Engelhard (Grimm)

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Engelhard (Grimm)
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There are two Engelhard families that settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm. Their relationship to each other is not recorded. They both immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 29 May 1762.

(1) Sebastian Engelhard, his wife Katharina Elisabeth, and son Johann Adam (2-months-old) arrived in Denmark. Widow Katharina Elisabeth Engelhard and her family are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 17.

(2) Philipp Adam Engelhard, his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Katharina Barbara (age ¼) arrived in Denmark. They are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 57.

The Eichhorns record that both of these Engelhard families came from "der Region bei Sulzfeld, Herrschaft von Göler von Ravensburg, Ritterlicher Kanton Kraichgau."


- 1775 Census of Grimm (Nos. 17 & 57).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-335.
- 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): Gm145.


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