Kimmel (Rohleder)

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Kimmel (Rohleder)
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Hans Adam Kimmel, a farmer, his wife Anna Barbara, and his children (Maria Margaretha, age 15; Maria Malene, age 13; Katarina, age 10; Anna Barbara, age 7) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Fridericia on 15 May 1760.

They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 31 December 1764.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 14 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.

In 1788, widow Anna Maria and her sons moved from Rohleder to Schulz.

In 1794, Johann Kimmel and his family moved from Luzern to Rohleder.

The 1767 census records that Hans Adam Kimmel came from the German region of Fulda and his wife Anna Maria came from the German region of Würzburg. The Eichhorns record that he came the German region of Kurpfalz.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-920.
- 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): Rl33, Sz18, Mv1621, Mv2437.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 56.

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