On 6 May 1749 Johann Caspar Velde, a shepherd from Blofeld, married Anna Juliana Wolff in Dauernheim. She was born on 25 October 1725 in Dauernheim. They have four children who were born and baptized in Dauernheim: (1) Johann Peter, born 31 January 1750; (2) Johann Conrad, born 5 July 1751; (3) Andreas, born 20 December 1752, died before 1766; and (4) Johann Heinrich, born 20 December 1754.
Johann Caspar died in Germany, and widow Julianna Felde and the children immigrated to Russia. They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 117.
The 1767 census records that Julianna Felde came from the German village of Bissersheim in the Darmstadt region.
- 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): Ks099.
- Parish records of Dauernheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 447.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3780.
Entry from the parish register of Dauernheim recording the birth of Johann Conrad Velde on 5 July 1751 and his baptism the following day.
Source: Karl Becker.