Eisenhuth (Huck)

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Eisenhuth (Huck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Eisenhuth and Anna Maria Repp, daughter of Johann Heinrich Repp, were married on 2 Mar 1757 in Hain-Gründau.  They have 3 known children: (1) Maria Elisabeth, born 9 July 1758 in Hain-Gründau; (2) Jacob, born 12 December 1760 in Hain-Gründau; and (3) Catharina Elisabeth, born 23 June 1766 and baptized at the church in Büdingen.

The family immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum aboard the hooker Die Jungfrau Dietrika on 13 September 1766.  Son Jacob had died before arrival.  Between their arrival in Oranienbaum and the time of the 1767 census, the parents and younger sister Catharina Elisabeth had also died.  Maria Elisabeth is recorded on the 1767 Census as an orphan in the colony of Huck, living in Household No. 10 along with her uncle Jacob Repp.

This Eisenhuth surname does not appear to continue among the Volga Germans.

Sources: 

- Parish records of Büdingen.
- Parish records of Hain-Gründau.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 142.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 366.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Volga Colonies