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Adam Hermann Fech, son of Johann Adam Fech & Anna Maria Koch, was baptized in Düdelsheim on 1 December 1735. He married there on 30 August 1764 to Anna Elisabeth Raab, daughter of Johannes and Anna Maria Raab. Anna Elisabeth was baptized in Düdelsheim on 4 July 1745.

Hermann Fetch, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 July 1767 along with their 2 daughters and Anna Elisabeth Raab's parents. They are recorded in Household No. 50 on the 1767 census of Balzer.


- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 25.
- Düdelsheim parish records.
- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 83.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz063.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 85.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1222 & #1223.

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