Guttmann (Frank)

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Guttmann (Frank)
Гутманъ (Frank)
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Johann Martin Guttmann, son of Johannes Guttmann & Dorothea Heun, was born 17 March 1740 in Gersfeld.

Johann Martin Guthmann from Hasselbach & Margaretha Heun from Romers, both in the barony of Weÿher, were married on 12 May 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Johann Martin Gutmann [sic], his wife Margaretha, and son Johannes (age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that wife Margaretha and son Johannes died en route.

Johann Martin Guttmann remarried in Russia to Amalia Kämmerzell who was born 3 November 1747 in Maiersbach.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank on 1 September 1767, and they and their newborn son Johann Heinrich are recorded in Household No. 112 on the 1767 Census of Frank.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk014, Fk032, Fk134.
- 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): #633.
- Parish records of Gersfeld, Fulda - Archive of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck in Kassel (
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 439.
- Pleve, Igor. Gutmann Chart.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6428.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7384-7386.

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Brent Mai

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