Kirschbaum / Kerschbaum

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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Bernhardt Kirschbaum, son of Johann Peter Kirschbaum & Agnesia Meissenheimer, was born 19 October 1707 in Hochstätten. He married Catharina Margaretha Bender on 2 February 1736.

Bernhard Kirschbaum, a farmer, his wife Katharina Margaretha, and children (Maria Magdalena, age 23; Johann Nikolaus, age 14; Anna Maria, age 10, Maria Elisabeth, age 5½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafael under the command of Skipper Konstadt.

The family relocated to Kolb prior to the 1798 census.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Bernhardt Kirschbaum came from the German region of the Pfalz. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Hostet? in the Kurpfalz region.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ko39.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): A-127.
- Parish records of Hochstätten (FHL Film #193900).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 439.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3504.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies