Johannes Köhler & Anna Eliesabetha [sic] Aut were married in the Lutheran Church in Büdingen on 18 March 1766.
Johann[es] Köhler, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Johann Ludwig, age 7; Helena, age 4; Johann Heinrich, age 2; Anna Margaretha, age 6-weeks) are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 58.
Johannes Köhler and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Beideck in Household No. Bd52 along with a note that his son Johann Peter Köhler is working in Hussenbach.
Karl Stumpp records that Johannes Köhler came from the German village of Ruppertsburg near Grüberg, but he does not cite any documentation about how he determined that this was the location from which he came.
- 1775 Beideck Census (Household No. 58).
- 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): Bd52.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #445.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Stumpp, Karl. The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862 (Lincoln, NE: The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1973?): 139.