wollmar

Valsburg?FN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Hitzling?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

ValterFN{Johann}: said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#7) to be fromUC Schwerin, Neiberg/Neumark County.

VandelansGL, Frankreich: is some 53miles E of Dijon city, and was said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Barbier family.

van der ManenFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Holland.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

van der NauwelandFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Bebrinheim, West Holland.

Vadenrod, Alsfeld [Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]: is 10 km S of Alsfeld city and is said by KS:118 to be homeUC to Albach{J.Georg Peter}. Said by KS:119 to be homeUC to von der Au{Johann}.

Varel [County], Oldenburg [County]: Varel town is 26 km N of Oldenburg city, and was said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Riedlew? family.  Varel was in 1760s a small independent barony surrounded on 3 sides by Oldenburg County and facing the North Sea on the other side.

VarnotteFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Liege, London with a Vertott wife.  Surely the London is a mistake.  Pleve thought this might be Warnold.

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

VasilevkaVV: a variation of the Russian name for BaselVV. 

Vasvoldt: an unidentified place or home to a Royal Prussian regiment.  See Fischer{J.Andreas}.

Vay{Nicolaus}: fromUC Gersfelden, Fulda Bishopric, married Schleicher{Susanna} in Buedingen 26 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#666). Not found in any later source.

VeberFN : see Weber{J.Heinrich}.

Veenendaal(?)GL:is some 19 miles ESE of Utrecht city, and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a .Fisch family.

VeilFN:  listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:675, 468) as having come viaUC Polen fromUC either Ohmden or Gutenberg in Nuertingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg and using FHL 1,055,850 the GCRA verified a Gutenberg, Kirchheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg origin.  However, KS:298 presented this same family as Heil, with no origin given, and the GCRA using FHL 1,193,401 concluded, but did not prove, that the family came viaUC Neu-Verbas, Hungary probably fromUC Neuhof, Fulda [Amt], Hesse.   In addition, using FHL 493,330, the GCRA found that a possible Heyl ancestor of this family had lived in Medard, Meisenheim [Amt], Pfalz.  Also spelled Heil, Heyl, Veyhl, and Voit.  Check the three different entries for this family in the GCRA book.

VeilFN: also see Feil.

VeileraporekenokhGL, Baden-Baden Margravite: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Morlan family.  The Walter Research Group has identified this as a Mohrland family from Waldprechtsweier, Baden-Wuerttemberg.

VeiockFN: see Faiock.

VeitFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Busecker Tal, Wuerzburg.

Veit/FeitFN: said by the Hildman FSL to be fromUC Freiburg.  Spelled Feit in 1798:{J.Heinrich} (Mai1798:Hd13), {A.Elizabeth} (Hd12, 14), and  {Franz} (Hd1).

Veith/Beith{Herman F.}: married in Luebeck on 23 April 1766 Hardes{Louisa} (Mai&Marquardt#55). Listed in KS116 said to be going to Volmer.  Not found in Kulberg, T or in any published FSL.

Veit{J.Georg+w+2}: Kulberg120 said they were fromUC Gruenberg.  Not found in T.  Not found in any published FSL.,

Veitsheim: go to Vaitshain.

VelburgGL, Kurpfalz: said by the Herzog FSL to be homeUC to a Knoll family.  This may be in Bavaria some 31 miles SE of Nuernberg city.

Velde/FeldeFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Bissersheim, Darmstadt.

VeldeFN: said by KS:468 to be from Muenchingen, Leonberg [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Using FHL#1,056,691-4 and 1,184,744, the GCRA proved this origin, knowing they lived for a time in Neudorf.  See the GCRA book for more.   Also spelled Velte.

VeldeFN: also see Welt.

VeldenzGL: in the 1760s and until 1778 this was a Kreis i.e. district administrative center for the country of Kurpfalz.  After 1778 it was part of Bavarian-owned Rheinpfalz.  The town is some 18 miles NE of Trier city.

Velen: an unidentified place said by Kulberg to be home to these families: Meier{Johann, single}66, Zilke{Mathias+wife+2 kids}68.  There was at least one Velen in Bohemia, in Ukraine and 35 km NNW of Recklinghousen

VellerFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).  After 8 years of extensive research, George Valko has confirmed in church records that this family name was Foeller from Seulberg, near Friedrichsdorf, Hessen.

VellerFN: also see Feller.

Vellinghausen(?)GL: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Wahlschmidt family.  This probably is one of the three North Rhine-Westphalia Vellinghausen or Voellinghausen SE of Muenster city: one 24 miles, one 37 miles (both in Westphalia Duchy) and another 52 miles (in Mark County).

VellinghausenGL: also see Voellinghausen.

VelteFN: see Velde.

Veltenhof, Denmark (now Schleswig-Holstein): an unidentified place where Gerhard Lang proved the Engelhardt{Christian} family settled before proceeding to Russia, Balzer FSL (#11).

VenedigGL, Italien: Venice, some 100 miles SW of Stossau, Austria, and said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to an Adamo family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Deroma family.

Venice, Italy: the German is Venedig.

VeningGL, Isenburg: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Roth family.  This place was indentified by the Walter Research Group as Wenings now in Hessen.

Verchnjaja GrjaznuchaVV: a variation of the Russian name for KraftVV.

Verchnaja KulalinkaVV: a version of the Russian name for HolsteinVV.

VerdunGL: see Werden.

VerfahrFN: see von der Au{Heinrich}.

VergGL, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Melkhert family.  The Walter Research Project identified this place as Woerth-am-Main, Bavaria, which is unlikely turf for the alten Ritter.  I suspect that is wrong and that it is more likely near Fulda, Hessen either Welkers (some 4 miles SSE) or Wehrda (some 13 miles N) -- more likely the latter since it is in the midst of known alten Ritter lands.

Verkehrt?FN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Breslau.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Verkhnaya DobrinkaVV:  a Russian name for DreispitzVV.

Verkhnaya GrasnukhaVV: a variation of the Russian name for KraftVV.

Verkhnaya KulalinkaVV: a version of the Russian name for HolsteinVV.

VerkhovyeVV is the Russian name of Seewald.

Versen(?)GL, Duenburg: is in Lower Saxony some 69 miles WSW of Bremen city center, and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Dietrich family.

Vershinka/WerschinkaVV: the Russian name for KautzVV.

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

VertottFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Liege, London.  Surely the London is a mistake.

Vescoux, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Lebrun family.

Vester{A.Elisabeth}: see Wester(A.Eliesabeth).

Vetzberg?GL: said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt family.  This probably was in Nassau-Weilburg Principality some 5 miles NE osf Wetzler city.

VeyhlFN: see Veil.

Viborg, Juetland Royal Province:  36 miles NW of Arhus, was an early jumping of point for German emigrants  wishing to settle in colonies in Denmark.

ViehratFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Dse(?).

ViehrathFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Berlin with a Stiegenland wife fromUC Den Haag.

VielFN: a Rosslau ML says this woman married in 1766 a Rein man (Mai&Marquardt#981).  See Rein of Lauwe.

Vielbach, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Holz family.  The only Vielbach I can find is 12 miles NE of Koblenz city and would then have been in Kurtrier, not Kurmainz..

ViennaGL: according to Steven Schrieber, Prof. Pleve says the Warenburg FSL says this was homeUC to a Molko family.

ViennaGL, Austria: Said by the Leichtling FSL to be homeUC to a Eder? family.  Said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Fortner family.  Also see Wien.

VierschenkFN: see Henecker and Sachs.

Viersen, Baden-Durlach[?]:an unidentified place said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to a Waltz family.  I can find no Viersen that was in lands formerly of Baden-Durlach, but there is one 17 miles W of Duesseldorf city that was then in Guelders Duchy (Prussian).

Vierstammstadt(?)GS: an unidentified country; see Stanewo.

VietFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:678) with no origin, but KS:468 said she was fromUC Schwieberdingen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  The GCRA found other evidence that one of her sisters may have been born inUC Markgroeningen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  No origin has been proven; see the GCRA book for more information.

Vigek?FN: see Wikster.

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

Viliriginta FN: said by the 1798 Laub census to be the maiden name of frau Lohmann (Mai1798:Lb49).

VillachGL, Oesterreich: is some 92 miles SE of Salzburg and is said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Schmal family. 

Villbach(?)GL, Darmstadt: is some 9 miles SE of Gelnhausen, Hessen, and said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Schwab family.

VillhauerFN: see Felhauer.

VillingenGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to Lotz{Daniel} and Pauly{Sebastian} families.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be home to Ruehl{Eliesabetha} who married Boecher{Jost Conrad} 27 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#669); KS152 said this was near Giessen.  This probably was in Solms-Laubach County some 3.5 miles SW of Laubach town.

Villingen?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Goebel? family.  But there was another Villingen in Hapsburg lands 32 miles ENE of Freiburg city.

Villingen [Amt]GL, Baden: is some 27 miles SSW of Freudenstadt city, and was a District administrative center.  It was then a twin city with Schwenningen, Wuerttemberg.

VillingenGL, [Solms-Laubach County]:  said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Zimmer family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Braunfels; the travel papers may have been issued by Solms-Braunfels County, but the town itself appears to have been in the related Solms-Laubach County.

VillingenGL: also see Flingi.

Villingen-SchwenningenGL: in very recent times these twin cities were combined into one city with the hyphenated name.

VillmarFN: see Filmar.

VillmarGL, Kurtrier: is 6 miles E of Limburg-am-der-Lahn, and said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Schaf, and possibly to a Brehn family.

Vilseck?, [Bamberg Bishopric?]: said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Moser family.  If this was Vilseck it was in the Bamberg Bishopric 44 miles SE of Bamberg city.

Viltzinger{Jacob}: was godfather at the Luebeck baptism of Luedern{J.Jacob Adam} 4 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1313).  No later record found.

Virneburg County: see Loewenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg County.

Vischer?/Gaenslin?FN: left Nagold, Wuerttemberg for the Caucasus in the 1800s.  The family name is uncertain due to the settlerís motherís remarriage.

VitoisFN: said Pleve to be a 1798 spelling for Witna of Hoelzel;  I could not find this spelling.

Vitry, Champagne, [Frankreich]: said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Widiu? family.  There are at least six Vitrys in Champagne povince, the largest of which is Vitry-le-Francois, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, 45 miles SE of Reims city.

VitselFN: see Wenzel.

VixumFN: see Vizum.

VizFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Burkan, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter.  The Buedingen ML says this Gies man fromUC Burghuhn married in 1766 a Rauber woman; Stumpp says the Gies man was fromUC Burghaun near Huenfeld (Mai&Marquardt#687).

VizumFN: according to a Rosslau ML this woman married in 1766 a Weise man who settled in Hoelzel (Mai&Marquardt#998). KS:161 says she was a Vixum. According to the 1798 census the maiden name of frau Weiss was Fuchs (Mai1798:Hz7).

Vliograd(?)GL, Hamburg: an unidentified place said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Bruns family.

VockerodeGL: see Vockenrode.

VockenrodeGL, Anhalt-Dessau: must be Vockerode, Anhalt-Dessau, some 5 miles ENE of Dessau city, and said by Stumpp to have been home to a Jost man [who later went to Paulskaya] (Mai&Marquardt#939).

Vodyanoi BuyerakVV: a variation of the Russian name for  StephanVV.

VoegeleFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:670, 673, 207) to be from Nebringen, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,475,200-1), the GCRA verified this origin.  See the GCRA book for more detail.

VoegeleFN: also see Ruf of Glueckstal.

Voegler/VoglerFN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Rendsburg, Holstein.

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

VoelckerFN{Katharina}:the Buedingen ML says this woman fromUC Orberach married a Kaemmereer man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Goebel ; Stumpp also spells it Voelker and says she was fromUC Urberach near Langen (Mai&Marquardt#357).

Voelcker/VoelkerFN{A.Barbara }: fromUC Eschau 30 June 1766 in Buedingen married  Eichmann {J.Michael} (Mai&Marquardt#722). On 15 Sept 1766 they arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Erbach (Kulberg6113). By 12 Sept 1767 with an infant daughter they had settled at Schwab FSL #3.  She  apparently died well before 1798.

VoelkartFN: see Holgart.

VoelkerFN{Johannes}: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Glauburg, Gelnhausen.  For 1796 see Mai1798:Mv680, and for 1798 see Dr27?.

VoelkerFN{Nicolaus}: said by Kuhlberg3223 and the Huck FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality or country identified).

VoelkerFN{Heinrich}: said by both versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Erbach in the state of Hessen.

VoelkerFN{Magdalena}:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Manz.

VoelkerFN said by the Norka FSL to be an orphaned daughter of Nicolaus Voelker living in the Dick household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr119.

Voelker{A.Maria}: she apparently was the 1st wife of Kimmel{Hans/J.Adam}, with him as they left Luzern to go back to Rohleder in 1794 (Mai1798:Mv1621).

Voelker: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Grossmannsrode.  For 1789 see Mai1798:Mv2312, and for 1798 see Pp10, Sh27, Pl05.  A son may have died in Luebeck in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1281).

Voelker/VoelckerFN said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Eschau.  Also spelled Felker 1798 see Mai1798:Sb34 and Fk36.  This man fromUC Eschen married in 1766 in Buedingen an Ort woman (Mai&Marquardt#600).

Voelker{Klara}FN said by the 1798 Schwed census (Sw7) to have been from Louis but the family is not in the Louis FSL.

Voelker{Elisabeth}: said by T4758 to be the deceased mother of Georg, Valentin, and Jacob (T4759-4761).  In 1768 the Recruiter Beauregard list (Lk83) said Jacob  was fromUC Bieber and had married the widow von der Au{Gertrude} and was the step-father of  von der Au{Johann, A.Maria, and Elisabeth},  with his brother Voelker{Georg} also in the household.  I did not find any of these Voelkers in any FSL.  In 1798 Jacob was in Luzern (MaI1798:Lz27)and probably was among the first settlers there.

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

VoelkerFN: also see Felker and Voelcker.

VoelkershainGL, Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate: is 19 km WSW of Rotenburg-an-der-Fulda.

Voelkershausen GL: an unidentified place said to have been homeUC to the Hellwig family (Lk34), possible early settlers in Zuerich.  There were at least 7 such placenames and/or similar variations in the German-speaking lands.

Volkersweiler, Pfalz-Zweibruecken Duchy: is some 21 km ESE of Stambach.

VoelkleFN:  Gerhard Lang found that this woman married in 1733 in Sulzfeld a Beisel man .  She must have died probably in Sulzfeld before he married again in 1746.

VoellerFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Wied-]Runkel [County]. I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

VoellerFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Weller in 1798 (Mai1798:Nr206).

VoellerFN: also see Gramm.

VoellingerFN: see Fochlinger.

Voellinghausen?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Weiss {Johann} family; in notes Pleve thought this might be a Weise family fromUC Vellinghausen.

VoellinghausenGL: also see Vellinghausen.

Voeltzing: see Foelzing.

Voerter: see Ferter.

Vogel{Martin}: and wife {Anna} and 2 children arrived in Russia 25 July 1766, he said to be fromUC Elsass (Kulberg2695).  Not found in T. Before 1 July 1767 their orphaned  daughter {Elisabeth} had settled in the Koch{Caspar} household at Dietel FSL #36a.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Br45.

VogelFN{Jacob}: Lutheran, from Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  With wife {Sophia} and 2 children, he deserted Denmark in May 1765 (EEE p.630).l By July 1766 they were settled in Doenhof FSL #22 which gave his name as {J.Jacob} and said he was fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).  They may have been the couple who were in 1766 godparents to a Weitzel child in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#1297).g

VogelFN{Heinrich}: Lutheran, with wife {Margaretha} by June 1767 he was settled in Dobrinka FSL #63 which said he was fromUC Oberpesin(?), Zorn(?). 

VogelFN{Johann}: Lutheran, with wife {Margaretha} by June 1767 he was settled in Dobrinka FSL #62 which said he was fromUC Oberpesin(?), Zorn(?). 

VogelFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:671, 470) with no origin.  Using FHL(1,569,090), the GCRA proved origin in Reutlingen, Reutlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for more detail.

Vogel{Martin}: married Fick{Sabina}in Rosslau 28 May 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#833).  {Martin}and wife {M.Viktoria} wirh infant son {Joseph} before 10 June 1766 had settled at Graf FSL #23, he said to be from Mannheim, Kurpfalz.

VogelFN{Lebrecht}: said by the Grimm FSL #51 to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).

Vogel{M.Sophia}: Reformed, EEE p.583 said she was the wife of Schmall{J.Georg} who settled first in Denmark and then in Grimm.

VogelFN{J.Wilhelm}: Lutheran, from Massbach, Lichtenburg Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate arrived Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761 as the farm hand of Pappenheim{Alexander}.  In May 1765 he asked permission to leave Denmark.  Before 1775 he had settled in Grimm (1775 census #60).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Gm51.

VogelFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Weissensulz(?)/Weisensulz.

Vogel{Abraham}FN: said by the 1816 Kassel census (#9) and by KS:469 to be fromUC Doerrenbach, Bergzabern [Amt], Pfalz.  However, the GCRA could not find him in either of the three Dorrenbachs.  See their book for more.

VogelFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Sigila(?), Nassau.  The Buedingen ML says this man married a Kratz woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#437).

Vogel{A.Gertraut}:  the 1798 Norka census gives this as the maiden name of the wife of Alt{J.Heinrich}   (Mai1798:Nr54).  Said by the Buedingen ML to be fromUC Schwarzenfels and to have married in Buedingen on 21 April 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Norka (Mai&Marquardt#567).  For more details see http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/a/alt_norka.cfm.

VogelFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Albstadt? with Lenkof/Leikam step-sons in the household.

VogelFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be fromUC Belleresdorf. .  The wifeís maiden name was given as Bessler in 1798 (Mai1798:Or17).

Vogel{Jochel}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 5 fromUC Boem 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.

Vogel{M.Anna}: daughter of {Johann} Franconian soldier married Hausner{J.Thomas} .5 Feb 1767 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#830).  Not found in any later source.

VogelFN: also see Fogal.

Vogelbach{Jacob}: fromUC Waldshut in the Schwarzwald married Brede{Dorothea} in Friedberg 16 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#316).  Not found in KS.  They arrived in Russia 4 July 1766 (Kulberg2200).  Not found in T.  By July 1767 they had settled in Seelmann FSL #9 which said he was fromUC Elzach, Schwarzwsald.  For 1794 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2720 and Ps36.

VogeleinFN: a Luebeck ML says this woman married a Mueller man in 1765; by 1766 this couple was in Katharinenstadt (Mai&Marquardt#24).  The Katharinenstadt FSL says Muellerís wife was from Gross-Umstadt, Hessen.

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

VogelhuberFN: also see Foerderer of Glueckstal.

VogelmannFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Elwangen.

VogelsangFN{Christian}: arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  With wifve and 2 children in May 1765 he requested permission to leave Denmark.  Later they were recorded in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St. Petersburg (EEE p.630). 

VogelsangGL: see Fogelsang.

VoglerFN{Nicolaus}: said by the Norka FSL (#130) to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr31, 32 and 167.  The wifeís maiden name is given as Nagelschmidt in 1798 (Nr31).

Vogler{Karl Wilhelm}: KS:82 and 162 say this party of 7 fromUC Ren(d)sburg 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.

VoglerFN: also see Voegler.

VogtFN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Wiebelsheim, Kurpfalz-Leiningen and to have gone to Dittel in 1768.  I could not find this family in  Mai1798.

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

VogtFN{Andreas}: said by the Stumpp supplement to the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Mecklenburg (no locality indicated).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Dt59.

VogtFN{Charlotta}: said by the 1798 Dietel census to be the wife of Herr Wamboldt (Mai1798:Dt48).

Vogt/VoightFN{Nicolaus}: Lutheran, from Leutershausen in the Barony on land assigned to the Noble Count von Wise in Kurpfalz, arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  Reregistered in a Danish German colony in April 1763 (EEE p.631).  By July 1767 he had settled in Dietel FSL #26 which said he was fromUC Leiterhausen(?), Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Dt4, 45.

VogtFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Krautheim, Kurmainz.

VogtFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Alsterbach, Pfalz.

VogtFN: see Ganser of Laub.

VogtFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be fromUC Stassfurt.

VogtFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Kleburg, [Kur-]Sachsen.  For 1796 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2997,Wr61,62,Hz21.

Vogt{Elisabeth}: married Hummel{J.Michael}8 April 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#910).  Not found in any later source.

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

VogtFN: also see Focht, Fokht, and Voit.

Vogtland: see Voitgtland.

VogtstadtGL: said by the Buedingen ML to be near Hamelburg and to be homeUC to a Rohner woman who in 1766 married a Bretz man; by 1767 this couple was in Koehler; Hoffman spelled it Hammelburg (Mai&Marquardt#632).  This must be Fuchsstadt of the Fulda Bishopric, some 2 miles SW of Hammelburg city.

Voht: go to Boht.

VoightFN: see Focht andVogt .

VoigtFN: see Focht.

VoitFN: said by the Husaren FSL to be fromUC Gnewin?, Polen. Spelled in 1798 Voit (Mai1798:Hn19), Woyd, (Sv24), and Vogt (Wt90).  Also spelled Woitt.

VoitFN: also see Veil.

Voitgtland: is another spelling for Vogtland, by 1750 this was a geographical term covering the area roughly bounded by Plauen and Auerbach in the north, Cheb (now in the Czech Republic) in the south, and Hof (Bavaria) in the west.  Much earlier there had been a country whose lands were often hotly contested by neighboring jurisdictions.  

VoitlingFN: according to a Woehrd ML this woman fromUC Bruck married  in 1766 a Lampel man also fromUC Bruck (Mai&Marquardt#790).

VolbingFN{Catharina/Anna/Katharina}: a Luebeck ML reported her marriage to Geist{J.Caspar} 22 August 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#194 & KS129). Kulberg#6609 has Geist{Caspar} fromUC Darmstadt with wife {Anna} [A.Katharina??].  I did not find them in any later source.

VolckFN: the Buedingen ML says this woman fromUC Birckel,Breuberg married in 1766 a Stumpff man (Mai&Marquardt#659).  By 1767 this couple was in the Belowescher Kolonien.

VolckFN: according to the Buedingen ML a Volck woman fromUC Weickersheim married a Kraus man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Krasnoyar; Stumpp said her maiden name was Volk fromUC Waigandshain in the Westerwald near Rennerod (Mai&Marquardt#553).

Volcker: filed along with Voelkers.

Volckers/Volker sFN: Bonner proved both that this was the maiden name of the widow Weber of Balzer (FSL #98) and that she was baptized in Leustadt.

Volet FN: see Volert.

Vol(l)ert/Wohlert/ Wollert FN{Hans Jacob}: two families said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUC Haefnerhasslach, Wittenberg.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Volet (Mai1798:Mv515).

Vol(l)ert/Wohlert/ Wollert/Volet/Wolet FN{J.Michel}: Lutheran, fromUC Haefnerhaslach, Ginlingen Amt, Wuerttemberg, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  With wife {Catharina} and 6 children, he deserted the German colonies in Denmark in July 1764 (EEE p.648).  By September 1766 they were settled at Dreispitz FSL #10 which said he was fromUC Haefnerhaslach, Wittenburg, likewise his elder sons: {J.Jacob} at #6 and {Georg Christoph} at #20 who was called Wolet(?).  In 1798 the family name was spelled Volet (Mai1798:Mv515).

Volger{Barbara}: half-sister of Meier{Christoph} who settled first in Denmark and then in Sherbakovka FSL #4 (EEE p.521).

VolgerFN: according to the Buedingen ML a Volger woman married a Grens man in 1766; by 1767 the couple was in Holstein (Mai&Marquardt#72).

Volhynia: an area now in northern Ukraine which covered most of the present-day provinces of Volynska, Rivnenska, and Zhytomyr, plus some to the south.

VolkFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Penshausen, Sachsen.

VolkFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Allendorf, Braunfels.

VolkFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Staufenberg.  According to the 1798 Kind census frau Volkís maiden name was Hasselbach (Mai1798:Kd07).

VolkFN: also see Folk and Volck.

Volkach?GL: see Folkakh.

VolkartshainGL, Stollberg-Gedern County: is 6 km NE of Gedern city.

VolkersFN: see Volckers.

Volkershiem, Biberach Imperial City: is 13 km NNW of Biberach-an-der-Riss; it was in a small exclave of the Imperial City.

Volkersheim, Hildersheim Bishopric: is 20 km SE of Hildesheim city.

Volkersheim GL, : an unidentified place said to have been homeUC to the Schmidt{Johannes} family (Lk33), possible early settlers in Zuerich.  This may have been Volkartshain, Voelkershain or one of two Volkersheims.  Kuhlberg said this was in Neukirch, but so far I have not been able to figure out what that refers to.  See Fonnershain.

VolkersweilerGL, Zweibruechen: is some 21 miles ESE of Stambach: a transcription of Weisbach records says that the Artzer man who married in Winterbach and then went to Seewald came from here, according to Darrell Brungardt.

VolkovoVV: a variation of the Russian name for SchaffhausenVV.

Volksberg, Zabern [Amt], Elsass: is some 14 miles N of Zabern/Saverne, and thought by the GCRA to be homeUC to the Mueller who went to Glueckstal.

VollFN: settled in 1817 in Gueldendorf, Odessa; family records found by Curt Renz in Kirchardt, Sinsheim parish, and Bockschaft, all in Baden.

VollFN: the Buedingen ML says this woman fromUC Ornshausen married in 1766 a Ziegler man; by 1767 they were in Pfeiffer (Mai&Marquardt:#594).

Vollert?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Lembach.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.  Also see Holgart of Paulskaya.

VollertFN: also see Volert.

Vollerwiek?GL, Holstein: is some 53 miles W of Kiel city, and said by the Laub FSL to be homeUC to a Benedickt family.

VollingenGL, Braunschweig: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Seibert of Dunkelspuehlís wife.

VollmerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Langeraltar(?).

VollmerFN: also see Volmar.

VollmerVV: another spelling for VolmerVV.

Vollmer LugowojVV: a combined German-Russian name for VolmerVV.

VollmerzGL, [Degenfeld County]:  is some 15 miles SSW of Fulda city, and said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Zinnkann family. 

Volmar/VollmerFN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Dirkheim, Kurpfalz.  Later spelled Volmer.

VolmarVV: another spelling for VolmerVV.

VollmarVV: another spelling for VolmerVV.

VolmerFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Berlingen, Kurmainz.

Volmer FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Wabern?.

Volmer FN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Hamburg [Imperial City].  For 1798 see Mai1798:St5 and 42.

VolmerFN: also see Vollmer and Volmar.

VolmerVV (aka Folmar, Folmer, Kopenka, Kopjonka, Kozenka, Lugowoj, Lugovoye, Volmar, Vollmar, Vollmer, Vollmer Lugowoj) is a Catholic village on the western side of the Volga River.  Its FSL was first published in Pleve, The German Colonies Ö, pp.467-474.  According to that, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens:

from Alzey, Kurpfalz: (Dornus, Fuss, Gak/Hack/Haag?, Wentzel);

from Amorbach, Mainz: (Damm);

from Aschaffenburg, Kurmainz: (Ril/Riel/Roehl?);

from Bamburg: (Sauer);

from Biburg: (Iskhom?);

from Branfels: (Becker);

from Bril/Bruehl(?): (Platz);

from Burg, Kurmainz: (Brost);

from Dirkheim, Kurpfalz: (Volmar/Vollmer);

from Frankenheim, Wuerzburg: (Schering);

from Fulda: (Braun);

from Gardheim/Hardheim(?), Wuerzburg: (Akhtshteter/Hochstetter?);

from Geperkh/Hepberg(?), Kurmainz: (Sieb);

from Gernsheim [sic for Koenigheim], Kurmainz: (Stang{Sebastian}, Zorn);

from Gruenstadt, Pfalz: (Gross);

from Heilbronn: (Hohlmann, Schmidt);

from Hertzheim, Kurmainz: (Lang);

from Kaiserslautern, Kurpfalz: (Schroh);

from Karlstadt, Wuerzburg: (Feser?);

from Kervel(?), Kurpfalz: (Stohr);

from Kirchheimbolanden, Kurpfalz: (Litikh/Littig/Littich?);

from Koenigheim, Tauberbischsheim, Kurmainz: (Stang{Sebastian}36);

from Krentznach, Kurpfalz: (Beilmann);

from Kromburg: (Schwartz);

from Kusel, Zweibruechen: (Mosmann);

from Memmingen: (Wiessner);

from Neustadt, Kurpfalz: (Gutkeim);

from Neustatt Haardt(?), Kurpfalz: (Roth);

from Offenbach, Kurpfalz: (Huss);

from Roshta(?), Kurpfalz: (Armbruster);

from Rothenburg: (Eberle, Kraus);

from Selz, Kurpfalz: (Aks/Ochs?);

from Starenkburg(?), Heppenheim: (Weikauf);

from Ulm: (Dreher);

from Wittlich, Trier: (Roskopf/Grosskopf?);

from Worms, Kurpfalz: (Eter?, Gertner/Gaertner, Graf);

from Wuerzburg: (Riegelmann);

from Zweibruechen: (Tag, Uhrich).

VolskoyeVV: a variation of the Russian name for KukkusVV.

VoltzFN: see Volz.

VolzFN: said by the Balzer FSL to be from Hohenlohe, while KS:162 said he was from  Oehringen, [Hohenlohe County/Principality].  Bonner proved that Voltz was born and baptized in Oehringen.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bz46, 60, 80.

Voltz{Margretha}: was a godmother at the baptism in Luebeck on 18 August 1764 of a daughter of Hoessell{J.Sigmund} and his Beussel wife {Margaretha} (Mai&Marquardt#1337).  Not found in any later source.

Volz{Jacob of Balzer? and then Nebraska}RN: in the 19th century did up partial lists of setters for many colonies often indicating Hessen origins.

VolzFN: also see Falz and Vajas.

von AnbenFN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Burgwedel, Holstein with Burg step-children in the household.  I could not find the von Anbens in  Mai1798.

von Bracken? FN: said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Luebeck (no locality given). ).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

von Bruen{Doro.}: nee Ostwald, daughter of Ostwald{Otto Fried. & Mari. Dorot.} in 1766 of whom {Otto Fried.} is listed as having died on trip from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T5522-5524).

von Bruen{J.Georg}: married Ostwaldt{Johanna Dorothea} in Rosslau on 10 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#943, KS123).  I could not find this couple in any published FSL, Kulberg, or T.

von der AuFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Bleicherode.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

von der Au{Heinrich}: said by T4771 to be the deceased husband of Gertraut (Lk4772) and father of Johann, A.Maria and Elisabeth (Lz4773-4775).  About 1768 Johann[es] and Elisabeth were said by the Recruiter Beauregard list (Lk83a where the family name was spelled Derau) to be step-children in the Voelker{Jacob} household into which their mother Gertrude had married (Lk83).  In 1789 Johannes moved from Luzern (so may have been among the Luzern first settlers) to Schoenchen (Mai1798:Mv1615).  In 1798 Johann[es] having moved from Schoenchen was in the Wittmann census (Wm24), and A.Maria, may have married a Verfahr and may still have been in Schoenchen where she is said to have come from Susannental (Sn34).

von der Au{Johannes}: of Luzern, see von der Au{Heinrich}.

von der Au{J.Konrad}; this man is listed in the 1798 Paulskaya census (Mai1798:Pl13) but but  I could not locate him in any FSL or in the T.

von der Au{Johann}: KS:119 said this man was fromUC Vadenrod near Alsfeld.  I could not find him in any FSL.

von der GieseFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Rotterdam.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

von der HaidFN{J.Peter}: see Haid.

von der Leyen CountyGS: this country 1711-1806 held scattered lands all a bit E of Lorraine Province, France: (1) around Oberkirchen NE of St Wendel, (2) around St. Ingbert, (3) around Auersmacher just N of Saargemuend, and (4) more extensively W and S of Blieskastel, including Ommersheim, Ormesheim, Erfweiler, Rubenheim, Gersheim, Nieder Gallbach, Medelsheim, and Atheim.

Von GeldtFN: see von Gulder.

von GleichenGS: see Herrschaft von Gleichen.

von GulderFN{Georg Friedrich}:  said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Kulz-bei-Oberviechbach.  May have been spelled Von Geldt in 1798 (Mai1798:Or35?).  See Gulder.

von Gutein(?)GL, Baden: said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Michel family.

von Gutstein(?) DomaeneGS, Pfalz: an unidentified German state, see Marnsaberg.  Until 1735 there was a Gutenstein Barony.

Vonhausen, Isenburg-Buedingen County: is 2 miles SSW of Buedingen city.   Bonner proved that Reiss married his Schad wife here, that Lohrengel had married a woman whose family name is unclear here, and that Iskam married a Doerr woman here, before they all left for Balzer.  KS124 says this Bopp/Popp man who settled in Messer was fromUC Vonhausen (Mai&Marquardt#503; and Messer FSL #82).  The Buedingen ML said this was homeUC to a Jaekel man [who went to Moor] (Mai&Marquardt#538).  Bonner proved that the Helwig man who settled in Moor married here where his Bomersheim bride was baptized; he also proved that Iskam{J.Georg} who settled in Moor was baptized here.  Bonner proved that Hohnstein {Johannes} was baptized here and  married a Siebold woman said to be fromUC here; all of whom settled in Norka. Said to have been homeUC to a Hein man (Lk94), a probable early settler of Zuerich.  KS124 says Daut{J.Heinrich}  left here with wife {A.Maria}; no date given and I did not find them in any published FSL.

von HessFN: a Luebeck ML says this woman married a Sabelfeld man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Katharinenstadt (Mai&Marquardt#190).  See Geiss.

von HolsteinFN{Karl W.}: said by the Merkel FSL (#44) to be fromUC Mecklenburg.  Not found in Kulberg.

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

von MomolFN: see Kartlein.

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

von RauFN: said by the Kano FSL to be an orphan boy in the Mueller{J.Christian} household.  I could not find him in the 1798 Volga censuses.

von Seydlitz{Susanna}: married Juesque{Martin} 16 June 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#97).  KS137 has 1765 Tuesque and Sendlitz.  Not found in any later source. 

 

von Ulm BaronyGS: was a small barony just W of Biberach city.

von WinkelmannFN: see Winkelmann.

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

Voon?FN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Filmar/Villmar, Trier.

Vorarlberg BaronyGS: a large barony situated at the eastern end of Lake Constance and owned by the Habsburg family.

Vorath FN: said by the 1798 Laub census to be the maiden name of frau Sommer (Mai1798:Lb40).

VorathFN: see Vorrath.

VorbachFN: go to Forbach.

VorbrechtFN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Zimmern, Wuerttemberg [sic?].  They surely had died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

VorderweidentahlGL, Bergzabern [Amt], Rheinpfalz: was 5.5 miles NW of Bad Bergzabern. Using FHL#193,201 was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Faiock/Veiock family that settled in Kassel as well as going to Rohrbach, Odessa; at least three of the Feiock children were born in Darstein just north of Vorderweidentahl.  Vorderweidentahl was also proven by the GCRA as home to the Hof/Hoff and Tschitibner/Stebner families that went to Kassel.

Voronezh: see Riebensdorf.

VorrathFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Krusenfeld?, Mecklenburg.  In 1798 spelled Vorath (Mai1798:Lb39).

VorstadtGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to the Fischer{Karl Christian} family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Sachsen.  Vorstadt is the principal German word for suburb and is almost invariably used with a second word giving the name of the suburb.  Here the second name has been dropped out or Vorstadt is likely an incorrect rendering of the Russian. This probably is the same place that was rendered Fahrstedt for the other Kano Fischer.

Vorweichloch?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Graf family.

Vosler FN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:659) without origin. Origin in Moenschweiler, Villingen [Amt], Baden was deemed possible by the GCRA using FHL(1,188,834).  See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Vossler (KS:471).

Voss/Bosz{Margaretha}: married Mueller{Andreas} 14 June 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#83).  Not found in Kulberg, T or in any published FSL.

VosslerFN: see Vosler.

Vowelt?: an unidentified place said by Recruiter Beauregardís 1768 list to have been homeUC to a Heim/Keim{Martin} family (Lk75)  [probable first settlers in Zug]. 

Vozy?, Schweden: an unidentified place said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Nikolin family.

Vukhar?FN: said by the 1798 Schaefer census to be the maiden name for frau Buss (Mai1798:Ka26).

 

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