Wolf, Büdingen, Isenburg, Hesse
Discussion & Documentation
Johann Caspar Grün, son of Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Grün (5 July 1711 - 6 June 1773) & Anna Margaretha Noß (4 December 1712 - 22 April 1773), was baptized on 13 December 1738 in Wolf near Büdingen. He married there on 3 November 1763 to Gertrude Elisabeth Geiß, daughter of Heinrich David Geiß & Eva Katharina Hencken.
They arrived in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census at Household No. 32.
- Parish records for Wolf (included with those of Dudenrod and Pferdsbach).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 237.
- GRUN Surname Chart - Village of Norka - Researched by Dr. Igor Pleve,Saratov, Russia, 1995.
Christening is from the Church records of Wolf since 1710 with Dudenrod and Pferdsbach, Grün in Wolf. "Gertraud Geiß, daughter of David Geiß and of Eva Catharina née Hencken in Dudenrod, christened 16.03.1738 Dudenrod/Wolf, Godmother: Gertraud, wife of Johann Conrad Bauer, the dumb."
ALBERT surname chart - Village of Norka - researched by Dr. Igor Pleve, University of Saratov, Saratov, Volga, Russia, commissioned by Shirley Cox (deceased). The information on the ALBERT surname chart is a compilation of Dr. Pleve's extractions from Russian records, such as village settlement lists and census records, along with the German church records of births, marriages and deaths. These records are currently stored in the archives in Saratov and/or Engels, Russia. Earliest family members departed from the Hesse region of Germany at the invitation of Catherine the Great to colonize Russia along the Volga River. Colonists were offered free land, and could maintain their German citizenship and language, their German school system, and their religion, and were not required to serve in the Russian military. These German colonies in Russia were typically settled by groups of families from the same region in Germany who were of the same religious faith.
BLH: Barry L. Heimbigner