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Christian Asmus (abt. 1766 - abt. 1819)

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Christian Asmus
Born about in Holstein, Volga Region, Russiamap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1789 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Volga German
Christian Asmus is a Volga German.
Christian Asmus has German Roots.

Family #4 in the first Appendix of the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #108 in the 1834 Grimm census.

The family does not appear in the 1775 Grimm census. According to a note in the 1798 census, his parents were originally from Holstein, and in all likelihood Christian, born in 1766, was born in Holstein or enroute to the Volga region of Russia. [1]

In 1798, Christian Asmus and his family lived with his mother, who by that year was widowed. The intention was for the family's land and mill to pass down to Christian upon his mother's death. He married Margaretha Rutz around 1788. She was born in Dönhof, two years younger than he was The couple had five children.[1]

  • Georg Heinrich born in 1790
  • Heinrich Philip, born in 1792
  • Eva Katharina, born in 1793
  • Maria Elisabetha, born in 1795
  • Johann Friedrich, born in 1798

Christian Asmus died in 1819. By the time the 1834 census was taken, his second wife, Katharina, was still living in the same house with son Johann Wilhelm, his wife Katharina, and their two children in 1834. Christian's mother, Anna Katharina Margaretha is not mentioned and presumably passed away, probably between 1798 and 1820. It is unlikely she lived into her 90s, and she probably died closer to 1810 than 1820.

1798 Grimm Census[1]

Family # 4 in the appendix of the 1798 census
Head of the Household Anna Katarina Margareta Asmus, widow, age 64, originally from Holstein
Child #1 Christian Asmus, age 32
Wife of Child #1 Margareta Rutz, age 30, from Dönhof
Grandchild #1 Georg Heinrich Asmus, age 8
Grandchild #2 Heinrich Philipp Asmus, age 6
Grandchild #3 Johann Friedrich Asmus, age 3 months
Grandchild #4 Eva Katarina Asmus, age 5
Grandchild #5 Maria Elizabeta Asmus, age 3

1834 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 108
Head of the Household Christian Asmus, age 49 in 1816, deceased 1819
Wife Katharina Asmus, age 64
Child #1 Georg Heinrich Asmus, age 25 in 1816, to household #283
Grandchild #1 Johann Dinges [sic] Asmus, age 4 in 1816, to household #283
Grandchild #2 Johann Konrad Asmus, age 2 years 6 months in 1816, to household #283
Grandchild #3 Philipp Jakob Asmus, age 1 year 6 months in 1816, to household #283
Child #2 Heinrich Philipp Asmus, age 23 in 1816, to household #109
Child #3 Johann Friedrich Asmus, age 17 years 6 months in 1816, to household #282
Child #4 Georg Konrad Asmus, age 14 in 1816, to household #123
Child #5 Johann Jakob Asmus, age 12 in 1816, to household #262
Child #6 Philipp Asmus, age 8 in 1816, to household #124
Child #7 Johann Wilhelm Asmus, age 25
Wife of Child #7 Anna Katharina Asmus, age 23
Grandchild #4 Johann Jakob Asmus, age 1 year 9 months
Grandchild #5 Georg Konrad Asmus, age 6 weeks


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 #4 in the appendix of the 1798 census.
  2. 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 34, family #108, Christian Asmus family.

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