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Karl Strackbein, son of Karl Strackbein & Eva Katharina Schnirer, was born 20 January 1731 in the German village of Eggenstein.

Karl Strackbein immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving at the city of Schleswig on 9 May 1761. He married 26 May 1761 in the Evangelical Kirche in Kropp to Christina Jahraus, daughter of Georg Michael Jahraus & Katharina Schreck. She had been born 14 November 1735 also in Eggenstein.

They were dismissed from the Danish colonies in 1764 and joined the migration to Russia.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of Schilling in Household No. 44.

The Eichhorns record that Karl Strackbein came from the German region of Baden-Durlach.


- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 44).
- 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-1667.
- 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): Sg045.
- Parish records of Eggenstein.

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