Hettrich / Het(d)rich / Hederich

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The German sources record this family's surname with many spellings: Hetterich, Hederichs, Hedrich, Hettrich, and Hederich (the most frequent).

Johann Stephan Hederich was married at least twice: first to Sophia Gertraud and second to Anna Sophia. Johann Stephan & Sophia Gertraud had at least seven children, each [except Valentin] baptized in the Lutheran Church in Kerzenheim, a village 58 kilometers southwest of Mainz, in Rheinland-Palatinate. Valentin was baptized in Dannenfels, about 12.5 kilometers northwest of Kerzenheim, suggesting that they may have been living somewhere between the two villages. The children with wife Sophia Gertraud are as follows: (1) Johann Jacob (Heddrich), baptized 8 May 1737; (2) Johann Heinrich (Hetterich), baptized 11 October 1739; (3) Johann Valentin (Hederichs), baptized 2 November 1743; (4) Maria Barbara (Hederichs), baptized 2 April 1745; (5) Maria Apollonia (Hedrich), baptized 30 October 1746; (6) Johann Albrecht (Hederich), baptized 23 March 1749; and (7) Johann Christian (Hederich), baptized 15 September 1751.

Johann Stephan & his second wife Anna Sophia had at least two children, each also baptized in Kerzenheim: (8) Anna Elisabetha (Hederich), on 4 October 1754, and (9) Maria Catharina (Hederich), on 6 March 1757.

Son Johann Jacob married Catharina Reinmann, daughter of Christoph Reinmann, in Kerzenheim on 23 December 1762.

Stephan Hedrich, a farmer, his wife Sophia, and children ([2] Johann, age 24; [3] Maria, age 20; [4] Albert, age 17; [5] Christian, age 14; [6] Anna, age 12) along with older son [1] Jakob Hedrich, his wife Katharina, and daughter Maria (age 2-weeks) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Stephan Hederich [sic], his wife Sophia, and children (Heinrich, age 24; Apollonia, age 20; Albertus, age 18; Christian, age 15¼; Elisabetha, age 12¼) along with older son Jacob Hedrig [sic], his wife Catharina, and daughter Maria Christina (age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Jacob's wife Catharina died en route.

Father Stephan and his arrived in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 3 August 1767 where they spent the first winter, and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

Oldest son Jakob (Geiderich), a farmer, and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 75 along with stepchildren (Elisabeth Kegler, age 20; Mattias Kegler, age 16). [See Kegler Family.]

(1) Johannes [Jakob] Hettich [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Hummel in Household No. Hm01.

(2) Johann Heinrich Hettrich [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Hockerberg in Household No. Hb19.

(3) Maria Catharina Mattern née Hettrich [sic] and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Beauregard in Household No. Bo31.

(4) In 1768, Johann Albert Hettrich [sic] moved to Orlovskaya, and in 1772 he moved again to the colony of Hummel, where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Hm10.

(5) In 1768, Johann Christian Hettrich [sic] moved to the colony of Hockerberg, and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hb05.

(6) Anna Elisabeth Hettrich [sic] moved to the colony of Zürich in 1775, and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Zr12 along with her husband Johann Just Kuntz and family.

Sources: 

- 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): Hb05, Hb19, Hm01, Hm10, Mv2127, Mv2142.
- Parish records for Dannenfels - LDS Film No. 488363.
- Parish records for Kersenheim - LDS Film No. 247619.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 273.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 327.
- Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766 "Reports by Ivan Kulberg" (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5418, #5419.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3208-3209, 3463-3469.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Corina Hirt

Brent Mai

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