Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Hofheim, Hessen, Germany
Johann Caspar Glockenhammer, son of Valentin & Maria Magdalena Glockenhammer, was born on 15 April 1721 in Hofheim. He married there on 10 January 1745 to Anna Barbara Gräser, daughter of Lorentz & Anna Maria Gräser. They have two known sons: Johannes (born in Hofheim on 29 May 1752) and Johann Adam (born in Hofheim on 19 Jul 1755).
This family arrived at the port in Oranienbaum on 6 August 1766 and continued on to settle in the colony of Kautz on 20 July 1767. They are recorded there in Household No. 14 on the 1767 Census of Kautz . Anna Barbara evidently died shortly after their arrival in Russia, because on that 1767 Census of Kautz , Johann Caspar is recorded with another wife, Maria Katharina, and her children from a previous marriage.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 336.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 317.
- Parish records of Hofheim - LDS Film No. 134031.
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