Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Schwaigern, Württemberg, Germany
Andreas Baumgärtner, son of Andreas & Maria Sybilla Baumgärtner, was baptized on 21 November 1717 in Schwaigern, west of Heilbronn. He married Anna Maria Catharina Meder, and they have a number of children born in Schwaigern including Maria Johanna (born 12 May 1751) and Maria Justina (born 3 October 1754).
The family immigrated to Russia, settling in the colony of Dobrinka on 15 April 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 25.
- Parish records for Schwaigern - LDS Film No. 1184789.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 320.
Peter Aifeld
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