Stahl (Stahl am Karaman)

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Johannes Stahl, son of Johannes & Magdalena Stahl, was baptized on 2 September 1698 in the Aidlingen Evangelical Church, today located in the district of Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, southwest of Stuttgart. He married Anna Barbara Barth, daughter of Johann Georg Barth, on 3 November 1722 in the Ehningen Evangelical Church, a nearby municipality in the same district. They had three sons, each baptized in Aidlingen: (1) Johannes, baptized 18 February 1725; (2) Johann Jakob, baptized 14 January 1728; and (3) Jakob Friedrich, baptized 30 January 1735.

Two of these sons eventually immigrated to first Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) and then on to Russia.

(1) The son Johann Jakob married Maria Agatha Kraff, daughter of Johann Georg & Anna Maria Kraff, on 21 October 1750 in Aidlingen. Maria Agatha had been baptized in Aidlingen on 1 June 1719. They had two children, each born in Aidlingen: (1) Maria Barbara, born 24 July 1751; and (2) Johann Jakob, born 14 May 1754.

(2) The son Jakob Friedrich married Anna Margaretha Matthess, daughter of Melchior Matthess & Katharina Brennler, on 20 October 1760 in Pforzheim.

Both brothers and their families immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), departing from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 5 May 1761 under the leadership of Andreas Kirchhof. They arrived in the city of Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig, on 9 May 1761.

The parish register of Kropp, Denmark, records the birth of Jakobina, daughter of colonist Friedrich Stahl on 21 October 1761 and her baptism on 23 October 1761. Her death on 16 October 1763 is also recorded there. On 13 March 1763, Friedrich's wife Anna Margaretha died, and he remarried Wiebke Christians [Wippa Asmus according to Mai is evidently incorrect] on 9 May 1763.

All of them lived in Denmark until 14 April 1765, when they immigrated to Russia.

Johann Jakob and Jakob Friedrich Stahl arrived in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 4 & No. 10.

Jakob Friedrich and his descendants are recorded in Stahl am Karaman on the 1798 census in Household No. Sk34.

The Eichhorns record that Friedrich Stahl came from the German region of Baden-Durlach and that Jakob Stahl came from the German region of Württemberg. The 1767 census records that they both came from the German city of Stuttgart in the Württemberg region.


- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen: Steinmeier, 2012): B-1616, B-1618.
- 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): Sk34.
- Parish register of Aidlingen (LDS Film No. 1184687).
- Parish register of Kropp, Denmark.
- Parish register of Pforzheim (LDS Film No. 1238294).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767, Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008): 192 & 194.

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Corina Hirt

Wayne Bonner

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