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Christoph Schlund, a farmer, his wife Christina, and children (Friedrich Jakob, age 20; Georg Philipp, age 14; Christina, age 9; Susanna, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Bauer in Household No. 36. They had settled there on 20 July 1766.

The widow and children of Georg Philipp Schlund are recorded on the 1798 census of Bauer in Household No. Br20.

The 1767 census records that Christoph Schlund came from the German village of Kersary [?] in the Nassau region.

The pastor in the German village of Mettenheim [Germany] recorded that he had received a letter from Pastor Seÿffarth in Russia. This is probably Pastor Johann Kaspar Seiffert who served the congregation in the Volga German colony of Grimm (and surrounding colonies) from 1786 to 1804. Pastor Seiffert reported:

Susanna Elisaetha Mattheas, illegitimate daughter of Susanna Magdalena Franz, went along with several other members of the congregation [in Mettenheim] to Astrakan [the region in which the Volga German colonies were located at that time] in 1765. She married in 1768 to Friedrich Jakob Schlund who was born in Obrigheim near Grünstadt, acording to a letter dated 10 March 1784, and is living in the colony of Bauer.


- 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): Br20, Br70.
- 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): #1243.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 125.

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