Holstein

Place of origin
Schützingen, Württemberg
Description
Jacob Holstein, son of Hans Jerg Holstein and Maria Eva Speckhmaier, was born in April 1738 in Schützingen (near Stuttgart). He immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), departing the processing site in Altona on 13 July 1761. At that point, he is recorded as a servant to Rosina Erst and her mother, Sabina Margaretha Amüller.
Jacob married in Handewitt (Schleswig-Holstein) on 19 August 1761 to Elisabeth Barbara Wethmann from Mühlhausen an der Enz (also near Stuttgart). A search of the baptismal records of Mühlhausen an der Enz do not reveal any Wethmanns, but there is an Elisabeth Barbara Widmann born in March 1742 to Judith Schoch and a soldier Fridrich Widmann (who were were not married).
Jacob and Elisabeth Holstein were living in the village of Christiansheide (Schleswig-Holstein) prior to immigrating to Russia. They departed the Schleswig-Holstein colonies on 6 June 1763. They arrived in the Volga German colony of Galka on 1 July 1765 and are recorded there on the census of 1767 in Household No. 16.
Sources
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Eichhorn, Jacob, and Eichhorn, Mary. The immigration of German colonists to Denmark and their subsequent emigration to Russia in the years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 274, 395, & 452.
- Handewitt parish records (LDS Film #1198952)
- Mühlhausen an der Enz parish records (LDS Film #1184985)
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 23.
- Schützingen parish records (LDS Film #1184996)
Researchers
Jim Holstein
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