Berg (Sewald)

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Berg (Sewald)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Christoph Berg, son of Simon & Anna Eva Berg, was baptized in the Assumption of Mary Catholic church in Lampertheim on 5 November 1724. Catharina Münzberger, daughter of Johann Georg & Anna Eva Münzberger, was also baptized there on 5 December 1723. The couple married in this parish on 7 February 1753.

The baptisms of two of their daughters are recorded in the Lampertheim parish records: (1) Maria Elisabeth on 12 January 1754, and (2) Judith on 3 January 1756.

The family immigrated to Russia arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.  They settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 3.

Sources: 

- 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): Sd19.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 168.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 184.
- Parish records of Lampertheim.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies