Place of origin
Weinheim, Kurpfalz
Johannes Kuntzmann was born on 19 June 1721 in Weinheim, today in Baden-Württemberg. He married there on 17 June 1748 to Eva Magdalena Wetzel. She had also been born in Weinheim on 16 January 1721.
They immigrated first to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), and then in 1764 to Russia where they arrived in Anton on 18 July 1765 along with three children: Johann Adam, Anna Maria, and Georg Reinhardt. Eva Magdalena died (perhaps even before their arrival in Anton ) and Johannes remarried to Anna Katharina, the widow of Franz Eberhard Regling, who had originally immigrated to the colony of Preuss .
Johannes, Anna Katharina, and the children from both marriages are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 35 in Anton .
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga .
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 63.
Gerhard Lang
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