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Johann Christian Gutherich, son of Johannes Gutscher, was born on 21 February 1739 in Gammelsbach, south of Beerfelden (today in Baden-Württemberg). He married in nearby Wald-Michelbach on 9 January 1759 to Anna Katharina Albrecht,daughter of Johann Georg Albrecht, who was from neighboring Siedelsbrunn.

They evidently immigrated first to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) and then on to Russia where they settled in the colony of Anton on 7 September 1764. Christian is recorded there as a widower along with his daughter Eva Katharina (age 4½) on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

This surname does not appear to have continued among the German colonies along the Volga River.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): 426.
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- Parish records for Wald-Michelbach (LDS Film No. 1340338).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 55.


Gerhard Lang

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies