Resch (Hildmann)

Spelling Variations: 
Resch (Hildmann)
Решъ (Hildmann)
Räsch (Hildmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Resch, son of Johannes Resch of Ulmbach, & Anna Margaretha Betz, daughter of the deceased Johannes Betz of Sarrod, were married 14 February 1743 in Ulmbach. They had a number of children: (1) Catharina, born 21 September 1744 in Ulmbach; (2) Johannes, born 7 October 1746 in Ulmbach, died 26 February 1747; (3) Nikolaus Resch, born 23 April 1748 in Ulmbach; (4) Johann Adam Resch, born 11 January 1751 in Ulmbach; (5) Johann Melchior Räsch, born 14 January 1753 in Marborn; and (6) Anna Maria Resch, born 25 July 1755 in Marborn. The father Johannes Resch died 28 April 1764 in Marborn at the age of 61.

Widow Anna Margaretha Resch and her children (Nikolaus, age 19; Johann [Adam], age 16½; Melchior, age 15; Anna, age 12) arrived at the port of Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity with skipper Thomas Fairfax at the helm.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hildman on 20 June 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 22.

Melchior Resch is recorded on the 1834 census of Kamenka in Household No. 30.

The 1857 census of Hildmann records that Heinrich Resch moved to the colony of Schuck.

Johannes Resch is recorded on the 1834 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 110 as having arrived there from Kamenka in 1834.

The 1767 census records that the Resch family came from the German village of Salmünster.

Sources: 

- 1834 Kamenka Census (Household No. 30).
- 1857 Hildmann Census (Household No. 88).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hd25, Hd26, Hd29.
- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Parish register of Marborn.
- Parish register of Ulmbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1767.

Researcher(s): 

Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry in the parish register of Ulmbach recording the marriage of
Johannes Resch & Anna Margaretha Betz on 14 February 1743.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry in the parish register of Ulmbach recording the birth of
Johann Adam Resch on 11 January 1751.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry in the parish register of Ulmbach recording the birth of
Johann Melchior Räsch on 14 January 1753.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry in the parish register of Marborn recording the birth of
Anna Maria Resch on 25 July 1755.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies