Eurich (Balzer)

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Eurich (Balzer)
Эйрихъ (Balzer)
Eirich (Balzer)
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Johann Adam Eurich, son of Caspar Eurich of Isenburg, married 14 October 1755 in Düdelsheim to Anna Catharina, daughter of Johann Georg & Julianna Dietzel. She was baptized on 1 February 1728 in Düdelsheim. They and their son, Johann Adam who was baptized 24 August 1755 in Düdelsheim, are recorded on the 1767 Census of Balzer in Household No. 42.

Lorenz Eurich, son of Ludwig Eurich, is often recorded in the parish records of Düdelsheim as Laurentius Eÿring. He married Susanna Katharina Knaus of Düdelsheim on 19 November 1744. She died and was buried in Düdelsheim on 5 December 1759. Widower Lorenz immigrated to Russia with his children: Wilhelmina (baptized 28 October 1745); Johann Heinrich (baptized 19 February 1747); Johannes (baptized 26 May 1749); Balthasar (baptized 7 March 1751); and Johann Conrad (baptized 8 July 1753). They are recorded on the 1767 Census of Balzer in Household No. 47.

Both Johann Adam & Lorenz and their families arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.

In 1788, Konrad Eurich and his family moved from Balzer to Saratov.  In 1790, widow Katharina Eurich married Samuel Schneider in Kratzke and took with her her sons Johann, Konrad, and Heinrich, and daughter Katharina.

A descendant family moved to Kukkus.


- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 22, 24.
- Düdelsheim Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201789).
- Haynes, Emma Schwabenland. "A Document of 1766 Found in Büdingen, Germany." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 3:1 (1980): 1-5.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz066, Bz077, Bz088, Mv0054, Mv0069.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 83, 84.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1212, #1215.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Wayne Bonner

John Wall

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