Ludwig Günther, a farmer from Württemberg, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762.
They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 2 May 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30 [erroneously recorded with the surname Heider].
In 1790, Christoph Balthasar Günther moved from Holstein to Kraft.
The 1767 census records that Ludwig Günther came from the German village of Oberlind [?].
Contemporary spellings of this surname include Ginder.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-456.
- 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): Ho40, Kf27, Mv0906.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 133.