Späth / Spadt (Balzer)

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Späth (Balzer)
Spadt (Balzer)
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Jakob Späth, a farmer, his wife Maria Katharina, and children (Johann Dinges, age 4; Johann Wilhelm, age 1½) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 19 September 1761.

They were dismissed from the Danish colonies on 24 April 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

Jakob Späth and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5.

In 1798, Christian Späth moved from Balzer to Bangert.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Späth came from the German region of Runkel. The Eichhorns record that Jakob Späth came from "Grafschaft Wiederunckel, Herrschaft vonder Graf von Wiede-Runckel."


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1611.
- 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): Bz030, Bz064, Bz070, Bz085, Bg01, Mv0098.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 72.


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