Günther (Leichtling)*

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Günther (Leichtling)*
Гинтеръ (Leichtling)*
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Johann Jacob Günther, son of Johann Adam Günther (6 May 1677 - 15 December 1724) & Anna Margaretha Röder (15 May 1689 - 19 March 1741), was born 19 May 1723 in Dreieichenhain.

Jacob Günther & Anna Maria Jung were married on 11 March 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Büdingen.

Jakob Günther, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Jakob Keiter [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna Maria Jung, and son Nikolaus (age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Leichtling in Household No. 10. They had settled there on 14 May 1767.

The widow and children of Jakob Günther are recorded on the 1798 census of Leichtling in Household No. Lg10.

Nikolaus Günther and his wife are recorded on the 1834 census of Leichtling.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Günther came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that Jakob Keiter [sic] came from the German village of Seligenstadt in the Mainz region.

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


- Groß, Bernd. Das Familienbuch Dreieichenhain (Dreieich, Germany: ImHayn Verlag). [Online]
- 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): Lg10.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #413.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 53.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #536.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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