Held(t) (Messer)

Spelling Variations: 
Heldt (Messer)
Гельдъ (Messer)
Held (Messer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

In 1793, Philipp Friedrich Heldt and his family moved from Messer to Franzosen.

Philipp Heldt from Messer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Franzosen in Household No. Fz14.

The death of Philipp Heldt in 1823 is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 22.

[It appears that some translations erroneously record this surname as Hildt.]

Sources: 

- 1834 Franzosen Census (Households No. 22, 30).
- 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): Fz14, Mv1738.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies