Family #66 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #141 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #96 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Philipp Biermann was born about 1731 in the Friedeburg area of what is now Germany.
He married Anna Elisabeth Brungard by 1754 and the couple had at least three children:
Sophia Gertruda, born 1755
Andreas, born 1761
Johann Christoph, born 1763
The family immigrated to Russia in 1766, arriving in St. Petersburg on 29 August 1766 on the ship Apollo. One year later they arrived in the Volga River region and they settled in the Village of Grimm. Unfortunately their two young boys did not survive the journey; only his eldest daughter is noted with the family in the 1767 census.
Head of the Household Philip Biermann, age 36, Lutheran craftsman from Isenburg
Wife Anna Elisabeth Biermann, age 40
Child #1 Sophia Gertrude Biermann, age 12
By 1775, Philip and his wife had another daughter named Elisabeth, born about 1769. Daughter Gertrude was married but still living with her parents in household #141 along with her husband and 6 month old daughter.
Child #1 Elizabeta [sic] Bierman, age 5 years 6 months
Child #2 Gertrude Bierman Zulauf, age 19
Husband of Child #2 Johann Zulauf, age 25
Grandchild #1 Katarina [sic] Zulauf, age 6 months
By 1798, his daughter Gertrude and her family had moved temporarily to Galka. Younger daughter Elisabeth was married to Gerlach Aab and the couple had four young children. All were living with Philip and his wife's home in Grimm. Gerlach Aab's family lived next to the Biermans, so he wasn't far from his parents and siblings.
Child #1 Elizabeta Margareta [sic] Bierman Aab, age 29
Husband of Child #1 Gerlich [sic] Aab, age 33
Grandchild #1 Johann Samuel Aab, age 8
Grandchild #2 Johann Konrad Aab, age 3
Grandchild #3 Georg Heinrich Aab, age 6 months
Grandchild #4 Sofia [sic] Gertrude Aab, age 9
By 1834, there were no more Biermans living in Grimm.
All Bierman descendants were through the Zulauf and Aab families.
Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia 2010; page 328, Sophia Gertruda Biermann, age 11, daughter of Philipp Biermann, Lutheran farmer from Friedeburg.
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 81, family #66.
↑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 #141 in the 1775 census.
↑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 #96 in the 1798 census.
↑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.