Idt (Balzer)

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Idt (Balzer)
Идъ (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Georg Idt, son of Johann Adam Idt & Anna Barbara Schmidt, was born 3 May 1745 in Hüttengesäß.

Johann [Georg] Idt, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 84 along with his [new] wife Katharina [Kromm], believed to be the widow of Caspar Kromm. [See Kromm Family.]

Katharina Kromm, daughter of Ernst & Engel Katharina Kromm, had been born in Hüttengesäß on 6 February 1749.

The widow and children of Georg Idt are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz064.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census records that Johann Georg Idt came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 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): Bz064.
- Parish register of Hüttengesäß.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 97.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3023.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies