Family #29 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #10 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #69 in the 1834 Grimm census.
Christian Bartel was born about 1741 in what is now Germany. Although it is presumed that he immigrated to Russia with the rest of his fellow Germans in 1766, his name is not found on the Kulberg Lists. His name is also not found among the original Grimm settlers in 1767. The first time his name appears in a census is in 1775 misspelled as Pertel.
Note that in the 1775 census, his daughter's name was Christina Sophia, but in the 1798 census, it is shown as Anna Sophia. Presumably her name was Anna Christina Sophia or there was a census taker error.
Christian and his wife had only one documented child living with them at the time of the 1798 census: Anna Sophia Bartel. By that time she was 38 years old, married to Johannes Müller, and had four documented children. All of these family members were living in Christian Bartel's household at the time of the census.
Grandchild #2: Johann Michael Müller, age 6 months
Grandchild #3: Katharina Louisa, age 7
Grandchild #4: Katharina Margaretha, age 3
Christian Bartel passed away in 1826, and his death is recorded in the 1834 census. His wife Dorothea is not listed in the 1834 census, and it is likely that she, too, was deceased. A footnote in this entry identifies Johannes Müller as his brother-in-law, but that is incorrect. The 1798 census clearly identifies him as Christian's son-in-law.
The 1834 census is a complex entry to read because Christian Bartel, Johannes Müller and Johannes' son Christian had all passed away. Johannes' wife Anna Sophia is not mentioned, and she had probably passed away, too. Johannes' youngest son, Johann Michael, and five of his grown grandchildren and their families continued to live in the same household with Johannes' widowed daughter-in-law, Christina Barbara.
The details from the 1834 census are formatted slightly differently to allow for easier reading and identification of the family members.
Head of the Household: Christian Bartel, age 74 in 1816, deceased 1826
Son-in-law: Johannes Müller, age 65 in 1816, deceased 1818
Grandchild #1:Christian Müller, age 31 in 1816, deceased 1832
Wife of Grandchild #1: Christina Barbara, age 50
Great Grandchild #1: Johannes Müller, age 29
Wife of Great Grandchild #1: Katharina, age 29
Great Great Grandchild #1: Maria Katharina, age 9
Great Great Grandchild #2: Johann Heinrich, age 6
Great Great Grandchild #3: Christina Margaretha, age 3
Great Great Grandchild #4: Christian Jakob, age 1
Great Grandchild #2: Georg Adam Müller, age 24
Wife of Great Grandchild #2: Katharina Elisabeth, age 24
Great Great Grandchild #5: Christian Jakob, age 7
Great Great Grandchild #6: Georg Adam, age 6
Great Great Grandchild #7: Johann Georg, age 3
Great Great Grandchild #8: Georg Heinrich, age 1 year 6 months
Great Grandchild #3: Johann Michael Müller, age 21
Wife of Great Grandchild #3: Charlotta, age 20
Great Great Grandchild #9: Johann Michael, age 1 years 3 months
Great Grandchild #4: Georg Peter Müller, age 19, unmarried
Great Grandchild #5: Katharina Elisabeth Müller, age 17, unmarried
Grandchild #2: Johann Michael Müller, age 37 [Johann Christian's brother]
Wife of Grandchild #2: Christina, age 34
Great Grandchild #6: Christian Jakob, age 15
Great Grandchild #7: Anna Katharina, age 13
Great Grandchild #8: Katharina Elisabeth, age 11
Great Grandchild #9: Maria Sophia, age 9
Great Grandchild #10: Philipp Michael, age 6
Here are some possible birth records for Christian Bartel. Note that Record #2 shows a birth in Bielefeld, which is about 60 miles from Steinfeld, the location of the only birth match so far for his wife Katharina Dorothea.
Christening Place EVANGELISCH, PLOCHINGEN, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG
Father's Name Christian Bertele
Mother's Name Johanna Kielmann
↑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, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #29.
↑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, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #10.
↑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 21, family #69.