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Jakob Reizenstein (abt. 1769 - 1816)

Jakob Reizenstein
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 47 in Grimm, Kamyshin, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Jun 2016
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Volga German
Jakob Reizenstein was a Volga German.
Jakob Reizenstein has German Roots.

Family #76 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #126 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #253 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Like his brother Johann Michael, he married a girl from another colony, Rothammel, located on the east side of the Volga River. The east side of the river was populated with mainly Catholic villages, while the west side, where Grimm was located, was Lutheran.

The 1798 census also states that Jakob was adopted into the family of Adam Schumbert, 65, a widower. Mr. Schumbert is not mentioned in the 1775 census and there were no other Schumberts in the 1775 and 1798 census records. Jakob's parents and siblings were alive and well, so I believe the word "adoption" is used loosely here. Perhaps Mr. Schumbert and his wife were the only ones in their family to immigrate to Russia, and after his wife's death, he had a difficult time managing the land he received from the Russian government. He may have welcomed the addition of a young man and his wife to help him out.

By the time of the 1834 census, Mr. Schumbert is no longer included in the census. Both Jakob and his wife have also passed away. Jacob's eldest son Michael continues to live in the property once owned by his father, which was presumably originally owned by Mr. Schumbert.


  • The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #76 in the 1775 census, Jakob Reizenstein, age 6; family #126 in the 1798 census, Jakob Reizenstein age 28.
  • 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 75, family 3253, line 2934, Jakob Reizenstein, age 45 in 1816, deceased in 1816.

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