Feldrennach, Württemberg, Germany
Discussion & Documentation
Georg Friedrich Altergott, son of Johann Martin Altergott & Anna Maria Pfeiffer, was born in Feldrennach on 1 August 1714. He married there on 2 January 1739 to Elisabetha Gorgus, daughter of Johann Georg Gorgus & Christina Wentz. Elisabetha had been baptized on 7 January 1717 in nearby Gräfenhausen. They and their children immigrated to Denmark (today part of Schleswig-Holstein) where Georg Friedrich evidently died.
Widow Elisabetha then married Heinrich Frank. They arrived in Dönhof on 18 June 1767 along with four of the Altergott children, each of whom had been born in Feldrennach: (1) Margaretha Barbara, born 5 July 1740 [married to Heinrich Conrad Lichtenwald]; (2) Georg Friedrich, born 17 April 1743; (3) Ludwig Friedrich, born 13 January 1748; and (4) Johann Martin, born 12 January 1853. They are recorded on the 1767 Census of Dönhof in Households No. 88 (Franks & son Martin), No. 91 (Ludwig), No. 92 (Barbara), and No. 94 (Friedrich).
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- Parish records of Feldrennach - LDS Film No. 1056809.
- Parish records of Gräfenhausen - LDS Film No. 1340118.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 365-366.
Last updated 22 November 2011.