I'm looking for a 'Beate Schmidt', she was German and was born in 1828.

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I'm looking for a 'Beate Schmidt', she was German and was born in 1828. Her husband was named 'Gottlieb Eschner'. He was born in 1827. I don't know where they were coming from. I only know they emigrated to Volyn, Russia, where my greatgrandparents and a few siblings of my Grandpa were born.

Today Volyn belongs to the Ukrain.

in Genealogy Help by Chris Gohla G2G Crew (580 points)

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Do you know their religion? Mennonites and Amish settling in Wolhynia starting about 1815 came from Western Prussia and the Palatinate with origins in Switzerland. A second wave of immigrants were Germans from Poland after 1831. Anyway, wolhynien.de might be a website able to help you further.

I'd concentrate more on Eschner since Schmidt is such a common German name. And keep in mind, in 1820 the US had a population of 9.6 million whereas the states that later became the German Empire at that time had about 26.3 million.

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (523k points)
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Yes! If everything I know is right, they were protestants, lutheran I think. So one of their grandchildren (my greatgrandmother Amanda Machel) married in a lutheran church in Nowograd-Wolynsk. Her parents were Paul Michael Machel and Marianne Eschner.

Thanks for the fast answer! :)

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