Grasmück (Balzer & Lauwe)

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Grasmück (Balzer & Lauwe)
Gras(s)mick (Balzer & Lauwe)
Грасмикъ (Balzer & Lauwe)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are three Grasmück families that settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767. All of them arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. The first two are known to be brother and sister. Their relationship to the third, if any, needs further research.

(1) Johann Jakob Grasmück, son of Johannes Grasmück (23 February 1681 - 12 February 1731) & Anna Elisabeth Thonges (1692 - 10 November 1756), was born 7 March 1729 in Rohrbach near Büdingen. He married there on 16 June 1752 to Johanna Elisabeth Mai, daughter of Casper Mai (b. 1696) & Barbara Daumer (b. 1704). She had been born 28 April 1726 in Rohrbach.

[Johann] Jakob Grasmück, a farmer, his wife Johanna Elisabeth, and children ([a] Johannes, age 17; [b] Elisabeth Margaretha, age 14; [c] Katharina, age 12; [d] Eva, age 10; [e] Konrad, age 6; [f] Johann Georg, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 63.

[a] Johannes Grasmück and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz082.

[b] Elisabeth [Margaretha] Huber née Grasmück and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz071.

[c] Katharina Gleim née Grasmück and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw20.

[d] Eva Dermer née Grasmück and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw04.

[e] Konrad Grasmück and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz038.

[f] In 1788, widower Georg Grasmück moved from Balzer to Lauwe. [Johann] Georg Grasmück from Balzer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw29.

In 1794, Christoph Grasmück [presumed son of Johann Jakob Grasmück] moved from Balzer to Lauwe. Christoph Grasmück from Balzer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw27.

(2) Anna Elisabetha Grasmück, daughter of Johannes Grasmück & Anna Elisabetha Thonges was born 28 October 1716 and baptized 2 November 1716 in Rorhbach. She married Johann Heinrich Popp in Rohrbach on 19 April 1736. They also settled in Balzer. Additional information is posted on the Popp family page.

(3) Konrad Grasmück, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and daughter Anna Katharina (age 17) are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 78.

Widower Konrad Grasmück, his daughter [Anna] Katharina, and her husband Jakob Braun are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz090.

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

On 20 June 1789, Eva Elisabeth Grasmück from Balzer received permission to relocate to Sarepta.

 

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz038, Bz071, Bz082, Bz090, Lw04, Lw20, Lw27, Lw29.
- 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): #1254, #1256.
- Parish records of Rohrbach.
- Parish records of Sarepta.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 89, 90, 95.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1765, #1766.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Wayne Bonner

John Wall

Brent Mai

Karl Becker

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