Himmelmann*

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Himmelmann*
Гимельманъ*
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Johann Georg Himmelmann, son of Johann Heinrich Himmelmann, married on 27 November 1724 in Kleinlüder to Eva Catharina Seelig, daughter of Johann Melchior Seelig of Weidenau.

The births of the following children to Johann Georg Himmelmann & Eva Catharina Seelig are recorded in the parish register of Kleinlüder: (1) Johann Michael, born 30 November 1726, died 17 January 1727; (2) Nikolaus, born 18 April 1727; (3) Johannes, born 10 June 1731, died 5 August 1731; (4) Anna Catharina, born 4 April 1733, died 8 February 1735; (5) Anna Barbara, born 13 December 1735; (6) Anton, born 26 January 1739; and (7) Eva Elisabeth, born 23 November 1741, died 11 December 1741.

Eva Catharina Himmelmann née Seelig died in Kleinlüder on 16 March 1742. Johann Georg Himmelmann remarried on 15 April 1742 in Kleinlüder to Margaretha Möller.

The births of the following children to Johann Georg Himmelmann & Margaretha Möller are recorded in the parish register of Kleinlüder: (1) Johann Joseph, born 14 May 1743, died 6 February 1750; (2) Elisabeth, born 8 December 1745, died 31 December 1745; (3) Maria Catharina, born 10 April 1747; (4) Anna Margaretha, born 15 September 1749, died 8 March 1750; (5) Philippina, born 10 October 1751; and (6) Magdalena, born 12 May 1754.

Margartha Himmelmann née Möller died in Kleinlüder on 14 April 1775. Johann Georg Himmelmann died in Kleinlüder on 13 March 1776.

Nikolaus Himmelmann [born 1727, above], a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Nikolaus Himmelmann came from the German region of Fulda.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- Parish register of Kleinlüder.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 106.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2052.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of Kleinlüder recording the birth of Nicolaus Himmelmann on 18 April 1728.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Volga Colonies