Foos (Dietel)

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Foos (Dietel)
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Jakob Foos and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

The 1767 census of Dietel records an orphaned child of Jacob Foos, Anna Margaretha, 9, Lutheran, arriving in Dietel on 1 July 1767 and living in the household of Wendel Brauchbacher.

The Kirchenbuch Evangelische Kirche Heimkirchen, 1665-1949:

"den 14 April wurde Wilhelm Fusz von Heimkirchen unt Elisabetha seine ehliche Hausfrau ein Shnlein getauftt, Nahme Johann Jacob. Gev: Joh. Jacob Herberth, Schullm...zu Heimkirchen; Jacob Stetzenbach aus der Steinmühl; Cath. Elisabetha Hohenbergerin von Niederkirchen"
[14 April (1720) Wilhelm Foos from Heimkirchen and his legal wife had a son baptized. Name: Johann Jacob. Godparents: Johann Jacob Herberth, schoolmaster (?) in Heimkirchen; Jacob Stetzenbach from the Stein/stone mill; Catharina Elisabetha Hohenberger from Niederkirchen].

The marriage of Johann Jacob Foos and Maria Christina Stetzenbach is recorded there on 29 April 1749.

Another one of the orphaned Foos children is recorded on the 1767 census in the colony of Kratzke in Household No. 43 living with Heinrich Samuel Niedens and his family.

In 1795, Georg Foos moved from Dietel to Merkel.


- Foos Chart compiled by Igor Pleve.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dt04, Dt44, Mr12, Mv0422.
- Parish records of Heimkirchen (LDS Film #193884).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 287, 291.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 459.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3346.


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