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Maria Elisabeth (Braun) Krug (abt. 1768)

Maria Elisabeth (Elisabeth) Krug formerly Braun
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1792 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 19 May 2016
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Volga German
Elisabeth (Braun) Krug is a Volga German.
Elisabeth (Braun) Krug has German Roots .

Family #90 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #73 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #162 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Maria Elisabeth Braun was born in 1768 in Grimm, Russia, the daughter of Andreas and Dorothea Braun.

1775 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 90
Head of the Household Andreas Getz
Wife Elisabeth Getz, age 42, second or third wife
Child #1 Georg Wilhelm Getz, age 4 years 6 months
Child #2 Johannes Braum [sic], age 12 years 6 months, stepson from wife Dorothea Braun
Child #3 Jakob Lochman, age 8, possibly some of Elisabeth Getz and previous husband Mr. Lochman
Child #4 Maria Elisabeth Braum [sic], age 6 years 6 months, stepdaughter from wife Dorothea Braun

Note that by 1775, both her parents had passed away and she lived with her step-father, Andreas Getz, and his second wife, Elisabeth Schutz.

1798 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 73
Head of the Household Mathias Krug, age 29
Wife Elisabeth Braun, age 29
Child #1 Johann Adam Krug, age 3
Child #2 Anna Katharina Krug, age 5
Child #3 Katharina Barbara Krug, age 1
Wife's Stepmother Elisabeth Braun, age 64

The 1798 census identifies Elisabeth as Eva Elisabeth Braun, the widowed mother of Elisabeth Braun Krug. That said, Eva Elisabeth's married surname was never actually Braun, it was Getz.[1] She was a double step mother to Elisabeth, since she wasn't her mother and was never married to her father, only her step-father. But she would have been the only mother young Elisabeth would have remembered, so it is not surprising the women were close. Even after the death of her husband, Maria Elisabeth's step-father Andreas Getz, Eva Elisabeth continued to live with her "step" daughter. It was probably easier for the Krugs to identify Maria Elisabeth's "step" mother as a Braun than to try to explain the complicated family relationship to the census taker.

When comparing her ages in the 1798 and 1834 census records, she is the same age as her husband in 1798, and she is 11 years younger than him in 1834. Unless this is a typo, this is not a simple error. It appears that Maria Elisabeth of the 1834 census is a different person, one much younger than Matthias Krug's first wife. I am separating them into two people.

All of the children in the 1798 census belong to Elisabeth; that much is certain. There are two additional children in the 1834 census: Johannes, born in 1812 and Maria Magdalena, born in 1815. Neither of them are listed as belonging to Matthias' first wife, so I am identifying with as the children of his second wife, Maria Elisabeth. She would have been 37 years old at the birth of her youngest child. If I learn otherwise, I will update the profiles accordingly. Here is what the 1834 census looks like.

1834 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 162
Head of the Household Mattias Krug, age 65
Wife Maria Elisabeth Krug, age 56
Child #1 Johann Adam Krug, age 38
Wife of Child #1 Anna Katharina Krug, age 34
Grandchild #1 Katharina Elisabeth Krug, age 11
Grandchild #2 Margaretha Barbara Krug, age 6
Grandchild #3 Johann Jakob Krug, age 1
Child #2 Johannes Krug, age 22
Child #3 Maria Magdalena Krug, age 19

When searching the census records, there is only one match for second wife Maria Elisabeth in the 1798 census:

  • Family #48 Maria Elisabeth Becker 1777

To sum up:

  1. The Elisabeth Braun Krug of this profile was Matthias Krug's first wife and mother to Johann Adam, Anna Katharina and Katharina Barbara. She passed away before 1811.
  2. Maria Elisabeth Becker, #48 in the 1798 census, was Matthias Krug's second wife, and mother of Johannes and Maria Magdalena. If I learn Elisabeth Braun Krug was the mother of all the children, I will update the appropriate records to reflect that.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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 #90 in the 1775 census, Andreas Getz family.
  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 #73 in the 1798 census, Mathias Krug family.
  3. 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 50, family #162, Mattias Krug family.

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