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.


 

Ma-Mdz                last updated January 2014

Ma_urilFN: see Masuri.

Maanen: see von Maanen.

Maar, Lauterbach: is 2 km N of Lauterbach city and was said by the Stephan FSL to be homeUC to a Becker{Conrad} man.  Maar must have belonged to the city of Lauterbach since both the FSL and the Buedingen ML give Lauterbach as its country.

MaasFN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Berlin, [Preussen Kingdom].  He probably died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

MaasFN: the wife was said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Hamburg [Imperial City]. 

MaasFN: also see Maassen and Matz.

MaaserFN: see Maser.

MaassFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Massenheim with a Jaeger stepson living in the household. I could not find the Maass  family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Maasse FN:  see Maassen.

Maassen/Maasse/Maas{M.Catharina}: arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  Got permission in Sept 1763 to leave Denmark.  Lived with her daughter until said daughter married Fritsch{Fiederich}. Went to Russia. Later {Christian Ludwig}, believed to be her son was  recorded in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony (EEE p.509).

MaastrichtGL, Holland: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC (no locality mentioned) to a Bakler family.

MacheleitFN: see Machleit.

Machelmann FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be a stepson in the Peise? household.

Machka(?)GL, Preussen: an unidentified place said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Frisch family.

Macheleit: by 1798 he had died and his widow Haas{A.Maria} age 43 was in Basel (Mai1798:Bs35) the wife of Kuntz{Georg} age 42.

MachleitFN: said by the Pleve version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Rudolstadt.  Said by the Kromm version to be from Rohrbach, Rudolstadt.  Later spelled Macheleit.

Machleit{Wilhelm}: Bill Pickelhaupt says he found the origin of this man who he says went to Kind.  However this surely is the man in the next entry.

MachleitFN{Wilhelm}: said by the Paulskaya FSL #104 to be fromUC Schwindeberg?.  In 1798 he was in Yagodnaya Polyana (Mai1798:Yp38).

MachtFN: Herr Macht was said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Brueckenau, Fulda, and his frau’s maiden name was given as Wisgemann (no origin given).

Machtlos, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Wiederholt/Wiederhold family.  This would have been either 11 miles NE of Bad Hersfeld, or in Hersfeld Principality 10 miles SW of Bad Hersfeld.

Machzen(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Kiedemann family.  Pleve thought this might be Minden.

MackFN: According to the Buedingen ML this man was fromUC Anspach and married in 1766 Dietz{A.Maria} (Mai&Marquardt#670).  Not found in Kulberg or in T.  By 18 Aug 1767 they with an infant daughter had settled at Kraft FSL #3, which said he was from Ansbach.   

MackFN: also see Mann.

Mackendorf GL: see Meckendorf.

MackweilerGL, Zabern [Amt], Elsass: now Mackwiller, France, some 23 miles SE of Saarbruecken city, and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Hofmann family which went to Bergdorf; see their book for more details.

MadarBV: the original Turkish name for KulmBV, Bessarabia.

MaderFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Barpach?, Fetzburg? with a Stieber orphan girl in the household.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MadriziGL, Polen: an unidentified place said by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC to a Seifert family.

Maegerkingen, Wuerttemberg Duchy: see Mekerkingen.

MaehlerFN: see Mahler.

Maehren [i.e. Moravia Margraviate] GS: said (no locality mentioned) by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Hoffmann and Schantz families. 

Maehringen: is 5.5 km SE of Tuebeingen saud by KS126 to be homeUC to Efferen{Johann}.

MaerkerFN: see Merk and Merker.

Maertensheim{Katharina}:  this widow was said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Nanenburg? (Lk68). Not found in any FSL and I could not find her or any likely descendant associated with any Volga colony.

Maerz{Johannes}FN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Kirchhausen.  I could not find him  in Mai1798 in Zug (Zg19) as the wife of Meis{Peter}.

MaerzFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Sierck, Frankreich.   Spelled Mertz (Mai1798:Hr5) and Markus (Ls30) in 1798.

MaerzFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Fuerth, Ansbach.

MaerzFN: also see Merz.

Maeule: said by the Bergdorf census (KS:665, 363) to be from Bietigheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg. This origin was confirmed by the GCRA using FHL 1,184,899.  See their book for detail.  Also spelled Meile.

Magar{Christoph}: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been fromUC Neustadt and to have gone to Luzern in 1768(Lk63); they are probable Luzern first settlers.  In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Bizar (Mai1708:Lz19). Kuhlberg said this was in Isenburg.

MagdeburgGS [Duchy]: was a large duchy (held by a sub-branch of the Brandenburg family) centered on the city of the same.  The city itself is some 79 miles SW of Berlin.  None of the following references mentions a locality.  Said  by the Doenhof FSL to be homeUC to a Rudeloff family. Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Schoenefeld family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Binemann, Blankenstein, Holtner and Reimer? families. Said by Kulberg75 to be homeUC to Horn{Christian+w}. Said  by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to Beckmann, Frank, and Redlov? families. Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Glueck family;  a Luebeck ML says this man married a Bauer woman in 1766; she died enroute to Russia (Mai&Marquardt#77).  Said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to Baer, Hartke, Helwig, and Teich? families.  Said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to an Altfoerst family.  Said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to Schaefer and Spahn families, and perhaps an orphaned Staff brother-in-law.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Frisch, Koch{F.Wilhelm} and  Wiegener families, and possibly to Koch’s Goebel step-children.

MagdeburgGS, Brandenburg: Said (no locality mentioned) by the Dreispitz FSL to be homeUC to a Walwetz? family.  Said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Reckling family.  This is the same duchy as the previous entry.

MagelFN: said by one or both versions of the Balzer FSL to be from Duedelsheim, Isenburg-[Buedingen County]:.  Bonner proved he was baptized, married and had a child baptized there.  Wagner1 concured with the baptism and marriage, giving the dates for both, his parents and presenting his wife as a Stoffel fromUC Stammheim.

MagelFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Giessen, [Hessen-]Darmstadt.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

Magenhoefer{A.Margaretha}:  daughter of {Christoph} a cobbler in Ammerndorf married Bauer{Wilhelm} musician son of {J.Matth.} Bauer  on 7 May 1766  in Woehrd {A.Margaretha], (Mai&Marquardt#801, KS119).  I could not find this Catholic couple in any later record.

MagstadFN: see Magstadt.

MagstadtFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#65) and KS:363 without origin.  The GCRA found a Kassel record which indicated that a son had been born in “Loss”; they wonder if this might have been Losse, NW of Berlin, or Lossa between Eurfurt and Halle or by Leipzig???  Also spelled Magstad.  See the GCRA book for more.

Magulze?GL, Schwaben: an unidentified place said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Weitenkeller? family.

MahlerFN: according to the Buedingen ML, a Mahler woman, no origin given, married in 1766 a Galler man; later the couple went to Leichtling; another source gives her name as Maehler (Mai&Marquardt#394).

Mahler FN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Hamburg [Imperial City].  I could not find members of this family in  Mai1798.

MahlerFN: said by the 1798 Stephan census to be the maiden name of frau Kuehnholz . (Mai1798:Sp2)

MahlerFN: also see Maler.

Mahling FN: see Malin.

Mahlinger FN: see Manlinger.

MahndorfGL, Anhalt-Zerbst: said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to Broese family.  There is such a name some 3 miles W of Halberstadt city that might have been in a tiny isolated part of Anhalt-Zerbst.

MahrFN: see Mohr.

MaiFN{Christian}: said by the Balzer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality indicated).  Bonner proved that this May man married a Krimp? woman in Lindheim, [Staden Ganerbschaft] in 1766 prior to going to Balzer, otherwise his origin remains unproven.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bz25, 43.

MaiFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Iderstuf?, [Kur-]Trier.    Spelled May in 1798 (Mai1798:Bn21, Dl11).

MaiFN{J.Georg, J.Georg, J.Peter}: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Spachbruecken, Darmstadt.  According to the Buedingen ML in 1766 one of these May/Mey men fromUC Spachbruecken married a Walther woman (Mai&Marquardt#584), and another married a Held woman (Mai&Marquardt#586).  Mai family members later moved to Kratzke and their Spachbruecken origin has been confirmed by Brent Mai.

MaiFN{Gottfried}: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Oranienbaum, [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality].  May have been spelled Mein in 1798 [Mai1798:Kn16?].

MaiFN{Wilhelm}: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Grefath.

MaiFN{Adam}: said by the Kolb FSL to be fromUC Langenbach, Isenburg.

MaiFN: said by the Messer 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Trautmueller (Mai1798:Ms70).

MaiFN{Georg}: said by the Moor FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned) and to have gone to Schilling in 1768.

MaiFN{Anton}: this widower was said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Gladbach?.  He may be the man who in 1766 in Luebeck married a Sievert woman (Mai&Marquardt#74).

MaiFN{Norka}: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled May (Mai1798:Nr9).

MaiFN{Andreas}: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Kernbach.

MaiRN, Brent has confirmed that the origin of the Michaelis family that came to Kratzke was from Monsheim in the Kurpfalz, that the Mai family came to Holstein from Spachbruecken, Darmstadt, and that the Steinmetz and Foos families that came to Dietel came from Heimkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate.

Mai & MarquartRN: Brent Alan Mai and Dona Reeves-Marquardt complied the very helpful German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) which is a translation and compilation of marriage and similar records regarding Germans on their way to the Volga.  Each entry is numbered: from 1 to 1365.

Mai1798: Brent Mai’s splendid two-volume compilation of all known 1798 censuses of the German Volga villages.  In this index, “later spelled” usually refers to the spelling in these volumes.

MaibachFN: see Meibach.

MaiberFN: see Schleibor.

MaibeerFN: see Schleibor.

Maienstockheim: might be Mainstockheim, Wuerzburg Bishopric, 14 km E of Wuerzburg city, with Ansbach Margraviate lands nearby.  Gerhard Lang proved that Ditmer{J.Jakob} was born here in 1708.

MaierFN: interfiled with Meier.

Maierbach, Free Noble Province of Ancient Knights: This would be Maiersbach 3.6 km NW of Gersfeld.  Kammerzell{Amelia} 1st wife of Gutmann{J.Martin} was born here on 3 November 1747.

Maierhoefer/Meyerhofer{Johannes}: fromUC Swabia arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  In April 1765 with wife{M.Margaretha} and daughter, he applied to be permitted to quit Denmark (EEE p.525). A daughter was in Galka in 1798 (Mai1798:Gk30).

MaihoferFN: see Mayhoefer.

Maikammer, Bistum Speyer: is 21 km W of Speyer city and was said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Stertz family.

MaimreFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Pikburg?, Daenemark.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Mainstockheim: see Maienstockheim.

Maintsch{K.Margarethe}: married 17 July 1766 Grummet{J.Gottfried} (Mai&Marquardt#191). In the 1798 census she was listed as a widow of Herr Honighaus from Susannental, and named both {K.Margaretha} and{K.Maria}  (Mai1798:Bt29). 

MainzFN: said by the Dinkel FSL to be fromUC Begant(?), Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

MainzFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Fladungen?, Wuerzburg[Bishopric], with Kunzelmann step-sons in the household.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses. and possibly 44a

MainzFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Loewenstein(?) (no locality mentioned).

[Kur-]MainzGS: (aka Mainz) a German Catholic country seated in the city of the same name some 19 miles SW of Frankfurt-am-Main.  Its Princebishop ruled over a small area around Mainz city – the Niederstift – plus a much larger area on the banks of the Main river extending north of Frankfurt-am-Main and east of it centered on Aschaffenburg – the Oberstift – which extended N to Salmuenster and S to Miltenberg, as well as other smaller territories including Erfurt in Thueringia and the Eichsfeld.  None of the following references mention a locality:  Said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to Albert, Apfel, Bitner/Bittner, Dietrich, Haber, Herr/Hercher, Lautenschlaeger, Schreiber, Siegfried, Trinz, Vogt, Wagner, Weiss, Wenzel, and possibly Ephraim families.  Said  by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Bathauer and possibly a Neubert family.  Said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to a Simon family. Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Derr family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Bester and Kohl families. Said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Herwig family.  Said by the Leichtling FSL to be homeUC to a Miller family.  Said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Wolf family.  Said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Heinrich family. Said  by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Staedt family.  Said.by the Preuss FSL to be home to Kladibali? and Kuntz families.  Said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to a Sieben family.  Said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to the Mueller{Jacob} family.  Said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC to a Millek/Milek family and by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be homeUC to Rein{Jakob}.  Said by the Recruiter Beauregard list (Lk111) to have been homeUC to the Klein{Conrad}family who may have been  Wittmann first settlers.

Mainzrecht?GL, Gommern?: an unidentified place said by the Dreispitz FSL to be homeUC to a Stengle family.

MaiwaldFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Wikansdol?, Sachsen.

MajorFN: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Friedberg (no locality mentioned).  Richard McGregor says that this family came from Beienheim, near Friedberg, having settled there in 1672, having  previously fled from the Liege region of Belgium when the French army invaded there;  He also says they briefly stayed in Friedberg itself before moving to Beienheim.

MakarovkaVV: a variant of the Russian name for MerkelVV.

MakarowkakaVV: a variant of the Russian name for MerkelVV.

MakowskyFN{Michael+w+5c}: Kulberg19 said they were Catholic fromUC Danzig.  Said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Danzig.

MakrothFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Wegeleben, [Kur-]Brandenburg.  I could not find them in Mai1798. 

Makroth FN: his wife was said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Hochhausen, Darmstadt[sic?]. 

MakrusFN: see Markus.

Makstein?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Seitz family.

Malberg: an unidentified place said by the Recruiter Beauregard list to have been homeUC to the  Ahlborg(Johann} family (Lk29). There is one Malberg in Germany and one now  in the Netherllands.

MalborkGL: see Marienburg, Polen.

Malbrun?GL, Wuerttemberg: an unidentified place said by the Enders FSL to be homeUC to a Rieger family.

MalchinGL, Mecklenburg[-Schwerin Duchy]: is some 8 miles ESE of Teterow city and some 35 miles SE of Rostock.  Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Herter family; Kuhlberg said this was in Mecklenburg. Malchin, Mecklenburg[-Schwerin Duchy]: Said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Lippert1 man.  Proven by the Walter Research Group to be home to a Pohlman family that went to Walter.

MalchusFN: said by the Hildman FSL to be the maiden name of frau Kisser.

MalchusFN: see Markus.

MalerFN: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Hirschfelde, Hessen.  In 1798 spelled Mahler (Mai1798:An52).

Malin FN: said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Neulomnit?, Schweden.   Spelled Mahling in 1788 (Mai1798:Mv2698).

MalinFN: the wife, Anna Ailueva, was said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Simbirsk, Russland.

Maljawski/MalyavskiFN: said by the Kratzke FSL to be fromUC Elben/Elbin, Preussen.

MalkhinGL, Mecklenburg: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Folrat family.  Proven by the  to be a Polman family from Malchin, Mecklenburg.

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

MalmFN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Schlech?, Preussen.  I could not find this widow in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Malmo, Schweden: is 28 km SSE of Kopenhagen city and was said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to frau Tralbaum.  Said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt man.

MaloFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#54) and KS:365 without origin.  Using FHL#753,734 the GCRA proved origin in Gundershofen, Hagenau [Kreis], Elsass.  See their book for more.

MalqueFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Luxembourg (no locality mentioned).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Malsbach?GL: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Spaar family.  The only Malsbach I found was 26 miles NW of Regensburg city, then in the lands of the Regensburg Imperial Abbey.

Malta, Sonnenburg, Oststernberg Kreis, Prussia: was 8 miles ENE of Sonnenburg; the GCRA found that the Torno family from here was not the one that settled in the Glueckstal colonies.

Maltes?GL, Wuerzburg [Duchy]: an unidentified place.  See Roth.

Mamberg?GL, [Kur-]Mainz: said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Fuchs and possibly to a  Demerlin family.  This might be Momberg (which was some 11 miles NW of Alsfeld) then in Hessen-Kassel Landgrviate but just outside an exclave of Kurmainz where it may have been easier to get travel papers?

Manau, [Kur-]Sachsen: said by the first transcription of the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#21) to be homeUC to Rein{Jakob}.

MandenbergerFN: a typo in the 1816 Neudorf census (#208) for Landenberger.

ManderFN: see Martel.

ManderscheidGL, Kurtrier:  said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to Pfannenstiel and Weiss families.  This Mandersheid probably is the one that is some 24 miles NNE of Trier city.

Manderscheid, [Kur-]Trier: Said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Heim family.

Manderscheid CountyGS: probably seated in the town of Manderscheid 26 km SW of Gerolstein town. It was ruled 1488-1760 by the Count of Manderscheid, Blankenheim and Gerolstein.  Blankenheim and Gerolstein were counties NE of Mandersheid town.  In 1760 control of these counties passed to the Count of Sternberg who evidently maintained  them as separate political entities until 1802.

ManenFN: see van der Manen.

Mangen?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Filinger family.  Kuhlberg said Mangren was in Kreutzen.

ManhalterFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:668, 365) without origin. Origin in Riederich, Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg, proven by GCRA using FHL(1,475,231 and 1,475,285-6).  See their book for details.

ManhardFN: see Mansgard.

Mankein?FN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Niederraden.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MankerbachFN: see Unkelbach.

ManlingerFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Audressein?, Frankreich with Mueller orphans in the household.  Spelled Mahlinger in 1798 (Mai1798:Nk48).

MannFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Krasensahl which Kohlberg said was in Mecklenburg.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bt28.

MannFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Penzlin, Mecklenburg.  Spelled Mack in 1795 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv335,Pl32,Bx25).

MannFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:672, 365) to be from Schwieberdingen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,056,787), the GCRA verified this origin; see their book for more detail.

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

MannengerFN: said  (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Mecklenburg.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Mannenger{Georg}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 5 fromUC Mechlenburg 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. 

MannesFN: see Manus.

MannhausenGL:  said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller{Michael});  There is a Mannhausen 25 miles NW of Magdeburg city.

Mannheim, [Kurpfalz]GL: said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC to Bleichroth, and Lutz families. Said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Pretz and possibly a Roemer family;  the Buedingen ML said he was fromUC Heimersheim and she was fromUC Vogtstadt (Mai&Marquardt#632).  Said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Reger family.  Said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to Kaufamnn and Naumann families. Said by the the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to Lederhose/Lederhos, Nief, and Schneider families, as well as to frau Brunner.  This surely was Mannheim, Kurpfalz.

MannheimGL, Kurpfalz: is some 11 miles SSE of Worms city and in the 1760’s it was the seat of the Palantine imperial Electors and was a major cultural center.  It is some 45 miles SSW of Frankfurt-am-Main.  Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Lachert family.  Said by the Graf FSL to be homeUC to Eckel, Heidel, Peil, Schnepp, Sutner?, Vogel, Wolf, and possibly Haaley families, as well as to frau Hatzer.  Said by the Herzog FSL to be homeUC to a Dinkel and possibly a Beier family. Said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to a Meier family.  Said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to a Rowein/Rohwein family.  Said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to Horn, Thomas and Uhrig/Uhrich families – for these three families at least Mannheim must have stood for the capital of the Kurpfalz – for instance, Horn apparently was fromUC a small village in the Kurpfalz to the SE of Darmstadt – a considerable distance from Mannheim city.  Said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Koerber{Andreas}and Schwebel families, as well as frau Kraus{Johannes}, and perhaps a Holzwarth{Martin} family.  Said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to frau Bauer{Conrad}.  Said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to Derr/Doerr, and Schuch families.  Said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC of Didion and Ostertag families.

MannheimGL, Wuerttemberg: this is the previous entry, 50 years later!

ManrichFN: see Kieffert.

Manschau?FN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Alsheim, Kurpfalz.

Mansfield [County]: It was said (no locality mentioned) by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to a Graef man.

Mansfeld CountyGS: its territory lay along the SW bank for the Saale River NW of Halle up to Mansfeld town.  It was a client state of Kurbranenburg.

MansgardFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#102) and KS:366 without origin.    Also spelled Manhard and Manshard.  See the GCRA book for a bit more.

ManshardFN: see Mansgard.

ManusFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Remich, Luxembourg.  Later spelled Mannes.

ManusFN: his mother, frau Larsen, was said (no locality mentioned) by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].  I could not find him in Mai1798.

ManweilerFN: Brent Mai using LDS films #193845 and #193879 proved the origins of the next 4 men in Finkenbach-Gersweiler, [Reipoltz-Kirchen Barony] and [nearby] Meisenheim [Pfalz-Zweibruecken Duchy]; for more information see cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/m/manweiler_messer.cfm.  all four households said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Zweibruecken (no locality mentioned).

ManweilerFN{Adam}: a son of {Adolph} arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  In June 1763 was given permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.510).  By July 1766 he was settled in Messer FSL #9 which said he was fromUC Zweibruecken.  The maiden name of his wife {A.Julianna} was given as Meisterling (Mai1798:Ms54).

ManweilerFN{Adam}: arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  In June 1763 with wife and 3 childdren he was given permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.510).  By July 1766 he was settled in Messer FSL #11 which said he was fromUC Zweibruecken.  And his son {Jacob} had settled at Messer FSL 12.  The maiden name {Jacob}’s wife {A.Maria}was given as Renner (Mai1798:Ms56).

ManweilerFN{J.Philipp}: arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  In June 1763 with he was given permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.511).  By July 1766 he was settled in Messer FSL #5 which said he was fromUC Zweibruecken. In 1798 the maiden name of his wife{Magdalena M.} was given as Grabbe (Mai1798:Ms50). 

Manz/Mans/Mais/ManitzFN {J.Heinrich}said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Hirschfeld, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter(?). The Frank village coordinators found the surname spelled Mais(Maus) in Kulberg #6437, and Manitz in T3368.  Using Gersfeld church records they proved that Hirschfeld was a misrendering of Gersfeld and that he was born 11.05.1735 in Bodenhof, Gersfeld area.

ManzFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Fulda (no locality given), and his frau’s maiden name was given as Voelker (no origin given); and a Siefert orphan was living in their household.  I could not find the Manz family name in the 1798 censuses.

Manzenburg(?)GL:an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Meier and possibly a Wensen family.

MarFN: see Mohr.

Marbach(?)GL, Isenburg: an unidentified place said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a Wetter family.  I cannot find a Marbach in Isenburg territory.

Marbach-am-NeckarGL, Wuerttemberg: is some 10 miles NE of Stuttgart, and 1 mile from Murr, Baden-Wuerttemberg.  Also see Marbach, Wuerttemberg.

Marbach OberamtGL, Wuerttemberg: is Marbach-am-Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, some 10 miles NE of Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, was a District administrative center, and was home to a Kloss/Closs family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.  Said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Jaeger family.

MarburgGL, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: Marburg-an-der-Lahn is some 17 miles NNE of Giessen.  Said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Eckhardt family.  Said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC to Lipp and possibly Stiel families.  Said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Kaiser and possibly to a Mueller family. Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Schneider family and possibly a Lindeman family.

MarburgGL, Hessen[-Kassel Landgraviate]: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Kichler? family.  Same place as the previous entry.

Marburg, Hessen-Kassel [Landgraviate]: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Holzmann family.  Same place as the previous two entries.

MarburgGS: I can find no such state, only the Hessian city of Marburg-an-der-Lahn.

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

Marckhoebel: see Markhoebel.

MarckstallerFN: see Markstaller.

Mardorf: an unidentified place  said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to Reimer{Johannes}  (Lk153). 

MargardtFN: see Morgart.

MargenauGL, Tiegenhoff Amt: now Marynowy, Poland, and was some 3 miles SSW of Tiegenhoff city.  Said by the Orloff  FSL to be homeUC to an Ensz family.  Better spelled Marienau.

MargetenhaunGL, Fulda: is in Hessen some 3 miles ENE of Fulda city, and said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Schaefer and perhaps a Hellferich family.

MargheimFN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Dresden, Saxony.

Markgrafschaft Baden-DurlachGS: is Baden-Durlach Margraviate.

Mariaberg BaronyGS:  a tiny barony, scarcely larger than its town, 13 miles N of Sigmaringen city.

Maribo, Holstein [Duchy]: is 102 km NE of Kiel city and was said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Marz family.  However, in the 1760s Maribo was in the Kingdom of Denmark, not in the Duchy of Holstein; this family surely was traveling with a party almost all of whom were from the Duchy.

MarienauGL: see Margenau.

MarienbrunnBV, North Caucasus:

MarienburgGL: an unidentified place said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to an Arndt family, a daughter of which married Sperling in Oranienbaum.

MarienburgGL, Polen: nka Malbork, Poland, some 27 miles SE of Gadansk and said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to Baumgaertner/Baumgardt, Klein, Rakuszewski/Rockowshew, and Tuhn families.  Said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to Lex/Leks, Nowak/Novak, and Urban families.

Marienburg, [Marienburg Amt,] West Prussia: the GCRA found it associated with a Lippert family in 1812.  See next entry.

Marienburg AmtGL, West Prussia: is now Malbork, Poland but after Prussian annexation in 1772 it was a District administrative center some 17 miles SW of Elbing city.

Mariendorf, Filehne [Kreis], Posen Province, Prussia: nka Marianowo, Poland, and was 1.4 miles NW of Filehne.  The GCRA has reason to believe that the Just/Gust family that settled in Kassel may have come fromUC here.

Marienfels, Kurpfalz[sic?]: (said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to an Orscheid family.  The only Marienfels I can find  is 9 km S of Nassau town and appears then to be within a Condominium shared by two Principalities: Nassau-Dillenburg and Nassau-Usingen, not in Kurpfalz.

MarienhagenGL,  Hesse-Darmstadt Langraviate: is some 25 miles WSW of Kassel city.

Marienhafen?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller{Philipp} family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Darmstadt.  This probably was Marienhagen.

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

MarientalVV (aka Dubowoi, Marienthal, Pfannensteil, Tonkoshurovka,  or Tonkosurovka): a Russian German village of the Roman Catholic faith situated on the eastern side of the Volga, founded in 1766.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.III, pp. 95-118.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens. A name within square brackets following a family name is an alternate spelling usually from a later source.  Origin information which Prof. Pleve derived from the Kuhlberg lists is italicized.  The number with the name is their household number in the FSL:

from Ansbach: (Stoeckel42, Thalheimer[Dahlheimer,Dollheimer])62;

from Arzdorf, Kurpfalz: (Semle73);

from Bamberg: (Tuebelein50);

from Bitsch, Lothringen: (Hermann[Herrmann]43, Zwinger33);

from Blasien?: (Erne19, Walter8);

from Bleifeld-bei-Hoffnungsthal: (Wachter[Waechter]4);

from Blieskastel: (Reinhard[Reinhardt]36, Schmidt9);

from Bludenz?, Oesterreich: (Maurer6);

from Bruessel: (Becker14);

from Buedesheim, Kurtrier: (Pfannenstiel10);

from Busendorf, Frankreich: (Risch[Riesch,Rische]82a);

from Busendorf, Lothringen: Rohr18);

from Cassel, Kurtrier: (Herz40);

from Dagsburg, Frankreich: (Gaertner12);

from Dinkelsbuehl, Schwaben: (Scheuermann84);

from Dudeldorf?, Kurtrier: (Herz7a);

from Echternach, Kurtrier: (Hansel58);

from Eger: (Hartung44, Klepphahn[Klephahn]48);

from Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, Preussen: (Kohl90);

from Freiburg: (Weiler1);

from Geseke, Koeln: (Hanses[Ganz]25);

from Geske: (Spikermann76);

from Grimburg, Kurtrier: (Zimmermann55);

from Hamburg: (Heitz45);

from Hessen-Kassel: (Weber28);

from Hofheim, Wuerzburg: (Bender78);

from Hohenburg: (Gerhauser[Herrhausen]71, Meier[Maier]72);

from Kaufbeuren: (Reisach54);

from Kirchberg, Schwaben: (Boxler16);

from Kirchroth, [Kur-]Bayern: (Trier11);

from Kissingen, Wuerzburg: (Schunk85);

from Kolberg[Colberg], Preussen: (Marquart88);

from Kottenheim?, Kurtrier: (Reichert53);

from Ladenburg: (Kantitlin89);

from Ladenburg, Kurfalz: (Erlenbach5);

from Linne: (Schumacher67);

from Luxembourg: (Bersch21, Dreher[Hieronymus]83, Hermann[Herrmann]79);

from Mainz: (Wolf56);

from Manderscheid, Kurtrier: (Pfannenstiel7, Weiss15);

from Mannheim: (Reger52);

from Medebach: (Oberlieser80);

from Mergelz?, Frankreich: (Leber39);

from Merzig, Kurtrier: (Asselborn[Aselborn]38,75, Breit22, Siehr[Zier]35);

from Muehlingen: (Stengel74);

from Neuburg, Kurpfalz: (Wunderlich92);

from Ochsenhausen: (Rittmann49);

from Poduch?, Kurmainz: (Wenzele91);

from Prag, Boehmen: (Janus59);

from Prensach?, Oesterreich: (Haury64);

from Raude?, Kurmainz: (Schirmer27);

from Regensburg: (Hecht3, Kohlbeck47);

from Rixingen, Lothringen: (Klein[Cleyn, Kleyn]69;

from Runzen: (Wantemut?31);

from Saarburg, Kurtrier: (Telf[Teller]20);

from Saargemuend, Lothringen: (Bach66, Staub63, Tihl[Diehl]30);

from Steinbach, Zweibruecken: (Schwemmling46);

from Steinheim, Kurmainz: (Jaeger2);

from Steinsberg: (Peter17);

from Steyr, Oesterreich: (Hunger51);

from Straubing, [Kur-]Bayern: (Dessert[Desert]87, Meier[Maier]68);

from Tof?, Wuerzburg: (Katzeberg57);

from Trarbach, Kurpfalz: (Schueler[Schuler]77);

from Trier: (Nilis[Nilizin?]29);

from Ueberlingen: (Berger32);

from Ulm, Schwaben: (Scheibele[Schaeuffel]70);

from unknown origins: (Knauf52a, Schaefer[Scheff]20a, Schneider55a);

from Weilburg, Nassau: (Mueller82);

from Weissenburg, Frankreich: (Enselinger[Enslinger]86, Gassmann81);

from Willebadessen: (Linenberg[Lueneberg]24);

from Wittlich, Kurtrier: (Dinkel23, Kappes[Kippes]13, Martis[Mertz,Mertes]41);

from Wuerzburg: Dillmann[Dittmann]61, Rizler65, Schilling37, Schneider60);

from Zweibruecken: (Oblinger26).

MarienthalVV: an alternate Russian name for MarientalVV.

MarienwerderGL, Preussen: : is 24 miles NNE of Berlin city centre, then in Kurbrandenburg which was controlled by Prussia.   Said by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC to a Stahlbaum family.  Said by the Husaren FSL to be homeUC to a Schiefelbein/Schiebelbein/Scheipelbein family.

Marienwerder Regierungsbezirk, Westpreussen: an administrative region in West Prussia, S of Marienburg.

Mariondorf, Filehne, Poland: apparently was a misprint for Mariendorf.

MarisfeldGL: said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Jordan family.  There is a Marisfeld some 6.5 miles E of Meiningen city.

MarkFN: said by the 1798 Seelmann census (Sm15) to be the maiden name of frau Brenner.

Mark?GL, Holstein: an unidentified place said by the Dreispitz FSL to be homeUC to a Peterson family.

Markaler?FN: see Markolf?.

MarkertFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Ansbach.  Later spelled Marquardt.

MarkertFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Ostheim, Eisenach, Sachsen. Later spelled Marquardt.

MarkertFN:  said by the Urbach FSL to be an orphan girl in the Weinert household.  I could not find her in Mai1798.

MarkgrafFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Homburg.

Markgrafschaft Baden-DurlachGS: is Baden-Durlach Margraviate.

Markgrafschaft MuehrenGS: i.e. Muehren Margraviate, this is a country which I cannot identify.

MarkgroeningenGL, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg:  is some 5 miles W of Ludwigsburg city, and was proven by the GCRA as the birthplaceUC of the Wikeler/Wichsler who went to Bergdorf.  The GCRA proved that the Bader family was here before leaving for Glueckstal.  The GCRA also proved this to be origin to the Gaup, Gutjahr, Kaul, Laux, Mattheis, Schaefer, and Staus families that went to Glueckstal; and the Veit family may have been fromUC here as well.   They also proved that this was home to a Behringer family.  See the GCRA book for more details.

Marklein Banghein(?)GL, Ansbach: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Soltner family.

Marklibisch?: an unidentified place said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Heilmann family. Kuhlberg said this was in the state of Sachsen.

MarklkofenGL, is 92 miles SE of Nuernberg cityand said by the Frank FSL to be homeUC to a Zeiler family.

Markloff FN: see Markolf?.

Markoebel: aka Marckhoebel, is 10 km NNE of Hanau city and said by KS124 to be the place from whence Clandy{Christoph}  left [no date specified]. 

Markolf? FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Nm41 and Sk16 when spelled Markloff and Markaler? and frau Markaler’s maiden name was given as Schmidt[Anna Barbara}. 

MarkowitzGL, Krzepien Amt, Suedpreussen: an unidentified place for which the GCRA found evidence in the death record a Dollinger son that he was born here.  This might be nka Markowice 4 miles S of Inowroclaw, Poland?

MarksVV: a alternate name for KatharinenstadtVV.

MarkstadtVV: a alternate name for KatharinenstadtVV.

MarkstaetterFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC the Pfalz (no locality mentioned).

Markstaller/MarckstallerFN: Lutheran fromUC Michelstadt, Erbach County, arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in Oct 1760.  With wife and daughter he last reregistered in Denmark in April 1763 (EEE p.511). By June 1764 they had settled in Rosenheim FSL #60 which said he was fromUC Murrhardt?, Herzogtum Wuerttemberg.  For 1788 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2458,Rm49,52 and 11, Sz16.

Markt Erlbach: may have been 29 km WNW of Nuernberg city centre said by the Woehrd ML to be homeUC to Pickel{Conrad} Lutheran who on 23 May 1766 in Woehrd married Dannheiser{Dorothea} Catholic (Mai&Marquardt#812).  However,  KS148 said this was inUC Bavaria.  On 12 Sept 1766 this couple arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC the Bayreuth [Margraviate] (Kulberg#4713).

MarkusFN: said by the Hildmann FSL to be fromUC Aschaffenburg, [Kurmainz]. Spelled  Makrus (Mai1798:Hd10) and Malchus (Hd30, 35) in 1798.

MarkusFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Schlitz.

MarkusFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Wiesenthau, Ansbach.

Markus FN: his likely widow, the wife of Kreinert, was said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Kiel, Holstein[-Gorttorp Duchy].  

MarkusFN: said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Stettin, Preussisch Pommern.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Sz16,22,6,17.

MarkusFN: the wife was said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Boern, Daenemark [Kingdom]. 

MarkusFN: also see Maerz, Martz and Marx.

MarmisFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Schaerflond(?), Frankreich.

Marnsaberg(?)GL, von Gutstein(?) Domaene, Pfalz: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Simon family.

Marqua FN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Schoeneberg.    Spelled Marquardt in 1798 (Mai1798:Om40).

MarquardtFN: see Markert, Marqua, Mechwart, Merhardt and Morgart.

MarquartFN: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Holstein (no locality mentioned).

MarquartFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Kolberg[Colberg], Preussen, but his wife (no maiden name given) was said to be fromUC Wiesbaden (no other locality mentioned).

MarquartFN: said by the Norka FSL to be the orphaned son of Johannes Marquart living in a Berger household.  Kuhlberg said he was from Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Kt19.

Marquardt{Andreas}FN: I could not find him in any FSL, but he is in the 1798 Urbach census (Mai1798:Ur25).

MarschallFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Schanpin.

MartelFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Stadtbach?/Statzbach?, Kurmainz.    Spelled Martell (Mai1798:Dl18, 21, 45?, 15) and Mander (Dl15) in 1798.

MartelFN: listed in the 1816 Kassel census (#2, 78) without origin but was said by KS:366 to be fromUC Simonsfeld, Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  However, using FHL#1,070,127, the GCRA proved his origin in Kutzenhausen, Sulz [Amt] Elsass.  And, using FHL#771,551, they proved the origin of frau Martel (nee Dietz) in Keffenach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass.  See their book for more.

MartellFN: see Martel and Matle.

MartensFN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Necken(?).

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

MartinFN: according to the Bettinger FSL there was a Martin orphan girl living with a Bettinger family that was fromUC Dresden, Sachsen.  I could not find her in  Mai1798es.

MartinFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Steinberg, Nidda, Darmstadt.   I did not identify his 1798 whereabouts.

MartinFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Eberfeld.

Martin{Heinrich}: fromUC Neulossheim, Speyer Unteramt, Maulbronn Klosteramt, Wuerttemberg, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in March 1761.  By June 1763 he, his wife {M.Christine} and 5 children were free to leave Denmark (EEE p.512).  By 1798 son {Thomas} and family were living at Galka (Mai1798:Gk04), while son {G.Adam} and family were living at Holstein (Mai1798:Ho2).

Martin{J.Martin}: in Glueckstal for a time, this family was said by KS:367 to be from [Ober]Gruppenbach, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was proven by the GCRA using FHL 1,860,469; see their book for detail.

MartinFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Orb.

MartinFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Paderborn, Hanau.

MartinFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Laubenheim, Kurmainz.  For 1798 see (Mai1798:Nk2).

Martin{Ludwig+w+1c}: Kulberg141 said they were fromUC Erbach.   I did not find them in T orin any published FSL.

MartinFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Eberbach, Kurpfalz; there was a Morasch step-son living with them, so frau Martin must earlier have been frau Morasch.

MartinFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Oberbrennbach?.

MartinFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Bischberg.

MartinFN{Philipp}:  said by the 1798 Schwed census to have left Schwed in 1788 but I can not find him in any FSL

MartinFN{Johannes}: this son of {Valentin} was listed with his wife (the widow of Sierwald?{J.Georg} at Stahl-am-Karaman (#46).

MartinFN{Melchior/Wilhelm}: this son of {Valentin} was listed with his wife  at Stahl-sm-Karaman (#47).

MartinFN{Valentin}:  the earliest version of the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#45 & 45a) said he had recently died  and his widow had remarried Seibel{Johannes} bringing her Martin daughter into the blended Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#45.  The new husband was said by the Pleve version of the FSL to be from Dienheim.

Martin: also see Mort.

MartinusFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality] with a Schapp orphan in the household.   Spelled Martins in 1798 (Mai1798:Sh27, Mv1155).

Martins{M.Eva}: she and her Stecklein husband are in the 1798 Zug census; her first husband, any earlier colony, and origins are unknown at this time.

MartinsFN: also see Martinus.

Martinstein: is 24 km WSW of Bad Kreuznach and only 1.5 km NW of Merxheim.   My guess is that it was not then in Kurpfalz, but was in the same little country as Merxheim.  Today they  both are in Rhineland-Palatinate.  It was proven by Brent Mai to be home to Fuchs(J.Nicolaus & A.Eva} and their children who settled in Yagodnaya Polyana FSL (#80).   

MartisFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Wittlich, Kurtrier.  The family name was later spelled Mertes and Mertz)  Mai1798:Mt47,59,68).  The 1798 Mariental census gives his wife's maiden name as Bauer (Mai1798:Mt68).

MartzFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Asbach.  Spelled Markus and Marx in 1798 (Mai1798:Mv1907,Ka112).

MartzulffFN: mistakenly said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#77) and KS:367 to have come fromUC Ingenheim, Bergzabern [Amt], Rheinpfalz. Using FHL#721,154, the GCRA proved their origin in Ingolsheim, [Birlenbach parish], Weissenburg [Kreis], Elsass.  See the GCRA book for more.  Also spelled Marzolf and Merzluff.

MaruenskojeVV: the Russian name for ZugVV.

MaruschFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Luxembourg.

MarxFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bt15.

Marx{Michael+w}: Kulberg135 said they were fromUC Lobach.  Not found in T.   Said by the Kano FSL (#48) to be fromUC Robesburg?, Lobach.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Marx{Wilhelmina}: she with her Hammerschmidt{Zacharius} husband was a Kano first settler (kn114), but as his widow in 1771 left Zug (where her son remained to be in the 1798 census) with her daughter reportedly to go to Schoenchen (Mai1798:Mv3048).

Marx{Heinrich}: the Zug 1798 census said his wife’s maiden name was Paul and that he had moved in from  Katharinenstdt (Mai1798:Zg10) found in no FSL and no earlier colony being mentioned, he may well have been among the Katharinenstdt first settlers.

Marx{Michael+w}: Kulberg135 said they were fromUC Lobach.  Not found in T.

MarxFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Kirchberg, Baden-Durlach, while his wife (maiden name not given) was said fromUC Saarburg, Kurtrier.

Marx{Johannes}: see  Mertz{Johannes} of Luzern.

MarxFN: in Rohleder, see Mohr{Katharina}.

MarxFN{Johannes}: fromUC Bayreuth, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  Permission to leave Denmark came to him, his wife {Barbara} and 2 children in June 1764 (EEE p.512).  By July 1765 they were settled in Rosenheim FSL #15 which said he was fromUC Ni?, Markgrafschaft Muehren, with his wife who was said to be fromUC Regensburg and whose maiden name was given as Matters. For 1798 see Mai1798:Rm27, 59 and Zr91.

Marx{Johannes}: he left Zug to go to marry in Luzern in 1776 (Mai1708:Mv3056); he is found in no FSL so may be a Zug first settler.  In 1798 his name was also given as Mertz (Lz8).

MarxFN: also see Martz.

MarxVV: an alternate name for KatharinenstadtVV.

MarxstadtVV: an alternate name for KatharinenstadtVV.

Marz FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Maribo, Holstein [Duchy].  I could not find members of this family in  Mai1798.

MarzolfFN: see Martzulff.

Merzluff FN: see Martzulff.

Masch{Johann+w}:  Kulberg49 said they were fromUC Oderberg.  Not in T.   Said by the Messer FSL (#29) to be fromUC Brandenburg (no locality mentioned).

Masch{Juliana}: she was in Zug in 1798 (Zg12), but she is listed in no FSL nor in T, nor is there any indication she moved to Zug from another colony, so she and possibly her parents are possible Zug first settlers.

MaschbachGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Widlein? family.

MaserFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Loehnfeld(?), Kurpfalz.  Eleanor Sissell (2010)  has proven the place is Lengfeld, which in modern times is in Hessen. She has the Maser family, prior to their coming to Lengfeld in church records of Switzerland.  The children born in Kurpfalz were spelled Maaser while the FSL spells it Maser.

MasonFN: see Masson.

MassenheimGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to Maass and Sommer{David} families, and possibly Elscheidt and Jaeger families.

MassoldFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC the Pfalz (no locality mentioned).

MassonFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Relinbach?, Lothringen.  Spelled Mason in 1798 (Mai1798:Dl46).

MastFN{J.Diederich/Dietrich/Didrich}: On 18 July 1766 a son was born to the Masts in Luebeck; frau Mast’s maiden name was given as Bersck{M.Elisabetha} (Mai&Marquardt#1308).  On 14 Sept. 1766 this couple without the son arrived in Russia, he being said to be fromUC Braunschweig  (Kulberg5665).  Later in that year they took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga but the wife died enroute (T335-336).  By May 1765 with a new wife {A.Maria} he had settled in Warenburg FSL(#77) which said he was fromUC Walenkepr?, [Kur-]Braunschweig.  For 1793 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2994,Wr85,114 and St40.

Mast{J.Heinr.}: KS144 says he left Ruppertsburg near Gruenberg in 1766.

MasuriFN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Wallerfangen, Lothringen.  Spelled Ma_uril in 1798 (Mai1798:Sm28).

MataschFN: see Matheas.

Mater(?)GL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Weissbeck family.

Matern?FN: see Mattern.

MatheFN: see Mathes.

MatheasFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Wiesthal, [Kurmainz].  Spelled Matasch & Mattias in 1798 when the maiden name of the wife was given as Felbaitel (Mai1798:Om54).

MathesFN: said by the Buedingen ML to be the maiden name of the woman who in 1766 married Menges, later of Shcherbakovka (Mai&Marquardt#598).  KS:145 said her maiden name was Mathe.

Matheus FN: also see Mattheus and  Matthias.

Mattheis: said in the 1798 census (Bn65) to have come from Seelmann but I could find this family name in no FSL

Mattheus/Matheus{Gottlieb}FN: said by Anhalt-Dessau records to have moved from somewhere in [Kur-]Sachsen to Rehsen in Anhalt-Dessau where he married a Pussker woman and fathered two children by her before he deserted them (Mai&Marquardt#1120). For the children see Matthias{Gottlieb, A.Sophia}.

MathienFN: said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Strassburg, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

MathisFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Ockstadt.  Spelled Mattias in 1770 (Mai1798:Mv2034).

Mathius FN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Offenbach, Isenburg.

MathresFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Petting.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Matle?FN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Kollmar, Elag(?).  May have been  spelled Martell in 1798 (Mai1798:Mr15).

Matleheim FN said by the Roethling FSL to be fromUC Kurmainz (no locality mentioned).

MatliFN: see Matle.

MatternFN {Heinrich}: said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Danzig.

MatternFN: said by the 1798 Boregard census to be the maiden name of frau Engel{Adam}.

Mattern FN {Wilhelm}: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Weisbaden.

MatternFN: said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Petersburg, Russland.  I could not find them in Mai1798.

MatternFN: the wife was said by the Schulz FSL to be fromUC Memel, Preussen [Kingdom]. I could not find her in Mai1798.

MatternFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Butzbach, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].   Spelled Matern? in 1798 (Mai1798:Bz14).

MattersFN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be the maiden name of frau Marx who was fromUC Regensburg.

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

MattheasFN: a Mattheas woman from Mettenheim, Wartenberg [County] married in 1768 in Russia a Schlund man; they lived in Bauer.  She was the illegimate daughter of a Franz woman who lived in Mettenheim, Wartenberg [County] – no indication is given as to where the mother and her Bernard husband went in Russia (Mai&Marquardt#1239 & 1243).

Mattheas/Matthes/Mattheis{Susanna Elisabetha/Margaretha}:  was an illegitimate daughter of Franz {Magdalena} who had been married twice, first to Herr Herbert and second to Herr Bernhard (Mai&Marquardt #1239).  She presumably entered Russia with her mother, but I have been unable to identify either her or her mom, or either of her mom’s first two husbands in Kulberg, T or in any published FSL..

MattheisFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:673, 676, 368) to be from Markgroeningen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,056,750-1), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Matthes.

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

MatthesFN: listed amongst Mattheis.

MatthiasFN: said by the Schuck FSL to be fromUC Bitsch, Lothringen.  Also spelled Mattias.  The wife’s maiden name was given as Schreiner in 1798 (Mai1798:Vm23).  Pleve’s first translation had the place as Bich/Bichl(?).

Matthias{Gottlieb, A.Sophia}FN: said by Kuhlberg to be from [Kur-]Sachsen, and said by the Urbach FSL to be step-children in the Kraemer household  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ur21 and Bb7.  Anhalt-Dessau records say they were born in Rehsen in Anhalt-Dessau Principality and that their father had come to Rehsen from somewhere in [Kur-]Sachsen (Mai&Marquardt#1120).

MatthiesenFN: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Griesburg?, Darmstadt.  In 1798 a descendant may have been at Rw11?

Matthisen{Johann} FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Luebeck .  I could not find members of this family in  Mai1798.

Matthissen{J.Arent}FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Lenzen, [Kur-]Brandenburg.  For 1790 see Mai1798:Mv2826.

MattiasFN: also see Matheas, Mathis and Matthias.

MattisFN: said by the Kano FSL to be a step-son in the Baschka/PashkaFN household.

Mattiss{M.Margaretha}: married Bruner{Johann} in Rosslau on 28 May 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#856, KS123.  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

MattwichFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:669, 368) without origin.  The GCRA found some evidence of his origin in Ehrbardorf, Posen, Prussia.  See their book for details.

MatzFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Holtzhausen, Kur Trier.  Later spelled Maas.

MatzFN: said by the Rothammel FSL to be fromUC Raumbach, Zweibruechen.

MatzFN: see also Maas.

Maubach, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 2 miles S of Backnang city, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Kerner/Koerner family that settled in Kassel.

MauchFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Winzenburg (no other place mentioned).  In 1798 the family name was given as Mauck (Mai1798:Lw16).  This Mauch man apparently was a godparent in 1766 in Luebeck to a Schauscheck son (Mai&Marquardt#1347).

Mauch{Christian}FN: said by KS:368 to have been born both inUC Labiszyn, Szubin, Poland, and in Nussdorf, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Some other source said he was born inUC Strelno, Bromberg, Prussia;  the family arrived in Kassel about 1809, were listed as Meig in the 1816 Kassel census (household #42); and in about 1834 they went to Arcis, Bessarabia -- all according to the GCRA.  See their book for more detail.

Mauch{Emmerich}FN: said by KS:368 to have come fromUC Aurich, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg settlingUC in Kassel – the GCRA found that this family never went to Kassel, but evidently did find their origin in Nussdorf, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See their book for more detail.

MauckFN: see Mauch.

MauderFN: see Mauter.

Mauderer{Christoph}: in Danish records to be fromUC Klein Gartach like Kober/Cober{Conrad} who was said to be his farmhand (EEE pp.372, 514).

MauerFN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Alzey, Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Br1.

MauerFN: said by the 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Hoffmann of Bettinger (Mai1798:Bb33).

Mauer{Susanna Katharina}: a Woehrd ML says this woman fromUC Nuernberg married on 6 June 1766 Braeutigam{J.Christian}; by 1767 this couple was in Katharinenstadt FSL #137 (Mai&Marquart#824).

Mauer{J.Adam}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Hetzerode?[sic], Hessenburg[sic].  For 1788 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2773, Lb26.

Mauer{J.Peter}FN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Hetzerode?[sic], Hessenburg[sic]. I could not find him in Mai1798.  According to a Friedburg ML he married in 1766 a Schwartz woman and was from the former county of [Sayn-]Hackenburg (Mai&Marquardt#323).  That county had been dissolved in 1715 and contained Heuzert which most likely homeUC to both Mauer men who settled in Warenburg.

Mauer{Daniel}FN: may have been the offspring of an early Zurich settler family.  In 1798 he was said to be from Zurich (Mai1798:Nb26) –but the family name does not appear in the Naeb FSL and he himself is too young to be in a FSL.

MauerFN: see Dening of Louis.

MauererFN: this family name was found recorded in 1700s Berstadt parish records; see Flegel trip.

MauererFN: also see Maurer.

Mauerwelt(?)GL: an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the principality of Fulda and was homeUC to a Knopf family.

MaulFN{Konrad}: said by the Kutter FSL to be fromUC Braunfels.

MaulFN{Karl and Georg}: said by the Norka FSL to be two brothers, one living in a Weigandt household, the other in the Hamburger household.   For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr39.

Maul{J.Georg}:  from Hessen-Darmstardt Langraviate, registered as a single man in a Danish German colony in Dec 1760.  In April 1763 leaving Denmark was approved for him, and before 1775 he had settled in Schilling (1775 census #52) (EEE pp. 514-515).

Maul FN{Valentin}: said by the Straub FSL to be fromUC Niederbeerbach, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].  In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Wallenberg (Mai1798:Sr13).

MaulFN{Johannes}: illegitimate son of the late {Friedrich} fromUCRussbachmarried  22 August 1766  Bonert woman fromUCRussbach“ which has been identified as Rossbach, Thuengen Barony (Mai&Marquardt#749).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSl or in Mai1798.

Maul{Michel}: KS:82 and 145 say this party of 2 fromUC Mechlenburg 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.

MaulbronnGL, Kurpfalz:  is an unidentified place said by the Anton FSL to be homeUC to a Redler family.  Said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Welsch family.  The Kurpfalz may be in error and this may be the following entry:

MaulbronnGL, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: home of a famous monastery, and is some 8.6 miles NE of Pforzheim, Baden Wuerttemberg.  It was also a District administrative center.  Was the birthplace of WelschFN{Johannes} who settled at Schaefer FSL #21.

MaurenFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Alzey.

MaurerFN{Jacobina}:  said by the Balzer 1798 census #42 to be the wife of Karl{Christoph}.

MaurerFN{Johann}:  said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Tuebingen, [Wuerttemberg Duchy.  In 1798 this family may have been in Schaffhausen (Mai1798:Sh02).

MaurerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Nuernberg.

MaurerFN{Susanna Katharina}:  daughter of the deceased {J.Gg.}fromUC Nuernberg married Braeutigam{J.Christian}in Woehrd 6 June 1766 (Mai&Marquart#824 &  KS123).  Not found in Kulberg or T.  By August 1767 they had settled in Katharinenstadt FSL #137 which said the Maurer wife was fromUC Nuernberg. 

Maurer{Philipp Jacob}:  said by the Mariental FSL (#6) to be fromUC Bludenz(?), Oesterreich.

Maurer{Michael}: KS127 & 145 said he was fromUC  Mecklenburg and Euler{Margaretha} was his wife.  I did not find him in any published FSL.

MaurerFN: said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#14) and KS:369 to have come fromUC Medard, Meisingheim [Amt], Baden.  The census said they came via Dorschau, Ungarn.  The GCRA believes he was born in Hungary, and using FHL#493,330, they found that there were Maurer families in Medard, however they found no way to definitely identify this man’s parents..  See their book for much more.  Also spelled Mauerer,  especially so in Medard.

Maurer{J.Adam}: said by the Warenburg FSL (#126) to be of the Reformed faith fromUC Hetzerode(?), Hessenburg.

Maurer{J.Peter}: fromUC Hachenburg County on 21 April 1766 in Friedberg he married Schwartz{M.Elisabeth} fromUC Muntzfelden (Mai&Marquardt#323).  Said by the Warenburg FSL (#125) to be of the Reformed faith fromUC Hetzerode(?), Hessenburg.

Maurer{J.Heinrich+w}: Kulberg142 said they were of the Reformed faith fromUC Holstein.  Not found in T nor in any published FSL.

Maurer{Johanna}: married Dresler{Henrich} 15 July 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#210).  Not found in any later source.

Maus{Friederica/Friederika}:  married Horst{Christian} 13 March 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#422).  KS136 and 145 both have {Friedericke}.  Not found in either Kuhlberg or in T.  But were settled at #50 in the 1775 Beideck census and in 1798 he might be at #79 in Beideck {Mai&Marquardt#422). 

MausFN{Jakob}: said by the Grimm FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).  According to Buedingen birth and death records, a son of this man fromUC Storndorff near Alsfeld died in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1230).

MausFN{Daniel}: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Hannover with a Gen? orphan girl in the household.

Maus{Eliesabetha}: fromUC Sterndorff  married Krafft{J.Conrad} 28 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#606).  Not found in any later source.

Maus{Christina}: was a godparent at the 24 June 1766 Buedingen baptism of the son of Fuchs{Georg & Friederique} (Mai&Marquardt#1212).  Not idenitifed in any later source.

MauswinckelGL, Isenburg-Birstein?: now in Hessen some 4 miles SE of Gedern and said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC both to a Kaltenschnee man and an Eisenhuth woman who married in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Dobrinka; Stumpp says Mauswinckel was near Waechtersbach (Mai&Marquardt#507).

Mauter/MauderFN{Jurgen/Georg}: Lutheran, fromUC Franken [i.e. Franconia] arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in March 1761.  By June 1763 he was free to leave Denmark (EEE p.514).  By July 1766 with wife and 2 children he was settled in Messer FSL #15 which said he was fromUC Frankenlict(?) (no locality mentioned).

Mavetz(?)GS: German for Mainz is Mayence … this may have been a Russian attempt to spell Mayence???

MaxFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Waterheim?, Leningen.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Dl14, 40.

Maxger?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Sick family.

May{Johanna E.}:  said by KS131 to be wife of Grasmueck{J.Jakob}.  They settled in Balzer FSL (#63).   Bonner proved this woman was both born and married in Rohrbach, Isenburg[-Buedingen County].

May{Regina}: said by the Frank 1798 census #89 to be the 49 year old widow of Kaufmann{Adam} of Shcherbakovka (Mai1798:Fk89).  In 1768 her name was given as {K.Rosina age 29}. A possible married brother {Heinrich} was living next door (sv25) to these Kaufmanns (sv24).

May FN{Heinrich}: said by the Shcherbakovka FSL #25 to be fromUC Koenigsberg? with wife {M.Elisabeth}.  For 1798  see Mai1798: Sv52.  This Mey man on 18 June 1764 in Luebeck married  Rehl {M.Elisabeth Sophia} (Mai&Marquardt#1).

May{Johannes}:he left Zug in 1792 to go to Katharinenstadt (Mai1798:Mv3068,Ka76); he cannot be found in any FSL, thus he may have been a Zug first settler. 

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

MayFN: also see Mai and  Mey.

Maybaum{Daniel}: married Dibber{Elsabe Catharina} on Luebeck 18 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#52).  Not found in any later source.

MayerFN: interfiled with Meier.

Mayerhoeffer{Johannes}: was a godparent at the Luebeck baptism of a son of Klein{Jacob} 15 May 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#1340).  Not identified in any later source.

MayhoeferFN: she is listed in the 1816 Neudorf census (#55) as frau Benz, with her two Wetzler daughters.  The GCRA proved her the widow of Johannes Wetzler and using FHL#1,732,275, they also proved her origin in Brittheim, Sulz [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for more.  Also spelled Maihofer.

Mazow, Mazow, South Prussia: the GCRA found it associated with a Herrmann family in 1803.  Jerry Frank thinks this might be Mazew, South Prussia, 17 km SW if the large town of Kutno.

McGinnis{Sean}: author of The Founding Families of Catharine, Kansas (2007)  he shows that Beilmann{J.Peter} was born in Frei-Laubersheim, Kurpfalz on 5 December 1725.

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