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Johann Caspar Biedermann, son of Johann Caspar & Anna Elisabetha Biedermann, was born in Pfaffenhofen on 3 March 1716.

He married in Pfaffenhofen on 22 November 1740 to Maria Salome Vogt, daughter of Philipp & Maria Sara Vogt. Maria Salome Vogt had been born in Pfaffenhofen on 10 August 1713.

The births/baptisms of the following children born to Johann Caspar Biedermann & Maria Salome Vogt are recorded on the parish register of Pfaffenhofen: (1) Margaretha Barbara, born 23 December 1741, die 25 December 1741; (2) Catharina Elisabetha, born 5 February 1743, died 25 December 1745; (3) Georg Adam, born 26 October 1746, baptized 28 October 1746; (4) Elisabeth, born 21 April 1749, baptized 22 April 1749; (5) Christof, born 2 September 1752, baptized 3 September 1752, died 7 September 1752; and (6) Eva Barbara, born 3 January 1754, baptized 4 January 1754.

Casper Biedermann, his wife Salome, and children (Georg Adam, age 16; Elisabeth, age 14; Eva Barbara, age 9) immigrated first to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Flensburg on 12 June 1762. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 5 August 1763. They joined the migration to Russia.

Widow Salomea Biedermann, a farmer's wife, and children (Georg Adam, age 22; Elisabeth, age 19; Eva Barbara, age 14) are recorded on the 1767 census of Reinwald in Household No. 24. They had arrived Reinwald on 14 July 1766.

Adam Biedermann, his wife, and daughters are recorded on the 1798 census of Reinwald in Household No. Rw18.

Elisabeth Biedermann from Reinwald, wife of Philipp Martin, and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bg31.

The Eichhorns record that Caspar Biedermann came from the German village of Kürnbach [which is just to the west of Pfaffenhofen] in the Hessen-Darmstadt region. The 1767 census records that Salomea Bittermann came from the German village of Kiling [?] in the Württemberg region.

[The 1767 census and subsequent documents have translated this surname to Bittermann, but it should be Biedermann.]

There are no known surviving male lines of this Biedermann family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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-127.
- 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): Bg31, Rw18.
- Parish register of Pfaffenhofen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 36.

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