Helm (Bettinger)

Spelling Variations: 
Helm (Bettinger)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg [Heinrich] Helm, his wife Anna, and son Johann (age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Helm was a weaver from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Georg Heinrich Helm was a farmer from the German village of Strebendorf.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 136.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4657.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies