Kurtz (Schilling)

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Kurtz (Schilling)
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Martin Kurtz, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and their children (Christian, age 14; Maria Barbara, age 11; Anna Maria, age 8, Johann Ludwig, age 3; Johann Jakob, age 1) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761.

They were released from the Danish colonies on 2 July 1764 and joined the migration to Russia. Mother Katharina and son Christian are recorded on the 1775 census of Schilling in Household No. 49.

The Eichhorns record that Martin Kurtz came from the German region of Baden-Durlach.


- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 49).
- 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-932.
- 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): Sg090.


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