Grasmück (Balzer & Lauwe)
There are two Grasmück families that settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767. Both of them arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
(1) Johann Jakob Grasmück came from the village of Rohrbach near Büdingen. He and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 63.
(2) Konrad Grasmück and his family are recorded onthe 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 78.
In 1788, widower Georg Grasmück moved from Balzer to Lauwe. In 1794, Christoph Grasmück moved from Balzer to Lauwe.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz037, Bz082, Bz090, Lw27, Lw29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 90, 95.|
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1765, #1766.