Fraas (Wittmann)

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Fraas (Wittmann)
Фрасъ (Wittmann)
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An article by Wilhelm Funk records the following going to Russia:

Jakob Frasz, cobbler (Schuhmacher), son of Joh. Frasz, cobbler (Schuhmacher) in Weiszendorf near Neustadt on the Aisch, Catholic, & Catharina Willhelm, daughter of the deceased Philipp Willhelm, day laborer (Taglöhner) in Wächtersbach in the area of Isenburg, Lutheran, were married on 6 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Wöhrd.

Jakob Fras, a farmer, and his wife Maria are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 39.

Jakob Fraas and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm36.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Fras came from the German village of Walzendorf.


- Funk, Wilhelm. "Deutsche a Is russische Colonisten: ausgezogen aus dem Wöhrder Traubuch 1766/67." Blätter für fränkische Familienkunde, 1:3 (1926): 101-107.
- 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): Wm36.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #825.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 203.

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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies