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Scheidt
Volga Colonies
Pre-Volga Origin
Düdelsheim, Büdingen, Hesse, Germany
Discussion & Documentation
      Both Heinrich and Philipp Scheidt came to Balzer from the village of Düdelsheim.
      Johann Heinrich, son of Johann Henrich Scheid & Susanna Kneip, was born in Düdelsheim on 17 January 1740. He married there on 24 September 1761 to Anna Margaretha Hohenstein.
      Johann Philipp, son of Ludwig Scheid Jr. & Catharina Kayser (originally from Büches), was born in Potsdam on 13 January 1744 and baptized on 16 January 1744 in the Potsdam Garnisonskirche (Garrison Church). Ludwig was a Füsilier (soldier armed with a flintlock musket called a füsil) with the Regiment of Prince Heinrich of Prussia. Johann Philipp married in Düdelsheim on 11 March 1766 to Catharina Knack from Calbach.
      Both Heinrich & Philipp and their wives arrived in Balzer on 18 June 1767. Heinrich is recorded there in Household No. 52 and Philipp in Household No. 53 on the 1767 Census.
Researcher
John Wall
Sources
- Decker, Klaus-Peter, Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 86.
- Düdelsheim Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201789).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 86.
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Last updated 17 September 2010.