Michaelis (Kratzke)

Spelling Variations: 
Michaelis (Kratzke)
Michalies
Michealis
Михаелисъ (Kratzke)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

The 1767 Census of Kratzke records the family of Philipp Michaelis (age 27), a wine-maker (Weinbrenner) from "Kurpfalz, Munsam?", his wife, Maria Dorothea, 28, and their daughter Anna Magdalena (no age recorded) in Household No. 3. They had settled in Kratzke on 7 August 1766. The Michaelis chart prepared by Igor Pleve in 1998 records Philipp Michaelis from "Kurpfalz, Munsam?".

Evangelisches Kirchenbuch Monsheim, 1609-1781, records:

"den 28tn Juny ist Kieffer Meister Johann Theodor Michaelis ein Söhnlein gebohren, den 1tn July (....) getaufft. Gevatter war ..Johann Philip Pleickarth, gerichtsman N: Joh. Philip."

Translation: [28 Jun (1742) a son was born to master cooper Johann Theodor Michaelis and baptized 1 Jul. Godparent was Johann Philip Pleickart, judge. Name: Joh. Philip].

Widower Johann Philipp Michaelis is recorded on the 1798 census of Kratzke in Household No. Kr01 and a couple of his sons in Households No. Kr21 & Kr22.

Michaelis descendants are recorded on the 1834 census of Kratzke in Households No. 8, 16, 23, 47, 54, 56, & 79.

On the 1857 census of Kratzke, Michaelis descendants are recorded in Households No. 8, 16, 22, 49, 50, 57, 59, & 78).

Georg Jakob Michaelis from Kratzke and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Ährenfeld.

Sources: 

- 1834 Kratzke Census (Households No. 8, 16, 23, 47, 54, 56, 79).
- 1857 Ährenfeld Census.
- 1857 Kratzke Census (Households No. 8, 16, 22, 49, 50, 57, 59, 78).
- Parish records of Monsheim (LDS Intl Film #1195874).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kr01, Kr21, Kr22.
- Michaelis Chart, 1998, compiled by Igor Pleve.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 450.
- Pleve, Igor R. The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001): 401.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Dona Reeves-Marquardt

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations