German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlers’ List.   
GL= a locality in the Germanies.   
GS= one of the German states.  
ML= Marriage List.  
RN= the name of a researcher who has verified one or more German origins.  
UC= unconfirmed.   
VV= a German Volga village.

Names in bold are an entry or a cross-reference to an entry. 
Red text calls attention to information for which verification is completed or well underway.


Ga-Ghz                 last last updated January 2014

Gaal?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Birkheim, Kur Trier.  This may have been the Hall family.

Gaal?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Wergheim/Werkheim(?), Kur Trier.  Also spelled Gall.

GaarFN: see Har.

GaasFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Haas (Mai1798:Nr123).

Gabel{A.Maria}: married Stamm{Nicolaus} 23 Feb 1764 in Hessheim near Kellenbach according to Corina Hirt.  Settled at Goebel FSL #2.

GabelFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Seiz(?), Mirtepolska(?).  For a possible 1798 see Mai1798:Lz19.

GabelFN: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  Later records show this to be a Happell family.

Gabel{M.Dorothea}: in 1798 the Luzern census said she came there from Schaffhausen (Mai1798:Lz4); her family name is found in no FSL and there is no mention of an earlier colony, so she may well represent a Schaffhausen first settler family.

GabelFN: said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Metzenhausen?, Kurpfalz[sic?].   Spelled Abel and Ebel in 1798 (Mai1798:Sz20).

Gabel FN: the wife was said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Bischoff.  I could not find her in Mai1798.

Gabel FN: said by the1798 census (Sh25) to be fromUC Susannental but I could not identify them in any FSL.  The husband is in T4776.

GabenGL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Michelsack family.

Gaden(?)GL, Holstein: an unidentified place said by the Dinkel FSL to be homeUC to a Dohs? family.  There is a Garding some 53 miles W of Kiel.  Bill Doos found a Gaden near Kiel on an early 1800’s map on a website – things maybe it was swallowed up by an expanding Kiel city …

GadernGL, Erbach: is some 9 miles SW of Erbach city, and said by a Friedberg ML to be homeUC to a Bauer man who in 1766 married a Nild woman (Mai&Marquardt#338).  By 1767 this couple was in the Belowescher Kolonien.

GadernheimGL, Erbach County: see Gatsheim and Kaderhein.

Gabet{Peter}:  Kulberg47 says he was single fromUC Polen.  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

GadheimGL, BavariaGL: see Gardheim.

GaechingenGL, Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 4.5 miles SSW of Bad Urach city, and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Meier family which went to Bergdorf; see their book for more details.

Gaedheim, BavariaGL: see Gardheim.

GaenseblumFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Saarburg, [Kur-]Trier.  Spelled Gaensenblum in 1798 (Mai1798:Ls21).

GaenseblumFN: this stepson of Herr Marx was said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Saarburg, Kurtrier.  In 1798 his family name was spelled Gaensenblum (Mai1798:Ls21).

GaensenblumFN: see Gaenseblum.

Gaenslin?FN : see Vischer.

GaenzemuellerFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Bernitz(?).  This widow must have died prior to the 1798 Volga census.

Gaert FN: see Gart, Garten and  Gert.

Gaerten/Gaertener FN{Katharina}: married Schaeffer{Conrad} in Buedingen 21 April 1766; both were fromUC  Huettengesaess (Mai&Marquart#565).  KS129 says that Huettengesaess was near Hanau city (now in Hesse) and that she was a Gaertener.  KS153 said she was a Gaertner. They were listed in Balzer FSL (#66).  Bonner also said that this Gart/Gaert woman was from UC Huettengesas.  said she was a Gert. 

GaertnerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Alzey.

GaertnerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Dermbach, Sachsen.

GaertnerFN of Strassburg’s wife is said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Rostock, Mecklenburg.

GaertnerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Strassburg, Elsass.

GaertnerFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Dagsburg, Frankreich. 

Gaertner FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Hoffen, Kurmainz.  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

GaertnerFN: see also Gaert, Gaerten, Gart, Gertner, Hertner and Weingarten.

Gaertner{Stepfan}: on 24 June 1765 married Jakobi {Engel} in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#865 & KS129).  KS136 said her name was {Engel A. Maria}.  I did not find them in any published FSL.

Gaertringen, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 5.5 miles SW of Boeblingen city, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to Wetzler/Metzler{Melchior, Johannes} who settled in Neudorf.

Gager: see Hager.

Gaggenau, Ratstatt [Amt], Baden: is 6 miles SE of Ratstatt city, and was mistakenly said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#26) and KS:282 to have been homeUC  to a Graf/Graff family.

Gagnus{Philipp Gustav}: married Mueller{A/Eva} 22 Jan 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#45).  {Gustaw & Eva} arrived in Russia 20 May 1766, he said to be from [Kur-]Pfalz, and p.24 said they went to Livonia  (Kulberg235).  Not found in any later source.

GaildorfGL: is some 7 miles S of Schwaebisch Hall.

GailingFN: see Geiling.

GainlenFN: see Hort of Laub.

GairingFN: see Haering.

GaisenGL,  Podolia: nka Gaysin, Ukraine, 123 miles SW of Kiev

GaiserFN: said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#47) and KS:273 to have come fromUC Dettingen, Nuertingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Using FHL#1,055,7??, the GCRA proved that origin.  See the GCRA book for more.    Also spelled Geisler and Geissler.

Gak{widow}: she left Luzern in 1785 to marry in Zug (Mai1798:Mv1611);  see Mitter[Katharina} of Luzern.  Her Gak was not the much younger Hack{Conrad} (Lk43a).

Gak{Dorothea}:  she was in Lurzern in 1798 as the wife of Regner{Andreas} (Mai1798:Lz28);  she was found in no FSL but may have been born just after the FSLs were done; she may well have represented a Luzern first family.

Gak/Hack/Haag?FN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Alzey, Kurpfalz.

Galborsht(?)GL, Prussia: an unidentified place, said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Foerster family.

GalburgGL an unidentified German locality or state (might be Glauburg, 5 miles WNW of Buedingen) said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be homeUC of a Glikler family.

GalenzewoGL,  Wreschen Kreis, Posen Department, Warsaw Duchy]: nka Galezewice, Poland, 8 miles SW of Wreschen.  According to the GCRA it wa associated with Dieterle and Henne families in 1812.

GaliciaGL: see Galizien.

GalizienGL: aka Galicia, starting in 1772 was the northernmost province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, stretching from the Wisla river in the E to beyond present-day L’vov in the W.  Today the eastern part is in the Ukraine, and the western part is in Poland.  The capital was Lemberg, now known as L’vov, Ukraine.

GalkaVV:  aka Meierhoefer and Ust-Kulalinka, was a German Lutheran village on the western side of the Volga founded in 1764. The  FSL is published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.II, pp. 19-36.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens. If a name is in italics it comes from the Kuhlberg lists.  If a family name occurs more than once among the first settlers, given names in {} brackets follow the family name.  The number after a name is its FSL household number.  It is probably related to the fact that this was one of the first colonies settled, that the places in the FSL are nearly useless: many countries are missing; most countries listed never contained the localities they are listed with.  I have tried to salvage at least a little useful information.

from Abo: (Bartelson14);

from Altenberg?, Stolberg[?]: (Goebel/Gebel57);

from Bass: (Egeus?11);

from Bischofsheim, Kurpfalz [?]: (Schick{Balthasar}37, {Ludwig}36);

from Bitterfeld, Wittenberg: (Ziegler42);

from Bork: (Spring2);

from Carcassonne, [Frankreich]: (Berg7);

from [Hessen-]Darmstadt: (Grunner25);

from Elmenhorst?: (Bergmann24);

from Friedrichsgabe, [Holstein-Gottorp Duchy?]:  (Erbenson6);

from Friedrichsheim: (Albrecht12);

from Gikinberg?: (Schneider60);

from Glauburg, [Isenburg County?]: (Fuchs{J.Kaspar}55, Nickel51, Schenck/Schenk58, Voelker56);

from Grosshausen, [Hessen-]Darmstadt: (Olf59);

from Helenhof, Kurpfalz: (Wegner41);

from Horbach, [Hanau County?]: (Nagel50);

from Ilbing: (Hirschbeck13);

from Ischenroth?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt[?]: (Ladner{J.Peter}45, {Konrad}44, and possibly Wenzel44a);

from Isselbach, Kurmainz[?]:  (Bender35);

from Jena, [Altenburg Duchy]: (Glasar15);

from Kebring?, Brandendorf: (Arni/Arne33);

from Keksholm, [Russia]: (Kandelin10);

from Klitten, Wittenberg[?]: (Krebs28);

from Kochstedt?, Wittenberg[?]: (Lorenz43);

from Kulzfeld: (Steinert26);

from Langenalb, Baden-Durlach: (Dalinger{Christoph}38, {Maria}39/Dahlinger);

from Libau, Kurland: (Frank{Andreas}23);

from Lind, Oesterreich: (Bauer46);

from Linheim, [Friedberg Imperial City?]: (Weisheim{Christian}53, {Peter}54);

from Litschen, Wittenberg[?]: (Fischer34);

from Lovis?: (Hoffmann8);

from Luvis?, Schweiz?: (Norberg62);

from Meisdorf, [Magdeburg Duchy], Preussen:: (Elzow20);

from Menzingen [Barony]: (Tefer?1);

from Michelfeld: (Knetzer18);

from Mittel-Seemen, Stolberg-Gedern County: (Schott{J.Jacob}47);

from Mittelsinn?[sic], Stolberg[?]: (Schott47);

from Orlen? Isenburg[?]: (Bickart{Konrad}48, {Veronika}49/Buechert);

from Otzberg, Wittenberg[?]:  (Schmidt{Kaspar}31, {Michael}32, {Nikolaus}30);

from Pappenheim [Barony]: (Wuensch/Wunsch5);

from Petersburg: (Hirsch21);

from Rastatt, [Baden-Baden Margraviate]: (Frank{J.Wilhelm}3);

from Riga, Livland: (Hahn61);

from Schlech?, Preussen: (Malm63);

from Schwellbrunn?, Oesterreich: (Denner/Diener/Tiner27);

from Setzingen, [Ulm Imperial City]:  (Holstein16);

from Steinbach, Hangenloch?: (Schanzenbach64);

from Steinberg: (Fuchs{Katharine}52);

from Tarttila: (Gelwer?/Gelwer19);

from Viersen, Baden-Durlach[?]: (Waltz?/Waltz40);

from Werse, [Muenster Bishopric]: (Beichel17);

from Westerhilden?: (Fried9);

from Westlanger, Baden-Durlach: (Klaus/Kloss29);

from Windesheim, Mittelpfalz: (Baum22);

from Zeilsheim, [Kurmainz]:  (Ott/Otto4).

Gall{A.Marg.}: born in Ellwangen and widow of  {J.Friedrich} married Hoedl{Stephan} 30 Apr 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#784).  Not found in any later source.

Gall FN: also see Gaal and Hall.

Galler/Haller?FN{Johannes}:  said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Seligenstadt (no locality mentioned).  He married in Buedingen 9 March1766 Mahler{Margaretha}, no origin given for either; other sources give his family name as Goller (Mai&Marquardt#394 and KS144 & 131).

GallingerFN: said by the Hildman FSL to be fromUC Heiligenstadt.  For 1798 see: {Konrad} (Ma1798:Kl43, Lg30) and {Johannes} (Hd27).

GallingerFN: also see Hellinger.

GallowaFN{Pierre}: was baptized on 17 August 1739 in Neu-Isenburg, [Isenburg-Birstein County]. This Galloy man married in Buedingen 7 April 1766 Wester(A.Eliesabeth) both of them from Neu-Ysenburg (Mai&Marquardt#489). For more detail go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/g/gallowa_moor.cfm.  KS129 spells it Neu-Isenburg saying it was near Offenbach (now in Hesse). The Moor FSL (#30) says he was fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned) .  In 1798 the family name was given as Galufa and the wife’s maiden name was given as Weiss (Mai1798:Mo53). 

GalloyFN: see Gallowa.

GalufaFN: see Gallowa.

GambachFN{Karl}: fromUC Rodenbergen he married Steinbach{Anna} 9 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#502). KS129 said Rodenberg was in the Dillkreis (now in Hesse). The Moor FSL (#52) said he was fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  The family name was spelled Kalmbach in 1798 (Mai1798:Mv1783). 

Gambier: see Gampier.

Gammerstrath/Hammertrab{Josua}: Danish records say this man leftUC Staffort, Oberamt Karlsruhe, Baden- Durlach Margraviate arriving at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761 as a farm hand for Eichner{Christoph}; {Josua} lived at #2 “Basballas Hof” in Colony F8 “Christiansheide”, Flensburg Amt: he and Gruenemeyer[Margarethe} are recorded as joint owners there.  He was permitted to leave in Oct. 1764 and is recorded in the Beideck 1775 census #22  (EEE p. 412, for more see that).

Gampier{J.Philipp}: his widow {Sabine}  married Pre{Francois} 13 March 1766 in Buedingen {Mai&Marquardt#421).  I did not identify her in any published FSL.

GametFN:  said by the1798  Koehler census to be the maiden name of frau Schneider (Mai1798:Kl87).

GammelFN: said by the Bangert FSL to be fromUC Kleeberg, Wetterau, Darmstadt.  May have been spelled Hammel in 1798 (Mai1798:Bg10?).

Gammelsbach, Erbach County (now in Baden-Wuerttemberg): is 14 km S of Erbach-im-Oldenwald and 3 km S of Beerfelden.  Proven as the birthplace of  Gutherich{J.Christian}.

Gammerikh/Hammerich?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Ersrach(?), Kur Trier.  This might be a corrupted spelling of Hettrich.

Gammerstrath{Joseph}:  Lang proved he was born about 1737 in Staffort, Kurpfalz, north of Karlsruhe (today in Baden-Wuerttemberg), and  that he immigrated to Denmark (now Schleswig-Holstein) where he first settled in the colony of Christiansheide on 7 December 1761 on the farmstead of Bärens Hof, moving on 31 October 1762 to the farmstead of Basballes Hof.  Later he immigrated, and evidently was among the first settlers in Beideck on the Volga.  He married Zwecker{M.Margaretha} the widow of Gruenemeier{J.Matthias} either just before or just after arrival in Russia. Either way he is one of Beideck’s First Settlers. {Joseph} is listed as Kammerstrahl{Joseph}, a widower in the 1798 census (Mai1798:Bd36).  For more detail go to both http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/g/gammerstrath_beideck.cfm and to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/g/gruenemeier_beideck.cfm.

Gamolka?FN: see Hamalka.

Gan/HahnFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Alzey (no locality mentioned).

Gandiberg?, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Nicolaus{Johann} family.

Ganerbschaft: in geo-political terms a Ganersbschaft was a country or other political entity, owned and operated something like a modern corporation, with several to many people, and/or political and/or religious entities owning shares.  See Staden.

Ganerin?GL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Dorn family and possibly a Kraft family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Darmstadt.

GangerschildGL: see  Gaterschlein.

Gangnus{Gustav}: Danish records say he was a Lutheran son of {Hans Georg} who leftUC Kanton Greichau/Kraichgau), Barony of the Baron von Gemmingen, Schwaebischer Ritterkreis arriving at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in June 1760; in Feb 1764 he and his wife were in Colony J4 “Friderichsdall”, Silkeborg Amt, last recorded in Denmark in Jan. 1765.  They immigrated to Russia arriving at Kronstadt near St. Petersburg in May 1766, signing in Aug at Oranienbaum a pledge to settle in Hirschenhof colony in Latvia (EEE p.412, for more see that).

Gangnus{Hans Georg/Juergen}: Danish records say he was a Lutheran who leftUC Kanton Greichau/Kraichgau), Barony of the Baron von Gemmingen, Schwaebischer Ritterkreis arriving at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in June 1760; in Dec 1760 he, his wife and 7 offspring  were in Colony J4 “Friderichsdall”, Silkeborg Amt, last recorded in Denmark in Jan. 1765.  They immigrated to Russia, the widow, {Anna Margaretha}, arriving at Kronstadt near St. Petersburg in May 1766, signing in Aug. in Oranienbaum a pledge to settle in Hirschenhof colony in Latvia (EEE pp.412-413, for more see that).

GanishFN: also see Hanisch

GanjeFN: see Gnang.

GannFN: see Hein.

GansFN: according to a Luebeck ML this woman married a Baumbach man in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#140, KS120).  This may be the couple that was in Belowescher Kolonien by 1767.

Gans/GanzFN{Conrad}:Danish records say he leftUC the Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate arriving at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1761; with wife and child he lived first at #22 “Bauers Stelle” in Colony G15 “Sophienhamm”, Gottorf Amt, and later at #26 “Juels Hof” in Colony G9 “Christiansholm”, same Amt, allowed to leave in May 1763, they immigrated  to Russia (EEE p.413, for more see that).  Said by the Shcherbakovka FSL #10 to be fromUC Brandis.    In 1788 and 1798 spelled Gantz and Ganz (Mai1798:Mv2770,Ml20, Sv20, 21 and 34).

GanschFN: see Hinsch.

GanserFN{J.Jacpb}: said by the Laub FSL #16 to be fromUC Colmar, Elsass. In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Vogt (Mai1798:Lb54).

Ganser{Heinrich & Vel Mayt}: their son was baptized in Luebeck 10 Oct 1765.  Found in no later source.

GanshornFN: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Heidelberg Oberamt, Kurpfalz.  In 1798 it was spelled both Ganshorn (Mai1798:Bd70) and Ganzhorn with the maiden name of the wife given as Jorter (An20).

Gantzen: see Bantzen.

Ganter?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Genzel? family.

GantzFN: may be the maiden name of a woman fromUC Koeln who first married a Weber and then a Diehl; see Mariental FSL household 28 and Mai1798:Mt42.

GantzFN: also see Gans and Hansel.

GanvakaFN: said by the1798  Brabander census to the maiden name of frau Schmidt{J.Adam}.

GanzFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Lechner.

GanzFN: also see Gans and Hanses.

GanzerFN: see Quenzer.

GanzheimerFN: see Hunzheimer.

GanzhornFN: see Ganshorn.

GanzwichFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Muenster, Kurmainz.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GapelFN: not found in an FSL but was in the 1775 Grimm census #138.  Spelled Happel in 1798 (Mai1798:Gm104).

GarFN: see v, Gorr, Haar,  Horn and Nor.

GarFN:  see Georg.

Gardheim/Hardheim(?)GL, Wuerzburg: an unidentified place said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Akhtshteter/Hochstetter? family.  I don’t see any Hardheim in Bavaria; there are a Gadheim 4 miles NNE and a Gaedheim 23 miles NE of Wuerzburg.

GareisFN{Joseph}: per the Koehler FSL (#6) he was fromUC Eger, Oesterreich,  his frau’s maiden name was  Bernhardt{A.Maria}, and his brother-in-law, Wagner{Johannes}, was living in the household.    The family name was spelled both Gareis (Mai1798:Kl63) and Goreis (Mai1798:Kl36) in 1798.

GareisFN{Matthias}: KS129 says he and his wife, [the widow] Wagner{A.Maria} left for Leichtling in 1766.  It would seem that {Joseph} and {Matthias} are the same man

GarmerGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified locality said by the Leichtling FSL to be homeUC to a Sager family.

Garmitsas?GL: an unidentified place said to have been homeUC to the Graefenstein family (Lk3), possible early settlers in Zuerich.

Garnier{Pierre}: arrived in Russia with pregnant wife and daughter age 5 before 7 Jan 1765 (Fond 283, file 42, pp. 1, 3, 5, 11).  I did not find any later reference to this family.

Garnisch?FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Annaberg, [Kur-]Sachsen.  They must have died before the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gart/GaertFN:  Bonner proved that this woman who married the Schaefer man who settled in Balzer was from Huettengesas. 

GarzFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Aken, Anhalt-Koethen [Principality].  I could not find this man in Mai1798.

Gass{J.Kaspar}: KS129 says he left Meiches near Lauterbach (now in Hesse).  I did not find him in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GassmannFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Weissenburg, Frankreich.

GassnerFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of a frau Mensing.

Gast{Gottfried+wife+4 kids}: Kulberg70 said they came  fromUC Koenitz.  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

GasteheimGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Wolter family.

Gat?: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Hemmel family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Boehmen; if so it might today be in Croatia 42 km S of Pecs, Hungary.

GateauFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Serser(?).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Lz27.

Gateau{Margaretha}; wife of Regner{Anton} said to be from Zug (Mai1798:Lz27). 

Gaterschlein?, [Schleswig-]Holstein [Royal Duchy]:  said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to  Meier{J.Augustus}.  This probably was Gangerschild 20 km NE of Schleswig city and 25 km SW of Flensburg.

Gath?FN: said by the Bangert FSL to be fromUC Philippstein, Nassau-Weilburg.  In 1798 spelled Gatt or Hatt (Mai1798:Bg19).

GathoffFN: see Gatthof.

Gatscha?GL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Fuchs/Funkfamily and possibly to their Duchscherer/Tuchscherer step-children.  There is a Gatschach, Austria 75 miles SSE of Salzburg city.

GatsheimGL, Erbach County: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Missler family.  The Walter research Group has suggested this place is Hattersheim-am-Main, but I suspect that Hattersheim at the time was controlled by the Imperial City of Frankfurt and not by Erbach County … There was a Gadernheim in Erbach County, some 11 miles WNW of Erbach city.

GattFN: see Gath.

GatthofFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be the wife of a Singer man.  According to the Buedingen ML a Gathoff woman, no origin given, married in 1766 a Sanyer man; this couple later went to Leichtling (Mai&Marquardt#428).

GattingerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Zuerich, Schweiz.

GattungVV: another name for ZugVV.  

GauGL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.

Gau AngellochGL, Bammental Amt, Baden: is some 3 miles ESE of Bammental, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Klingmann family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

Gaub/GaubbFN: filed with Gaup.

GauchFN: see Bakus of Neudorf.

GauersheimGL, Kurpfalz: is 13 miles WNW of Worms city, and was said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Thomas{Heinrich} family.

GauersmannFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Wirges, [Kur-]Trier.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gauerstadt, Bamberg [Bishopric]:  an unidentified place said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Schaefer family.

Gauger/Gauser/Gauzer/Kaucher/KauckerFN{Eberhard}: fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  With wife {Eva} and 3 chiodren he last reregistered in Denmark in April 1765 (EEE p.648).  By June 1765 they had settled in Reinwald FSL #26 which said he was fromUC Stein, [Baden-]Durlach [Margraviate].   Spelled Gauser and Gauzer in 1798 (Mai1798:Rw9, 19, 23, 25).

Gau HeppenheimGL: see Heppenheim.

GaulFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Albig, Kurpfalz.

Gaul{Conrad}: fromUC Pfalz, with wife {Anna} and 2 children, arrived in Russia 8 Aug. 1766 (Kulberg3580).  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

GaulFN: see also Haun.

GaunaGL: see Haun

Gaup/GaubFN{J.Friederich, son of J.Jakob}: Dorothy Brandner, KS672 and 274, the 1816 Glueckstal census, and the GCRA all concur that he was born 31 Oct 1797 in Markgroeningen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg (FHL1056750-1 & 550796). See the GCRA book for more details.  He married Wittich{K.Margareta} who had been born about 1799 in Neustatz (Peterwardein), Bataschka, Hungary (Glueckstal Death Records 1859 in FHL 1884093/2  Also spelled Gaupp.

Gaub{J.Jakob, father of J.Fiederich}: Dorothy Brandner reports that he was born on 17 Sep 1776 in Buetelsbach, Wuerttemberg (FHL 1956750 and 1956751).

GauppFN: see Gaup.

Gaurer?FN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Willmandingen, Wuerttemberg.  It may be that in 1798 frau Kleim, nee Grasmueck, was the remarried widow of Herr Gaurer (Mai1798:Lw20).

GauriFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Later may have been spelled Sauer (Mai1798:Nr91).

GauriFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Zweibruecken (no locality mentioned).  I cannot find this family in the index to the 1798 censuses.

Gaurshtein/HauersteinFN{Michael}: said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#9) to be fromUC Ansbach.

GausFN: said by the Kano FSL to be step-daughters in the Leichner household; Kuhlberg gave their originUC as [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality].  I could not find these younger women in the 1798 Volga censuses, but frau Lichtner is there with her maiden (sic married widowed name) as Gaus (Mai1798:Kn18). 

Gaus FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Olzfeld? with a Tell stepdaughter in the household.   I could not find either family in the 1798 censuses.

GausFN: also see Kaust.

GauserFN:  see Gauger.

GaussFN: Gerhard Lang found that she married Beisel{Friedrich Jacob} in Meimsheim in 1746.  Mistakenly rendered Kraus in the 1798 Dreispitz census.

GaustadtGL, [Bamberg Bishopric]: is some 1.5 miles W of Bamberg city, and said by a Woehrd ML to homeUC to a Distler woman who in 1766 married a Huck man; by 1767 this couple was in Brabander (Mai&Marquardt#776).  KS:136 said Gaustadt was near Bamberg.

GautierFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Avene?, Frankreich with a wife whose maiden name was Floro.  I could not find either family name in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GauzenFN{Konrad}:  said by the first transcription of the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#26) to be fromUC Lauterbach.

Gauzer FN:  see Gauger.

Gays{Heinrich}: KS129 says he was from Grebenhain near Lauterbach (now in Hesse) and left secretly with his wife.  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GCRA: for details contact the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association, 611 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-4130, e-mail address: GCRA31@aol.com.  Web site at http://www.glueckstal.org/.    You may be interested in purchasing from AHSGR the book The Glueckstalers of New Russia and North America: A Collection of History, Genealogy and Folklore with CD to which the entries in this GO index refer.  Families are arranged alphabetically in this book/CD.

GdanskGL is Polish for Danzig.

GebauerFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Endorf.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Mv1903.

Gebauer{Johannes}:  said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Born (Lk101). I could not find this couple or any obvious descendants in Mai1798. (Lk68).

Gebel{Liebs+w}: Kulberg130 said they were Reformed fromUC Braunfels (no locality identified). Not found in T or in any published FSL.

GebelFN: a Luebeck ML says this woman fromUC Hessen-Darmstadt in 1766 married a Schleuning man; by 1767 this couple was in Norka (Mai&Marquardt#256).

GebelFN: also see Goebel.

Gebersdorf GL, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: is 13.5 miles N of Alsfeld city, and was said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt{Kaspar} family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.  There were at least 11 other Gebersdorf in the Germanies.

GebhardFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:672, 274) with no origin, but origin in Heilbronn, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg proved by the GCRA using FHL 1,055,540; see their book for detail.

GebhardFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Neuburg, [Kur-]Bayern.

Gebhard{Jakob}: KS129 says he went toUC Huck.  I did not find him in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GebhardFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Oftersheim?, Kurmainz.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gebhart{Maria}: married Stichler{Daniel} 9 April 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#927 and KS159).  KS129 said the year was 1765.

GebhardtFN: this family name was found recorded in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

GeblerFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Muenchhausen.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gebwing?, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Klein family.

GeckelFN: see Hegel.

GeckenheimerGL: arrived in Glueckstal in 1817 and origin was proved in Hagsfeld, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden by the GCRA using FHL 1,189,443.  Also spelled Goeckenheimer.  See the GCRA book for detail.

GeckerFN: see Geker.

GeddeFN: according to the Norka FSL this orphaned son of Heinrich Gedde was living in the Breitenstein household.  I could not find him in  Mai1798.

GeddeFN: also see Gitte or Hede.

GeddelsbachGL, Loewenstein: is some 12 miles E of Heilbronn city, and said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Fertig family.

GeddernheimGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Dipener? family.  There is a Gundersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, some 21 miles S of Mainz.

Gedek?FN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be the maiden name of frau Schuster (Mai1798:Or2).  Also spelled Hedicke.

GedekeFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Wien.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GedernGL, Stolberg[-Gedern]: this city was acquired by the Stolberg-Wernigerode Counts in 1535 and in 1677 became the capital of the new country of Stolberg-Gedern County, later Duchy and Principality.  It now lies in Hessen some 10 miles NNE of Buedingen city.

Gedrich?FN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Gerzerom?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Geer FN: see Geier.

Geeren{Regina}: KS:118 said she married an Amheiser man in 1794 in Neu-Saratowka.

GeewaldFN{Gottlieb}: Dr. Waeschke says Anhalt archival records say that he left for Russia from Woerlitz (Mai&Marquardt#1069).  KS129 says Woerlitz was near Dessau (in Saxony today). The Boaro FSL (#30) said this Gerward man was fromUC Dessau (no locality mentioned).  Later the name was spelled (references to  Mai1798) : Herrwald in 1776, 1784 and 1798  (Mv287, Mv305 and Pl38) as well as Herwald in 1798 (Ka125).

GegdFN: see Hecht.

GegerFN: see Jaeger.

GeginFN: see Login.

Geglain: see Heglein?{Michael} of Luzern.

GeherFN: see Jaeger.

GehlingerFN: see Hellinger and Gellinger.

GehlweilerGL, [Kurpflaz]: is some 36 miles WSW of Mainz city and some 6 miles N of Kirin, Rhineland-Palatinate, and said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Paul woman who married in 1766 a Wolff man; by 1767 the couple was in Kraft (Mai&Marquardt#682).  Also said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Paul woman who in 1766 married a Soether man; by 1767 this couple was in Norka (Mai&Marquardt#681).

GehreFN{Andreas}: Dr. Waeschke found Anhalt-Dessau archival sources which said this Anhalt-Bernburg Regiment soldier from Quellendorf left for Russia with his wife and son (Mai&Marquardt#1968 and KS129).  The Boisroux FSL (#34) has them as a Gere? family.  In 1783 and 1798 they are list as Geier folk (Mai1798:Mv301 and Hm15).

Gehring?FN: also see Goehring and Hering.

GehrlingFN: see Gerlinger.

GeibelFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#46) and KS:275 without origin.  Using FHL#193,085-6, the GCRA proved origin in Nussdorf, Landau [Amt], Rheinpfalz.  See their book for more.  Better spelled Heupel.

Geichel?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Blum family.  This may have been Gaichel, Luxemburg, some 12 miles WNW of Luxemburg city.

GeidelFN: see Heindel.

GeidereichFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Orlovskaya FSL to be fromUC Nassau; a Kegler step-daughter was living with them which would indicate that frau Geidereich was previously frau Kegler.    I could not find the Geidereich family in the 1798 censuses.

Geidigem?, Mecklenburg: an unidentified place said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to a Mertz family.

Geien?GL: said by the Mueller FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family, while Kuhlberg gives Stolberg as the state.  Might this be Gedern, seat of western Stolberg?

Geier and Geyer interfiled:

Geyer{Maria}: she married Metzel{Joseph} 10 June 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#1007).  They were among the first settlers in the Belowesch colonies.

GeierFN{Ludwig}: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Pokhausen.

GeierFN: said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be have come fromUC Buedingen later than the first settlers (p.137).

GeyerFN{Christine E}:daughter of {Wilhelm Ludwig} fromUC Buedingen on 8 April 1766 in Buedingen  married Guthmann{Christoph} son of {Johannes} also from Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#498).  By 1767 they were in Kutter FSL #82. The Kutter FSL #82, KS130 and 132 spelled his name Gutmann.

GeierFN: said by the 1798 Norka census to be the maiden name of frau Georg (Mai1798:Nr122).

GeierFN: the 1798 Norka census gives this as the maiden name of the wife of an Isenburger Spiegel (Mai1798:Nr12).  A Luebeck ML says she was a Geil (Mai&Marquardt#1184).

Geier{Jost/Just}: he is in the Schilling 1775 census at #35 and is a likely first settler there.  Kulberg5004 says he was fromUC Isenburg (no indication which one, and no locality mentioned). 

GeierFN{Johann}: said by the Warenburg FSL to be step-children in the Eng household.  For 1798 perhaps see Mai1798:Yp97??

Geyer{J.Heinrich}: fromUC Kurpfalz and wife {Catharina}, their son was baptized in Buedingen 21 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1205).  On 9 Aug 1766 this couple with 5 children arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC the Pfalz (Kuhlberg3807).

Geyer{Johannes}:KS130 said he left Buedingen town (now in Hesse).  I could not find him in any published FSL.

GeierFN: see also Gehre, Genf and Gere and Herr.

GeierFN:  also see Meinicke of Boaro.

GeigerFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Heidelberg, Kurpfalz.

GeigerFN: arrived in Soth Russia in 1819 and later settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa; family records found by Curt Renz in Berwangen, Eppingen Amt, Wuerttemberg.

GeigleFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:660) without origin.  The GRCA suggests he may have been fromUC Hermaringen, Heidenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg from whence other Geigle families are known to have come.

GeiglerFN{A.Dorothea}:  the Rosslau ML says this woman (no origin given) married Suttner{Johannes} 28 May 1765; by 1766 this couple was in Graf (FSL #17} (Mai&Marquardt#838). KS129 said the year was 1765. 

GeilFN: see Geier.

GeilhausenGL: an unidentified place said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Hammer  family.  There was a Geilshausen, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate l6 km NE of Giessen city.

Geiling{Margaretha}: fromUC Rheinmuenster she married 7 April 1766 Schipper{J.Michael}; by June 1767 he, with a newer wife, was in Stahl-am-Karaman (FSL (#40); other sources give the maiden name of the first wife as Gailing (Mai&Marquardt#485).

Geilling{J.Michael}: married Brunn{Elisabeth} in Luebeck 16 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#91).  KS129 said the year was 1765.  I did not find them in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GeilshausenGL: see Geilhausen.

Geinitz: see Linde.

Geinsheim(?)GL, was an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the state of Erbach and to be homeUC to a Hoffaerber family.  Geig1says this probably was a miswriting of Hainstadt, Breuberg Condominium.

GeisFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). ). In 1798 the family name was spelled Geiss and the wife’s maiden name was given as Meisinger (Mai1798:Ms69). Bonner proved the maiden name of this wife as Meissinger from Aulendiebach.

GeisFN: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).

GeisFN: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). ). The family name was spelled Geiss and the wife’s maiden name was given as Kaiser in 1798 (Mai1798:Mo61).

GeisFN: this family name was found recorded in Schlitz marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

Geise? FN: said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Altenau, Daenemark [Kingdom].  I could not find them  in Mai1798.

Geisel?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Grohnde?. I could not find this man in the 1798 censuses

Geiselbach, [Kurmainz]: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Krapp/Krapf family.

Geiselwind?GL, [Schwarzenberg County]: is some 21 miles WSW of Bamberg city, and said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Holzleitner family. Kuhlberg mistakenly said this was in Bamberg, it was near Bamberg.

Geiselwind, Schwarzenberg [County]: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Fichtel family.  Same place as the previsous entry.

Geisen? FN: the maiden name of frau Kaiser of Caesarfsfeld according to the 1798 census (Mai1798:Bb15).

Geisenheim, Kumainz: see Giederheim.

GeisenstamGL, Hesse is some 17.6 miles NNW of Alzey and is said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC of a Kaiser family.

GeiserFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Bieber(?).

GeisernFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Alzbach.  I could not find this woman in the 1798 censuses.

Geisler{J.Balthasar}: married Ruchges{A.Elisabeth} in Luebeck 15 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#181).  KS129 had their names as  Geissler and Ruehges. I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GeislerFN: also see Gaiser.

Geislitz?GL, [Hanau County]: is 2.5 miles SE of Gelnhausen city, and said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Krop? family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hanau.

GeissFN: the Katharinenstadt FSL gives this as Sabelfeld’s wife’s maiden name, says he is from Nassau-Usingen and gives no place of origin for her.  See von Hess.

Geiss{Caspar}: from Rohrbach his wife stayed behind and did not go to Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1257).

GeissFN: also see Geis, Geist, and Heiss.

Geissert{Philipp}: fromUC [Kur-]Maynz he married Heilmann{Marianna} 4 March 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquart#362).  KS129 said he was fromUC Mainzischen.  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GeissheimGL: an unidentified place said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Ipohoefer{Ferdinand} and {Bernard} families.

GeisslerFN: see Gaiser and Geisler.

Geist/HeistFN{Wilhelm}: There was a Geiss couple (forenames not given) who left from Aulendiebach in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1259). This nan was if the Reformed faith, fromUC Kurpfalz and arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761 (EEE p.439).  KS129 says he left in 1766 for Balzer.   By Sept 1766 he with wife {Catharina} had settled in Balzer FSL #17 which said he was fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned).  This couple must have died prior to the 1798 Volga census.

GeistFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL (db64) to be fromUC Rigelsen(?), Erbach.  Proven that this was Heist from Reichelsheim, Erbach County (Geig1).

Geist FN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:672, 674, 276) to be fromUC Murrhardt, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(770,569, 717,097), the GCRA proved origin in Goersdorf, Hunspach parish, Woerth [Amt], Elsass; they also found reason to believe the family stayed some time in Tscherwenka, Batschka, Hungary, before proceding to Glueckstal.  See the GCRA book for more details.

Geist{J.Caspar}: He married Volbing{Katharina} 22 August 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#194 & KS129).  Kulberg#6609 has Geist{Caspar} fromUC Darmstadt with wife {Anna} [A.Katharina??].  I did not find them in any FSL.

GeistFN{Johannes}: fromUC Reppeshain  he married Schmidt {A.Catharina} 15 May 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#651). The Mueller FSL (#36) said this Heiss man was fromUC Reinheim.  KS129 says he was fromUC Rebgeshain near Lauterbach (now in Hessen).

GeistFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Alzey.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Om9, 14?, 32?, 33?, 35, Hr28, Sn6.

GeistFN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be fromUC Kirnbach, Oesterreich.  I could not identify them or any descendant in Mai1798.

Geist{J.Caspar}: Kulberg#6221 has Geist{J.Caspar} fromUC Darmstadt with wife {A.Margaretha and daughter {A.Catharina} age 1 and sister-in-law Rath {Elisabeth} 20.  The Pleve version of the Walter FSL (#76) has a man with this name fromUC Eichen?, Hessen-Darmstadt [Landgraviate] whose wife is named {A.Margaretha} with no living offspring listed.  The WRG version spells the family name Yaist.

Geist{J.Georg Gottlieb: fromUC Steinbach 20 May 1766 in Buedingen married Schaeffer{A.Maria} (Mai&Marquardt#658).  KS129 has Scheffer, plus Steinbach near Geissen.  KS154 also has Scheffer, plus Rendel near Bad Vibel.  This couple evidently was hospitalized in St. Petersburg later in 1766 (T7493-7494 footnote 8 & 9).   I did not find them in later source.

GeistFN: see also Yaist and Heissof Mueller.

GeisterscheidFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Affeln, Kelheim.

GeiterFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Seelbach, Nassau[-Weilburg Principality], with Instedt orphans in the household.  Surely the Geiters had died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

GekeFN: see Hesse.

Geker/Hecker/Heckert?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Oberhausen, Kur Trier.  Later spelled Gecker.

Gekert?FN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Anhalt-Dessau.  Pleve suggests that this may have been Eckert but so far I find no evidence for this.

Gel?FN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Ulm (no locality mentioned).  Later may have been spelled Giske.

Gelau{Christian}: KS129 says he leftUC Wolfenhausen near Weilberg with wife and child.  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Geld/Held(t)FN{J.Jacob}: this Lutheran son of {J.Heinrich} fromUC Goergelhausen(?), Lichtenberg, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  In January 1765 with his Stoerecker wife {Eva}, he obtained permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.440).  By July 1766 they had settled in Doenhof FSL #25 which said he was fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).  Later may have been spelled Heldt.

GeldFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Ulm, Schwaben.

GeldFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Ansbach?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.  According to a Woehrd ML this Held man fromUC Schwabach [which was in Ansbach Margraviate], son of a Nuernberg merchant, married in 1766 the widow Kohlmann (Mai&Marquardt#807).

GeldFN: said by the Schuck FSL to be fromUC Heppenheim, [Kur-]Mainz.  Later spelled Heldt.  I could not find them in Mai1798 under any likely spelling.

Geldersheim?GL,[Wuerzburg Bishopric]: is some 3 miles WSW of Schweinfurt city, said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Weiseise? family.

GelfertFN:  see Helbert.

GelfritFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Spitza..ton, Yanauzen County.  The Walter Research Group has confirmed in parish records that this is the corruption of the given name (Helfrich) of a Hill family member from  Spitzaltern), Hanau (now Hessen).

Gelheim near Mannheim: said to be homeUC to Braunauer{ J.Gg.} and his son {Carl Joseph} who married  Beyerle{M.Gertraud} in Woerd (Mai&Marquardt#785).

Gelnhaar, Hanau [County]. Jean Roth of  the Walter Research Group has confirmed in local parish records that this was Gelnhaar, Isenburg (now Hessen). 

Gelnhaar/Gelgar/Kelengar/Kelgar/Kelgor/Keligar/KelingGL, Isenburg County: KS122 & 134 say this was near Buedingen and Mai&Marquardt#679 says it was homeUC to Henrich{ Eliesabetha } who married in Buedingen on 3 June 1766.  Said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to Beck, Beckel, Fogal, Homburg, Linz,and Wiederspahn families.  The Walter Research Group has confirmed in local parish records that this place actually was Gelnhaar, Isenburg (now Hessen), and that the family names are Beck, Boegel, Vogel, Hamburg, Linck and Wiederspahn.

GelhausenGS: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to Kreiter/Kreuter, Krenter, Krongant, Schaefer, and Seifert families.  Surely this is Gelnhausen.

Gelheim: is near Mannheim (Mai&Marquardt#785).  KS123 suggests Golheim may be Gondelsheim near Bruchsal. 

GelhornFN: see Helhorn.

GellFN: see Hell.

GellendorfGL, Trebnitz [Kreis, Prussian Silesia]:  aka Gillendorf, nka Skokowa, Poland, was some 10 miles NNW of Trebnitz, and the GCRA believes this was homeUC for a time (1797) to the Bruechler family that went to Glueckstal.  They also found it associated with Jundt family (1795).

GellerFN: see Hell.

GellhausenGS: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Hof family.  Surely this is Gelnhausen.

GellingerFN: see Hellinger.

GellmersbachGL, Weinsberg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 2 miles NNE of Weinsberg town, and was proven by GCRA to be home to the Jakober family that went to Glueckstal.  See the GCRA book for more details.

GelmFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Strebendorf.  Spelled Helm in 1798 (Mai1798:Bo20 and 12).

Gelmut{Katharina}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list as the wife of Appel{Ernst}; actual spelling might be Helmut (pb21).

GelnhaarGL: said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to the Ritzel woman who married a Beckel man in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#696).  By 1767 this couple was in the Belowescher Kolonien.

GelnhaarGL,  [1/2]Isenburg, [1/2 Stolberg-Gedern]: is some 5 miles NNE of Buedingen, Hessen, see Gelgar.  The Walter Research Group has confirmed in local parish records that this was home to Beck, Boegel, Vogel, Hamburg, Linck and Wiederspahn families that went to Walter.

Gelnhausen [Imperial City]GS: is in Hessen some 19 miles ENE of Frankfurt-am-Main.  It long was an independent city-state owning a small amount of territory outside the city itself; per Remmick: in 1745 it came under the joint control of Kurpfalz and Hanau who held its mortage(!).  None of the following references mention any locality.  Said   by the Doenhof FSL to be homeUC to Hess, Kaiser, Krauss, Lauck, Ley, Nafts, and Reil families.  Said   by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Schulz and perhaps a Filius? family.  Said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC   to Abich, Hepp, Schroeder and, possibly, Pea, and Strecker families. Said by the Hildmann FSL to be homeUC to Lusacker/Loseker and Renser/Reser families.  Said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Eurich family.  Said by the Leichtling FSL to be homeUC to a Rakk? family. Said   by the Moor FSL to be homeUC to a Weber family.  Said by the Roethling FSL to be homeUC to a Apfel family.  by the Schwab FSL to be homeUC to the Zisch and  Elsasser families.The Buedingen ML says this was homeUC to a Gies man who married in 1766 a Schleicht woman; by 1767 this couple was in Walter (Mai&Marquardt#513).  Said by a Luebeck ML to be home to Christ{J.Ernst} who married  Fris{Catharina} in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#137) but they were not found in any FSL.   See also Gelhausen, Gellhausen, Gernhausen and Kellhausen.

GelnhausenGS, Isenburg[sic]: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be homeUC to a Hessel family.  Gelnhausen was bordered on two sides by Isenburg County, but it was in the 1760s its own country as an Imperial City and was not part of Isenburg.

Gelpern?, [Kur-]Trier: an unidenified place said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Neu family.

Gelroth{no name listed}: KS129 says he was fromUC Hamburg.  I found him in no published FSL or in Mai1798.

GelsteinGL, Henburg County: an unidentified place, said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Heidenreich family.  The Walter Research Group has identified this as a Heitzenrider family from Hellstein, Hesse.  I think there is an outside possibility that Hellstein about 1766 was under the control of the Henneberg Duchy.

Gelwer?FN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Tarttila.    Spelled Gelwer in 1798 (Mai1798:Gk5, 37).

GelwigFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Helwig in 1798 (Mai1798:Nr95).   

GelzerFN: see Helzer.

Geminden/Gemuenden(?)GL, Swabisch, Swabia: is an unidentified locality said by the Rothammel FSL to be homeUC to a Fuchs family.  Most of the current Geminden/Gemuenden seem to be too far north for Swabia.

GemmingenGL/GS: this was an ancient but somewhat anomalous country sometimes referred to as a Knight’s Holding, sometimes as a Barony, sometimes as a Free Republic.  At the time our ancestors left for the Volga it encompassed over 50 scattered localities almost all within the confines of present-day Baden-Wuerttemberg.  Few were near more than a couple of the others, except for a group of 7 to the SE of Pforzheim city.  Others were scattered to the S of Heilbronn, to the E, SE and NE of Sinsheim, and maybe two dozen to the N and E (sometimes far-flung) of Neckarslum is 17 km WNW of Heilbronn city.  The town which gave its name to the country is 13 km SE of Sinsheim.  Gerhard Lang says Detterer{J.Adam} was born in Gemmingen (town?) and Danish records agreed that the Gemmingen Knights Holding was home to him before he came to Denmark.  The Doenhof FSL #8 had the place as Keminisch?.

GemmrigheimGL, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg: mistakenly said KS:295 to have been homeUC to the Haug/Hauck family that settled in Kassel.

GemnitzFN: said by the Stumpp supplement to the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Sachsen (no locality indicated).  This may have been Heinitz? but I have not been able to find him in the 1798 Volga censuses under any spelling I can  think of so far.

GemrotGL, Hesse-Darmstadt: see Zehlenroth.

Gemsemer{no name listed}: KS129 said he was fromUC [Kur-]Pfalz heading for Schwab with is wife fromUC Dauernheim near Friedberg (now in Hesse).  I found him in no published FSL, nor in the Kuhlberg Lists nor in the Transport Lists, but the family name is found in 1798 (Mai1798:Gk48).

Gemuend/Gmuend(?)GL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Kautz FSL to be the homeUC of a Reuter/Reiter family.  The only Gemuend I found was way down right on the Luxembourg border.  Much more likely is the Gemuenden that is some 36 miles WSW of Mainz.

Gemuenden?GL: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Deible family.  Kuhlman says the state was Wuerzburg. This is likely the Gemeunden some 20 miles NW of Wuerzburg city.

Gemuenden, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: nka Burg-Gemuenden 26 km NEof Giessen city.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Kraemer{J.Philipp}. 

Gemuenden, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: is 33 km NW of Wuerzburg city and was said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to Baldaf,  Hoefner,  Seelman and Siegler families.  This is the same place as the next entry

Gemuenden(?), [Wuerzburg Bishopric]: is 37 km W of Schweinfurt city and 17 km SW of Westheim.  Said by the Pfeifer FSL #82 to be homeUC to Heilmann{Hans Adam}.    

Gemuenden-am-MainGL, [Wuerzberg Bishopric]: said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to Kirchgessner, Reisch, and Klein families, and possibly to Koehler, Kuemmel, and Schmidtlein families.  Kuhlberg said this was in the state of Wuerzburg.

Gemuenden(?)GL: also see Geminden.

Gen?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be an orphan girl in the Maus household.  I could not find her in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gen?, Boehmen: an unidentified place said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Reinhardt family and perhaps to Mensing{Magdalena}, an orphan girl.

Gen(?)GL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.

Genchel?GL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Michel family.

Genderkingen?GL, [Augsburg Bishopric]: is some 23 miles N of Augsburg city, and said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Dom family.

GeneFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Paris, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Genf FN:  I could not find them in any published FSL but members of this family were reported as having come from Schulz in 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2662).  Spelled Geier in 1798 (Sf27).  May also have been spelled Henff?

GenieFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Nans, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GeningGS : the spelling used in the first transcription of the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL for what David Schmidt proved was the Thuengen Barony.   Said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be homeUC of the following : Appel48, Grau (Kraus in FSL)49, Henneberg32, 33, Kewel (his widow, now wife of Schipper) 40, 40a, Kraus (wife of Schneider)36,  37, 43, Krutsch (sic Kraus in FSL)38, Kuehnreich45b, Loresch34, 39, 44, Martin(his wid now wife of Seibel)45, 45a,  Martin46, 47,  Pfeifer (widow of Johann, wife of Krutsch)38, 38a, Rot/Roth41, Scheidt(wife of Loresch)44, Schmidt42, Schnarr?(wife of Kraus)43, 43a,  Schneider35, 36, (wife of Kraus) 37, (wife of Schmidt)42, Shipper/Schiffler31, 40, and Zeifel/Seibel45,  and possibly frau Hennenberg nee Friedrich?33, and Keil wife of Appel48, and Nickel wife of Schneider35 );  David Schmidt has found the marriage record in Weissenbach, Thuengen, of the  Schneider -Kraus couple listed in the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#42)..

Gening(?)GS: Said (no locality mentioned) by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Schroeder family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Brin? family.

GenkeFN: said by the Stephan FSL to be fromUC Barenburg?, [Hoya County, Kurbraunsweig].  I did not find them or any descendants in Mai1798.

GenkingenGL, Siekingen: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Herrlein family.  There is a Genkingen 6 miles S of Reutlingen city, but it was then in Wuerttemberg Duchy, not in Sickingen County which was NW and SW of Kaisterlautern city in the Pfalz.

GenleinFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Hilpoltstein(?).  Dr. Pleve suggested this might be spelled Henlein.  They may have died prior to the 1798 census.

GenschFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Anhalt-Dessau (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Hensch in 1798 (Mai1798:Kn22).

GenserFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Gentzer in the 1775 Norka census.  I cannot find them in the index to the 1798 censuses.

Genter{Heinrich}:

Genter{Ludewig}: Danish records say this Lutheran leftUC Wuerttemberg arriving at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762; he age 37,, his wife, Geist{Catharina} age 32, and 3 daughters lived at #13 “Ober Hof” in Colony G5 “Friderichsanbau”, Gottorf Amt until they escaped in April 1765 and immigrated to Russia (EEE pp.414-415, for more see that).  He is mentioned in the 1798 census of Holstein #40 as 1) the father of {Heinrich} age 28, 2) the father-in-law of Geist{M.Katharina} age 26 from Dobrinka [she may be a grand-dau of {J.Peter} of db64?? – ed] and 3) the deceased husband of {Margaretha} age 60.

Gentz{Peter}FN: he is listed in Rosenheim in 1798 (Rm51); a likely daughter is listed as coming from Rosenheim (Ka19)  but I cannot find him in any FSL.

Gentz/Heinz{Ludwig}:  this man was listed in Susannental in 1798 with these two alternative family names (Mai1798:Ss13) but I  cannot locate him in any FSL or in T.

GentzerFN: see Genser.

GenzeFN: see Hensse.

Genzel?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Ganter?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

GeorgFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Geier (Mai1798:Nr122).

GeorgFN: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Moelz, Sachsen.  Spelled Gorr and Gar in 1788 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2401, Rw56, Sw24, and Sw2).

GeorgFN: also see Gorr and Jorg.

Georgenhausen, [Loewenstein-Wertheim]:  is 11 km ESE of Darmstadt city centre, and was said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Held woman who married in 1766 a Mey man; by 1767 this couple was in Holstein (Mai&Marquardt#586).  Brent Mai proved this the origin of Friedrich{J.Adam} who settled in Laub FSL (#14).  [It is unclear which small country Georgenhausen was in during the 18th century, but it is clear that it was not then in Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate even though it was quite near Darmstadt city –ed]

GeorgensgmuendGL: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Schnurr family.  This probably was in the Ansbach Margraviate some 17 miles S of Nuermberg city.

GeorgholdFN: said by the Schoenchen FSL to be fromUC Arnstein.   Spelled Herold in 1798 (Mai1798:Sn23).

Georgi{Heinrich}: KS129 said with wife and 6 children he leftUC either Bieber or Lohrhampten near Gelnhausen in 1765.  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GeorgievkaVV: a variation of the Russian name for BibersteinVV.

GeorgiewkaVV: a variation of the Russian name for BibersteinVV.

GeorgiiFN: see Jerge.

Geperkh/Hepberg(?)GL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Sieb family.

GephardtFN: said by the Jost FSL to be fromUC Halle, Brandenburg.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GeraGL: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Raabe family.  This is likely the same place as the next two entries.

GeraGL, [Kur-]Sachsen: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Ludwig family. 

GeraGL, Thueringen is some 160 miles ENE of Frankfurt-am-Main,  and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Ludwig, and Schmidt families.  Same place as the previous entry.

Geratshofen?GL: said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Hartmann family, and possibly to a Burgardt family.  This may be in Kurbayern, some 7 miles SW of Kulz, Bavaria.

GerauFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Besancon, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gerbach, [Falkenstein Duchy]: is 10 km W of Kircheim-Bolanden city and was said to have been homeUC to the Lieber family (Lk32), likely early settlers in Zuerich.

GerberFN{Rosina}:  married Windholm{Anton} 28 May 1765in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#832 and KS164).  KS129 had her name as {Rosia?}. She apparently died before reaching Graf and Herr Windholz had remarried with her brother or nephew, Gerber{Anton Andreas}, in tow (Graf FSL #6 and 6a).

GerberFN: this orphan [apparently his sister or aunt had died between Rosslau and the Volga] was said by the Graf FSL to be living with a Windholz family fromUC Regesnburg.

GerberFN{Joseph}: said by the Hoelzel FSL #36) to be fromUC Regensburg (no locality mentioned).    Spelled Gerbert in 1793 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv948, Hz32, Hd12).

Gerber/Herber(t){Philipp}: Using LDS film 1269796, Bill Pickenhaupt proved that at least four of their children, {Johannes} in 1750, {J.Michael} in 1751, {J.Bernard} in 1754 and {A.Maria} in 1762, were born in Bad Nauheim, [Hanau County]. Kulberg #5495 said  he, his wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters arrived in Russia on 12 Sept. 1766 from Hanau [County].  He, his wife, 2 sons and one remaining daughter are recorded as leaving Oranienbaum for the Volga (TL1252-1256).   Bill Pickenhaupt believes {Philipp} and his Krass/Gress wife {Christina} were among the first settlers of Kind.  Sons {J.Bernhard} and {J.Michael} were in Kind in 1798 (Mai1798:Kd2, Kd3). Their sister{A.Elisabeth} left Kind to go to Basel  to marry Schmidt{George} in 1774 (Mai1798:Mv1276, Bs41).

GerberFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Fulda (no locality given), and his frau’s maiden name was given as Hess (no origin given). The family name was also spelled Herber in 1798 (Mai1798:Kl09/Mv1318).

GerberFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Herzfeld.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Nm18.

GerberFN: also see Herber.

Gerbershein(?), Hanau: an unidentified place said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to a Rein family.

GerbertFN: see Gerber.

GerbigFN: according to a Luebeck ML this woman married in 1766 a Schroeder man (Mai&Marquardt#89).

GercheheinFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  I cannot find them in the index to the 1798 censuses.

Gerden(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC to a Wohlender family.  There is a Gehrden, Lower Saxony some 6 miles SW of Hannover city center or it might be Gedern.

GereFN: see Geewald.

Gerene(?)GL, was an unidentified region of France which according to the Frank FSL was in the Frankreich.  Mentioned in conjunction with a Philipper family.

Gerestam(?)GS: Said (no locality mentioned) by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Rausch family.  This might be Geretsham, now in Bavaria.

GeretshamGL: see Gerestam.

GerfetGL (might be Herrfet?), Wuerzburg an unidentified locality said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC of a Schell family.

GergerFN: see Herger.

GerhardFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be a single man in the Monschau family household.

GerhardFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Braunfels (no locality mentioned).

Gerhard{Jost}: KS129 said he was fromUC Steinbach near Giessen (now in Hesse).  Luebeck baptismal records say that this Gerhardt man was a sponsor at a baptism there on 29 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1286).

Gerhard{M.Magdalena}: KS129 said she was fromUC Steinbach near Giessen (now in Hesse) and was the 2nd wife of Horn{J.Jakob}.  He arrived in Paulskaya in August 1767 as a widower (FSL #152).

Gerhard{Philipp}: KS129 says he leftUC Gross-Altenstaedten near Wetzlar (now in Hesse).  I did not find him in any published FSL.

GerhardFN: this family name was found recorded in Haiger parish records during the years prior to 1767, and in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

GerhardFN: also see Gerhardt and Rergard.

GerhardtFN: according to the Bangert FSL he was a step-son to Herr Huber who was said to be fromUC Grimmellfingen, Ulm, Schwaben.  For 1798 possibly see Mai1798:Wr74??.

Gerhardt FN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Dresden, [Kur-]Sachsen.  Spelled Gerhard in 1798 (Mai1798:Or28).

Gerhardt FN{J.Just}: KS129 says he leftUC Arheilgen, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] in 1766 to go to Straub. The Straub FSL(#25) said he was fromUC Argheiligen?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] and that {A.Margarethe} was his wife, {J.Heinrich} his son.  KS129 spelled the name Gerhard saying he was born in 1729, and {Margarete} his wife born in 1728, with son {J.Henrich} born 1751.  Spelled Gerhard in 1798 (Mai1798:Sr31).

Gerhart{A.Katharina}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list as the wife of Schneider{Georg} (pb7).

GerhartFN: see Ehergardt.

GerhauserFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Hohenburg.  The name was later spelled Herrhausen (Mai1798:Mt09,Mv1635).

Gericht: German for jurisdiction.

GerinFN: see Goehring.

GeringFN: see Goehring and Hering.

GeringerFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Ostendorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]. For 1798 see Mai1798:Hz1, Ps8).  The maiden name of the wife is given as Korger (Hz1).

GeringerFN: see Kerner of Lauwe.

Geritzdorf or HeritzdorfFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Neubrunn, Bamberg [Bishopric].  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses. The 1767 household included a stepdaughter who may have been a Tumerauf (Mai1798:Bn46?).

GerkFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Fulda (no locality given), and his frau’s maiden name was given as Halbich (no origin given).

Gerke?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Born.

GerkelposinFN: mis-transliteration of Hohnstein.

Gerkhered{M.Katharina}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list as the wife of Wagner{J.Heinrich}; actual spelling might be Hergert (pb)4.

GerklotzFN: said by the Straub FSL to be fromUC Roth?, Nassau-Usingen [Principality][sic?], with Hieronymus step-children in the household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sr12 and 30.

GerlachFN{Johannes}: KS130 said he left Isenburgischen (now in Hesse) in 1767 to go to Balzer.  The Balzer FSL (#73) in June 1767 said he was from Isenburg.  Using LDS film #1201847, Bonner proved that {Johannes}’s son was baptized  on 2 October 1735 in  Aulendiebach. This Gierlach couple left Aulendiebach in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1261).  For a bit more information go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/g/gerlach_moor.cfm.  This couple may have died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses. 

GerlachFN: also see frau Jakel (nee Burbach?) of Balzer.

GerlachFN: said by the Dinkel FSL to be fromUC Stade, Wettraus(?).

GerlachFN{J.Reinhard}: said by the Dobrinka FSL (#80) to be fromUC Poppenhausen, Hanau.  Using LDS Film #1340328, Brent Mai proved that he married Heyer{Christina Sophia} 26 July 1763 in Babenhausen, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].  For a bit more detail go to: http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/g/gerlach_dobrinka.cfm.    Later spelled Gerloch (Mai1798:Db61, 75).

GerlachFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Hausen, Hessen-Kassel.

GerlachFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Allendorf, Braunfels.

Gerlach{Johann}: KS129 says he leftUC Wolf near Buedingen (now in Hesse). 

Gerlach{Christoph}: Using LDS film #1201847, Bonner proved that he was son to{Johannes} who settled in Balzer and that {Christoph} was baptized  on 2 October 1735 in  Aulendiebach, Isenburg-Buedingen Coounty.  {Christoph} with wife {Sibilla} settled in Moor (FSL (#42) which said he was from Isenburg.  Bonner proved that family came from Aulendiebach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County] and that {Christoph} married there on 4 October 1763 to Diehl {Anna Sybilla} who had been baptized on 7 March 1739 in nearby Wenigs.  For more detail go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/g/gerlach_moor.cfm.

GerlachFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For family members in 1798 see Mai1798:Nr186, 48, and 81.

Gerlach{Gertrude}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list as the wife of Schneider{J.Peter} (pb8).

Gerlach{Anna}: married Hubert{Egidius} 5 June 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&m\Marquardt#164).  KS136 has Huebert.  Without children they arrived in Russia 8 Aug 1766, he said to be fromUC Schwaben (Kuhlberg3578).  Not found in any later source.

Gerlach{Christine}: {Christina} married Schneider{David} 20 March 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#453).  They arrived at Oranienbaum in Russia on 19 July 1766 with his origin givenUC as Gelnhausen (Kulberg Lists #2666).  I did not find them either in the Transport Lists or in any published FSL.

Gerlach{Conrad}: KS129 says he leftUC Bechlingen near Wetzlar (now in Hesse).  I did not find him in any published FSL.

Gerlach{Friedrich}: KS129 said he leftUC Neudorf near Wetzlar (now in Hesse}.  I did not find him in any published FSL

Gerlachsheim, Kurpfalz [sic?]: said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Koehler{Anton}.  I can only find one Gerlachsheim and it was then not in Kurpfalz, but was in the Wuerzburg Bishopric, 29 km SW of Wuerzburg city.

GerliartFN: see Ehergardt.

GerlingFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Oberkirch/Oberkirche.

GerlingFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Welgesheim?.  For 1798 see possibly  Mai1798:Km30.

GerlingenGL, Leonberg parish, Wuerttemberg: 2 miles E of Leonberg city, and was proven home to a Wagner family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.   This was given (evidently mistakenly) by KS:409 as the origin of the Rometsch family that went to Kassel.

GerlingerFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be fromUC Neustadt; a Schulz step-daughter was living with them which would indicate that frau Gerlinger was previously frau Schulz.  The family name was spelled Gehrling and Herrlinger in 1798 (Mai1798:Or61/Or70).

Gerlinheim?, [Kur-]Trier: an unidenified place said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Jaeger/Geger/Geher family.

GerlitzFN{M.Elisabeth}: fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] married Boitel{J.Heinrich/Hinrich} in Luebeck 29 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#270).  KS121gave her surname as Goerlitz and said they were heading for Yagodnaya Polyana.  This Bott couple (he fromUC Darmstadt) arrived in Russia 10 August 1766 (Kulberg4869).  Not found in T.   Listed as Beutel with wife as {Anna E.}, this couple had by Sept 1767 settled in Jagodnaya Poljana #51.

GerlochFN: see Gerlach.

German ShcherbakovkaVV: a modified name for ShcherbakovkaVV.

Germann{Heinrich}: KS130 says this son of {Richard} from Ranstadt near Buedingen (now in Hesse), wife Schwab{A.Maria} born 1729, and sons {Johannes} born 1757 and {J.Georg} born 1762.  I did not find this couple in any published FSL.

Germersberg?GL, Freiburg: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Monschau family, and possibly to a Gerhard family.  There is a Germersberg 14 miles NE of Nuernberg city centre, then in the lands of Nuernberg Imperial City.

GermersheimGL: in the 1760s and until 1778 this was an Amt or Kreis i.e. district administrative center for the country of Kurpfalz.  After 1778 it was part of Bavarian-owned Rheinpfalz.  It is some 14 miles N of Karlsruhe city.

GermersheimGL, Baden (surely Baden is a mistake here … rak); see the previous entry.

GernGL (may be Gerna) an unidentifed locality said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be in the Empire of Schlesien [Silesia; there is a Gern in Austria 26 miles WSW of Vienna] and said to be homeUC to a Rose family.

Gernhausen(?)GL, Kurmainz(?)GL: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Bostel/Postel? family.  Might this be Gelnhausen?  Probably not.

Gernieier?FN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Bernstein, and the frau’s maiden name was given as Mueller, with a Mueller stepson in the household.  I could not find the Gernieier family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GernsheimGL, Darmstadt: is some 11 miles SW of the city of Darmstadt, and said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Naust family.

GernsheimGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Volmer FSL to be home to Stang and Zorn families.  This may be the same place as the previous entry.

GerodFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Haag.

GeroldshofenGL: said by a Woehrd ML to be homeUC  to the father of the Bauer man who married a Harpf widow in 1766; Stumpp (KS119) says this was the Geroldshofen that was near Wuerzburg, Bavaria (Mai&Marquardt#794).

Gerolstein CountyGS: seated in the town of Gerolstein which is 25 km NE of Mandersheid town seat of Mandersheid County.  For background see Mandersheid County.

Gerolzhofen?, [Wuerzburg Bishopric]: is 19 miles NE of Wuerzburg city, and was said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Waldheuser/Waldgener?/Waltgeiser family and possibly to their Seifert step-daughter.  Kuhlberg said this was in Wuerzburg [Bishopric].

Gersberg parish, Kurbayern: is 21 km E of Nuernberg city centre and said by a Woehrd ML to be the homeUC parish of the Catholic Spizwiszer{Thomas} who married Lutheran Brandhof{Magdalena} 30 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#783). 

GersfeldGL, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter: is some 13 miles SE of Fulda city, and was recorded as Kerschvelt by the Walter FSL which said it was homeUC to Bartelmei, Bartolmei, Bartolomei, Burkhart, Kammerzell, Limpert, Ofman, and Streck families.

GersfeldGL: see also Hirschfeld and Kerschvelt.

Gerst{J.Georg}: left Susannental for Basel(??) with a Liver wife in 1786 (Mai1798:Mv2874) but was not in the Susannental FSL nor in the 1798 Volga censuses.

GerstleFN: see Kestle.

GerstettenGL, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: said mistakenly by KS:387 to be homeUC to the Nuding{Jakob} family that went to Glueckstal.  See their book for more detail.

Gerstheim?GL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Rumbach family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Wuerzburg [Bishopric].  I found one Gerstehim but it was in the Alsace far from the Wuerzburg Bishopric.

GerstnerFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Sinzing, [Kur-]Bayern.  Later spelled Kerster (Mai1798:Hr18).

GerstnerFN: for frau Gerstner’s origins see Herber.  Her married name later spelled Kerster (Mai1798:Hr18).

GerstrungFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Fulda (no locality given), and his frau’s maiden name was given as Plock (no origin given). I could not find this family name in the 1798 censuses.

Gerstrung: see also Gerstung.

Gerstung/Gerstrung{Valentin}: fromUC Seifferts, Fulda Bishopric married Block{Hedwig}in Buedingen on 26 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#595). KS130 spelled his origin as Seiferts.   They arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766, the suname recorded as Gerstrung and her given name as{Jadwiga} (Kulberg4181).  Not found in T, in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

GerstungFN: this family name was found recorded in Tann marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

GertFN: see Gaert and  Gerth.

Gerte?FN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Waldagesheim, Kurpfalz.

Gertenberg?FN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Haufofen?, Oberesterhof?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Gerth{Catharina}: said to be the maiden name of frau Conrad Schneider of Balzer.  Also spelled Gaert, Gaerth, and Gert.

GerthausenGL: an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Seibel family.  This may be Gerthausen, Thueringen, some 22 miles E of Fulda.

GertleFN: see Hartle.

GertlingFN: see Hertling.

Gertman/GertmannFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Kleinstadt, Hanau County.  The Buedingen ML says this Hartmann man fromUC Klestadt/Kleistadt near Bobenhausen married in 1766 a Bleitz woman; Stumpp says he was from Kleestadt near Dieburg (Mai&Marquardt#698).  The Walter Research Group has confirmed in parish records that this was a Hartmann from Kleestadt, Hanau (now Hessen).

Gertner/GaertnerFN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Worms, Kurpfalz.

Gertrikh?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Gorderig(?)-am-Mindelheim, Bavaria.  According to a Woehrd ML this Horderig man fromUC Mindelheim married in 1766 a Schnabel woman (Mai&Marquardt#773).

GervigFN, see Herwig.

GerwardFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Dessau (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Herrwald in 1776, 1783 and 1798 (Mai1798:, Mv287, Ka125, Mv305 and Bx15).

Gerwelheim?FN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Hof, Bayreuth.

GerzGL: an unidentified place said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC to a Braun family.

Gerzerom?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Gedrich? family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Nassau.

GesFN: not found in an FSL but was in the 1775 Grimm census #89.  Spelled Hess in 1798 (Mai1798:Gm49).

GesauGL: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Tischer and possibly to a Koch family.  The only Gesau that I can find is 7 miles N of Zwickau city, and was in the Schoenburg County, Kursachsen.

Geschetet?: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Berger widower.  There was a Gesztete nka Hostice, Slovakia, some 68 miles NE of Budapest.

Geschorki: aka Geschurki, the GCRA thinks this may have been Jeschurki, nka Jeziorki (1.5 miles NW of Strelno and 16 miles W of Radziejow).  They found it associated with Lang and Reich families 1797-1806.

Geschsweiler GL: a so far  unidentified place.  It might be Goeschweiler which is 38 km SW of Tuttlingen city.

Geschurki: aka Geschorki.

GesekeGL, Koeln: is some 82 miles NE of Koeln city and said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Hanses family.

Gesell{Anthon}: fromUC Elsass married in Luebeck 2 September1766 Weinering{M.Magdalena} fromUC Gotha [Duchy (Mai&Marquardt#217).  KS130 had name as {Anton} and his origin as Steinmetz, Elsass.  I did not find them in any published FSL or  in Mai1798.

GeskeGL: an unidentified place said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Spikermann family.  Might this be Geseke?

Geslokh/Hassloch(?)GL, Mainz: see Hessloch.

Gesmer?FN: see Hessemar.

GessFN: said Hess.

GesselFN: see Heisling.

Gessen: an unidentified German locality or state (might be Hesse?), said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be homeUC of a Pek family and of settler Johann Eger’s wife.

Gestras{M.Elisabeth}: the daughter of {Georg} (he being listed on pp. 415-416 of EEE) who was wife to Trott{Philip Moritz} a settler in Denmark and Grimm (EEE p. 626-627)..

Gesztete: see Geschetet.

GetFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Meizin?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Wr71(the maiden name of the wife is given as Schmidt{Elizabeth}),17.

Geter{H.Wilhelm}: married Leber{A.Maria} 28 May 1765 in Rosslau (Mai&Marsquardt#850 and KS130).  I did not find them in any printed FSL.

GetleinFN: said by the Hildmann FSL to be fromUC Alt Hofheim.  Spelled Guettlein in 1798 (Mai1798:Hd14,17,22).

Getse/Goetz?FN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Saxony.

GetselFN, see Getzel.

GetteFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Nassau-Usingen [Principality] (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see possibly Mai1798:Sw5, and may also have been spelled Kehm in 1798 [Kn08??]

Gette{Margaretha}: in 1798 in Semenovka she was listed as wife of Herber{Joseph} (Mai1798:Se4).

GetteFNalso  see Goette.

Getter/Hetter?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Algesheim(?), Mainz.

GetterichFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Lichtenhausen, Franken.

Gettikh/Hettig?FN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Reningen (no locality mentioned).

Gettman: see Goethmann.

GettmannFN: see Goettmann.

Gettorf?GL, [Schleswig-Holstein Royal Duchy]: is some 8 miles NW of Kiel city, and said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Klaus family.

Getzel/Hoetzel/Hetzel/GetselFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg.

Geursp{A.Margaretha}: wife of Schilling{Augustins} at the baptism of daughter {Agnes Catharina Margaretha} in Luebeck 6 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1285).

Gevmenrod?: an unidentified place said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be homeUC to a Felden?/Feld/Feldt family.

Geweiler{J.Conrad}: Danish records say this Lutheran leftUC either Saxony or Wuerttemberg arriving at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762; he, his wife, and two step-children lived at #17 “Ahlefelds Hof” in Colony G1 ‘Friderichsau”, Gottorf Amt; last registered in Denmark in April 1765 they immigrated to Russia and are registered in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St.Petersburg (EEE p.416, for more see that).

Geyer: interfiled with the Geier folk.

Geyl{Philipp}: KS130 says he was fromUC Fulda.  I did not find him in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Geyrer{Johannes}: KS130 says he was fromUC Grossenhausen near Gelnhausen (now in Hesse).  I did not find him in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

 

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