Are any of the Zimmers Germans from Russia?

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I am descendent of Germans from Russia. My Great Grandmother was Lydia Zimmer married Konrad Hofferber they once lived in Bethanien, Russia (Konstantinovka) Their son, Jakob Hofferber b. 7/1879 was my Grandfather, My Grandmother was Katherine Margaret Wiederspahn b. 10/1879 from Bethanien, Russia. I have not been able to find any info on Lydia or the Zimmer family from that area of the North Caucasus.
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If you are interested, I have started the Volga German Project. We seek to find answers such as these. Let me know if you are interested!
by Living King G2G6 Mach 1 (13.7k points)
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Konstantinovka was a daughter colony in the Volga Region of Russia, settled by Lutherans in 1859 from the Volga German parent colonies of Schilling, Jost, Merkel, Donhof, Kutter and Moor. I know that there is a film from the Latter Day Saints numbered 2379339. It lists all of the immigrants to this town and also lists all of their belongings. It is in Russian, however, and you might have to contact the Church of LDS in order to get a copy of the film, as I have had some trouble finding it. I hope that helps.                       Trib
by Living King G2G6 Mach 1 (13.7k points)
There were a few Zimmers in other parts of Russia too.

http://ahsgr.org/Find_Your_Ancestors/German_Origins.htm
Hello

The film number 2379339 is online through Familysearch.com.  Go to famlysearch and click on Search.  Then a flip down will appear, click on catalogue.  Then enter the film number.  Two items will appear, clicking on the first one will bring you a list of films, find your film number an notice there are 3 items.  All are filmed, thus the camera on the right).  The films are in Russian.  Each reels is 1055 pages.

If you click on the second item there is one reels with the same number 2379939 .  That is also filmed and is in Russia.

If you can translate these it would be wonderful.

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