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Heinrich Schuh was born in 1724 in the Jagstkreis district, Baden-Württemberg. He married Maria Christina Göltenbodt [also spelled Goldenboth] on 5 December 1752 in the Ohrnberg Evangelical Church, northeast of Heilbronn. Maria Christina, daughter of Georg Michael & Margaretha Anna Katharina Göltenbodt, was born on 25 December 1722 and baptized on 27 December 1722 in Ohrnberg.

They had a boy, named Melchior Christian, who was born & baptized on 2 April 1754 in Ohrnberg.Heinrich's family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), departing from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 17 May 1762 under the leadership of Leonhard Steiner. They arrived in the city of Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig, on 22 May 1762.

On 11 May 1765, they left Denmark and joined the migration to Russia.

Heinrich Schuh, his wife Maria Christina, and his son Melchior Christian settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 15 March 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 51.

Son Melchior Christian married Christina Schipper. They are registered on the 1798 Census in Rosenheim in Household No. Rm43.

The Eichhorns record that Johann Heinrich Schuh was a bike [?] maker (Radmacher), but does not record from where they came. The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schuh was a farmer from the German village of Danne [?] in the Herzogum Württemberg.


- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen: Steinmeier, 2012): 292, 596, & 682.
- 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): Rm43.
- Parish records of Ohrnberg (LDS Film No. 1340235).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008): 74.


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