Kuhn (Straub)

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Kuhn (Straub)
Кунъ (Straub)
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Johann Georg Kuhn from Neunkirchen in the area of Nassau-Weilburg & Elisabetha Margaretha Moser from Eschbach in the area of Riedesel were married on 21 April 1766 in the City Lutheran Church of Friedberg.

Johann Georg Kuhn, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 July 1767. Elisabeth died on 1 November 1767. Widower Johann Georg Kuhn is recorded on the 1767 census of Straub in Household No. 53.

Widower Georg Kuhn and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Straub in Household No. Sr18.

Georg Kuhn, his son Tobias, and grandson Karl heinrich (age 1) are recorded on the 1811 census of Straub in Household No. 18 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Neu-Straub [year not recorded].

The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Kuhn came from the German village of Neukirchen in the Nassau-Weilburg region.


- 1811 Straub Census (Household No. 18).
- 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): Sr18.
- 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): #325.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 242.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2057.

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