Kähm (Balzer)

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Kähm (Balzer)
Kehm (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

The Facius List records "Actum Auffenau den 13. Februar 1766 . . .Johann Conrad Kehm, Schuhmeister zu Hüttengesäß rescribatur (umschreiben): Copul. Johann Marx Kähm 24 jahr alt von Hüttengesäß willend zu heiraten mit :ein guter Ackermann, reform. Religion Copul.Johann Casper Kehm 22 jahr alt von Hüttengesäß willend zu heiraten mit :ein guter Ackermann, reform. Religion Copul.Catharina Kehmin 30 jahr alt von Hüttengesäß willend sich zu verheiraten mit :eine gute Ackerbauerin, reform. Religion."

There are two Kähm families that settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer. The 1767 census does not record their relationship to each other, but based upon the Facius entry above, they are presumed to be siblings, the sons of Johann Konrad Kähm.

(1) Markus Kähm, a farmer, and his wife settled in Balzer on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.

(2) Kaspar Kähm, a farmer, and his wife Eleonora settled in Balzer on 8 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 93. In 1790, Kaspar Kähm moved from Balzer to Beideck.

The 1767 census records that both of these Kähm families came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- List of those recruited by Johann Facius from 13 November 1765 to 18 February 1766.
- 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): Bd77, Bz012, Bz013, Mv0057.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 85, 101.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Dmitry Habermann

Wayne Bonner

Related People: 

This is a copy of part of the Facius List recording the Kähm family from Hüttengesäß (the three inclosed in the brackets at the bottom of the page). Johann Conrad Kähm is recorded out to the left of the brackets, probably their father - but he did not immigrate to Russia.
Source: Dmitry Habermann.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies