Neuhard (Kukkus)*

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Neuhard (Kukkus)*
Нейгард (Kukkus)*
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Johann Wilhelm Neuhard(t), the youngest of Johann Peter & Anna Elisabetha Neuhard's four children, was born 28 February 1728 in Bechlingen (today in Lahn-Dill-Kries, Hesse), west of Giessen. Wilhelm's mother, Anna Elisabetha, died 11 September 1728, and his father remarried shortly thereafter.

Wilhelm married Katharina (surname unknown) and they had a son, Johann Adam, on 4 October 1763 in Bechlingen.

The family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

Wilhelm Neuhard, a farmer, and his wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Kukkus in Household No. 9. They had arrived in Kukkus on 18 August 1767.

Wilhelm Neuhard and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Kukkus in Household No. Kk16.

The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Neuhard came from the German village of Bechlingen in the Braunfels region.

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


- 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): Kk16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 465.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 233.
- Witzel, Karl-Heinz. Ortsfamilienbuch Kölschhausen, Dreisbach, Niederlemp, Breitenbach und Bechlingen (online)

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Bill Pickelhaupt

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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