Fein

Spelling Variations: 
Fein
Фейнъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Fein, son of Nicolaus Fein, and Johanna Maria Eurich, daughter of the late Peter Eurich from Schlierbach, were married in Udenhain on 4 March 1734.

Their son, Johann Balthasar Fein, was born in Udenhain on 12 February 1747.

Balthasar Fein, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 17 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 83 along with a note that he is working as a day laborer (Lohnarbeiter) for Colonist [Johann Adam] Köhler.

Balthasar's death in 1807 is recorded on the 1811 census of Huck in Household No. 84.

The Fein family is recorded on the 1834 census of Huck in Household No. 165.

The Fein family is recorded on the 1857 census of Huck in Household No. 175.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Balthasar Fein came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- 1811 Huck Census (Household No. 84).
- 1834 Huck Census (Household No. 165).
- 1857 Huck Census (Household No. 175).
- 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): Hk84.
- Parish register of Hellstein (which includes Udenhain).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 160.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4935.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies