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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.

Gottlieb Friedrich Kerbs, a weaver (Weber), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 26 May 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14.

In 1788, Johann Heinrich Kerbs moved from Holstein to Galka. In 1797, Jakob Kerbs and his family moved from Holstein to Pokrovsk (Engels).

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


- 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, Mv0899.
- Parish registers of Frohburg & Bad Lausick.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 129.


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.

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