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.


U                 last updated January 2014

UberFN: see Ubre.

UbertFN: see Ubre.

UbreFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Dommartin, Picardie, Frankreich with a Krefeld wife fromUC Kirchhalt.  Pleve thought this might be spelled Uber.  Gary Ubert says it is Ubert!  Gary's and his brothers's DNA tests show that the family  Y-Chromosome DNA belongs to the quite rare K2 Haplogroup. In France and in Moersch, Baden-Baden, perhaps as early as 1655, the name was spelled Houbre.  The 1777 Katharinenstadt census says that a son had been born about 1761 in Niederburg Meyitz.  One of the Dommartin Houbre men married a Poullet woman

UccleGL: see Ukkel.

UchnitzGL, Stuhm Amt: is now Usnice, Poland, and was some 8.5 miles N of Stuhm town. Said by the Rosenort FSL to be homeUC to a Borm{Peter} family.  Also spelled Uschnitz and Usnitz.

UckersdorfGL, Nassau-Dillenburg: is some 3 miles SSW of Dillenburg town, and said by the Bangert FSL to homeUC to a Siebert family.

UdeFN: said by the LauweFSL to be fromUC Anahlt-Bernburg (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 the family name was given as Ute (Mai1798:Lw36).

Uder, Thueringen: see Audra.

UebeleFN: see Ibele.

Ueberau-bei-ReinheimGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate?]: is 1 mile SE of Reinheim and was home to the Stukert who settled and died in Schwab (Gieg1).

UeberlingenGL: is some 7 miles N of Konstanz, Switzerland, and said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Berger family.

UeckermuendeGL, Preussisch Pommern: is some 89 miles NNE of Berlin, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Kratzke family.

UelsFN: see Ils.

Uelbesheim: see Ilvesheim.

UendveisenGL, Hesse-Darmstadt: an unidentified place, said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a _eman family.  The Walter Research Project suggested that this might be Unterweissenborn, Hessen, but that seems too far N and E to have been Hessen-Darmstadt

Uffhofen, Kurpfalz: is 7 km NW of Alzey city and was said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Frieck family.

Ufoborn?, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to a Zahn family.

UhlFN: said by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Hoegen.

UhlFN{Friedrich}: said by the Warenburg FSL (#78) to be fromUC Pansenheim?, Wuerttemberg [Duchy].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Wr53 and 56.

Uhl/Utz FN{Josef}: FromUC Steinbach, Baden-Durlach Landgraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762 (EEE p.627).  In April 1763 Uhl married the widow Utz(p.629).  Her name was {Christina Barbara} (p.627).   Later that year they deserted Denmark (EEE pp. 627 & 629). By April 1765 they were settled at Dobrinka FSL #52 under the name of Utz{Joseph & Christina}; that FSL said he was from Schneimet(?), Schwaben.

Uhl{Joseph}: KS:82 and nnn say this party of 3 fromUC Winterberg (which Stumpp noted was in Westfalen) 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, unless they are the preceding entry.

UhlFN: also see Ohl.

Uhlemann{Johanna Christina}: in Rosslau 8 April 1766  married Gorioce{Samuel}.  (Mai&Marquardt#915). KS131 says he was 23and she was 24, and the year was 1765 (sic).  I did not find them in any published FSL.

Uhlebuell: is 38 km due W of Flensburg.

UhlmanFN, see Uhlmann.

UhlmannFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Baerenbach, Kurmainz.  Later may have been spelled Uhlman.

UhlmannFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Dernbach, Kurmainz.

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

UhrichFN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Zweibruechen.

UhrichFN: also see Urich and Uhrig.

Uhrig/UhrichFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Mannheim, Kurpfalz.

Uhlsbuell in Eiderstedt: this must be Uhlebuell, which see.  Also see Eiderstedte.

UhrslebenGL: see Uphersleben.

Uhyst-am-Taucher, [Kur-]Sachsen: is 14 km W of Bautzen city and was said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to a Stengler family.

Ukkel?GL, [Brabant Duchy]: aka Uccle, is just S of Brussels city, and said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Thai family.

UlbergFN: see Ilberg.

UldenGS: an unidentified German state; see Muenster, Ulden.

UldrenFN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be the maiden name of frau Schmerbeck.

UlfaGL, Nidda Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt [Landgraviate]:  is 12 miles NNE of Buedingen and 3 miles N of Nidda, Hesse.  Said by the Frank FSL, to be homeUC to a Luft family.  Said by the Pleve and Kromm versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Kles family, although the Pleve version does not mention Nidda and indicates Ulfa was near Buedingen.  Said by the Stumpp version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Koch family.

Ulff GL, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]: now called Ulfa, is 5 km N of Nidda town and was said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to the Rohn woman who in 1766 married Schmidt{Christian} in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#542).  They may have settled in Brabander.

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

UllrichFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). ). In 1798 the family name was spelled Ulrich (Mai1798:Ms20).

UlmFN: see Ilig.

UlmGL, Bavaria (after 1803), then Wuerttemberg (after 1810): the city is now in Baden-Wuerttemberg some 44 miles SE of Stuttgart Stuttgart at the junction of the Blau and Danube Rivers.    According to Remmick: “Many uber schachtel [wood boats] carried German emigrants on the Danube to the frontiers of Austria-Hungary and later to Russia.... [including] the Pfaff family who migrated to Torschau / Batschka in Austria-Hungary and later to Worms, Odessa, S. Russia with Duc de Richelieu. ...”

Ulm(?)GL, [Solms-]Braunfels [Principality] is some 6 miles NW of Braunfels city, and said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a Weber family.

Ulm near Wetzlar: Christ{Peter} was said by KS124 to have left fromUC here.  This must have been the same place as in the preceding entry.  I could not find him in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

Ulm [Imperial City?]: Said by the the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to an Ertel family and to frau Frank.  There is always the possiblity this was one of the other two Ulm countries.

UlmGS (Schwaben): was the short name of three different countries in the Swabian area in the 1760’s: Ulm Barony, Ulm Imperial City, and the von Ulm Barony.  I do not see any way to identify which is which in the FSL although most references are probably to the lands of the Imperial City.  None of the following references mention any locality.  Said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Pemsel family; Kuhlberg said this was in Schwaben.  Said by the Caesarsfeld FSL to be homeUC to the Bozenhardt family.  Said by the Graf FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt family.  Said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Schakin? family.   Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Geld family. Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Moehring family.  Said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Scheibele family.  Said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Gel family.  Said by the Messer FSL to be homeUC to an Emert family.   Said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Raspen family.  Said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to frau Hanisch, the former widow Faust.  Said  by the Volmer FSL to be home to a Dreher family.

Ulm BaronyGS: was a very small barony due W of Tuebingen city and due N of Rottenburg town with a tiny outpost on Lake Constance, half-way between Constance city and Schaffhausen city.

Ulm Imperial CityGS: starting in 1155 it was the only large Ulm state with broad lands around the city proper stretching NE beyond Langenau and more than 20 miles NW to beyond Geislingen, encompassing many villages and towns.

UlmstadtGL: sic for Umstadt.

Ulo(?)GL, Finnland: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Asplew? family.  This might be Oulu, Finland, some 378 miles NW of St. Petersburg, Russia.

UlrichFN: said by the Balzer FSC to be a widowed mother-in-law in the Becker{Weil} household .  She surely died prior to the 1798 census.

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

UlrichFN{Hans Georg}: Lutheran, born inUC Wuerttemberg he later left fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arriving at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  With wife {Rosina}, 2 childdren and 2 step children in January 1765 he applied to be allowed to leave Denmark (EEE p.628). By July 1766 they had settled in Doenhof FSL #30 which said he was fromUC Wuerttemberg (no locality mentioned).

UlrichFN: said by the Goebel FSL to be fromUC Fischbach, Mainz.

UlrichFN {J.Melchior}: said by Kuhlberg4868 and the Huck FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality or country indicated).

UlrichFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Orb, Mainz. Sean McGinnis has traced this Prasch family in Orb back to the 1600’s in the Fulda archives.

UlrichFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Kolheim?, Kurmainz.

UlrichFN: Herr Ulrich was said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Lohr, and his frau’s maiden name was given as Hoffmann (no origin given).

UlrichFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Spielberg.    Spelled both Ulrich and Urlich in 1798 (Mai1798:Nm01 and Nm55).

Ulrich{Michel}: arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1762.  He died during 1762-1763.  In April 1765 his widow with her Dalinger son-in-law {Michel} reregistered in a Danish German colony. In June she deserted Denmark.  Later they were recorded in the church books of Neu-Saratowka near St. Petersburg (EEE p.628)

UlrichFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Orb. 

UlrichFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg no locality indicated. 

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

UlrichFN: also see Uhrich and Ullrich.

UlrichsteinGL, [Darmstadt]: was some 9 miles SW of Lauterbach city, and was the seat of an Amt [district] of the same name in Hessen-Darmstadt.  Said by the Stumpp version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC of a Rausch family.  Said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Funk family.  The Buedingen ML says this was homeUC to an Eberlein man who in 1766 married a Stein woman; by 1767 this couple was in Walter (Mai&Marquardt#637).

UmetVV: a Russian name for RosenbergVV.

Umet IlovlinskaVV: a Russian name for RosenbergVV.

Umkirchen?GL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Ditrich family.

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

UmstadtGL, Darmstadt: said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Tempel family.  This surely is Umstadt/Gross-Umstadt in the following.

UmstadtGL, Erbach: see Umstadt/Gross Umstadt.

Umstadt/Gross-UmstadtGL, Breuberg Condomium: is 12.5 miles E of Darmstadt, 15 miles N of Erbach, and 21 miles SE of Frankfort in Hesse.  Some FSL place it in the Hessen-Darmstadt duchy and some in the Erbach county, but contemporary maps seem to agree with Pastor Kromm that it was in Breuberg Condomium.  According to the Frank FSL, it was homeUC to a Gras family.  According to the Stumpp version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL it was in Buedingen [i.e. Isenburg which surely was not true] and was  homeUC to Lust and Schmidt families, but according to the Pleve version these families were fromUC Umstadt, Erbach, and according to the Kromm version the Lust family was from elsewhere and the Schmidt family was fromUC Ulmstadt[sic], Breuberg County.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be home to Bosseler{Magdalena Sophia}who married Willmann{Georg Heinrich} in Buedingen on 24 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#710).

UmstandGL, Pfalz: an unidentified place said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Tempel family.  My guess is that this should be Umstadt, Darmstadt.

UndeitGL: an unidentified place said by the Bettinger FSL to be homeUC to a Sitz/Seiss? family.  There is an Ahndeich, Lower Saxony, some 10 miles WSW of Bremerhaven city.

UndenheimGL/GS?: said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Rein family.  There is an Undenheim which probably would have been in the Pfalz, some 6 miles W of Oppenheim.

UndingenGL, Reutlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 7.5 miles S of Reutlingen city, and was verified by the GCRA as the home of the Gugel family that lived for a time in Bergdorf; see their book for detail.

Unefuch/UnkefugFN{J.Georg}: said by the Boaro FSL #131 to be fromUC Igelsheim(?).  According to the Schlitz ML this man was father to the Unkefug of Eichenhayn who married there in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#739). Spelled Ungefugt in 1798 (Mai1798:Mn6,13,37).

UnefuchFN: also see Ungefug.

Ungarn[ia]: is the country of Hungary.

Ungarn: Said (no locality mentioned) by Kuhlberg to be homeUC to a Berer? family that went to Brabander.

Ungefug/Unkefug/Unefuch/UngefugtFN{Andreas}: said by the Boaro FSL #131to be fromUC Eichenhayn.  According to the Schlitz ML this Unkefug man married a Kayser woman of UC Thirrlaunm in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#739).  Also spelled Unefuch (Mai&Marquart#739) and Ungefugt (Mai1798: Mn15,19).

UngefugtFN: see Ungefug and Unefuch.

UngeheuerFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Etzenheim?, Kurtrier.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

UngelbachN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Hanau (no locality mentioned) whose wife died in Oranienbaum whereupon he married a Lecher woman.

UngerFN: mistakenly said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#117) and KS:467 to have come fromUC Eppingen, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden. Using FHL#1,051,483, the GCRA proved their origin in Odenheim, Bruchsal [Amt], Baden.  See the GCRA book for more.

UngerFN: this family name was found recorded in Winterhausen marriage records 1760-1769; see Flegel trip.

UnggenriedGL, Bavaria: see Gorderig.

UngsteinGL, Leiningen: is some 12 miles W of Mannheim, some 1.7 miles SE of Leistadt, Leiningen, and is said by the Kautz FSL to be the homeUC of a Kauz/Kautz family.

United Netherlands GS: was an independent a republic 1581-1795, aka the Dutch Republic, or United Provinces.

United Provinces GS: see United Netherlands.

UnkefugFN{A.Margaretha}: daughter of {J.Georg} fromUC Eichenhayn  married in Schlitz 18 Aug 1766 Winterholder{Johannes} (Mai&Marquardt#745). Not found in Kulberg or in T. By 17 Aug 1767 this couple had settled at Boaro FSL #128.  By 1798 she had died (Mai1798:Mn5).

UnkefugFN: also see Ungefug and Unefuch.

UnkelbachFN: according to the Goebel FSL Viet’s wife’s maiden name was Unkelbach.

UnkelbachFN: according to the Goebel FSL this was the maiden name of Wunderlich (fromUC Johannesberg, Kurmainz)’s wife.  The name is given as Mankerbach in 1798 (Mai1798:Gb63).

UnratFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:676, 467) to be from Schwieberdingen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,056,754), the GCRA verified this origin; see their book for more detail.  Also spelled Unrath.

UnrathFN: see Unrat.

UnreinFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Buesendorf.  For 1798 Mai1798:Om28, 29, 36, 49, Sn 14, and possibly Om1.

UnreinFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be the maiden name of frau Frachtel (Mai1798: Sn14).

UnruhFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:676, 467) to be fromUC Unterjesingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,189,236), the GCRA proved he moved to Mosbach, Mosbach Amt, Baden to marry before going to Glueckstal.

UnruhRN: in his book Die neiderlaendisch-niederdeutschchen Hintergruende der mennonitischen Oswanderungen im 16. 18. Und 19. Jahrhundert, Benjamin H. Unruh gathered an incredible wealth of information about the origins of German Mennonite colonists, including most of their First Settlers’ Lists (FSL).

UnstadtGL, is an unidentified locality which, according to the Frank FSL, was in the state of Hessen-Darmstadt and was homeUC to a Urich family.  This probably is Umstadt.

Unteralba, Fulda [Bishopric]: 21 miles NE of Fulda city, and said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Ritter family.

UnterbergFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Herzhausen.

Unterfranken: Lower Franconia is today the part of Bavaria north of the Main River plus the area just south of that river.

UntergneusGL: see Unterhens.

UntergroeningenGL, Jagstkries, Wuerttemberg: is some 9.5 miles SW of Ellwangen city, and the GCRA thinks this may be homeUC to the Weimer who went to Glueckstal.

UntergruppenbachGL, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 4.5 miles SE of Heilbronn city, and the GCRA proved this origin for the Kolb family that lived for a time in Glueckstal; see their book for detail.

Unter-Hambach: is 2 km N of Heppenheim-an-der-Bergstrasse.   KS129 said this was near Heppenheim,  and KS129 and Mai&Marquardt#813 said that it was homeUC to Flachsmann{M.Barbara} ev. daughter of {Christoph(er)} and bride of Fuhrmann{J.Georg}.

Unterhens(?)GL: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Krep? family.  This might be Untergneus some 7 miles SE of Jena, Thueringen.

Unteriflingen parishGL, Freudenstadt [Oberamt], Wuerttemberg: was some 6 miles SE of Freudenstadt city.

UnterjesingenGL, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 3 miles W of Tuebingen city and said by the Bergdorf 1858 census to be homeUC to the Goehring family; but GCRA has proven that origin wrong.  Proven by the GCRA to be home to Huber{Christian}, Schnaidt, and Unruh who went to Glueckstal, and the GCRA proved this the birthplace of the Schnaidt who settled in Kassel.

UnterkoferFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:670, 672, 467) to be from Boennigheim, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,184,904), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more detail.  Also spelled Unterkofler.

UnterkoflerFN: see Unterkofer.

Unter Lays/LaisGL, [Stolberg-Gedern County?]: is 4 miles E of Nidda and said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Siebert woman who married in 1766 a Stang man; later the couple went to Jagodnaja Poljana (Mai&Marquardt#718).  Said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to possibly be homeUC to Appel, Luft and Scheuermann families.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to Appel{Heinrich} deceased father of {A.Elisabeth} who married Rueppel{J.Kaspar} in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#713, KS:118 and 143), identified in no FSL. 

Unterleichtersbach: is 9 km E of Zeitlofs, then in the Tuengen Barony.  KS124 says it was homeUC to Ceyer{Anton} and was near Wuerzburg. It was not near Wuerzburg city nor was it in the Wuerzburg Bishopric. 

UnterlenningenGL, Kirchheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 6 miles S of Kirchheim-unter-Teck, and was proven by the GCRA as origin for Wolf{J.Fried.} who married in Glueckstal.

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

Untermbach?GL:  an unidentified place said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the Winter family.

UntermockstadtGL, [Isenburg County]:  now NiederMockstadt, 7 miles NW of Buedingen city, and said by the Auerbach index to be the hometownUC of a Beck man who went from Hanau County to Russia.

UnternaubelGL: an unidentified place which according to the Buedingen ML this was homeUC to a Heil  woman who married in 1766 a Wiederholt man fromUC Niedergruendau; by 1767 they were in Messer; (Mai&Marquardt#707).

UnterreichenbachGL, [Isenburg-Birstein County]: is some 10 miles NE of Buedingen city, and said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC of a Wagner woman who married a Ruth man in 1766 and then went to Balzer (Mai&Marquart#417).

UnterschlechtbachGL, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: Schlechtbach was some 10 miles ENE of Waiblingen town and 4.5 miles W of Welzheim town.  Said by KS:396 to have been homeUC to the Pressler{J.Georg} family.

UnterschmidtGL bei Nidda: is some 1.3 miles NE of Nidda, and said by the Buedingen ML to be the homeUC of a Ludwig woman who married Conrad Beutel who went to Jagodnaja Poljana (Mai&Marquardt#715).

Unter SchmittenGL: was about 1 mile NE of Nidda and said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC toa Ludwig family (p.134), as well as a Riklen family (p.135).

Unter-SchwarzGL: is some 13 miles E of Alsferd, Hessen, and said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Guteberg? family.

UntersielmingenGL, Stuttgart Oberamt, Wuerttemberg:   probably a suburb of Stuttgart, but as yet unidentified, and was home to a Schaefer family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

Untersteinbach, Bamberg [Bishopric]: apparently was 15 miles W of Bamberg city, and said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Lauchner/Leichner family.  But this Untersteinbach looks on the map as if it was part of the Wuerzburg Bishopric.

UnterumbachGL, Bavaria: is some 12 miles WNW of Augsburg, Bavaria, and is said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Kaspar family.

UnterwaldGL: see Unterweld.

UnterwaldenVV: another name for MeinhardVV.

UnterweissenbornGL, Hesse-Darmstadt: see Uendveisen.

UnterweldGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Homann family.  There were at least 3 Unterwalds in Austria.

UntitzGL: said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a von Wipler family.  This place was probably near the border between Reuss-Gera County and the Neustaedter Kreis of Kursachsen, some 3.5 miles S of Gera city.

Uphersleben: an unidentified place said by the Susannental FSL to be homeUC to a  Fischer family.  This probably was Uhrsleben 26 km NW of Magdeburg city centre and then in Magdeburg Duchy, Kurbrandenburg.

Uphersleben: an unidentified place said to be home to Fischer{J.Andreas} who married Oszwald{Magdalena Euphrosine} of Nuernberg.  This might be Udersleben 212 km N of Nuernberg city or the place mentioned in the foregoing entery.

Upoch(?), Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Roethling FSL to be homeUC to a Tihl/Thiel family.

Urach, Fuerstenberg Principality: is 30 KM E of Freiburg city.

Urach, Reutlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Notz family that settled in Neudorf.  Same place as the next entry, but 40 years later.

UrachGL, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]:  now Bad Urach some 8.5 miles E of Reutlingen city, and said by the Brabander FSL FSL to be homeUC to an Altersroh family.  Said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Fisher family.  

Urban{Johann}:  Kulberg25 said he was single fromUC Erbach.  I did not find him in T or in any published FSL.

UrbachFN{J.Jacob}: said by the Urbach FSL (#1) to be fromUC Muehlhausen.  David Schmidt says the original Russian version of the FSL said the origin was Muehlhausen Imperial City.  For 1786 and 1798 see Mai1798: Mv2899 and Sl40.

UrbachGL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Gossmann family.

UrbachGL, Saargmuend [Amt], [Pfalz]: an unidentified place near current-day Sarreguemines, said incorrectly by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be homeUC to the Klein{Nikolaus, Peter} family that went to Glueckstal. See the GCRA book for more detail.

UrbachGL, Thueringen: is 4.6 miles ESE of Nordhausen and is said by the Roethling FSL possibly to be homeUC to a Schlert family.

Urbach-KirchdorfGL, Westerwald: is 13 miles N of Koblenz, and is said by the Roethling FSL possibly to be homeUC to a Schlert family.

UrbachVV (aka Alt-Urbach, Lipov-Kut, Lipovkut, Lipow-Kut, Lipowkutt) is a Lutheran German village on the eastern side of the Volga River.  Its FSL is published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.IV, pp. 269-283.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places with the family names shown here in parens.  Verified information is in red.  The number with the name is their household number in the FSL: 

from Althausen: (Spindler47);

from Alzey, Kurpfalz: (frau Kretzer/widow Tress?17, frau Schaff/widow Wengert15, and possibly Tress?17 and Wengert15);

from Anhalt-Koethen [Principality]: (Schlitter25);

from Anhalt-Zerbst [Principality]: (Hershleben26, Preger?/Praeger/Berger33);

from Ansbach [Margraviate]: (Schmidt{Georg}37, Schramm44); 

from Apolda?, [Sachsen-]Weimar [Duchy]: (Meier/Maier16);

from Baerstadt: (frau Weinert/the widow Pflaum14 and possibly Pflaum14);

from Barby, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Enike8);

from Berlin, [Kurbrandenburg]: (frau Wodischal28);

from [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Rehfeld7);

from Breslau, Schlesien: (frau Leonhard35);

from [Isenburg-]Buedingen [County]: (frau Kelhorn23);

from Busecker Tal, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: (frau Enike8, Goebel42,  Mengel9, Wagner{Philipp}41);

from Calbe?, [Magdeburg Duchy, Kur-]Brandenburg: (Goldmann/Holtmann32);

from [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: (Pauly38);

from Debreczin, Ungarn: (Totei4);

from Delitzsch, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Balde/Falde13);

from Doeberlub?, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Landmann/Langmann2 and possibly Herrfurt2);

from Dessow[sic?], Mecklenburg: (Kufeldt29);

from Dresden, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Hanisch/Ganish10);

from Erbstadt, [Hanau County,] Hessen[-Kassel Landgraviate]: (frau Spindler/widow Weber{Ernst} and perhaps Weber{Ernst};

from Frankenberg, Hessen[-Kassel Landgraviate]:(frau Roeder/widow Ost6 and perhaps Ost6);

from Geidigem?, Mecklenburg: (Mertz52);

from Giebenhausen-bei-Retzau, [Anhalt-Dessau Principality]: (frau Kermigk49);

from Goerlitz, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Richter18);

from Halle, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Eberling11, fraulein Herting50, Holz43, and perhaps a Hannemann family as well as Herr Herting50);

from Hettstedt, Mansfield[sic?]: (Kelhorn23);

from Hochhausen, Darmstadt[sic?]: (frau Makroth39);

from Kana?, Wuerzenburg?: (Pister/Piester27);

from Kiel, Holstein[-Gottorp Duchy]: (Kahlmann24);

from Kirdorf, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: (frau Meier{Friedrich}16);

from Kolberg[Colberg], Preussich Pommern: (frau Herbst/widow Lehmann5);

from Kurpfalz: (frau Schulz{ChristianF.};

from Luckenwalde?, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Schaff15 and possibly Wengert/Wingert15a);

from Luedershausen-bei-Artlenburg: (Wagner{Sigmund}3);

from Mansfield [County]: (Graef/Gref?22);

from Merschlem?,  [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Schmidt{Gottfried}31;

from Muehlhausen Imperial City:  (Urbach1);

from Muehlried, Wuerrtemberg[sic?]: (Balzer46);

from Narva, Livland, [Russia]: (frau Totei4);

from Neuem?, Anhalt[?]: (Kretzer17 and possibly Tress?/Drez?17a);

from Nordhausen [Imperial City]: (frau Eberling/widow Hannemann11, frau Engelmann19, Ute20);

from Norwegen, [Daenemark Kingdom?]: (Michelsen40);

from Prenzlau, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Wodischal28);

from Querfurt, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Zahn34);

from Rehsen, [Anhalt-Dessau Principality]: (Pussker53);

from Retzau, [Anhalt-]Dessau [Principality]: (Kermigk/Kermin?49);

from [Nassau-]Saarbruecken: (frau Pister27);

from Sachsen-Weimar [Duchy]: (Engelmann19);

from Sangerhausen, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Herbst5);

from Siebenlehn?, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Schulzen21);

from Sinsheim, Kurpfalz: (Kreiner/Kreinert51);

from Sohlen, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Schulz12);

from Steffin, Brandenburg[sic?]: (Bott36);

from Suhl, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Kraemer53, Eichhorn54, Seidenzahl/Saidentsal48, and possibly Bettheusen/Pekheisen?54a);

from Sulzbach: (frau Schlitter/widow Knorr25);

from Tessin(?)/Tesil[sic for Dessow], Mecklenburg: (Kuhfeld);

from [Kur-]Trier: (Leonhard/Leonhardt35);

from Uhyst-am-Taucher, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Stengler/Stengeler30);

from Ulm: (frau Hanisch/widow Faust10);

from unknown: (frau Kermicke/Kermigk, nee Seidenzahl49);

from Wegeleben, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (Makroth39);

from Wernburg, [Neustaedter Kreis, Kursachsen]: (frau Richter39);

from Werne[sic?], Holstein[sic?]: (frau Goldman32);

from Wildberg, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: (Kaempf/Kempf55);

from Wittenberg, [Kur-]Sachsen: (Roeder6);

from [Anhalt-]Zerbst [Principality]: (Weinert14, and possibly Markert14b and  Pflaum{Georg}14a);

from Ziegesee?, [Kur-]Brandenburg: (frau Schulzen21);

from [Pfalz-]Zweibruecken [Duchy]: (frau Hershleben26);

from Zwingenberg, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: (Schaefer45).

UrbanFN: said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Merzwald(?), Elsass.  I could not find this couple in  Mai1798.

UrbanFN: said by the Kamenka FSL to be fromUC Marienburg, Polen.

UrberachGL, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate: is some 9 miles NE of Darmstadt city center and 9 km ESE of Langen town; see Orberach.

UrdamFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be a stepson in the Maurer household.

UrichFN: said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality indicated) and was an orphan in the Spreuer household. Kuhlberg said he was fromUC Worms.  Doris Evans says that research done by Anneliese Micheiwski for Rod Uhrich confirms this man’s origins: he was born 1735 in Hofheim, grandson of an Urich or Urig, also of Hofheim.  For 1788 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv390, Fk26.

UrichFN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Unstadt, Hessen-Darmstadt.  Doris Evans says that research done by Anneliese Micheiwski for the Frank Research Fund confirms this man’s origins: he was born about 1748 in Gross-Umstadt.  His lineage dates back to an Uhrich of Gross-Umstadt who died about 1669.

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

UrichFN: said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Raibach, [Gross-Umstadt Condominium], with a widow Will{A.Katharina} in the household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sb36.

UrigFN: see Urich.

UrlichFN: said by the 1798 Norka census to be the maiden name of the wife of one of the Albrechts (Mai1798:Nr194).

UrlichFN: also see Ulrich.

Urlichstadt?GL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to a Muehlhaus, and possibly to a Thomas{Konrad} family.

UrschlauerFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Seligenstadt. 

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

UsbeckFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Schmakilwin?.  For 1798 see Mai1798: Nm24.

UschatschGL, Polen: an unidentified place said by the Dreispitz FSL to be homeUC to a Sokolowski family.  This might be Uchacae some 46 miles SSE of Warsaw.

UschnitzGL, Stuhm Amt: Said by the Tiege FSL to be homeUC to the Kroecker{Abraham} family.  Also see Uchnitz.

UschtakFN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Kiel, Holstein[-Gorttorp Duchy].  I could not find them in Mai1798.

UsenbornGL, [Stollberg-Gedern County]: is some 4.5 miles N of Buedingen city.

Usener/Usner{Johannes/Johann}: fromUC Eichelhain married Eifert{A.Eliesabetha} in Buedingen 26 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#668).  KS126 says they were going to Schaffhausen. On 14 Sept 1766 Usner{Johann & wife Anna} with young {Anna} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Darmstadt (Kulberg6516).  He must soon have died; later in 1766 in Oranienbaum the two females, Usner{A.Cathar. & A.Dorothea} alone may have taken ship for the Volga (T3882-2883).  They may have died, or the mother remarried …

UsingenGL: is some 15 miles NNW of Frankfurt-am-Main and was the seat of the Duchy of Nassau-Usingen.  Said by the 1776 Katharinenstadt census to be home to a Zitzer settler (confirmed by Sally Zitzer); also confirmed as the home of his Leim wife.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to Ritzer?, Wagner, and possibly Schnell families.  Said by the Buedingen ML  to be homeUC to the Herrmann woman who in 1766 married a Strack man ; by 1767 this couple was in Pfeiffer (Mai&Marquardt:634).

UsingenGL: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Weil family. Kuhlberg said this was in Runkel.  The Runkel reference surely is a mistake.

UsingenGS: was the short name for the Nassau-Usingen Duchy.

UsingerFN: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Schotten Oberamt, Darmstadt.  Not found in the 1798 Volga censuses.

UsingerFN: said by the Mueller FSL to be fromUC Wallenrod. 

UsingerFN: said by the Stephan FSL to be fromUC Reichenbach.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ml12.

Usner FN: go to Usener.

UsnitzGL: see Uchnitz and  Uschnitz.

Ust-Graesnucha: a version of the Russian name for GoebelVV.

Ust-Grajasnucha: a version of the Russian name for GoebelVV.

Ust-Grasnukha: a version of the Russian name for GoebelVV.

Ust-KaramanVV: the Russian name for the colony of Enders.

Ust-KulalinkaVV:  the Russian name for GalkaVV.

Ust-SolichaVV: an alternate spelling of the Russian name for MesserVV.

Ust-SolikhaVV: an alternate spelling of the Russian name for MesserVV.

Ust-ZolichaVV: an alternate spelling of the Russian name for MesserVV.

UteFN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Nordhausen [Imperial City].  I could not find them in Mai1798.

UteFN: also see Ude.

Utre?FN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Amsterdam, Holland.

UtrechtGL: is some 21 miles SE of Amsterdam and said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Kohl family.  The reference may be to the Province, not to the city per se.

UtrechtGS: was one of the independent provinces of the United Provinces of Holland, covering much of the same land as today’s province of Utrecht. 

Utrichtshausen: said to be homeUC to Richter{A.Margaretha} who married Hill{J.Christoph} 22 July 1766 in Schlitz; a recent Schiltz pastor suggests this is now likely Uttrichtshausen (Mai&Marquardt#735).  This 14 km SSE of Fulda city and was in the Fulda Bishopric – ed.

UtsbergGL: an unidentified place said by the Buedingen ML to have been homeUC to a Kayeser woman; other sources spell it Otzberg near Dieburg, Hessen, and Gross-Otzberg near Umstadt, Hessen.  See Utzberg.

Uttrichtshausen: go to Utrichtshausen.

Uttschmidt{A.Margaretha}: said by the 1798 census to be “from Stephan” (Mai1798:Ml33) but I could not locate her in any FSL. 

UtzFN{ said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Schneimet(?), Schwaben.

UtzFN{J.Christoph}: Lutheran, fromUC either Wuerttemberg or Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1761.  In 1763 he died.  In April 1763 his widow married Uhl{Josef}. Later that year they deserted Denmark (EEE p.629). By April 1765 they were settled at Dobrinka FSL #52 under the name of Utz{Joseph} while her son {Utz{J.Jacob} was settled at #34 which said he was fromUC Uwettersbach(?), Durlach.

UtzbergGL district, Kurpfalz: said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Horn man who in 1766 married a Franck woman; by 1767 this couple was in Krasnoyar; Stumpp says this was Otzberg near Dieburg, Hessen (Mai&Marquardt#583). Same as next entry.

Utzberg OberamtGL, Kurpfalz: actually was Otzberg Oberamt (Gieg1), the district just E of Reinheim covering Otzberg hamlet and some nearby villages, and is said by the Anton FSL (an4,48) to be homeUC to a Retger? family.

Utzburg: an unidentified place said by the Recruiter Beauregard list to have been homeUC to the  Ramsauer (Johann} family (Lk8). 

UtzenhofenGL, Swabia: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to a Krieger family.  It probably is Utzenhofen, Bavaria, some 29 miles ESE of Nuernberg.

Uwern?: an unidentified country.  See Sanflet.

UwettersbachGL: Peter Aifeld of Germany suggests this should be Wettersbach.

 

 

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