Sewald

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Sewald
Seewald
Севальд
Sebold
Sebald
Sevalt
Savolt
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christopher Sebald [sic], a weaver (Weber) from Imbst near Tyrol, married on 16 August 1701 to Barbara Eretz from Oberaurach.

The birth of their son is recorded in the parish register of St. Lorenzo Catholic Church in Dirmstein: Johann Karl Sebald [sic], baptized 22 April 1716. The father, Christoph Sebald died in 1719.

Karl Sebald married in 1748 to Katharina Elisabeth Weingarten, daughter of Conrad Weingarten. Katharina Elisabeth Weingarten had been baptized on 16 December 1719 in Dirmstein.

The baptisms of four children of Karl Sebald & Katharina Elisabeth Weingarten are recorded in Dirmstein: (1) Elisabeth, born in 1749; (2) Johannes, baptized 28 October 1751; (3) Johann Adam, baptized 24 April 1754; and (4) Catharina Elisabeth, baptized 24 August 1758.

Karl Sewald, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Johannes, age 17¼; Johann [Adam], age 10¼; [Katharina] Elisabeth, age 8; Magdalena, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.

In 1797, Johannes Sewald and his family moved from Franzosen to Seelmann.

Johann[es] Sewald from Franzosen and his sons (Karolus, age 14; Heinrich, age 12; Johannes, age 9; Valentin, age 7; Mattias, age 5) are recorded on the 1798 census of Seelmann in Household No. Sm07.

The death of Johannes Sewald in 1804 is recorded on the 1811 census of Seelmann in Household No. 7.

Valentin Sewald, son of Johannes Sewald, is recorded on the 1811 census of Seelmann in Household No. 7 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Dehler in 1809.

Valentin Sewald is recorded on the 1811 census of Dehler in Household No. 44 along with a note that he had arrived in Dehler from Seelmann in 1809.

Between 1816 and 1834, Philipp Sewald and his son Stephan moved from Franzosen to Kamenka.

Between 1816 and 1834, Simon Sewald and his family along with his brother Franz moved from Franzosen to Husaren.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karl Sewald came from the German region of Pfalz. The 1767 census records that Karl Sewald came from the German village of Dirmstein in the Worms region.

Sources: 

- 1811 Dehler Census (Household No. 44).
- 1811 Seelmann Census (Household No. 7).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 24).
- 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): Fz07, Sd08, Sd16, Sm07, Mv0659.
- Parish register of St. Lorenzo Catholic Church in Dirmstein.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 168.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2792.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Irma Sabelfeld

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of St. Lorenzo Catholic Church in Dirmstein recording the birth/baptizm of Johann Karl Sewald on 22 April 1716.
Source: Irma Sabelfeld.

Entry from the parish register of St. Lorenzo Catholic Church in Dirmstein recording the marriage of Karl Sewald & Katharina Elisabeth Weingarten in 1748.
Source: Irma Sabelfeld.

Entry from the parish register of St. Lorenzo Catholic Church in Dirmstein recording the baptizm of Johannes Sewald on 28 October 1751.
Source: Irma Sabelfeld.

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the family of Karl Sewald.
Source: Brent Mai.

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