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The marriage of Wilhelm Heinrich Luhm & Anna Maria Eber is recorded in the parish register of Coswig on 20 July 1766. It reads as follows:

"den 20. Juli 1766 Ist Wilhelm Heinrich Luhm, Knopfmacher und Kaiserlicher Russischer Kolonist zu Katharinalehn, verstorbenen Meisters Wilhelm Heinrich Luhms, Bürgers und Sattlers in Stettin, nachgelassener ehelicher Sohn und Jungfrau Anna Maria Ebern, Andreas Ebers, Ackermanns in Rauen bei Welckershein eheliche Tochter in hiesiger Kirche getraut worden."

[Translation: On 20 July 1766, Wilhelm Heinrich Luhm, button maker and Imperial Russian colonist & legitimate son of the deceased master Wilhelm Heinrich Luhm, citizen and saddler from Stettin, and the virgin Anna Maria Eber, daughter of Andreas Eber, a farmer from Rauen near Welckershein, were married in the local church.]

Wilhelm Luhm, a button maker (Knopfmacher), his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Philippina, age 11; Dorothea, age 8-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 123. They had settled there on 17 August 1767. [Since Wilhelm's wife has a different name, Philippina may be a step-daughter with an unknown surname.]

The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Luhm came from the German town of Berlin in the Brandenburg region. The marriage register in Coswig records that Wilhelm Heinrich Luhm is from Katharinalehn, but this is not a known location. The register records that his father was from Stettin (today the town of Szczecin northeast of Berlin and just over the border into Poland).

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Parish register of Coswig.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 302.

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Karl Becker

Entry from the parish register of Coswig recording the marriage of Wilhelm Heinrich Luhm & Anna Maria Eber on 20 July 1766.
Source: Karl Becker.

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