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The marriage of Johann Georg Bergholz and the widow Sophia Lindemannn is recorded on 3 August 1766 in the parish church of Coswig:

"den 3. August [1766] ist Johann George Berkholtz, Russischer Kaiserlicher Kolonist in Katharinalehn, Johann George Berkholtzes, Ackermanns bei Zittau, ehe[lic]h[er] ältester Sohn und Frau Sophia Lindemannin, geb[orene] Schmiedin, verstorbenen N. Lindemanns, Ackermanns in Dermerstorst in Hessen Kasselschen nachge[la]ss[ene] Witwe in hiesiger Kirche getrauet worden."

[Translation: "On 3 August 1766, Johann Georg Berkholtz, Imperial Russian colonist and legitimate oldest son of Johann Georg Berkholtz, a farmer near Zittau, married Sophia Lindemann née Schmied, widow of the deceased N. Lindemann, a farmer from Dermerstorst in Hesse-Kassel, were married in the local church."]

Orphan Johannes Bergholz (age 8), son of the deceased Georg Bergholz, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 59 along with his stepfather Johannes Eifert.

Johannes Bergholz is recorded on the 1798 census of Meinhard in Household No. Mn28.

The 1767 census does not record from where Georg Bergholz came.


- 1834 Meinhard Census (Households No. 20, 23).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mn28.
- Parish register of Coswig.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 172.

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Brent Mai

Karl Becker

Entry from the parish register of Coswig recording the marriage of Johann Georg Bergholz to the widow Sophia Lindemannn née Schmied on 3 August 1766.
Source: Karl Becker.

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