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Johann [sic] Friedrich Breuninger immigrated from Württemberg to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762.

He married in Quern, Denmark, on 16 July 1762 to Joanna Sara [Johanna Sarah] Wunderlich who came to Denmark as the maid of Georg Reichert.

The baptism of Jacob Friedrich Brininger, son of Jacob Friedrich Brininger, on 3 June 1763 is recorded in Hohn, Denmark.

Jakob Friedrich Breininger, a farmer, his wife Johanna Sarah, and children (Wilhelmina, age 2; Christian Friedrich, age 5-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Holstein in Household No. 17. They had arrived there on 2 May 1766.

In 1789, Jakob Friedrich Breininger and his family moved from Holstein to Beauregard.

Jakob Friedrich Breininger from Holstein and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Beauregard in Household No. Bo27.

Jakob Friedrich Breininger's descendants are recorded on the 1834 census of Beauregard in Households No. 48 & 95 with a note that Jakob Breininger had moved to the colony of Meinhard. However, it is Johann Philipp Breininger who is recorded on the 1834 census of Meinhard in Household No. 79 with a note that he came from the colony of Bettinger [sic].

The 1767 census records that Jakob Friedrich Breininger came from the German village of Feglandrintza [?].


- 1834 Beauregard Census (Households No. 48, 95).
- 1834 Meinhard Census (Household No. 79).
- 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-183.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bo27, Mv0904.
- Parish register of Hohn, Denmark.
- Parish register of Quern, Denmark.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 130.

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