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Evangelische Kirche Kleingartach records the birth of Johann Jacob Fritzler:

1716 (Zeit) den 19. Aug hor: 4 nativatus est (Tauffling) Johann Jacob (Aeltere) Joh. Jacob Fritzlr et uxor Anna Catharina (Gevatter Leute) Joh. Jacob Gebhart, Metzger; Joh. Jacob Faber ledig stant; Anna Catharina Loblein, Hanss Jerg Loblens Tochter

[On 19 Aug (1716) at 4am Johann Jacob Fritzler was born, son of Johann Jacob Fritzler and his wife Anna Catharina. Sponsors: Johann Jacob Gebhart, butcher; Johann Jacob Faber, single person; Anna Catharina Loblen, daughter of Hanss Jerg (Georg) Loblen].

He married Franziska Catharina Eurich, daughter of Martin Eurich, on 15 Nov. 1740 in Kleingartach, as recorded in Evangelische Kirche Kleingartach records:

1740 Eo die (15 Nov.) Hannss Jacob Fritzlen, Jacob Fritzlens bürger und BauersManns hieselbst ehel. Sohn und Francisca Catharina, Martin Eurig allh. ehel. Tochter

[15 Nov 1740 Hans Jacob Fritzler, legitimate son of Jacob Fritzler, citizen and farmer here, married Francisca Catharina Eurich, legitimate daughter of Martin Eurig].

Franziska was born on 2 June? 1720 to Johann Martin Eurich and Anna Güller (surname uncertain) as recorded in Evangelische Kirche Kleingartach records:

(1720) #48 2 Jun? Francisca Catharina; parents Hans Martin Eyrich ux Anna eine geborene ...... aus d. Schweitz reformirt; sponsors: Francisca Catharina Hr Frans Philipp Neinnisen Tochter, Hans Michael, Christoph Sachsenheimers Sohn, und Catharina, Hanss Düntzen? bürgers zu Niederhofen ehfrau.

Jacob Fritzler applied to move to the colonies in Denmark. Clausen records the family's arrival in Denmark: F 2/3 Christianshof (Weding) 3.-7.12.1761 Ex: Jacob Fritzle 44 + Francisca Catharina 40 + 7 K[inder]; Wttbg. [Württemberg], B[auer], nichts [owns no cash money] 24.5.1765 Abschied begehrt [24 May 1765 petitioned for departure].

They immigrated to Grimm where they are recorded on the 1775 census in Households No. 11, 15, 54, 65, & 167.

In 1788, Michael Fritzler and his family moved from Grimm to Stephan. In 1793, Christoph Fritzler moved from Stephan to Holstein.

Ludwig Fritzler from Grimm is recorded on the 1798 census of Dönhof in Household No. Dh067.

In 1824, Jakob Fritzler and his family moved from Grimm to Dreispitz.

In 1828, Peter Fritzler and his family moved from Stephan to Dreispitz.

Michael Fritzler, Johann Konrad Fritzler, and their families from Grimm are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Households No. 51 & 53.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Households No. 11, 15, 54, 65, & 167).
- 1834 Dreispitz Census (Households No. 12 & 22).
- 1834 Stephan Census (Household No. 83).
- 1857 Oberdorf Census (Households No. 51, 53).
- Application of Jacob Fritzler to leave Württtemberg with several adults and several children to go to Jutland/Denmark dated 9 Apr 1761.
- 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): 408-409.
- Fritzler Chart, compiled by Igor Pleve.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dh067, Gm018, Gm031, Gm088, Gm089, Gm154, Gm168, Gm175, Ho19, Sp13, Sp20, Mv0760, Mv2840.
- Parish records of Kleingartach (LDS Intl Film #1184796).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001).

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Dona Reeves-Marquardt

Brent Mai

Fritzler families recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.

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