Heimbuch (Balzer)

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Heimbuch (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Heimbuch families that arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 [name of ship & commander unknown].

(1) Georg Heimbuch, a farmer, his wife Ottilia, and his siblings [erroneously identified as his children] (Anna, age 18; Heinrich, age 12). They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 85.

(2) Heinrich Heimbuch, a farmer, and his wife Gertrude. He settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 90 along with a note that he relocated to Müller in 1768.

In 1792, Konrad Heimbuch moved from Balzer to Lauwe.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these Heimbuch families came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that both came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz016, Lw35, Ml24, Mv0071.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 97, 99.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): # 3244, #3248.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies