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Johann Hartmann Kindsvater, son of Johann Michael & Katharina Elisabeth Kindsvater, was born 1 July 1718 in Herxheim-am-Berg. He married on 31 January 1747 in Herxheim-am-Berg to Anna Margaretha Müller.

The Hartmann Kindsvater, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 20; Daniel, age 18; Elisabeth, age 16½; Sophia, age 14; Justina, age 8; Werner, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.

The Transport List records that Hartmann, his wife Anna, and children (Elisabeth, age 27; Johann, age 22; Daniel, age 20; Sophia, age 15; Justina, age 10; Werner, age 6) traveled from Oranienbaum to Saratov. During this journey, wife Anna died.

The Kindsvater families of Dietel, Huck, and Kratzke all trace their lines back to one family that appears to have originally settled in Dietel. The 1767 Dietel census, however, does not record the family there. Johann Hartmann Kindsvater arrived in Dietel with his second wife (the widow Ruff) and children from his first marriage.

Georg Jakob Kindsvater from Kratzke and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Ährenfeld.


- 1857 Ährenfeld Census.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dt12, Dt36, Dt37, Dt38, Dt45, Hk03, Hk89, Hk90.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #6323-6330.
- Parish records of Herxheim-am-Berg.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5875.

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