Scheidt (Balzer / Moor)

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Scheidt (Balzer / Moor)
Шейдъ (Balzer / Moor)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are several Scheidt families who immigrated from Düdelsheim to the Volga German colonies in Russia. Their relationship to each other, if any, is not known at this time.

(1) Johann Heinrich, son of Johann Henrich Scheid & Susanna Kneip, was born in Düdelsheim on 17 January 1740. He married there on 24 September 1761 to Anna Margaretha Hohenstein. They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov. They settled in Balzer on 18 June 1767. Heinrich is recorded there in Household No. 52 on the 1767 Census.

(2) Johann Philipp, son of Ludwig Scheid Jr. & Catharina Kayser (originally from Büches), was born in Potsdam on 13 January 1744 and baptized on 16 January 1744 in the Potsdam Garnisonskirche (Garrison Church). Ludwig was a Füsilier (soldier armed with a flintlock musket called a füsil) with the Regiment of Prince Heinrich of Prussia. Johann Philipp married in Düdelsheim on 11 March 1766 to Catharina Knack from Calbach. They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov. Philipp and his wife settled in Balzer on 18 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 53.

In 1790, Philipp Scheidt and his family moved from Balzer to Stahl am Tarlyk. Philipp Scheidt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Households No. St19 & St42.

(3) Johann Adam Scheidt, son of Johannes & Catharina Scheid, was baptized in Düdelsheim on 26 September 1724. He married there on 20 May 1757 to Scharlotta Klaus, daughter of Johann Peter & Anna Catharina Claus. They are recorded on the 1767 Census of Moor in Household No. 6 along with two daughters: Anna Barbara (baptized in Düdelsheim on 9 Dember 1760) & Katharina (baptized in Düdelsheim on 27 September 1762). Scharlotta Klaus is the sister of Johann Peter Klaus of Norka and Johann Stephan Klaus of Balzer.

Widow Charlotta Scheidt is recorded on the 1798 census of Moor in Household No. Mo58.

(4) Johannes Scheidt, his daughter Elisabeth, and son-in-law Johann Reuss arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command ot Thomas Fairfax. Elisabeth & Johann Reuss had been married in Vonhausen, near Düdelsheim, and it is believed that Johannes Scheidt is related to the other Scheidt families that settled in Balzer and Moor, but he has not been located among the Volga German colonies, so may have died before reaching there.

Sources: 

- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 47.
- Decker, Klaus-Peter, Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 86.
- Düdelsheim Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201789).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz053, Mo58, St19, St42, Mv0068.
- Parish records of Aulendiechbach (LDS Intl Film #1201847).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 87.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 157.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1219, #1221, #1749.

Researcher(s): 

Wayne Bonner

John Wall

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies