Felde (Kraft)*

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Felde (Kraft)*
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Johannes Felde, a farmer, married on 25 April 1766 in Büdingen to Gertrude Helfenbein.

They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg along with Julianna Kinder who is identified as Johannes Felde's mother-in-law.

Johannes Felde evidently died, because Gertrude Helfenbein is recorded on the 1767 census of Kraft in Household No. 16 as the wife of Johann Schneider.

The Büdingen marriage record records that Johannes Felde came from the German village of Kleinmoor, northeast of Schlitz. The 1767 census records that Johann[es] Felde came from the German region of Darmstadt.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Felde family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #589.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 397.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5189.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies