Scheidt

Place of origin
Düdelsheim, Büdingen, Hesse, Germany
Description
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.
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.
Researchers
John Wall
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