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Johann Hartmann Kindsvater, son of Johann Michael & Katharina Elisabeth Kindsvater, was born 1 July 1718 in Herxheim-am-Berg. He married on 31 January 1747 in Herxheim-am-Berg to Anna Margaretha Müller.

The Hartmann Kindsvater family immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck on 13 September 1766 at the port in Oranienbaum aboard a ship with skipper Johann Grapp at the helm.

The Kindsvater families of Dietel, Huck, and Kratzke all trace their lines back to one family that appears to have originally settled in Dietel. The 1767 Dietel census, however, does not record the family there. Johann Hartmann Kindsvater arrived in Dietel with his second wife (the widow Ruff) and children from his first marriage. His first wife, Anna Margaretha, is believed to have died en route to Russia.


- Parish records of Herxheim-am-Berg.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 372.


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