Kerbs

Spelling Variations: 
Kerbs
Körbs
Kerbß
Kürbß
Кербсъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Gottlieb Friedrich Kürbß, son of Gottfried Kürbß & Christina Stein, was born 22 April 1723 in Frohburg, Saxony. He married 1 June 1755 in Bad Lausick to Johanna Eleonora Hoffmann. Their children who were baptized in Frohburg include: (1) Eleonora, born 21 December 1759, baptized 22 December 1759; & (2) David, born 8 July 1761, baptized the same day, died 4 May 1762.

They immigrated to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 26 May 1765. Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs, a weaver (Weber), his wife Eleonora and children (Maria Sophia, age 14; Eleonora, age 8; Johann Heinrich, age 7; Johann Wilhelm, age 5; Johann Gottlieb, age 2-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Holstein in Household No. 14.

Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Holstein in Household No. Ho18. The widow and children of his son Johann Wilhelm Kerbs are recorded on the 1798 census of Holstein in Household No. Ho24. Sophia Kerbs, daughter of Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs, and her husband Adam Jauck are recorded on the 1798 census of Holstein in Household No. Ho45.

In 1788, Johann Heinrich Kerbs, son of Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs, moved from Holstein to Galka.

Johann Heinrich Kerbs from Holstein and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. Gk02.

In 1797, Jakob Kerbs and his family moved from Holstein to Pokrovsk (Engels).

Desdendants of Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs are recorded on the 1834 census of Galka in Households No. 14, 127, & 137.

Descendants of Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs are recorded on the 1834 census of Holstein in Households No. 43 & 68.

Widow Eva Elisabeth Kerbs from Holstein and her family are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Household No. 34.

Wilhelm Kerbs and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Household No. 40.

The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs came from the German village of Frohburg in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

Sources: 

- 1834 Galka Census (Households No. 14, 127, 137).
- 1834 Holstein Census (Households No. 43, 68).
- 1857 Oberdorf Census (Households No. 34, 40).
- 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): Gk02, Ho18, Ho24, Ho45, Mv0899.
- Parish registers of Frohburg & Bad Lausick.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 129.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Joaquín Venegas Kerbs

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of Frohburg recording the birth of Gottfried Friedrich Kerbs, son of Gottfried Kürbß & Christina Stein, on 22 April 1723 and baptism the following day.
Source: Joaquín Venegas Kerbs.

Entry from the parish register of Frohburg recording the marriage of Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs & Johanna Eleanora Hofmann in Bad Lausick on 1 June 1755.
Source: Joaquín Venegas Kerbs.

Pre-Volga Origin

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