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This is the third of the three families from Falkenstein.   Johann Valentin Thorn was born on 26 Apr 1733.   He and his wife Anna Elisabeth arrived in Russia with three children Anna Margaretha, Heinrich Jacob, and Maria.   I was not able to locate their marriage record, but I was able to locate the birth records for two of the children.  Anna Elisabeth and Maria both died during the trip to the colony.


- Parish records of Sankt Alban, Rockenhausen, Central Archive of the Evangelical Church in Pfalz (
- Parish records of Sankt Alban (LDS Film #193160)


Maggie Hein

Volga Colonies