Münster (Beideck)

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Münster (Beideck)
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Johann Konrad Münster was born on 5 May 1722 in Langwaden, southwest of Darmstadt. He married on 15 August 1747 in Schwanheim to Anna Barbara Engelhardt. She had been born on 10 April 1735 in Bensheim.

They immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1760.  They joined the migration to Russia in 1765 where they settled in the Volga German colony of Beideck.  They are recorded there on the 1775 census (No. 17).  Their son Johann Peter is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Bd69.


- 1775 Beideck Census (No. 17)
- 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): 533.
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- 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): Bd69.


Gerhard Lang

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies