German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlersí 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.


Ku-Kzz                      last updated January 2014

 

Kubach, Braunfels [sic?]: said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Dein family.  I could find no Kubach in former Nassau-Braunfels Principality lands, but there was one nearby in Nassau-Weilburg Principality lands 8.5 km SW of Braunfels townl.

KuchFN: listed in KS:345 as having come to Glueckstal from Entringen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  The GCRA proved this origin using FHL 1,475,173; see their book for detail.

Kuch{Elisabeth}: Corina Hirt found that she married Buss{Johannes} in Eberstadt in 1749 before going on to Semenovka.

KuchFN: see also Koch and Kuhn.

KuebelFN: see Niebel.

Kuebelstein, Bamberg [Bishopric]: is 11 miles NE of Bamberg city, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Hoffmann family.

Kuebler FN: was wife of Benignus.

Kuech/Kueck/Kikh{Heinrich}: was in a Danish German colony by Dec. 1760.  Sometime after 1763 he immigrated to Russia going to Riebensdorf colony in Woronesh (EEE p.492).

Kuechen-bei-Waldkappel, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: is 18 miles SE of Kassel city, and was said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to Berge and Jung families.

Kuechen, Witzenhausen [Amt?], [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: KS121 says Berg{Christian}  leftUC here to go to Russia.  I could not find him in any published FSL.

Kueff(en)FN: see Kuff.

Kueffer{A.Margaretha}: married  Bauert{J.Tobias} on 14 May 1766 in Luebeck on their way to Russia (KS120, Mai&Marquardt#150).  I could not find them in any published FSL.

Kueffling{Martin}: married Benz/Bentz{A.Marg.Charlotta} in Luebeck 15 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#197, KS141).  Not found in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

Kuehlewein{Appolonia}: from the Mainz region married Hildebrand{Joseph) } 8 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#491).  KS135 has Hildebrandt. This Hildebrant couple arrived in Russia 9 Aug 1766, he said to be from Kurmainz (Kuhlberg#3821).  Not found in any later source.

KuehnFN: said by the 1798 Lauwe census to be the maiden name of frau Triol [this couple had originally settled in Balzer] (Mai1798:Lw30).

KuehnFN: said by the Caesarsfeld FSL to be fromUC Bruenn.

KuehnFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Zuerich, Schweiz with a Klein wife fromUC Amsterdam.  A Luebeck ML says this Kuhn man married in 1765 a Klein woman (Mai&Marquardt#42).

KuehnFN: said by the Mueller FSL to be fromUC Echzell. 

KuehnFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Aschaffenburg. 

KuehnFN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be fromUC Lommatzsch, [Kur-]Sachsen.  For a possible 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2486.

KuehnFN: also see Kahn.

Kuehne{Charlotte Wilhelmine}: married Hille{J.Justius} 22 Sept 1765 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#875).  Not found in any later source.

Kuehnberger{Margaretha}: she is listed in the Volmer FSL (#42) as frau Zorn{Benedict}.  Brent Mai says they married on 4 February 1764 in Landau-in-der-Pfalz, but his source does not seem to be mentioned.  Go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/z/zorn_volmer.cfm.

Kuehnberger{Carl Ferdinand}: from Buedingen married Thoermer{Gertrauth} 18 June 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#700).  KS141 & 160 have {Karl} and {Gertraud}.  Not found in any later source.

Kuehnholz{J. Heinrich}FN: this family was listed in the 1798 Stephan census with Mahler as the maiden name for the wife (Mai1798:Sp2), but I cannot find them in any FSL. 

Kuehnreich{Caspar & A.Margarethe}: the Pleve version of the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#45b) said these were orphans living in the Seibel household.

KuelpeFN  see Kilb.

Kuelsheim, Bamberg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Zaper/Sapper family.  There was a place of this name within the realm of Windsheim Imperial City, just N of that city, 33 miles SW of Bamberg city.

Kuelthau/Kiltau/Kilthau/KildauFN said by the Kautz FSL to be fromUC Hasslock/Hassloch, Kurpfalz.

KuelzGL: an unidentified place said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Hoefner family.  Kuhlburg says the state is Mainz.  There is a Kuelz some 34 miles W of Mainz city.

KuemblerFN: see Kummeler.

Kuemler: see Kifler and Kraft of Enders; see also see Gumler.

KuemmelFN{.Georg}: married Dittmann{AMagdalena} 9 April 1766 in Rosslau on 9 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#936). On 4 July 1766 {Georg & Anna} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Dessau (Kulberg1324). Later in 1766 they took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga (T5985-5986).  By 7 June 1767 Kuemel{Georg & Magdalena} had settled at  Boaro FSL #44, he said to be from Kochstedt, Dessau.    In 1798 they were still listed in Boaro (Mai1798:Bx27).

KuemmelFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Reisch.

KuemmelFN: see also Gumler and Kimmel.

Kuemmeling{Margaretha}: Danish records say she was wife to Buecking{Ambrosius} (EEE p.365, see that for more detail).

KuemmerleFN: she married Haas in Glueckstahl and was proven by the GCRA to be from Stetten, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg using FHL 1,184,750; see their book for detail.

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

KuenhausenGL, [Kur-]Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Gussfeld? family.  This might be Kuhlhausen, Sachsen-Anhalt, some 19 miles NE of Stendal.

Kuenold/Kuehnold{J.Conr.}:  married Krass{Eliesab.} 7 March 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#382 & KS140).  KS141 has {Konrad}fromUC Ruedighiem  near Gelnhausen.  Not found in any later source.

KuenstlerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Wiesbaden, Hessen.

KuenzlerFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Laubach.

Kuenzler FN:  said by the Ober-Monjou 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Aumueller (Mai1798:Om38).

Kueregiso?GL, [Kur-]Koeln: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Beil family.

KuernbachGL, Bretten [Amt], Baden: is 6.5 miles NE of Bretten city, and was proven by the GCRA to have been a homeUC to the Sifferman family before it went to Bergdorf.  This is the same place as the following entry, but this was 50-odd years later.

Kuernbach Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate: this tiny exclave of the Landgraviate was 56 miles SW of Darmstadt city. Kuernbach town itself, located 17 miles WSW of Heilbronn city,  was the only locality in the Amt.  But its ownership gave the Landgraviate the leverage to gain half interest in the Kuernbach Condominium.

Kuernbach Condominium: had two controlling entities: Kuernbach Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate and Gueglingen Amt, Wuettemberg (EEE p.500).

Kuernbach(?), Wuerttemberg: EEE p.599 said this was home to SchwartzkopfFN{Balthasar} who settled first in Denmark and then in  Doenhof FSL #41.  This surely is one of the previous three entries.

Kuertzel{Gottlieb}: Anhalt-Dessau materials report that this man having come to Poetnitz from Silesia 3 years earlier rented a place in Poetnitz and sent his chidren out on the streets to beg, left for Russia in 1766 with his wife and three chidren (Mai&Marquardt#111 & KS141).  Not identified in any later sourcel   

Kueschauer{J.Friederich}: married Lesso{Margaretha Catharina} 9 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai& Marquardt#149). KS141 has {Katharina}. On 10 August 1766 he, witeh wife {Margaretha} and no children arrived in Russia,  he said to be fromUC Koethen (Kulberg4385).  Not found in any later source.

KueselGL, Aufhaussen: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Kraft family.  There is one Kusel in the Rhineland-Palatinate, some 19 miles N of Zweibruecken; and two Kuesel in Sachsen-Anhalt NE of Magdeburg, one some 20 miles and one some 46 miles away.

KuesterFN: see Kister.

KuestrinGL: this might be Kuestrin-Kietz, Brandenburg, some 50 miles E of Berlin center.  See Tuchland.

KufeldtFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Dessow[sic?], Mecklenburg.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Sw1,3 and 5. 

KuffFN: a Luebeck ML says this woman in 1765 married a Raeuscher man; by 1766 this couple was in Katharinenstadt; Stumpp spelled her name Kueff(en) (Mai&Marquardt#20).

Kueffer{A.Margaret(h)a}: married Bauer/Bauert{J.Tobias/Thobias} on 14 May 1766 in Luebeck (KS120, Mai&Marquardt#150).  They arrived in Russia on 10 August 1766 (Kulberg4440).  I could not find them in any published FSL, in T or in Kulberg.

KugelFN: said by the Caesarsfeld FSL to be fromUC Heiligkreuzsteinach.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

KuhfeldFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Tessin(?)/Tesil, Mecklenburg.

KuhlFN: said by Wagner1 to be the maiden name of the 1760 Dudelsheim bride of Scheidt{J.Adam} [who settled in Moor]; names of her parents are given.

KuhlFN: said by the 1798 Balzer census to be the maiden name of frau Schneider{Heinirch}.  Wagner1 concurs and names her father.

KuhlFN: according to the Buedingen ML a Kuhl woman fromUC Birstein married in 1766 a Juncker man; by 1767 this couple was in Krasnoyar (Mai&Marquardt#559).

KuhlFN: said by the 1798 Laub census to be the maiden name of frau Roth (Mai1798:Lb12).

KuhlFN: the 1798 Norka census says this was the maiden name of the wife of one of the Hessian Schaefers (Mai1798:Nr198).

KuhlFN: the 1798 Norka census gave this as the maiden name of frau Kaiser{Peter}, she having been the widow of Schaefer{G.Heinrich} (Mai1798:198). 

Kuhl{Christina E.}:  said to be the actual maiden name of  Bachman{J.Heinrich}ís wife, which is listed as Kel? in Mai1798:Nr67.

Kuhlberg0100: would be entry #0100 in Ivan Kulbergís Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766, as edited by Igor Pleve, Saratov, 2010.

KuhlhausenGL: see Kuenhausen.

Kuhlhausen, Krzepice Amt, Kalisch Kreis, Posen Dept, South Prussia, later Warsaw Duchy: aka Herzogt?, nka Weglowice, Slaskie, Poland, 11 miles W of Czenstochau.  Found by the GCRA to have been associated with Auer, Fischer, Ginger, Harr, Kirschmann, Klauss, Knoedler, Notz, Veil, Walz and Wetzler families.  See the GCRA book for more on these families.

Kuhlhausen-bei-Warschau, Krzepice Amt: was nowhere near Warsaw and refers to the same place as the previous entry.

Kuhlhausen KolonieGL, Iwanowice Amt, Suedpreussen: an unidentified place said by the GCRA to have been a jumping off point for many colonists, like Knoedler, going to South Russia.  Where Michael Fischer lived and held office before proceding to Bergdorf; see the GCRA book for more.

KuhlmannFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Kutter FSL to be fromUC Isenburg.

KuhlmannFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Ober-Ramstadt, Darmstadt.

KuhlthauFN{Just}: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  The 1798 Norka census says that the family name was Kildau and that the maiden name of his wife was Stebler (Mai1798:Nr63).

KuhlthauFN{Nicolaus}: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  The 1798 Norka census says that the family name was Kildau and that the maiden name of his wife was Kratserber? (Mai1798:Nr207).

KuhnFN: Bonner proved this the maiden name in Huettenegsas, Isenburg County, of the mother of Herr Zieg who settled in Balzer.

KuhnFN: said by the Stumpp supplement to the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality indicated). 

KuhnFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Seligenstadt, Kurmainz.

KuhnFN: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Friedberg (no locality mentioned).

KuhnFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Ebernburg.

KuhnFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Wied-]Runkel [County].

Kuhn/Kuch/Koch/KunzFN{Lorenz}: T512 & 513 record his and his wife {Anna Margreta}ís transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga during which she died.  Said by the Norka FSL #178 to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned), his wife now being {Gertrude}, who Ruth Schulz identified as the Kessel widow of  Weitzel{Christoph} who also had died on the trip to the Volga. She also found his family name spelled a Kunz in the 1775 census and Kuch in the 1768 FSL.  Judy Curtis says this family name is Koch in the orginal Russian translation; however , it continues to be spelled Kuhn in all known 1798 entries (Mai1798:Nr41, 175 and 204).

Kuhn{J.Heinrich}FN: said by the Schoenchen FSL to be fromUC Momberg, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate], with Ebel step-children in the household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Wm11. 

KuhnFN: said by the Straub FSL to be fromUC Neukirchen, Nassau-Weilburg [Principality].   For 1798 see Mai1798:Sr18.  A Friedberg ML said this man from UC Neukirchen, Nassau-Weilburg married a Moser woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#325).

KuhnFN: also see Kaun and Kuehn.

KuhnleFN: the GCRA established that this was the maiden name of the second frau Gugle of Bergdorf and, using FHL 1,056,991, that she was from Endersbach, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for a bit more detail.

KujakFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Bruhl.

KukkusFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Alsbach, Kurpfalz.

KukkusVV (aka Neubrabant, Neu-Brabant, Volskoye, Wolskoje) is a Lutheran German village on the eastern side of the Volga.    Its FSL has been published in Pleve, Einwanderung Ö, vol.II, pp.463-473.  According to it, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens. The numbers after the family names are the household numbers from the FSL:

from Albig, Kurpfalz: (Boos16, Gaul15);

from Allendorf, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Gerlach8, Johannes33, Stahl28, Volk29);

from Alsbach, Kurpfalz: (Kukkus1, Reitz25);

from Asslar, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Forschauer47);

from Bechlingen, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Becker5,31,37, Isheim7);

from Biskirchen, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Busick/Busek49, Engelmann32, Klapper/Klepper49, Schwab30, Schweizer11);

from Boddin, Brandenburg: (Mell20);

from [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Gerhard26);

from Bueblingshausen, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Reinhard34);

from Dierdorf, Nassau: (Berger40, and possibly Gruenwald40a);

from Ennerich, Runkel: (Ilberg?/Ulberg45);

from Ettringen, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Seib13);

from Hachenburg, Kurpfalz: (Kaun?/Kuhn10);

from Hanau: (Ohl51, Pohl70);

from Hessen: (Albrecht21);

from Hirschhausen[sic]: [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Debus3, Goetz2, and perhaps Muen?2a);

from Holzhausen, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Kloss50);

from [Kroeffelbach, Solms-Braunfels Principality]: (Busick/Busek49,Goetz2);

from Kurpfalz: (Jaeger4);

from Lehnheim(?), [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Schinckel46);

from Loehnfeld/Lengfeld, Kurpfalz: (Hoefner23, Maser/Maaser24, Schaefer22, and maybe Houg?23a);

from Maastricht, Holland: (Bakler70);

from Marbach(?), Isenburg: (Wetter44);

from Niederbiel, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Mittelhof36);

from Niedershausen(?), [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Mueller17);

from Niederweiler, Baden-Durlach: (Weigand43);

from Raubach, Isenburg: (Hergenroeder19);

from Rohrbach, Kurpfalz: (Herzog6);

from Selzen, Kurpfalz: (Rosenthal18);

from Soerth(?), Baden-Durlach: (Hertel42);

from Tanhalzen(?), [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Dittenbier50b);

from Ulm(?), [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Weber35);

from Vechta: (Esslau69);

from Wenings(?), Isenburg: (Krumm38);

from Weilrod(?), [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Feil48);

from Werdorf(?), [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality]: (Heinrich39, Kuhlmann14);

from Wiesbaden, Nassau: (Goetz41);

from Worms: (Heiland12);

from Zeiskam, Kurmainz: (Baum50a).

KulalyVV:  a variant of the Russian name for SchwabVV.

Kulberg: see Kuhlberg.

KulmGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Hermann family.   Kuhlberg said this was in Ansbach.  There were some 11 Kulms in the Germanies, but none that I can find on lands that had been that of Ansbach Margraviate.

KulmBV, Bessarabia: aka Culm, nka Podgornoye.  Founded in 1815, 67 miles S of Kischinev the Bessarbian capital, and 67 miles N of Akkerman the district capital on the Black Sea.

KulmitzGL: Culmitz is some 24 miles NNE of Bayreuth city, and said by the Louis FSL to be homeUC to a Hamalka family.

Kultz in the Ober Pfalz: is 43 km ESE of Amberg and 6 km SSE of Oberviechbach, both in Bavaria.  Aka Kulz.

Kulz-bei-Oberviechbach: is 6 km SSE of Oberviechtach.  Also Kultz.

Kulz ueber Oberviechbach: is 6 km SSE of Oberviechtach and said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Gulder family.  Also Kultz. 

Kulz-bei-OberviechbachGL: is some 3 miles SE of Oberviechtach (not Oberviechbach), Bavaria,

KulzfeldGL: an unidentified place said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to a Steinert family.

Kulzfeld(?)GL, Heilbronn: an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Hafele family.  As nearly as I can tell, all of the lands Heilbronn controlled were within a few miles of the city.

Kumba?: listed in the 1798 Seelmann census (Sm57) but I could find this family name in no FSL.

KumlerFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Freistadt, Pfalz.

Kumler FN: see Kummeler.

Kummel?FN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Waserschlech(?).

Kummeler/Kumler/KuemblerFN{Christian}; Lutheran, fromUC Schoenbereg Amt, Erbach County, arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  In January 1765 with wife {A.Barbara} and 4 children he last reregistered in Denmark.  By May 1766 they had arrived at Kronstadt and in Oranienbaum in August 1766 he signed a pledge to settle in Hirschenhof colony in Latvia (EEE p.493).

KummelerFN: see also Gumler.

KummerFN: see Kaemmer, Kommer and Krimer.

Kummerhausen(?)GL, was an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the state of Nuernberg and was homeUC to a Saalmeier family.

KummersheimerFN said by the Kautz FSL to be fromUC Mutterstadt, Kurpfalz.

KumpalloFN: he was said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Bernkastel, Kurtrier and his wife to be from Meisenheim, Zweibruecken. There was a Schaefer stepson living in the household.

Kumpelstadt(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Reinhard family.

Kumpf{A.Margaretha}: daughter of a linen weaver fromUC Schlitz married in Schlitz Blum{Johannes} son of {Nicolaus} fromUC Hutten (Mai&Marquardt#737). Not found in Kulberg or T. or in any published FSL.  Mai&Marquardt guessed that they settled in Norka; I think it much more likely that they were the couple that in August 1767 settled in Boregard FSL #50 intitally recorded there as Blun, saying he came fromUC Goettingen.

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

Kumringer{J.Jacob}:  married Gnibo{M.Louise} 9 May 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt#520).  KS141 has {Jakob}, {Luise} and 1765.  Note found in any later source.

Kunau{Jacob}: married Wilck{A.Margaretha} both ofUC BuebesheimUC 16 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#520).  KS141 has {Jakob} and Biebesheim near Gross-Gerau.  KS161 has Biebelsheim.  Not found in any later source.

Kunbach(?)GL, Pfalz: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Werner family.

Kundenschburg?GL, Hessen-Kassel: an unidentified place said by the Laub FSL to be homeUC to a Kohl family.

Kunerot(?)GL, was an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the state of Isenburg and was homeUC to a Ruppel family.

KunkelFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Kutter FSL to be fromUC Isenburg.

Kunkel{J.Georg}: said by Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Leibi (Lk120). For 1767 see T2963-2966,  Not found in any FSL and I could not find them or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony.

Kunkel{Johannes}: said by Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Leibi (1). Not found in any FSL and I could not find them or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony. 

Kunsonheim(?)GL, Wittenberg: an unidentified place said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Schlotterbeck family.

KunssmanFN: see Kunzmann.

KunstFN: see Kunz.

Kuntersbleim?GL, Leidinsk?: said by the Enders FSL to be homeUC to a Britenfeld? Family.

Kuntz{Georg}: in 1798 he, age 42,  was in Basel (Mai1798:Bs35) as the husband of Haas{A.Maria} age 43, formerly the widow of Macheleit.

KuntzFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Arfurt,[Kurtrier].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Om1, 48, 74, Zg9).

KuntzFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Mainz.

KuntzFN: this family name was found recorded both in Herborn and in Kroppach marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

KuntzFN: also see Kunz.

Kuntzmann FN: see Kunzmann.

KunverskikheneGL, Laubach County: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Sommer family.  This place is identified by the Walter Research Group as Gonterskirchen.

KunzFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Fanhausen? or Freihausen?.  Spelled Kuntz in 1798 (Mai1798:Zr11,12).

KunzFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Kail, Kurpfalz.  Later spelled Kunst (Mai1798:Gf42) and possibly Kuntz(Lz23)??.

KunzFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Luxembourg (no locality mentioned).  For a possible 1798 see Mai1798:Lz23.

KunzFN: said by the Jost FSL to be fromUC Winterbach, Schwaben. In 1798 the name was spelled Kunst (Mai1798:Jo16).

Kunz FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Philippstein.

KunzFN: also see Kuhn.

Kunzdorf?, Luxembourg: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Weber{Peter} family.

KunzelmannFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be step-sons in the Mainz household.  I could not find them in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Kunzenhauszer/Kunstenhausen/Kunzhausen{Philipp Jak./Phillip Jakob}: son of the former {J.Jak.} fromUC Augsburg married Klein {Eva Rosina} in Woehrd 10 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#768 and KS149). Was a witness at the 14 April 1766 Woehrd wedding of Greiffenstein and Linert (Mai&Marquardt note #763).  Kunstenhausen{Jacob & Eva} arrived in Russia 4 July 1766, he said to be fromUC Augsburg (Kulberg1968).  Not found in T.  Kunzhausen{Jacob} and wife {Elisabeth} by 5 July 1767 has settled at Jost FSL #25, he said  to be fromUC Ulm/Usaurea?, Schwaben.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

KunzhausenGL, Anspach: see Gunzenhausen? Ansbach.

Kunzmann/Kunsmann/KuntzmannFN{Johannes}: of Reformed faith, fromUC Weinheim city, Heidelberg Oberamt, Kurpfalz, arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  In April 1763 with wife and 5 children he asked permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.494).  By July 1765 they ahd settled in Anton FSL #35 which said he was fromUC Heidelberg Oberamt, Kurpfalz.  Spelled Kuntzmann in 1798 (Mai1798:An22, 24, 38, Br67.

Kunzmann/Kunsmann/KuntzmannFN{Philipp}: of Reformed faith, fromUC Weinheim city, Heidelberg Oberamt, Kurpfalz, arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  In April 1763 with wife and 2 children he reregistered last in Denmark (EEE p.494).  By Aug 1766 they had settled in Schaefer FSL #35 which said he was fromUC Weinheim, Kurpfalz.  In 1788 and 1798 spelled Kuntzmann (Mai1798:Mv2517, Rh6(where the wifeís maiden name was given as Kraft) and Sw14).

Kupe?FN: said by the 1798 Boregard census to be the maiden name of frau {Friedrich}Baumann.

KuptsovVV: see Bekerís Khutor.

KurbayernGS: was the country controlled by the Elector/Grand Duke of Bavaria.

Kurbburg(?)GL, see Kirburg(?).

Kurber FN: Koerber.

KurbrandenburgGS: the Brandenburg Electorate,  controlled in the 1760s by the Kingdom of Prussia.

KurbraunschweigGS: (the English name is Electoral Hannover) was a very large country, often refered to simply as ďHannoverĒ  and somewhat loosely controlled 1714-1837 by the English kings who were of the House of Hannover.  These extensive lands stretched S from the North Sea and lower Elbe (just E of Hitzacker) to the drainage areas of the Alter river and the lower Leine and lower Weser rivers. It was easily ten times the size of the Braunschweig Duchy.

Kurfuerstentum HannoverGS: is Kurbraunschweig.

Kurfuerstentum PfalzGS: is a longer form of Kurpfalz.

KurkoelnGS: was the term applied to the extensive lands controlled by the Elector of Koeln, aka Cologne.  These lands stretched from Holland south mostly, but not exclusively, in a wide band along the W bank of the Rhine river towards Coblenz on the S.  Usually referred to simply as Koeln or Cologne.

Kurland DuchyGS: (aka Courland) an independent country in what is now Latvia, then controlled by a German elite with most everything but farming totally in German hands.  Its capital was Mitau.  It was absorbed by Russia in 1795.  Said (no locality indicated) by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC to a Engel family. 

KurleFN: see Kurrle.

KurmainzGS: was the name applied to the scattered lands controlled by the archbishop-princes of Mainz, electors of the Holy Roman Empire.  These, at various times, included Mainz city, lands south of the city, lands around Bingen (west of Mainz city at the bend of the Rhine), a long, narrow slice northeast of the city up to Koenigsstein in Hesse, and extensive lands in Hesse east from Seligenstadt on the north and from Heppenheim on the Bergstrasse on the south, and much more. Said (no locality indicated) by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to Faeling? and Schneider widows.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Jbel family.

[Kur-]MainzGS: (no locality was mentioned in the following references): said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to Goebel, Neff, and Sack families.  Said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC to frau Rolof.  Said by the the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to Paul{Michael}, {PeterAnton}, and Walter families, as well as to the wives of Mohr{Nikolaus} and Rohleder{J.Konrad}.

KurmannFN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Steinfeld, Elsass.  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

KurpfalzGS: (Kurfuerstentum Pfalz is a longer form, and it is sometimes shortened to just Pfalz) from 1708 (there is a great deal of earlier history too) to 1778, these were the lands of the Palatinate Elector which extended W of the Rhine river and Sof Bingen town, then SE in a scattered way E across the Rhine not quite as far as the city of Heilbronn, having its broadest holdings in the lower Neckar river valley.  West of the Rhine, there usually were 12 Kreis (districts): Alzey, Bacharach, Frankenthal, Germersheim, Lauterecken, Lautern (aka Kaiserlautern), Kreuznach (aka Bad Kreuznach), Neustadt-an-der-Weinstrasse, Oppenheim, Simmern, Stromberg, and Veldenz.  In 1778 Kurpfalz was absorbed into Bavaria and was then known as Rheinpfalz.

KurpfalzGS: None of the following references mentions a locality: said by one or both versions of the Balzer FSL to be homeUC to Bauer, Blitz, Busch, Busick/Busiek, Decker, Eichner, Geist, Gropp, Haupt?, Heckmann, Heft, Herzog, Hoffmann, Huber, Kolb, Ritter, Robertus, Scheck, Spaeth, Steinepreis/Steinpreis, and Stoehr families.  Said by the Pleve version of the Balzer FSL to be homeUC  to Merkel and Scheck families; the Stumpp version says Pfalz.  Said by a Luebeck ML to be homeUC to a Schmidt woman who in 1765 married a Koenig man; they settled in Boregard (Mai&Marquardt#1176).  Said by the Doenhof FSL to be homeUC to Andres, Bauer, Becking, Eichhorn, Gomer, Queissner, Schenkel, Stoll, and perhaps Hack families.  Said  by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Habetitz family.  Said by the Huck FSL to be homeUC to Bohl, Frei, Herr?, Leinschmidt, Scheuermann/Schermann?, Schneider, Schwabauer, and Strupp families; in addition a Hein orphan was living the Frei s and may have been from Kurpfalz too.  Said by the Enders FSL to be homeUC to a Kraft family.   Said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a Jaeger family.  Said by the Kutter FSL to be homeUC to a Kraemer family.

KurpfalzGS: None of the following references mentions a locality: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Fritzmann family.  Said by the Messer FSL to be homeUC to Beckel, Lorenz, Meiserling, Meng, Messer, Schmall, Schmidt, Schwan, Weber, and possibly Brauer, Just and Schulz families.  Said by the Moor FSL to be homeUC to Bender, Bickert, Eberhardt, Guwst?, Hehn, Moor, Scherf, Schneider, Schremser, Wagner, Zeltenreich, Zimmermann, and possibly Bamberger, Hubert, and Stelwa? families. Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Harer family.  Said by the Norka FSL to be homeUC to Bruu[Brun/Bruhn], Jacoby, Jeder[Soeder/Seder], Pekar, and Rothau[Rotau/Rodau] families.  Said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to a Janson family.  Said by the Schulz FSL to be homeUC to frau Kostianiz/Kosnitz [maiden name Maier] and to frau Brenner.  Said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Schlamp? family.  Said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to frau Schulz{ChristianF.}.

KurrFN: arrived in South Russia in 1819; later settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa; family records found by Curt Renz in Schwaigern, Brackenheim Oberamt, Wuerttemberg.

KurrleFN: said by the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:666) to have been from Gross-Bottwar, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was verified by the GCRA using FHL(1,187,184) and using FHL(1,055,809) they also found that the family had earlier been in Kaltental, Stuttgart [Amt], Wuerttemberg. .  See the GCRA book for more detail.  KS:349 gave Pleidelsheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt] as an alternative origin.  Also spelled Kurle.

KursachsenGS: Electoral Saxony 1356-1806.

Kursdorf?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to the Gottfried{Peter}family.  There were several possible variations of Kursdorf in the Germanies, and this place is probably the same as the Gondorf from which the other Kano Gottfried was said to have come.

KurtFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Zerbst (no locality mentioned).   Spelled Kurth in 1798 (Mai1798: Bx39).

KurthFN: see Kurt of Boaro.

[Kur-]TrierGS: with no locality mentioned: said  by the Degott FSL to be homeUC to a Groeber family.   Said  by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Redel/Riedel family.  Said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Zimmermann family.  Said by the the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to frau Ertle as well as to the Glassmann, Kapp/Rapp?, Weber{Johannes}, and possibly Jung families.

KurtrierGS: literally,  the holdings of the Imperial Elector os Trier.  No locality mentioned in any of the following: said  by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Pilen family and possibly to a Friedritz family.  Said (no other locality mentioned) by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to the wife of Herr Schunk.   Said  by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Kelner/Koelner/Kellner? family.  Aka Trier.

KurtzFN: said by the 1798 Balzer census to be the maiden name of frau Schneider{Conrad} (Mai1798:Bz3).

KurtzFN{Georg}said by the Doenhof FSL to be fromUC Riedesel (no locality mentioned).

KurzFN{Jacob}: said by KS:349 to have leftUC Elchesheim, Rastatt [Amt], Baden forUC Glueckstal.  Not in the 1816 census and no comment by GCRA.

Kurz/Kurtz{Martin}: Lutheran, fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  In June 1764, he, his wife {Catharina} and 5 children were granted permission to leave Denmark.  Before 1775 they had settled in Schilling (1775 census #49) (EEE p.495).

KuschFN: see Husch.

Kuschedole, Poland: an unidentified place which the GCRA found associated with a Lang family.  Could this have been Koziedoly 16 miles S of Inowroclaw, Poland?

Kusel [Oberamt]GL, Rheinpfalz: was 16 miles NW of Kaiserslautern city, and was district office for Hefersweiler.  This is the same place as the next entry, but 50 years later.

Kusel, [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken [Duchy]: is some 20 miles N of Zweibruechen city, and was said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC to a Hiltenberger/Hildenberger family.  Said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Dubhorn family.  Said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Mosmann family.

Kusfel(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Naumann family.

KussmaulFN: listed in the Bergdorf censuses (KS:661, 667) without origin.  Said by KS:350 to have been from Moetzingen, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was verified by the GCRA using FHL(1,475,197).  Evidently the Amt jurisdiction was switched to Herrenberg sometime after the Kussmaul family left.  See the GCRA book for more detail.

KustarevaVV: a version of the Russian name for LeitsingerVV.

KustarewoVV: a version of the Russian name for LeitsingerVV.

Kustig{Barbara} FN: in 1798 she is was said to have come from  Rosenheim  (Rw13) but I cannot find her in any FSL.

KutcheraFN: see Kutscher{J.Georg}.

Kutonin?GL: an unidentified place said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to an Acqua family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Mainz.

Kutscher{Barbara}: sister to {J.Georg}.  Bill Pickelhaupt proved her origin in Stangenrod using the Ortssippenbuch for that place.

Kutscher?{Caspar}FN: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be fromUC Atzenhain, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].  Spelled Kutscher in 1798 (Mai1798:Er4, 5).

Kutscher{J.Georg}FN: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be fromUC Stangenrod, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].  Spelled Kutchera in 1798 (Mai1798:Bx31, Bs28). Bill Pickelhaupt proved his origin in Stangenrod using the Ortssippenbuch for that place.

Kutscher?{Johann}FN: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be fromUC Stangenrod, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].    Spelled Kutscher in 1798 (Mai1798:Er12). Cousin to {J.Georg and Barbara}; Bill Pickelhaupt proved his origin in Stangenrod using the Ortssippenbuch for that place.

Kuttendorf?GL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Baum family.  There was a Kuttendorf now called Chotin-ves in the Czech Republic some 32 miles NNE of Prague.

KutterVV (aka Brehning, Brenning, Karamysh, Neumann, Parafej Chutor, Pfaffenkutter, Popovka, Popowka) is a German village of the Reformed faith on the western side of the Volga.    Its FSL has been published in Pleve, Einwanderung Ö, vol.II, pp.475-497.  According to it, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens.  As in Huck, the Russian clerk here almost never recorded localities of origin, but usually recorded only the region or state.  A number which follows a family name in the following is the household number in the FSL:

from Braunfels: (Maul);

from Ekartshausen, Isenburg[-Buedingen County]: (Niedenthal9);

from Friedberg: (Ickes);

from Friedberg(?): (Honecker);

from Hanau: (Bechtholt/Bechtold, Brehning/Brenning, Forbach?/Vorbach, Horch, and possibly Ruhl);

from Hessen: (Beckel, Boehm, Engelbrecht);

from Isenburg: (Diel, Dietz, Engel15, Faust, Frank, Fuss, Gruen81, Gutmann, Haas, Hack, Hagelganz, Hanhardt, Helhorn, Herdt, Hicks?, Hild/Hilt25, Huck, Kaufmann, Kirschner, Klein, Knis, Kuhlmann, Kunkel, Licht/Lich2a, Loch/Lach, Lohrey/Lurj16, Loos2, Lorenz, Mueller, Nazarenus, Neumann, Niedenthal9, Orsulet, Reichert, Reifschneider14,18,19,22, Reinecke, Rieger, Roehrich, Roth, Ruppel, Schenk, Schmick, Schmidt, Schneider, Schroeder, Stuerz, Traut, Trey, Wagner, Weigand, Wetzel, and possibly Beltz, Fuchs, and  Hergert);

from Kurpfalz: (Kraemer);

from Leisenwald, Isenburg[-Waechersbach County]: (Altvater17, Engel18, Hild/Hilt25, Licht/Lich2a, Lohrey/Lurj16, Loos2, Reifschneider14,18,19,22);

from Lorbach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County]: (Nazarenus67);

from Pommern: (Beki?);

from Wolf, Isenburg[-Buedingen County]: (Gruen81, frau Gruen (nee Hart)58);

from Wuerttemberg: (Heinz);

from Wuerzburg: (Goetz, Jorg?, Kroll);

Kutverlet?FN: see Guttperl.

Kutzenhausen, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: was 1.5 miles W of Sulz town, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Martel family that went to Kassel.

KuxhausenFN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Bergen.

Kuxhausen{J.Wilhelm}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 4 fromUC Berens(spelling?) in 1764 was sent on to the Saratov area as part of  the group of colonists transported under the command of  Captain Paykul and Cornet Rehbinder.  I have not found them in any published FSL.

KuzovoVV: see Bekerís Khutor.

KwimbachFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Leniter?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Kwindt: see Quindt.

Kyusen(?): an unidentified place said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Metz family.  This might be one of two Kausen in the Rhine-Palatinate: one 18 miles W of Dillenburg, one 9 miles NNE of Koblenz.

 

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