Mai / Maÿ (Balzer)

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Mai (Balzer)
Maÿ (Balzer)
Май (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

The marriage of Christian Maÿ & Anna Elisabeth Krimp, daughter of Melchior Krimp, is recorded in the parish register of the Lutheran Church in Lindheim on 29 January 1766.

Christian Maÿ, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the galliot Die Fortuna under the command of Skipper Peter Stahl.

Christian Maÿ, a farmer, and his [new] wife Anna Maria are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 71. They had arrived in Balzer on 18 June 1767.

The widow and sons of Christian Maÿ are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz025.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christian Mai came from the German region of Isenburg.


- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 13, 34.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz025.
- Parish records of Lindheim (LDS Film No. 1201736).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 93.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2272.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Wayne Bonner

Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

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