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Fech (Balzer)
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Adam Hermann Fech, son of Johann Adam Fech & Anna Maria Koch, was baptized in Düdelsheim on 1 December 1735.

He married there on 30 August 1764 to Anna Elisabeth Raab, daughter of Johannes & Anna Maria Raab. Anna Elisabeth had been baptized in Düdelsheim on 4 July 1745.

Hermann Fecht, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Charlotta (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

Hermann Fecht, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Anna Charlotta, age 3; Anna Katharina, age 3-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 50 along with Elisabeth Raab's parents.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Hermann Fecht came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Düdelsheim in the Isenburg region.


- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 25.
- Düdelsheim parish records.
- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 83.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz063.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 85.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1222 & #1223.

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John Wall

Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

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