Jest / Jöst

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Johann Adam Jöst, son of Johann Adam & Eva Jöst, was born 27 February 1741 in Siedelsbrunn (east of Weinheim) and baptized on 2 March 1741 in nearby Wald-Michelbach. He immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) where he married on 13 June 1760 in Thorning to Eva Katharina Rothermel, daughter of Georg Ludwig Rothermel & Anna Catharina Heym, and probably related to Georg Rothermel. She was born on 21 February 1740 in Hammelbach and baptized on 23 February 1740 also in Wald-Michelbach.      

Adam Jöst and Eva Katharina Rothermel are recorded in Anton on the 1798 Census in Household No. An59.


- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- 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).
- Parish records for Wald-Michelbach (LDS Film No. 1340338).


Gerhard Lang

Volga Colonies