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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Pfundner, a soldier (Soldat), and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17 along with his stepson Heinrich Arnst.

Maria Pfundner (age 18) and her sister Margaretha (age 12), daughters of the deceased Heinrich Pfundner from Herzog, are recorded on the 1798 census of Louis in Household No. Ls44.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Pfundner came from the German village of Cham in the Bayern region and that his wife came from the German village of Pilsheim bei Schmidmühlen in the Bayern region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Funter 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): Ls44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 91.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies