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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.


O                 last updated January 2014

Obelies(?)GL, Ridelsch(?): an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Kaltenschnee family.  This might be Ober Lais?  which is some 8 miles WNW of Mauswinkel.

ObenauerFN:  listed by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:661, 388, 664) without origin and with a Fischer pseudonym. Origin in Nieder-Floersheim, Worms [Amt], Hesse was proven by the GCRA using FHL(1,475,714).  See their book for more details.

ObenauerFN: Curt Renz has found the church records for this Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia, family in Niederfloersheim, Worms Kreis, Hesse.

Obendoerfer FN: see Obendoerfer. 

Oberaltenbernheim, Kaestel?: is 8.5 km SE of Bad-Windsheim and said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Stroemer family.

OberaltertheimGL, [Castell County]: is some 9 miles SW of Wuerzburg city, and said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to Schatz and possibly Kerner families.

Oberamt: was an administrative unit in a duchy or Kingdom.  Today it would be called a district.  An Oberamt consisted of the city where it was located and for which it was named, as well as the surrounding villages, all of which were called Oberamt places.

Oberappenfeld(?)/OberhaltfeldGL, Hessen-Kassel: is some 26 miles S of Kassel, and said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Lisberg family.

OberauGL: is some 9 miles ESE of Friedberg, Hessen, and said by the Buedingen ML to be near Fri[ed]berg, Hessen and to be homeUC to a Schmitt woman who married in 1766 a Daubert man fromUC Huette; later the couple went to Jagodnaja Poljana (Mai&Marquardt#716).

Oberaula, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate]: is over 45 km N of any known Isenburg lands, 14 km SE of  Ziegenhain and 10 miles W of Bad Hersfeld. Said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to homeUC to a Kreutzmueller family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Hessen.

Oberbaldingen, Oefingen parish,  Donaueschingen [Amt], Baden: is 5 miles NE of Donaueschingen city, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to a Hingster/Hengstler family that settled in Neudorf.

OberbergGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Kaiser and possibly a Happel family.

OberbergerFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Warendorf.

Ober BessingenGL: is some 10 miles ESE of Giessen and said by the Mueller FSL to be homeUC to a Karf? family.

Ober BessingenGL: also see Oberpesin.

Ober-Breidenbach: is 9 km SSW of Alsfeld.  KS134 said this was near Alsfeld.

Ober-Bridenbach: now in Hesse was 9.5 km SSW of Alsfeld, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate, and was said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to Fohr{J.Hermann} who married on 19 June 1766 in Buedingen, Guenter{Elisabeth} (Mai&Marquardt#703).  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

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

OberbruedenGL, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 2.5 miles E of Backnang city, and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Trefz family that went to Bergdorf and to the Brozel family some of whose members were in Glueckstal for a time. See the GCRA book for details.

OberdarmstadtGL, Hessen-Darmstadt: said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to a Wuerttemberger family.  This may be Ober Ramstadt, Hessen some 5 miles SE of Darmstadt city.

Oberdiebach?GL, Kurmainz: is 21 miles WNW of Mainz city, and said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt{Christoph} family.

OberdorfGL: an unidentified place said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be homeUC to a Damm40  There were many Oberdorfs in Germany but it seems likely that this one was 6 miles NE of Hanau city, and was then in Isenburg-Meerholz County.

Oberdorf(?)GL, Elsass: said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Wolf family.  This probably is the Oberdorf some 12 miles due S of Mulhous in Alsace.

OberdorfGL, Wuerttemberg: I think he meant Oberndorf which is some 32 miles SW of Reutlingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg.

OberdorfVV: according to Teri Helzer, about 1828 a German colonist from Kamenka colony named Becher/Baecker founded a hamlet, which was called Becker/Baeker/Bekker’s Khutor.  It was also known as Kuptsov/Kupzovo named for a Russian peasant who lived there.  In 1852, after the arrival of other colonists, the name was changed to Oberdorf.

OberdorfeldenGL, Hanau County: some 6 miles NW of Hanau city.  See Grosendorfel.

Obereisesheim?GL, [Wuerttemberg Duchy]: said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to Bauer and Speldecker families.

Oberelbert, Darmstadt?[sic]: is 16 km E of Coblenz city and was said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Wens?{Franz}family (Lk109).

Oberelz?GS: an unidentified country; see Schmierlach.

Ober Ems: is 26 km NE of Schlangenbad on or very near the border between Nassau-Usingen Principality and Kurmainz, and said to be home to Hiernpach{A.Maria} who married Kossending{Johannes} 26 March 1766 in Friedberg (Mai&Marquardt#295).

Oberentrecht?GS: an unidentified country.

Oberesterhof?GS: a spelling used by the Brabander FSL for the Hohenzollern Principality; see Sigmarigen.

Ober-florstadtGL:  about 8 km E of Friedburg city and may have belonged to either Solms-Roedelheim, Hanau County, Hessen-Darmstadt or Friedburg Imperial City all of whose lands bordered on Florstadt.

Obergard FN: see Eberhard.

Obergart FN: see Eberhard.

Ober-Gersprenz, [Erbach County]: is 11.8 km NW of Erbach city, and Bill Pickelhaupt says it was home to Bickelhaupt{J.Heinrich} who married former Burger{E.Catharina} in Gronau in 1756.

Obergruppenbach, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: proved by the GCRA as home to the Daiss and Martin{J.Martin} families that went to Glueckstal.

OberhaltfeldGL: see Oberappenfeld.

OberhardFN: see Eberhard.

OberhardtFN: see Eberhard.

OberhartFN: see Eberhard.

Obernhausen, Gersfeld parish, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter: Obernhausen is 3.5 km N of Gersfeld town.  Doris Evans reported the finding of a Burkhard marriage in 1612 in Oberhausen [sic for Obernhausen] of Gersfeld parish.  For a bit more information go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/b/burkhardt_walter.cfm.

Oberhausen, Gersfeld parish: sic for Obernhausen.

OberhausenGL, Hessen: said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Hopp family.  This probably is the Oberhausen which is some 11 miles NE of Giessen city.

Oberhausen, Kirn [Amt], Rheinpfalz: probably was Oberhausen-bei-Kirn 1mile NNW of Kirn town and 40 miles SSW of Koblenz city, and the GCRA found sources to indicate that it was homeUC  to the Helm family that settled in Neudorf.

Oberhausen, Koblenz [Oberamt], Rheinpfalz: probably was 17 miles ENE of Koblenz city, and was said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#43) and KS:301 to have been homeUC  to the Helm family that settled in Neudorf.

Oberhausen, Kreuznach [Kreis], Rheinpfalz: probably was 5.5miles SW of Bad Kreuznach, 12.5 miles E of Kirn town and 40 miles SSE of Koblenz city.

OberhausenGL, Kurtrier: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to Geker/Hecker/Heckert?, Kraemer, Niklus?, and Walkenbach families.  This might be the same place as the next entry, but some 40 years earlier.

Oberhausen-bei-Kirn, Kirn [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 1mile NNW of Kirn town.  The GCRA found some indication that the origin of the Helm family was here prior to their going to South Prussia before settling in Kassel and Neudorf.

Oberheim FN: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Stolberg-Gedern [County] with Mueller step-children in the household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rw29 and 1.

OberheimGL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Kleemann family.

Oberhoechstadt, Kurmainz: is 17 miles NE of Mainz city, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to Glock, Russ, and Seibolin families. Said by the Preuss FSL to be homeUC to Hiltmann and Kempf families.

OberhofGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Hoppermann family.  There are at least 19 Oberhofs in the Germanies.

OberhofenGL: an unidentified place said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Fletschinger family.  Kuhlblerg said this was in Mainz.

OberholsteinVV: was an alternative name for DinkelVV.

OberjettingenGL, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 13 miles SW of Boeblingen town, and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Roll family that went to Bergdorf; see their book for more details.  Evidently the Amt jurisdiction switched from Boeblingen to Herrenberg after the family emigrated.

OberkalbachGL, Brandenstein: is in Hesse, 6 miles NE of Elm.

Oberkerbswalde bei Ellerwald: KS:118 said Albrecht{J.Heinrich} leftUC here in 1859 for Samara District.

Ober-Kinzig, Breubach Condominium: 3 miles SW of Hoechst-im-Odenwald, and where a child of the Bauer who went to Frank was born (Gieg1). 

Oberkirch/OberkircheGL:an unidentified place said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to a Gerling family.  This may well have been the Oberkirch, Baden-Wuerttemberg, some 3.4 miles SW of Trier.

OberkircheGL, see Oberkirch.

Oberkleen, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]: is 8 miles SSW of Giessen city, and was said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be homeUC to Becker{J.Jacob} and Stumper?/Stumpf families.

Ober KlingaGL: an unidentifed place said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Scharmann man; he later went to Huck.  Another source says he was from Oberklingen near Dieburg (Mai & Marquart #522).  This is very likely the same as the next entry, some 5.6 miles SSE of Dieburg.

OberklingenGL, [Kurpfalz]:  is 8 km W of Hoechst-im-Odenwald and was said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to the Walther woman who married in 1766 Schmidt{Johannes} (Mai&Marquardt#619); by 1767 they were in Doenhof.  It may well have been homeUC to Weber{J.Heinrich}  a first settler in Frank.

Ober KlingenGL: also see Ober Klinga, Oberklingen,  and Oberklinten

Oberklinten(?)GL: according to the Frank FSL place of uncertain spelling was in the state of Kurpfalz and was homeUC to Weber{J.Heinrich}.  This probably was Ober Klingen, Kurpfalz.

OberlahnkreisGL, Hesse: was an administrative District that centered on Weilburg town on the Lahn river.

Ober LaisGL, [Nidda Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt]: is 4 miles E of Nidda, and 8 miles N of Buedingen.  Said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL possibly to be homeUC to Daubert, Fischer, Kaiser, and Wert/Wuertz/Werth/Wirth families (pp.29, 30, 33, 34).  Said by both Pleve and Kromm versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to Luft, Schaefer, and Scheuermann families, plus 3 Appel and three Ruhl families;  Stumpp concurred regarding the Appel, Fischer, Ruhl, Schaefer, and Scheuermann families; Kromm says it may be that the Fuchs family came fromUC here as well.

OberleinachGL, Wuerzburg: is some 7 miles NW of Wuerzburg city, and said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Kaes family.

OberlieserFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Medebach.

Oberlind(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Heider? family.  There at least 3 Oberlinds in Germany.

Oberlustadt: near Niederlustadt.

Obermeilingen, [Katzenelnbogen County], Hessen[-Kassel Landgr.]: is 25 km NW of Weisbaden city centre and was said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to a  Zimmermann family.

Obermoerlen, [Kurmainz]: is 4.5 km NW of Friedberg city and was said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Richmeier{Johannes}family (Lk73). 

Obermoersbach?GL: an unidentified place said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Feuerstein family.  Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Mainz.  The only Obermoersbach I can find was 15 miles SW of Siegen city, then in Sayn-Hachenburg County.

Obermohr, [Pfalz-Lautern Principality]: is 11 miles WNW of Kaiserslautern city, and was said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Bepler/Pepel family.

Ober-MonjouVV: aka Kriwowskoje, Obermonjou, and Obermunjour, was a German Catholic village on the eastern side of the Volga founded in 1767. The  FSL is published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.III, pp. 289-310.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens. If a name is in italics it comes from the Kuhlberg lists.  If a family name occurs more than once among the first settlers, given names in {} brackets follow the family name.  The number after a name is its FSL household number: 

from Adelsberg:  (Neubauer{Christoph}11, {Michael}86);

from Albstadt?, Schwaben: (Schuetz54);

from Allendorf: (Brehm{Johannes}20);

from Alzey, Wuerzburg[sic]: (Geist23);

from Aremind?: (Schmidt{Joseph}56 and possibly Stupart/Stuppert{Johannes}56a);

from Arfurt, [Kurrier]: (Kuntz58);

from Auma, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Ludwig6);

from Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Brehm{Peter}33, Strecklein/Stecklein8, Wenger88);

from Beckum?: (Wenimherr79);

from Bellingen?, Luxembourg: Leinen69);

from Benschelent?, Dessau: (Hauptmann93);

from Bermel, [Kur-]Mainz: (Wendemann/Wiedemann49 and possibly Dreher/Trerin49a);

from Besers?/Besseringen?, Mainz: (Bartis/Bertus73);

from Bietigheim: (Goering74);

from Birgel: (Siekart30);

from Breitenguessbach, Bamberg [Bishopric]: (Leribel61 and possibly Sack61a);

from [Isenburg-]Buedingen [County?]: (Doerfler22);

from Busendorf: (Unrein24);

from Camberg?,[Kurtrier]: (Giebler62);

from Denkendorf: (Thaeler19);

from Denklingen: (Hemann?82);

from Dorheim: (Bisl/Biehl/Pihl44);

from Drien?, [Kur-]Trier: (Thueringer28 and possibly Wendler/Wendeler28a);

from Einbach: (Lammer/Limmer36);

from Elfershausen: (Sell87);

from Gatscha?, [Oesterreich?]: (Fuchs/Funk50 and possibly Duchscherer/Tuchscherer50a);

from Geiselbach, [Kurmainz]: (Krapp/Krapf34);

from Gerolzhofen?, [Wuerzburg Bishopric]: (Waldheuser/Waldgener?/Waltgeiser38 and possibly Seifert38a);

from Gerstheim?, Wuerzburg[sic?]: (Rumbach52);

from Gohr: (Silberhorn/Silberngon7);

from Graben: (Koch25);

from Graefenroda, [Sondershausen-Ruolstadt County?]: (Kohl27);

from Hoechst, [Friedberg Imperial City?]: Dechaut/Dechant64);

from Kammerforst: (Boese31, Brull{J.Adam}84, {Johannes}47;

from Kanth, Schlesien: (Konrad/Konradi?76);

from Karling: (Esperein/Oesterlein4 and possibly Blumberger4a);

from Klasid?: (Abt67);

from Konstanz, [Imperial City and Bishopric]: (Schenk92);

from Kosswig, [Kurbrandenburg]:  (Walter{Charlotta}94);

from Langendorf: (Fleischmann18);

from Laubach: (Metzer/Metzler10);

from Lauben: (Gruendler16 and possibly Hesslich16b and Wahll6a);

from Leidendorf: (Bersa/Berzi&Bertz37, Schneider{Georg}39);

from Leiningen [County]: (Neuheim/Nauheim53, Neulist51);

from Limburg: (Weimar/Weimer12);

from Malsbach?, [Regensburg Imperial Abbey?]: (Spaar42);

from Meisendorf?, Bamberg[sic?]: (Spister/Speister2 and possibly Spindt2a);

from Merdershein?, Bayreuth[sic?]: Wulf57);

from Nadlinger? Wuerzburg[sic?]: (Nuernberger17);

from Nassau: (Wilhelm68 and possibly Esslauer68a);

from Nervgenstal?, Mergenthal[?]: (Model59);

from Netlangen?, Wuerzburg: (Brant3);

from Neudorf: (Roth46);

from Neukirchen, [Nassau-Weilburg Principality]: (Kessler55);

from Niederbrechen, [Kurtrier]: (Schuj/Schuvie66);

from Nordheim: (Arnemann89);

from Obermoersbach?, Mainz[sic?]: (Feuerstein60);

from Obermohr, [Pfalz-Lautern Principality]: (Bepler/Pepel65);

from Obernzenn?, [Seckendorff Barony?]:  (Mueller45);

from Oberwaldstedt?, [Kurmainz?]: (Fischer77 and possibly Rupp77a);

from Ockstadt: (Mathis/Mattias75, Schuhmann78, Sennt/Selbeck?43, and possibly Diehl{Friedrich}43a);

from Oppertshofen: (Sollbach5 and possibly Kirchturm5a);

from Orlich?, Trier: Hertling/Gertling29);

from Paris, Frankreich: (Koenig81);

from Pfaffenwiesbach, [Wallbott Barony]:  (Lauer95);

from Rabachan?: (Weber48 and possibly Krueck48a and Stupart/Stupert{Katharina}48b);

from Rastatt, [Baden-Baden Margraviate]: (Himmel/Huemmel13);

from Reischenschlerch?: (Vogel35 and possibly Lenkof/Leikam35a);

from Resfenberg?, Bassenheim: (Waldschmidt80);

from Riol: (Schaller41 and possibly Hessemar/Gesmer?41a);

from Roedern?: (Diehl{Katharina}15);

from Ronneburg: (Arzt85);

from Schoeneberg: (Marqua/Marquardt90);

from Sondersfeld, [Kurbayern]: (Doeringer/Doehring/Doering71);

from Starkstadt?, Mainz: (Aumueller26);

from Tiefenthal: (Fuschsner32);

from [Kur-]Trier: (Zimmermann91);

from Umkirchen?: (Ditrich70);

from Wien, Oestrerreich: (Sommer83 and possibly Pauly83a);

from Wiesbach: (Kranewitz/Krannewitter63);

from Wiesbaden, Mainz: (Boos/Boes{Michael}9);

from Wiesthal, Franken: (Matheas/Matasch&Mattias72);

from Windheim?: (Heppner/Huebner/Hoepfner40);

from Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: (Grenzer/Krentzer1, Muench/Mink14,  and possibly Burger1a);

from Zeisdorf, [Kursachsen?]: (Betz21);

other possible first settlers are: Bender{Philipp}, Stuckart{Elisabeth}, Walter{Georg/Erhard}, Wasen{Philipp} and Weiberich[Georg}.

ObermonjouVV: an alternate name for Ober-MonjouVV.

ObermunjourVV: an alternate name for Ober-MonjouVV.

ObermundstadtGL, (might be Ober-Mockstadt which is 7 miles NW of Buedingen), according to the Frank FSL, was in the state of Isenburg and was homeUC to a Stamm family.

Obermusbach, Freudenstadt [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 3 miles NE of Freudenstadt city, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Bohnet/Bonnet family that settled in Neudorf.

ObernauGL: said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Kraz? family.  There is one Obernau 15 miles WSW of Reutlingen, one 3 miles SSW of Aschaffenburg, and one 18 miles WSW and one 24 miles SW of  Siegen.

Obern BreidenbachGL: is some 6 miles SSW of Alsfeld, Hessen.  Said by the Buedingen Births and Deaths record to be in the district of Romrodt and to be homeUC to a Helwig man; he and his wife later went to Kraft (Mai&Marquardt#1218).

Oberndoerfer{Paulus}: son of {Andreas} of Eltersdorf married in Woehrd on 7 May 1766 Frey{A.Maria} daughter of {Nicolaus} fromUC Amberg now in Bavaria (Mai&Marquardt#799). KS147 gives 1765 as the year.  The Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL (#38) said he was fromUC Eltersdorf, Erlangen, Nuernberg [Imperial City]. For 1798 see Mai1798:St33 which gives the maiden name of his wife as Frei.

ObendoerferFN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Eltersdorf, Erlangen, Nuernberg [Imperial City].  The maiden name of his wife was given as Frei in 1798 (Mai1798:St33).  This Oberndoerfer man of Eltersorf married in Woehrd in 1766 a Frey woman of Amberg (Mai&Marquardt#799).

OberndorfGL: see Oberdorf, Wuerttemberg.

OberndorfGL, Oberentrecht?: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Brandecker family.  There are an even one billion Oberndorfs in the Germanies!

ObernhausenGL, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter: is some 2 miles N of Gersfeld, Hessen and was the birthplace of some of the children of the Zitzmann colonist who went to Frank.

Obernhausen, Kurtrier: an unidentified place said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Keller/Keiler family.  I can find 5 Obernhausen in Germany, none of the five on lands that were then Kurtrier.

Obern-OhmGL, [Lauterbach?]: is some 11 miles W of Lauterbach town, and said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Weidhardt man who in 1766 married a Schwing woman; by 1767 this couple was in Karasnoyar; Stumpp said this place was near Alsfeld, Hessen (Mai&Marquardt#597).

Obernubel?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Wernerhold family.  Said by Kuhlberg to be in Hessen..

Obernzenn?, [Seckendorff Barony?]: is 11 miles NNW of Ansbach city, and was said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.

OberolmGL: is some 5 miles SW of Mainz city center, and said by Stumpp to be near Mainz as well as homeUC to the Kaemmerer man who married in 1766 a Voelcker/Voelker woman in Buedingen; by 1767 this couple was in Goebel (Mai&Marquardt#357).  Oberolm was a possession of Mainz, but I do not believe it was considered part of Kurmainz.  Also see Grosserlach.

Oberpesin(?)GL, Zorn(?): an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to Vogel families.  This might have been Ober Bessingen, Solms-Braunfels, some 3 miles E of Lich town.

Oberpfalz: is the Upper Palatinate, which today is the part of Bavaria NE, E and SE of Nuremberg.

OberramstadtGL: said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to a Schaefer family.  There is an Oberramstadt in Bavaria 6 miles WNW of Ansbach but more likely the following entry:

Ober-RamstadtGL, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]:  is some 5 miles SE of Darmstadt city, and said by the Laub FSL to be homeUC to Bichner, Hinkel, Kuhlmann, and Rothgang families.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Fischer family.

Ober-RamstadtGL, Hessen: is the preceding entry, but also see Oberdarmstadt and Ramstadt.

OberrauGL: see Friedberg.

Oberreutz/Oberreuss, Gersberg parish, Kurbayern: an unidentified place said by a Woehrd ML to be homeUC to the Catholic Spizwiszer{Thomas} who married Lutheran Brandhof{Magdalena} 30 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#783).  See Gersberg parish.

OberritterFN: the Buedingen ML says this woman from Schlirbach married a Richter man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Norka (Mai&Marquardt#693).  Her name is given elsewhere as Ritter.

Oberrod, [Kur-]Mainz[sic?]: said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Weber wife of Appel.  I found 4 Oberrods, none of them in lands that had been Kurmainz.  See Oberroth/Oberroden.

Ober RodenGL, Hessen: see Oberroth, Kurmainz.

OberrohnGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to an Aitrich family.   Kuhlberg said this was in Riedesel.  The only Oberrohn I can find is some 9 miles SW of Eisenach city, and was then apparently in either Eisenach Duchy or Eisenach County … The Riedesel evidently had married into the ruling family in Eisenach.

Ober-RosbachGL, Darmstadt: see Rosbach.

OberrothGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to Nadler, Winter, and perhaps Leonhard families.  V. Kirchmier of Cologne, Germany says this is the old name for Ober-Roden which in 1478-1803 belonged to Kurmainz and is today in the district of Roedermark, some 10 miles SE of Frankfurt-am-Main.

OberotterbachGL, Doerrenbach [Amt], Bergzabern [Oberamt], Rheinpfalz: is 1 miles SSE of Doerrenbach town.   Using FHL#193,120 and 193,818 it was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Ketterling family that settled in Kassel.

Obersabelrot?GL, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: an unidentified place said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Doering family.  There is an Ober Seibertenrod.

OberschlettenbachGL, Bergzabern [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 7 miles NW of Bad Bergzabern.  The GCRA found indications that the Miller{G.Peter, J.Philip} family was there before going to Kassel. Both the 1816 Kassel census (#24) and KS:310 incorrectly stated this was homeUC to the Hof family that settled in Kassel.

Oberschgogen?, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Scheierling widow.

Ober Schwarzbach: is 22 km ESE of Heidelberg and said to be home to Baer{J.Nicolaus & Philipp} who were among the first settlers of Anton.

ObersdorfGL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to a Minch family.  Later spelled Mink.

Ober-SeemenGL, Gedern Amt, Stollberg-Gedern County: is 9 miles NE of Buedingen, 6 miles E of Nidda, and said by the Kromm and Stumpp versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to possibly be homeUC to a Langlitz family.  Schott{J.Henrich} was from Ober-Seemen according to his son’s March1733 Mittlel-Seemen parish marriage record.

OberseebachGL, Weissenburg [Amt], Elsass: is some 3.5 miles SE of Wissembourg city and proven by the GCRA to have been one of the homes of the Bender family that went to the Glueckstal colonies, and to be home to the Rindel/Riddell family that went to Bergdorf. Also proved by the GCRA as the home of Frau Springer (1816 Kassel #16), née Pflug, and to be where of the last children were born of the first Reuter/Reuther/Reiter settler in Neudorf prior to leaving for Russia. The GCRA also proved this to be the home of a Hofwald woman who became frau Peter Hofer, and proved it the birthplace of some of her Hofer children who settled with their parents in Neudorf.  See the GCRA book for more details on each of these families.

Ober Seibertenrod, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]:  is 33 km E of Giessen city.  See Obersabelrot.

ObersinnGL, Wuerzburg: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.  Wuerzburg here apparently is a mistake: in the 1760’s Obersinn was a part of the Thuengen Barony, not of the Wuerzburg Duchy.

Obersorg: is 7 km SSE of Alsfeld town.   KS125 said a Doerganz man & wife leftUC from here, no date was given.

Obersotzbach GL: is 8 km NE of Gelnhausen city. 

OberstFN: said by the Roethling FSL to be fromUC Koponwuen(?),Wuerzburg, Bavaria.

OberstadtGL, Schwaben: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Rach family.

ObersteinGL: said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Hahn{Georg} family.  There were at least 4 Obersteins in the Germanies, but this was most likely the place named in the next entry.

Oberstein-an-der-NahGS, a Barony/Knights holding near Idar: 25 miles SW of Bad Kreuznach.

OberstenfeldGL, Ludwigsburg parish, Wuerttemberg: is some 9 miles NE of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Hepperle family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

OberstenfeldGL, Marbach [Amt], [Ludwigsburg Overamt], Wuerttemberg: is some 5.5 miles NNE of Marbach town, and was proven by the GCRA, using FHL#1,187,126 to be home of Doering/ Deuring, and of his Nafzger wife, that went to Bergdorf and Kassel.  Proved as origin to the Hamann family that went to Glueckstal by the GCRA.  See the GCRA book for more detail.

ObertFN{Renard} and {Georg}: said (no locality indicated) by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Languedoc.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn05 {Renard} and Sm59 {Georg}.

ObertFN: also see Hober.

Obertaunus: the Taunus Mountains run ENE from Bingen on the Rhine to just north of Frankfurt-am-Main.

ObertiedfenbachGL: said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to a Billeau family.  There were at least 3 places with this name in the German-speaking lands.  I rthink the one in Nassau-Dillenburg Principality 9 km NNE of Limburg-an-der-Lahn is the best bet here.

Ober-UlmGL, Mainz: some 5 miles W of Mainz city and said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Kaemmerer man who was sent here as an 1812 prisoner of war (p.137).

Oberunstadt?, [Kur-]Bayern: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Retenmeier family.

OberurselGL, Kurmainz: is 6 miles NW of Frankfurt-am-Main centre, and said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to Birsack{Johannes}, {Philipp} families. Said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Schmidt family.

OberviechtachGL: is 40 km E of Amberg and  some 61 miles E of Nuernberg, Bavaria.

Oberwaldach, Freudenstadt [Amt], Wuerttemberg: said by KS:298 to have been homeUC to a Heier family.  The GCRA says there was no church in Oberwaldach, it was in Tumlingen.

Oberwaldstedt?: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Fischerfamily and possibly to their Rupp brother-in-law.  Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Mainz.  This probably is Oberwoellstadt then in Kurmainz, 2 miles S of Friedberg city center.

OberweierGL, Rastatt [Amt], Baden: is some 4 miles E of Rastatt city, and said by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be a possible homeUC to the Schaible family. See the GCRA book for more detail.

Ober Weissenbach: an unidentified place said to be homeUC to Schuh{Elisabeth who married Grunenwald{Christian} 12 May 1766 in Friedberg (Mai&Marquardt#342).

Oberweld?GL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Graf family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Sachsen.

OberwetzGL, Braunfels: is some 5.4 miles SE of Braunfels city, and said by the Bangert FSL to homeUC to an Otto family.

Oberwiedermus, Isenburg[-Meerholz County]: Bonner proved this the origin of Kraeuter/Krauter listed in the Balzer FSL (#81).  Now known as Alt-Wiedermus, Hessen, 4 miles SW of Buedingen city.

Ober WintersheimGL, Darmstadt: said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Sauerwein family.  This may be Oberwiddersheim some 10 miles NE of Friedberg, Hessen.

OberwittighausenGL: is in Baden-Wuerttemberg some 11 miles SE of Wuerzburg, Bavaria, and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Friedrichsen and possibly a Weinberg family.

Oberwoellstadt, Kurmainz: is 2 miles S of Friedberg city center.

OberzellGL, [Hanau County?]:  Betty Schmoll has proof that  her ancestor Alt{J.Heinrich}who went to Norka came from here.

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

ObholzFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Bitsch, Lothringen.  In 1798 the family name was sometimes spelled Abholz or Opholz (Mai1798:Ls9,Mt5,13).  Darrell Burghardt reports that he found this Opholz family near Saarburg in post-1763 records.

ObiskerFN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Branik?, (Boehmen?).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sm48.

Oblaender/OplaenderFN{Conrad}: fromUC Klein Gartach, Brackenheim, Wuerttenberg arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  With wife and child he deserted Denmark in April 1765 (EEE p.542).  By April 1766 they had settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #39 which said he was fromUC Kleingarten.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sv7(where the wife’s maiden name is given as Maier).

OblingerFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Zweibruecken (no locality mentioned).

ObraurangelGL, Luxembourg [Duchy]: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Dossier family.

ObrechtFN: see Albrecht.

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

ObrigheimGL bei Gruenstadt: is 13 miles NW of Mannheim city, and according to a contemporary pastor was home to the Schlund man who married a Matteas woman in 1768 and lived in Bauer (Mai&Marquardt#1243).

OchsFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Tunbahc?, Kurtrier.  For 1797 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv

Ochs{Wilhelm}: he is mentioned in Seelmann in 1797 (Mai1798:Mv2723, Ps6) but I could not find him in any FSL.

OchsFN: also see Aks, Oehs, or Oxt.

Ochsen{A.Cunigunda}: fromUC Riedesel Barony married  Doerrig{Johan} 7 June 1766 in Luebeck, but the entry is crossed out (Mai&Marquardt#240).  Not in KS or in any later source.

OchsenbachGL, is an unidentified locality which, according to the Frank FSL, was in the state of Wuerttemberg and was homeUC to a Betz family.  This might be the same place as the following entry.

OchsenbachGL, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 6 miles SW of Brackenheim city, and  the GCRA proved this home to the Lang{Andreas) family that settled in Kassel.

OchsenburgGL: an unidentified place said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Steinert family.  Although there are at least 5 Ochsenburgs in the Germanies, this very likely was the one  then in Wuerttemberg Duchy,  6.5 km SSW of Eppingen city and 5.5 km SE of Suelzfeld then the seat of the Goler von Ravensburg Ritterkreis, a knight’s holding,  and home of the other Shcherbakovka Steinert.

OchsenfurtGL, Dessau: an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Schlehe and possibly a Richter family.  There is an Ochsenfurt, Bavaria, some 10 miles SE of Wuerzburg.

Ochsenfurt, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: is 10 miles SE of Wuerzburg city, and said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Metz family.

OchsenhausenGL: said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Rittmann family.  There is a place of this name some 22 miles S of Ulm city in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

OchsenhirtFN: said by the Messer FSL to be from Isenburg.   Wagner1 p. 85 proved that this Bueches schoolmaster was born (parents named)  in Duedelsheim, Isenburg[-Buedingen County] married there (date, bride and her parents are given) and was cousin to the Raabs of Duedelsheim, later of Balzer.

Ochsenthal, [Wuerzburg Bishopric]: is 5 km W of Hammelburg and said by the Schoenchen FSL to be homeUC to a Leichner family.

OchsnerFN:  according to Steven Hahn this family from Edenkoben settled in Worms, Odessa.

OckelFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Kornbach. The 1798 Boregard census gives the wife’s maiden name as Meingott (Mai1798:Bo09).

OckelFN: also see Ogel.

OckstadtGL: seems to have been in a tiny barony, possibly of the same name, just W of Friedberg Imperial City.  Said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to Mathis/Mattias, Sennt/Selbeck?, and Schuhmann families, and possibly to Diehl{Friedrich}.

Odenheim, Bruchsal [Amt], Baden: is 7.5 miles NE of Bruchsal city, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Unger family that settled in Neudorf.

OdenwaldGL is a famous old forest in southeastern Hesse.  Said by the Messer FSL to be homeUC to an Brunner family.

Oderberg: unidentified place said by Kulberg49 to be homeUC to Masch{Johann+w}.

Odessa: a city around which were many Russian German villages on the Black Sea and to the north of it.

Od(v)erberg{Lukas}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 3 fromUC Siebersdorf(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.

OechsleFN: see Oexle.

Oefingen parish,  Donaueschingen [Amt], Baden: is 1.3 miles E of Oberbaldingen village.

OehlmannFN:  this woman of Rimhorn, Breuberg Condominium, married and lived there with an Olt man from Wuerzberg prior to their immigrating to Frank (Gieg1).

Oehningen AmtGL, Wuerttemberg: this place is on Lake Constance some 7 miles SSE of the city of Singen and was a District administrative center.

OehringenGL, [Hohenlohe County/Principality]: is some 13 miles ENE of Heilbronn city and 73 miles SE of Frankfurt-am-Main.  said by KS:160 to be the homeUC to a Tehele/Tebele family, and by KS:162 to be home to a Volz/Voltz man; Bonner proved that Voltz was born and baptized here.

OehringenGL, Oehringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: proven by GCRA to be home to the Breloas family that went to Glueckstal.  See the GCRA book for more details.  This is the same place as the previous entry, but is 40 some years later.

Oehringen [Amt]GL, Wuerttemberg: is 13 miles ENE of Heilbronn city, and was a District administrative center. KS:478 said a Weidner man came toUC Neudorf fromUC Ohringen [Amt], Wuerttemberg; no locality mentioned; no other information available at this time.  The same place as the previous entry.

OehsFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  Later spelled Ochs (Mai1798:Pb38),

Oelbronn, Wuerttemberg Duchy: was where WelschFN{Johannes} who later settled at Schaefer FSL #21 married and where their 4 sons were born.

Oelsberg?GL, [Kur-]Trier: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Dornhof family.

Oelschlaeger{Peter}FN: listed in the 1798 Straub census (Sr52) but I did not find the family name in any FSL.    Also spelled Eischleger? in 1798 (Mai1798:Dn18).

Oerlenbach: an unidentified place  said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to Spaeter{Christian} (Lk152).  There are two Oerlenbachs in Germany.

OeslauGL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Ribling? family.  This may have been in the Coburg Duchy, 3 miles NE of Coburg city.

OesterleinFN: see Esperein.

OestereichFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Alsfeld, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate], with Bastian and Schwengel orphans  in the household.  Spelled Oestreich in 1798 (Mai1798:Wr117 and 43).

OesterreichGS is Austria.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Schon family.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to Braun and Lefebvre families.

OestreichFN: see Oestereich and Osterreich.

OestringenGL, Bruchsal [Amt], Baden: is 8 miles NE of Bruchsal city, and the GCRA proved origin here for the Foerderer family that spent time in Glueckstal.

OetisheimGL, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is about 5 miles NE of Pforzheim.  The GCRA indicates that Rudolf{Christian} received a pass from here to Taurien Province in 1831.  Both the 1816 Kassel census (#51), and KS:411 mistakenly said this was homeUC to the Rudolph{Daniel} family.

Oetting, Oesterreich: is 26 km SW of Berchtesgarden and was said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Funk family.

Oettingen CountyGS: this sizeable county by held lands surrounding but not including the Imperial Cities of Noerdlingen and Bopfingen.

OettlingGL, Baden-Durlach: said by the Louis FSL to be homeUC to a Ziegelmeier family.  This might be Ettlingen?

OexleFN: listed by both the 1858 Kassel census (#237) and KS:388 without origin.   More often spelled Oechsle.  See the GCRA book for more.

OfelsinFN: said by the 1798 Pfeiffer census to be the maiden name of frau Schmidt{J.Peter} (Mai1798: Pf4).

Off/Aff{J.Peter}FN: said by the Kraft FSL (kf47) to be fromUC Ruppertsburg(?)GL, Laubach.  KS:118 says Ruppertsburg near Gruenberg now in Hesse.

OffenbachGL: an unidentified place said by both versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to Leinweber and Litzenberger families.  Said by the Pleve version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to two Baer families.  Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to frau Felsing.

Offenbach-am-Glan, Wild and Rhine County:: said to be the place where Fuchs{J.Georg} and  Gresser{Friederica Magdalena} married in 1761.

Offenbach-an-der-QueichGL: see Offenbach, Kurpfalz.

OffenbachGL, Dillkreis, [Nassau-Dillenburg Principality]: is a small municipality some 42 miles NW of Buedingen and 6 miles SE of Dillenburg. Said by KS:123 to be homeUC to a Buchner family, while the Stumpp version of the Balzer FSL says they were Isenburgers.   Isenburg-Offenbach was a whole different place.

OffenbachGL, Isenburg[-Birstein Principality]: city some 4.4 miles ESE of Frankfurt-am-Main, Hesse, and some 20 miles SW of Buedingen.  Said by the Stumpp version of the Balzer FSL to be homeUC to Blitz, Kaiser, Kalbin, Kleinfelder, Koehler, Mesinger/Messinger, Neugard/Neuhard (K:147), Rutt, Schlegel, Schleuger, Sinner, Tirol, and, possibly, Scheidt families.  Said by the Stumpp version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL it may have been homeUC to Leinweber and Litzenberger families; according to the Kromm version it may have been homeUC to Lahnert and Lautenschlaeger families. Said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Mathius family.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC both to the Herdt man and to the Zipp woman whom he married in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#473); by 1767 this couple was in Moor; Bonner proved Herdt was baptized here.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Dittenbier and, Kiegler? families.

OffenbachGL, [Isenburg-Birstein Principality]: said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Zindel family;  Kuhlberg said this place was in Isenburg. 

Offenbach, Isenburg[-Birstein Principality]: said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Baecker{Daniel} family.  Said by KS146 to be home to Mueller{Ernst Wilhelm} who settled in Norka FSL (#21).  Same place as the preceding entry.

OffenbachGL, Kurpfalz: Said by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Huss family.  This is the same place as the next entry.

OffenbachGL, [Kur-]Pfalz: this is Offenbach-an-der-Queich, some 13 miles SW of Speyer city.  Said by the Stumpp version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to Leinweber and Litzenberger families; Kromm agreed as regards Litzenberger, but thougtht Leinweber just might have been from Kreuznach.

OffenbachGL, Landau [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 3 miles E of Landau-in-der-Pfalz.  The GCRA confirmed this origin for the Doerr family that settled in Kassel.  This is the same place as the previous three entries some four decades later.

Offenburg [Amt], Baden: the city is 11 miles SE of Strasbourg city.

Offendorf, Bischweiler [Amt], Elsass: s 4 miles SE of Bischwiller town, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Walz{Daniel family that settled in Neudorf.

OffenhausFN: see Aveliuss.

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

OfmanFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Kerschveld[Gersfeld]GL, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter.  Shown by the Walter Research Project to be Hoffmann.

Ofterdingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 7.5 miles S of Tuebingen city, and mistakenly said by KS:385 to be homeUC to the Neuschler woman who went to Glueckstal; see the GCRA book for detail.

Oftersheim?GL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Gebhard family.  The only Oftersheim I can find was in Kurpfalz, 5 miles SW of Heidelberg city.

OgelFN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Neiderheimstadt(?), Darmstadt.  In 1791 and 1798 spelled Ockel (Mai1798:Mv152 and Br60.

OhlFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Schlangenbad, Kurmainz.  Pleve thought this might be Uhl.

OhlFN: said by the Kukkus FSL to be fromUC Hanau (no locality mentioned).

OhlFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be a stepson in the Kanzel household.  I could not find him in Mai1798.

OhlschmidtFN: wife of Roesner, said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Neuwirt(?), Grabschaft(?).  See Schmidt.

OhmdenGL, Nuertingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 8.5 miles ENE of Nuertingen city, and evidently erroneously said by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be a possible homeUC to the Veil family.

Ohrdruf, Sachsen[-Gotha Duchy]: is 12 km S of Gotha city and was said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to the Straub{J.Heinrich} family and possibly  Schmidt and Weller families as well.

OhringenGL: correctly spelled Oehringen.

OhrloffGL, Tiegenhoff Amt: said by the Orloff FSL to be homeUC to the Klaas, Penner{Davit}, and Reimer{Gerhard} families.  Also spelled Orloff.  This today is probably Orlowo, Poland, which was some 1.5 miles W of Tiegenhoff city.

Ohrloff: also see Orloff.

Ohrtz{Elisabeth}: married Harder{J.Joachim}in Luebeck in May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#55 &KS133).  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Kulberg.

Okser(?)GL,  see Auxerre(?).

OldenbergerFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Nassau (no locality mentioned) and he married a Krieger woman (origin not given) in Oranienbaum.  However, a Luebeck ML says he married a Krueger woman in 1766 there (Mai&Marquardt#163).

Oldenburg: said by Kulberg85 to be homeUC to Weitz{Hermann+w}.   Said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to frau Fiedler.  This probably is the same place as the next entry.

Oldenburg, Grafschaft Oldenburg: is 40 km WNW of Bremen city center and was said by the Rosenheim FSL to be homeUC to a Gogorscht family.

OldenburgGL, Daenemark[sic for Holstein-Gottorp Duchy]: is 49 km W of Kiel city and was said by the the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to Koch(Friedrich). 

Oldenburg, Holstein[-Gottorp Duchy]: said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to frau Schmidt.  Same place as the preceding entry.

Oldenburg [County]GS: seated in the city of the same name, the territory of this country was W and NW of Bremen city, S almost to Wildeshausen and N up into the North Sea. This County was promoted to a Duchy in 1777.

Olderdorf GL: see Olderdorf.

Oldorf(?)GL, Mecklenburg: an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Langhofer family.  This might be Olderdorf in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, some 28 miles NE of Rostock.

Olenburg?GS: an unidentified state.  See Eschach.

Olengein(?): unidentified place said by Kulberg163 to be homeUC to the single Catholic Berg{Conrad}.

OleschnaVV: is a Russian name for DietelVV.

OleshnaVV: is a Russian name for DietelVV.

OleshnyaVV: is a Russian name for DietelVV.

Olf FN: said by the Galka FSL to be fromUC Grosshausen, [Hessen-]Darmstadt (no locality mentioned) .  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Olgaten?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Wittenberg.

OlingenGL, Nassau: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Meilinger family.

Olmuetz?GL, Oesterreich: is now Olomouc, Czech Republic, some 131 miles ESE of Prague, and said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Lang family, and possibly to an Egner family.

Olofsen FN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Finland (no locality mentioned).

OlstedGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Mir? family.  There are at least 5 Olsteds in Denmark.

Olt/AltFN{J.Nicolaus}: the Frank FSL #93 reports his arrival fromUC Witzbarch(?), Erbach in September 1767 with wife {Catharina} and a ½ year old daughter.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Fk56 which includes his second wife Blasius[Barbara] and 3 of her children from her first marriage.  Gieg1 proved he was born in Wuerzberg, Erbach County, married Oehlmann{A.Catharina} in Rimhorn, Breuberg Condominium, and moved into and sold his in-law’s properties in Rimhorn before immigrating to Frank.

Olzfeld?GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Gaus and possibly to a Tell family.  This might be Alsfeld?

Ondenbrun?GL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Heidemann family.

Onshewald?: an unidentified place  said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to the Baumgarten{Enfried}family (Lk15). 

OpFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be an orphan boy the Muellecker {Johannes} household.  Spelled Apts in 1798 (Mai1798:Bn45).  Also spelled Abt.

Oper?FN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Lydershausen with a Windemann orphan boy in the household. ?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

OpferFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Belterstein(?), Darmstadt.  The Buedingen ML says this Opper man married a Weitzel woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#430).

OpfermannFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

OpholzFN: see Obholz.

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

Opitz{Gottlieb}: according to Anhalt-Dessau archives, this linen weaver with his Mayer wife {Johanne Sophie} and chidren left Dessau for Russia. Prior to leaving he sold his house to Drache{J.Adam} the miller, however, later Opitz left the house to his middle son Opitz{Bernhard} (Mai&Marquardt#1127).  KS147 says {Gottlieb & Sophie} had only one child. No further record found.

OplaenderFN: see Oblaender.

OppFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:675, 389) to be from Birlenbach, Sulz [Amt], Wissenburg [Oberamt], Elsass.  However, using FHL(193,128), the GCRA proved origin in Rockenhausen, Kirchheim-Bolanden [Amt], Pfalz, and found that they were in Tscherwenka, Hungary on their way to Russia.   See the GCRA book for more details.

Oppeln?, [Kur-]Sachsen: is 19 km ESE of Bautzen city and was said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC to the Meier{Christoph} family.

OppelsbohmGL, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 7 miles NE of Waiblingen city, and was proven by GCRA to be home to the Nies family that went to Glueckstal.  See the GCRA book for more details.

OppelshausenGL: see Friedberg.

OppenheimGL: in the 1760s and until 1778 this was a Kreis i.e. district administrative center for the country of Kurpfalz.  After 1778 it was part of Bavarian-owned Rheinpfalz.  The town is some 11 miles SE of Mainz city.  A reference could be either to the town or to the district.

Oppenlaender{Rosina Barbara}  For more information : Brent Mai proved her to be daughter of Oppenlaender{Michael & Rosina} in born in 1732 in Kleingartach where she married Brinkmann/Brenckmann{Hanss Balthasar} in 1760.  The couple settled in Shcherbakovka in 1766.  For more information go to http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/b/brickman_shcherbakovka.cfm.

OppenrodGL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Hahn family and possibly to a Fink family.

OppenweilerGL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Sohn family.  This probably was the same place as the following entry.

Oppenweiler, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg: was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Stradinger family that went to Glueckstal.

OpperFN: see Opfer.

Oppertshofen: is 24 miles NNW of Augsburg city, either in the lands of Kaisheim Imperial Abbey or of Oettingen County.   It was said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Sollbach family and possibly to the Kirchturm orphan girl living in their household.

OranienbaumGL: said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to an Otto family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Koch family.  This might be in Sachsen-Anhalt some 7 miles ESE of Dessau city, or in Brandenburg some 16 miles NNW of Berlin center.

OranienbaumGL, [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality]: is some 7 miles ESE of Dessau city, and said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to Glueck, Luebert, Mueller and Roenke? families.  Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to Krieger and possibly a Tag family.  Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to Mai, Matinus, Rahnefeld, and possibly Schapp families.

OranienbaumGL, Sachsen: said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Hartmann{Maria} widow.  Sachsen would be Kursachsen and has to be a mistake for Anhalt-Dessau Principality which is where Oranienbaum was.

Oranienbaum, Russia: this was Katharine the Great’s summer palace west of St. Petersburg, at which many settlers in the 1760’s took their oath of allegiance to Russia, and near which most of them were temporarily (sometimes for months) housed prior to transshipment on to the Volga or elsewhere.

OrbGL: this probably is Orb, Kurmainz.  Said by the Leichtling FSL to be homeUC to a Fassnacht/Fastnacht family.  Said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to Bishammer, Imhof, and possibly Rupp and Seibel families.  Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Kesselring man.  Said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to Alles, Arnhold, Frank, Heim, Heiss, Klauser, Pfeifer, Schetzel, Thesch, and Ulrich families.  Said by Recruiter Beauregard’s 1768 list to have been homeUC to several probable first settler families in Luzern:  Bassert?{Adam}118, Bauer{Adam}113, {Johann}64, and {J.Jacob}114, Bittel{Caspar}124, Heil{Adam}59, Herr{J.Peter}65, Meier(Heinrich)86), Pfeifer{Jacob}57, Ritter{Jacob}52, and Schlotter{Philipp}115.  Said by Recruiter Beauregard’s 1768 list to have been homeUC to Eck{Jacob} a possible first settler in Rosenheim.  Said by Recruiter Beauregard’s 1768 list to have been homeUC to several probable first settler families in Zug:  Depperschmidt{Michael}, Engel{J.Adam}, Heil{Philipp}, Null/Knoell/Noll{J.Adam}, Reberger{Philipp}, and possibly Ihl{Catharina}.  Said by Recruiter Beauregard’s list to have been homeUC to Conrad{Christopher} (Lk155), Metzler{Johannes} (Lk143) and Morstein?{Michael} Orb (Lk62)

Orb/Orba(?)GL: said by the Kamenka FSL to be homeUC to a Roeder/Raeder family.  Probably Orb, Kurmainz some 12 miles SE of Buedingen.

OrbGL, [Kur]mainz: today is Bad Orb, Hessen, is some 7 miles E of Gelnhausen, Hessen.  Said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Trinak family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to Martin, Pracht, Staab, and Ulrich families.  Said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Herr family; the 1798 Pfeiffer census says his wife's maiden name was Boehm (Mai1798:Pf51). 

Orba(?)GL, see Orb.

Orbach GL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Meier{Kaspar} family.  Might be Arbach??

OrberachFN: an unidentified place that the Buedingen ML says was homeUC to the Voelcker woman who married a Kaemmereer man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Goebel; Stumpp spells it Urberach saying it was near Langen (Mai&Marquardt#357).  Urberach is some 9 miles NE of Darmstadt city center.

OrdenFN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be the maiden name of frau Janson.

OrdnerFN: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Neustadt Oberamt, Kurpfalz.  Spelled Orner in 1798 (Mai1798:An5).

OrdnerFN: said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Petersberg, Kurpfalz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Dt69, 1 and Kz10.

OrdnungFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Lage.

Orgus?GL, Danzig: an unidentified place within the lands of the Danzig city-state said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller{Georg} family.

OrleansGL; this probably refers to an area around or near the city of Orleans some 75 miles S of Paris.

Orleans, Frankreich: said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Lestran family.  Same place as the previous entry.

Orlen? Isenburg[?]:an unidentified place said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to Bickart/Buechert families.  The only Orlen I can find was in the Nassau-Usingen Principality 7 miles NNW of Wiesbaden city, not in Isenburg County.

OrleshausenGL, [Isenburg-Buedingen County]: is 3.4 km SW of Buedingen town and was said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Nagel man; by 1767 he and his wife were in Norka (Mai&Marquardt#1206a).  Said to be homeUC to Loos{Ernst} whose son was born in Buedingen on 13 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1201a); found in no FSL.  Said by KS138 to be home to Kirchner{J.Conrad} who married Schueler{Perpetua} 23 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#578).

Orlich?GL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Hertling/Gertling family.  Kuhlberg said this was in [Kur-]Trier.

OrloffBV, Halbstad District, Molotschna: a German Mennonite village established in 1805 (see KS:97).  Hildegard Wasnick village coordinator has begun to assemble information on the origins of settlers of this village and others, and to make that information available to this index.  So far her FSL source is mainly the Unruh book, but for almost every family listed here, she has assembled additional information from the records of the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society (MMHS).  The numbers in parentheses are the household numbers in the village FSL as given in Unruh:

from Berwald/Berwalde/Baerwalde, Tiegenhoff Amt: (Dueck13, 14, Reimer{Jacob}20);

from Elbing: (Warckentin3);

from Fogelsang, Marienburg Amt: (Wiensz/Wiens{Wilhelm}2);

from Heubuden, Marienburg Amt: (Sowatsky/Sawatsky3);

from Kalteherberg/Kalte Herberge, Danzig: (Friesen10, 11);

from Margenau/Marienau, Tiegenhoff Amt: (Ensz/Enz18);

from Milhausen/Muehlhausen, East Prussia: (Cories/Coris7);

from Muensterburg, Tiegenhoff Amt: (Neufelt/Neufeld12, Wiensz/Wiens{Duerck}5);

from Ohrlofff/Orloff, Tiegenhoff Amt: (Klaas16, Penner{Davit}17, Reimer{Gerhard}17);

from Pletzendorff/Pletzendork, Tiegenhoff Amt: (Epp19);

from Rosenort, Elbing: (Loewen1);

from Siemensdorff/Siemensdorf, Marienburg Amt: (Wiensz/Wiens{Johann}9);

from Waldorff/Waldorf, Elbing Amt: (Wiebe8);

from Wieckerau, Elbing: (Froese6, Penner{Johann}4);

Orloff GL: also see Ohrloff.

OrlovskajaVV: an alternative spelling for OrlovskayaVV.

OrlovskayaVV: (aka Orlovskaja, Orlowskoje, and Orlowskaja) is a Lutheran German village founded in 1767 on the eastern side of the Volga.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.III, pp. 311-330.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places {italics indicate information from the Kuhlberg list} with the family names shown here in parens.   Other spellings of family names, usually from later sources are in square brackets.  Verified origin information is in red.  The number with the family name is their FSL household number:

from Allendorf: (Goetz24);

from Altenrode: (Karl4,5);

from Altenstein: (Knecht53);

from Anhalt: (Erfurth[Ehrfurt]1;

from Anhalt-Koethen: (Erfurth[Erfurth]8;

from Ansbach: (Eckslein22, Schelhler?[Schiller]79, and possibly Weber79a;

from Arnsten: (Kahn[Kuehn]40);

from Auerbach, Pfalz: (Hertel72);

from Bamberg: (Frankuechen57, Zimmermann38);

from Bayreuth: (Bauer44);

from Bellersdorf: (Vogel28);

from Berlin: (Burmeister87);

from Bernartice, Boehmen: (Frachtel[Frichel]35);

from Bitterfeld: (Schuster29);

from Braunschweig: (Bornemann[Borneman/Bornomar?]48;

from Bretthausen: (Albrecht92);

from Brieg, Schlesien: (Neumann70, and possibly Dirn?[Thorn]70a);

from Coburg: (Stapf[Staff]82);

from Danzig: (Tomson85);

from Deihofen?, Zerbst: (Milling23);

from Dessau: (Alberg58, Albrecht43, Fischer65, Krueger73, Reimer[Riemer]42, and possibly Knoll58a, and Lampe[Lempe]65a);

from Dueben, Sachsen: Kraemer6 and possibly Merier6a);

from Elbor?, Darmstadt: (Loch15);

from Erfurt: (Wendehahn7);

from Ersingen: (Weber3);

from Fauerbach: (Mueller83);

from Fuerth: (Bauer74);

from Georgensgmuend: (Schnurr[Schnorr]66);

from Graefenhainichen, Dessau: (Zorn19 and possibly Hank19a);

from Grossbothen?: (Wagner62);

from Gruenberg: (Lingelbach[Linenbach]46);

from Gschmacheberg?: (Lehmann76);

from Halberstadt: (Darius81);

from Halle: (Bonegardt[Bonagardt/Bernhard]32);

from Hannover: (Lips20 and possibly Gondorf[Hohndorf]20a);

from Harmuthsachsen?: (Saner26);

from Hellborn: Hergert[Herget]21);

from Holzhausen: (Remp[Rempe]69);

from Immenrode: (Weiss34);

from Ing?: (Mueller27);

from Kochstedt, Dessau: (Krieger45);

from Koenigsberg: (Schwarz[Schwartz]89);

from Koethen: (Erfurth[Ehrfurt]86, Belger[Berger/Belyer?]9);

from Koethen, Neustadt: (Reisch2 and perhaps Deringer2a);

from Leuth?: (Datz?[Tats?]30);

from Liega: (Strauss56);

from Magdeburg: (Baer[Baehr]33, Hartke[Hardt]90, Helwig91, Teich?49);

from Mainz: (Staedt54);

from Marklibisch?, Sachsen: (Heilmann[Heilman]63);

from Mindelheim: (Blum78);

from Mosigkau?, Dessau: (Richter51);

from Nassau: (Geidereich75 and possibly Kegler75a);

from Neustadt: (Denk50, Gerlinger[Gehrling/Herrlinger]77, Lonz80 and possibly Schulz77a];

from Neustadt, Bayreuth: (Schwegert[Schweichert]67);

from Querfurt: (Weise[Weiss]59);

from Reibertenrod, Hessen: (Altenhof[Altenhoff]39);

from Ronneburg, Sachsen: (Weise[Weiss]59);

from Rostock: (Egers47);

from Schmiedeberg: (Golde13);

from Seebach?, Holstein: (Goldorf[Holdorf]11 and possibly Zoellner11a);

from Silkerode: (Brot93, Pilner64);

from Silkerode, Schwarzburg: (Senne[Senn]60);

from Spalt, Nuernberg: (Ludwig71);

from Stassfurt: (Vogt41);

from Stemag?, Sachsen: (Schneider10, and possibly Riel10a and Schwarzkopf10b);

from Vollmerz, [Degenfeld County]: (Zinnkann[Zink]52);

from Wallendorf?, Dessau: (Bazel[Patzel]55);

from Wetterburg or Wettaburg?: (Keskel?36);

from Wittenberg: (Nickelson61);

from Woelferlingen, Runkel: (Kraemer25);

from Woerlitz, Dessau: (Konrad37);

from Wolfhagen, Kassel: (Rothermel18);

from Zerbst: (Doeptor[Deptar?]12, Hancke[Hank]14, Hemrisch[Ermisch]16, Kraus31, and possibly Balzer16a, and Goetz14a);

from Zoellnitz, Dessau: (Kessler[Kissler]17).

OrlowskojeVV: an alternative spelling for OrlovskayaVV.

OrlowskajaVV: an alternative spelling for OrlovskayaVV.  

Ormesheim: then in Nassau-Saarbruecken County, 9 km SW of Blieskastel.  .Denise Grau proved the marriage in Ormesheim of a Schledor woman with a KennerKnect man, as well as the baptism of two of their children (who later settled in Louis), KennerKnect’s death and her later marriage to Wasinger{Joseph}, as well as  the baptisms of their several children who settled in Graf..

Ornbau, Eichstadt [Bishopric]: is 15.3 km SE of Ansbach city centre and 9.7 km NW of Gunzenhausen town.  Said to be homeUC to Rothenberger{Wolfgang}, Lutheran son of the deceased {Elias Adam} (Mai&Marquardt#802).  KS152 said Ornbau was near Gunzenhausen.

OrnerFN: see Ordner.

OrnshausenGL: an unidentified place which the Buedingen ML says this was homeUC to a Ziegler man and a Voll woman who married in 1766; by 1767 they were in Pfeiffer (Mai&Marquardt:#594).  The Pfeiffer FSL said he was fromUC Wuerzburg (no locality given).

Oroningen(?)GS: an unidentified country.

Orpiszewo [Amt, Krotschin Kreis, Posen Department],South Prussia: nka Orpiszew 8 miles E of Krotschin.

Orscheid FN: said by the Straub FSL to be fromUC Marienfels, Kurpfalz. The wife’s maiden name was given as Riegel in 1798 (Mai1798:Sr36).

OrseletFN: see Orsulet.

Orsit{Heinrich}: fromUC Mehrsfeld, Pfalz married Becker{A.Elisabetha} on 22 April 1766 in Friedberg (Mai&Marquardt#332).  Not found in KS, Kulberg, T or any published FSL.

Ortstadt{Andreas}: son of the late {J.Georg} fromUC Frischborn married Eiffert{M.Elisabeth} 18 Aug 1766 in Schlitz (Mai&Marquardt#740). Not found in Kulberg or in T. By 17 Aug 1767 this couple with an infant had  settled at  Boaro FSL #147 which reported that in 1768 they went to Meinhard.  Not found in Mai1798.

OrsuletFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Kutter FSL to be fromUC Isenburg.  Later spelled Orselet.

OrtFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Saarburg, [Kur-]Trier.  Spelled Orth in 1798 (Mai1798:Ls19, 20, 14, 31, 39).

OrtFN: the Doenhof FSL says he was a step-son in the Hans family fromUC Heilbronn (no locality mentioned).

Ort/OrthFN{J.Georg}: there is some possibility he is listed in as Orth{J.Georg} in T7187 in 1766.  The Frank FSL #93 said he arrived there from Breitenbrunn, Erbach [County]  in September 1767 with wife {Eva}.  Actually Breitenbrunn was in the Breuberg Condominium partially owned by Erbach.  Gieg1 proved that he was born to {J.Leonard} and wife Saul{M.Elisabeth} in Luezelbach[, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate] in February 1745, but was living in Breitenbrunn, [Breuberg Condominium] when he and his wife left for Russia.  No record of his marriage to {Eva} has been found.  Later spelled Orth and the 1798 Frank census #45 lists him with a newer wife Sieck{A.Maria}.

Ort{A.Maria}: Brent Mai proved that she was the 2nd wife of Blumenschein{J.Peter} married on 24 November 1729 in Reichelsheim near Erbach.

OrtFN: the Buedingen ML said this woman from Eschen married a Voelker man also from Eshen in 1766 [by 1767 they were in Schhwab] (Mai&Marquardt#600).  KS:147 and 161 says her name was Orth and that she was from Eschern? near Erbach.

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

Ortenberg, Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate: should be Ortenberg, Stollberg County.  The Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#19) said this was homeUC to Pek/Beck{Heinrich}.

OrtenbergGL, Stollberg-Gedern County: the town lies some 4.5 miles NW of Buedingen, 2.5 miles NNE of Stockheim, and 16 miles NE of Hanau city.  Long ago had been part of Isenburg, then became capital of the Hanau-administered Ortenberg Condominium,  which in 1742 became the Stolberg- controlled Stollberg-Gedern County, although the Pleve version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL has it variously as part of Hanau or Buedingen [i.e. Isenburg] and says it was homeUC to Konschuh and Schneider families.  Said by the Stumpp version the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be in the region of Stockheim, Hessen, and to be homeUC to the Konschuh, Schneider, and Schneidmueller families. 

OrthFN: see Ort.

OrtmanFN: see Ortmann.

OrtmannFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Kelheim, [Kur-]Bayern.  Later spelled Ortman (Mai1798:Mv817, Se57).

OrtstadtFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Frischborn.  The Schlitz ML said this man married an Eiffert woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#740).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

OrtweinFN: said by the 1798 Katharinenstadt census to be the maiden name (Mai1798:Ka126) of one of the Naumann wives who first settled in Caesarsfeld.

OschatzGL: is a town some 30 miles E of Leipzig, and said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Keil family.

Oschbauch(?)GS: an unidentified country.

Oschorburg?GL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to an Edel family.

OsenGL, Daenmark: an unidentified place said by the Dinkel FSL to be homeUC to a Friedrichsen family.  The nearest Osen I can find is now in Norway, some 154 miles NW of Alborg, Deanmark.

Oshewald{Eva M.}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list as the wife of Wittig{Joachim Christian} (pb2).; this may have been Oswald.

OsinovkaVV: a version of the Russian name for ReinhardVV.  

OsinowkaVV: a version of the Russian name for ReinhardVV.  

Oslog(?)GL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified placesaid by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Brauchbacher family.

Osnabrueck BishopricGS : the lands of this country stretched some 70 km from the NW ot the SE (with Osnabrueck city, its seat, about 2/3 of the way S from the NW tip) and a varying 25 to 30 km E to W.  It was established in 783 and lasted until 1803.

OsswaldFN: arrived in South Russia in 1819; later settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa; family records found by Curt Renz in Ossweil, Ludwigsburg Oberamt, Wuerttemberg.

OssweilGL, Ludwigsburg Oberamt, Wuerttemberg: is some 1.5 miles E of Ludwigsburg town, and said by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be homeUC to the Rost family.  Said by KS:296 to be homeUC to a Heber family it mistakenly said went to Glueckstal.  It was home to a Kast family and an Osswald family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

OstFN: he was said by the Urbach FSL to have died on the way to Russia.

OstFN: his widow, later frau Roeder, was said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Frankenberg, Hessen[-Kassel Landgraviate]. 

Ostenau?, [Schleswig-Holstein Royal Duchy] Daenemark: is 25 km NW of Schleswig town, and was said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC to the Eckardt family.

Ostendorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]: an unidentified place said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Geringer family.  There was an Ostendorf probably in Fugger County, now Bavaria, 14 miles N of Augsburg city.

Osterby, [Schleswig-]Holstein [Royal Duchy]: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Schoenberg family.  There were two Osterbys in this Duchy: one was 13 km W of Flensburg city and the other was 27 km NE of Kiel city.

OstermeyerFN: the Rosslau ML says this woman (no origin given) married a Graff man in 1765; by 1766 this couple was in Graf (Mai&Marquardt#859).

Osterode, [Magdeburg Duchy], Preussen [Kingdom]: is 21 km NE of Goslar city and was said by the Schulz FSL to be homeUC to a Woewot? family.

OsterreichFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). In 1798 the family name was spelled Oestreich (Mai1798:Ms30).

Oster FN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:674, 390) to be from Hermersberg, Pirmasens [Amt], Pfalz.  Using FHL(193,931), the GCRA verified this origin; they also found that this family was in Tscherwenka, Hungary on their way to Russia.  See the GCRA book for more details.

Oster-NienburgGL, [Anhalt-Dessau]: is 8 miles WSW of Dessau city, and according to Anhalt-Dessau records abstracted by Dr. Waeshke and annotated by Dr. Lippert, a Wartmann family movedUC fromUC Oster-Nienburg in 1754 to Quellendorf (Mai&Marquardt#1169).  From there they moved to Paulskaya.

OstertagFN: said by the Seewald FSL to be fromUC Mannheim, Pfalz.

OstheimGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Strauss family.  There were at least 9 Ostheims in the Germanies.

OstheimGL, [Saxe-]Eisenach [County]: is some 36 miles SSW of Eisenach city, and said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Markert family.  Ostheim, nka Ostheim-von-der-Rhoen in what is now Bavaria, was an isolated outpost or exclave of Eisenach County and Duchy and, hence, of the Sachsen-Weimar Duchy.

OsthofenGL, Worms Kreis, Hessen: is 4.5 miles NNW of Worms city centre, and was home to a Schott family that settled in Hoffnungstal.  And it was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Schott family that settled in Neudorf.

OstpreussenGL: aka East Prussia, 1758-62 was a Russian Province; 1794-96 was occupied by Prussia; in 1796 was incorportated into the Prussian Kingdom; 1807, 1812-13 was occupied by France; 1807 on was incorported into Poland. 

OstritzGL, Sachsen: is some 9 miles SSW of Goerlitz city, and said by the Graf FSL to be homeUC to a Tonat family.

OstrowiecGL, Galicia: was some 10 miles WSW of Reichau.  The GCRA found it associated with a Merkel family in 1784-1796.

Oststernberg, Kreis Prussia: was a large district to the E of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder.  I have not been able to identify its capital city or town.

OswaldFN{Conrad/Konrad}: 8 Aug. 1766 said to be Reformed fromUC Pfalz he arrived in Russia with wife {A.Barbara} and 3 children (Kulberg3322).  Later  in 1766 they with one son took (who died on the trip) transport at Oranienbaum for the Volga  (T1648-1650).  By July 1767 they had settled in Kautz FSL #12 which said he was fromUC Eich, Kurpfalz.

Ostwald/OsswaldFN{Adam}: Reformed fromUC Hanau he arrived in Russia with wife {Anna}and son {Johann} in Sept. 1766 (Kulberg5541).  By August 1767 he and wife {Christina} had settled in Neidermonjou FSL #216 which said he was fromUC Hanau [County] (no locality mentioned).

OswaldFN: said by the 1798 Norka census to the maiden name of frau Reichert (Mai1798:Nr30.

OswaldFN{Christoph}: 4 July 1766 arrived in Russia as a single Catholic from UC Wuerzbrurg (Kulberg1950).  By July 1767 with wife {Elisabeth} and one daughter he had settled in Seelmann FSL #19 which said he was  fromUC Waldenhausen, Wuerzburg [Bishopric].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sm41(where the wife’s maiden name is given as Meckel) and 42.

Ostwaldt{G./Caspar/Kaspar}: married Hoffmann{Cunigunda/Kunigunde} in Luebeck 14 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#151).   Not found in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

Ostwald(t){Johanna Dorothea}: married von Bruen{J.Georg} in Rosslau on 10 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#943, KS123, 148).  I could not find this couple in Kulberg, T, or in any published FSL.

Ostwald{Doro.}: the Bruenn daughter of Ostwald{Otto Fried. & Mari. Dorot.} all of whom in 1766 took transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga of whom {Otto Fried.} died on trip from Oranienbaum to the Volga (T5522-5524).

Oswald{Gottfried}: Lutheran arrived in Germany with wife {Anna} and 16 year old daughter 4 July 1766, said to be from Sachsen (Kulberg1342).

Oswald{Johann}: 8 Aug. 1766 Reformed said to be fromUC Pfalz he arrived in Russia with wife {Catharina} (Kulberg3321).  By July 1767 they had settled in Kautz FSL #12 which said he was fromUC Eich, Kurpfalz.

Oszwald{Magdalena Euphrosine}: Lutheran widow of  {David} ofUC Nuernberg now in Bavaria, who married in Woehrd on 12 May 1766  Fischer{J.Andreas} (Mai&Marquardt#809).  I did not find them in any published FSL.

OswaldFN: also see Oshewald.

OtrogovkaVV: a version of the Russian name for LouisVV.

OtrogowkaVV: a version of the Russian name for LouisVV.

OttFN{Joseph}: said by the Brabander FSL (#91) to be fromUC Weidach, Ulm with a Berer stepson in the household  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn61(Ott) and Bn77(Baehr). A Rosslau ML said this Otte man married 10 June 1766 Munar{Maria}  (Mai&Marquardt#1009).

Ott/Otto FN{J.Michael}: Lutheran fromUC [Neulossheim, Speyer Unteramt], Maulbronn Klosterheim, Wuerttemberg arriving at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761 (EEE p.543).  By April 1766 they had settled in Galka FSL #4 which said he was fromUC Zeilsheim, [Kurmainz].  In 1788 spelled Otto (Mai1798:Mv663) and in 1798 Ott (Sp10,Pb20,14 and 5).

Ott FN{Melchior}:  said by the Norka FSL(#128) to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Ochs in Mai1798:Pb38 and 37. 

OttFN{Johann}: said by the first version of the  Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#30) to be fromUC Schwechat in the Holy Roman Empire.  For 1795 see Mai1798:Mv1795.

Ott{Appolonia}: T7-9 said this widow and two children were transported from Oranienbaum to Saratov.  I did not find them in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Ott{Melchior}: he and wife {Susanna} arrived in Russia 8 August 1766 (Kulberg2980).  Not found in T, any published FSL, or in Mai1798. 

Ott{Susanna}: was a godparent in the 28 May 1766 baptism in Luebeck of Pfeiffer{Susanna M.} daughter of {Jochim} and his Popp wife {A.Catharina} (Mai&Marquardt#1294).  She and her spouse {Melchior} arrived in Russia 8 August 1766 (Kulberg2980).  Not found in T, any published FSL, or in Mai1798. 

OttFN: also see Ochs and Otto.

OtteFN: see Ott.

Otto{J.Georg}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list (pb25) with no origin mentioned ; spelled Ott in Mai1798:Pb20.

OttenbergGL, Stolberg County: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Engel family.  Stolberg County was in the foothills of the Harz Mountains, there is a Questenberg there, but I do not find an Ottenberg.

Ottendorf, Boehmen: nka Otovice, Czech Republic, is 149 km ENE of Prague city and was said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Tretler family.

OttenheimGL, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Kautz FSL to be the homeUC of Frickel/Frikkel, and Gradwohl families.  It might be Ottersheim some 23 miles SW of Mannheim or Oppenheim some 11 miles SE of Mainz.

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

OtterbeinFN:  also see Otterpein.

Otterberg, [Kurpfalz]: is 7 km N of Kaiserslautern city centre, and is where Miltenberger{Christoph} married Herlein{M.Christina} 26 Feb 1764.

OtterpeinFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of one frau Koenig. ).    The family name was spelled Otterbein in 1798 (Mai1798:Kl22).

Ottersheim, Germersheim [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 6.5 miles WSW of Germersheim city, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Deschler, Frei/Frey{Johannes, Michael, Henrich} and Job/Jopp families that settled in Neudorf.

OttmerFN: maiden name of one of the frau Kinderknecht of Louis as given in 1798 (Mai1798:Ls7).

OttoFN{Conrad}: said by the Bangert FSL to be fromUC Mittelhausen, Nassau-Usingen.  For possible 1798 see Mai1798:Bg23? and 22?.

OttoFN{Georg}: said by the Bangert FSL to be fromUC Oberwetz, Braunfels.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bg3 and possibly 23 and 22.

OttoFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Oranienbaum.  Spelled Otto in 1785 and 1798 (Mai1798: Mv309, Ka70).

OttoFN: said by the Dinkel FSL to be fromUC Rosswein, Sachsen.

OttoFN: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUC Franzburg, Schwedisch Pommern.

OttoFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Kn01).

OttoFN{J.Friedrich}: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Altenfeld.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Or27.

OttoFN{Peter}: said  (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC [Kur-] Brandenburg.

OttoFN: listed in the Pobochnaya FSL so may have been from Darmstadt state.         

OttoFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be a stepson in the Reier household.  I oculd not find him in Mai1798.

OttoFN: also see Ott.

Otzberg OberamtGL, Kurpfalz: is some 10 miles ESE of Darmstadt city, just S of Lengfeld, an isolated Kurpfalz district just E of Reinheim covering Otzberg hamlet and some nearby villages.  See Utzberg.

Otzberg, Wittenberg[?]:an unidentified place, said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to Schmidt{Kaspar}, {Michael}32,  and {Nikolaus} families.  The only Otzberg I can find was in Kurpfalz 11 miles ESE of Darmstadt city.  This is the same place as the previous entry.

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

Otzweiler, Kirn [Amt], Rheinpfalz: is 6 miles SE of Kirn town, and thought by the GCRA to be the likely homeUC of the Weinz{Johannes} family and the likely birthplace of the children of the Weinz{Martin} family both of which settled in Neudorf.

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

OudiuFN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Chateau-Gontier,  Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

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

OuerwinkenGL, Batschka, Hungary: an unidentified place which the GCRA believes to have been homeUC to the Lud/Lutz/Luth/Ludt bothers who first settled in Glueckstal and then moved to Neudorf.

OuluGL, Finland: see Ulo.

Overflow ColonistsFN:  some colonists were recruited by private contractor-recruiters.  The largest of them was Baron Caneau de Beauregard.  According to Igor Pleve in The German Colonies on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century p. 135: The basic group of colonists recruited by Beauregard actually arrived on the Volga in 1767.  Many of them had to temporarily settle in … previously founded colonies … because living quarters had not yet been completed. … [even some housing then constructed was not adequate …. Finally] …. Recruiter Beauregard’s colonists were completely reestablished on September 12, 1771.”  Pleve has made available a First-Settlers’-List like list covering some portion of these colonists in his Einwanderung … pp. 349-380:

from Bamberg: (Schmidt{Johann}38);

from Fonnershain?, Hessen: (Schmidt{Nicolaus}146;

from Orb: (Schmidt{Heinrich}125);

from Saalendorf: (Schmidt{Jacob}27):

from Suhl: (Eckhardt1, and possibly Reichmann1a);

from Volkerslheim, Neukirch: (Schmidt{Johannes}33);

from Waldhurn?, [Kur-]Bayern: (Schmidt{Johannes}97);

Ovikar?: listed in the 1798 Seelmann census (Sm34) but I could find this family name in no FSL.

OxtFN: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Hanau (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Ochs in 1798 (Mai1798:An35, Mo17, 43, and 53).

OxtFN{Adam}: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Lindenfels Oberamt, Kurpfalz and his wife’s maiden name was given as Rothermel.  Spelled Jest in 1798 (Mai1798:An59, Mo71).

 

 

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