Graben Neudorf, Kurpfalz
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Johann Matthias Grünemeier was born 22 January 1700 in Graben Neudorf, north of Karlsruhe (today in Baden-Württemberg). He married there on 6 February 1731 to Maria Elisabeth Kammerer. She was born in Graben Neudorf on 1 January 1711 and died on 30 July 1739. He then married Maria Margaretha Zwecker. She was born 30 January 1719, also in Graben Neudorf.
Johann Matthias and Maria Margaretha have at least one son, Johann Matthias Grünemeier who was born 29 October 1756 in Graben Neudorf.
The family moved to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), settling in the colony of Friederichs Mohr on farmstead Printzenhof. The father Johann Matthias appears to have died there on 3 December 1761. Maria Margaretha Zwecker later married Joseph Gammerstrath and the family immigrated to Russia and settled in Beideck.
Son Matthias married on 26 January 1787 in Beideck to Anna Maria Eitel.
- Clausen, Otto. Chronik der Heide- und Moorkolonisation im Herzogtum Schleswig, 1760-1765 (Husum: Husum Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft, 1981): 838.
- Frank database.
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999).
Last updated 24 October 2011.