Krentz (Warenburg)

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Krentz (Warenburg)
Кренцъ (Warenburg)
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Johann Adam Grentz [sic] from Stahlen in the area of Riedesel & Eleonora Werner from Lautern in the area of Erbach were married on 22 April 1766 in the City Lutheran Church of Friedberg.

[Johann] Adam Krentz, a farmer, and his wife Eleonora arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Jungfer Friederika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767. Johann Adam Krentz is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 131 along with his new wife Katharina.

The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Krentz came from the German village of Steeden in the Runkel region.


- 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): #331.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 341.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #982.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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