Betz (Stahl am Karaman)

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Betz (Stahl am Karaman)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Betz, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766. Johann, his wife Katharina, and daughter Katharina (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 11.

The 1767 census records that Johann Betz came from the German city of Stuttgart in the Württemberg region.


- 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): Sk38.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 194.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies