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Johannes Braun (abt. 1762)

Johannes Braun
Born about in Wehrda, Marburg, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Volga German
Johannes Braun is a Volga German.
Johannes Braun has German Roots .

Family #8 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #90 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #131 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Johannes Braun was born about 1762, probably in Wehrda, Marburg, Germany. His parents were Andreas Braun and Dorothea (Unknown) Getz. For a discussion about his family, see his father's profile, Andreas Braun.

He is named in the Kulberg Reports as immigrating from Germany to Russia with his family.

Kulberg Reports [1]

Document # 2402
Husband Andreas Braun, Lutheran shoemaker from Wehrda
Wife Dorothea Braun
Child #1 Johann Braun, age 3
Child #2 Peter Braun, age 1

He and his family immigrated to Russia on 22 July 1766, traveling on the Pink Lev, a small, flat-bottomed ship with a narrow stern, typically square rigged and used to sail short distances and/or in shallow waters. [2] The ship departed from Luebeck under the command of Fyodor Fyodorov. [1] The family resided in temporary housing in Oranienbaum, Russia, during the winter before they embarked on their final journey to the Volga River region.

By 1767, when the first census of Grimm was taken, it was clear that his younger brother did not survive the journey to the Volga River region of Russia. Also living with Johannes and his parents were two orphans, Anna Barbara Rusch and Johann Adam Rusch. The two may have been cousins or some other kind of extended family members.

1767 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 8
Head of the Household Andreas Braun, age 38, craftsman from Wehrda
Wife Dorothea Braun, age 30
Child #1 Johann Braun, age 5
Also living with the Braun household:
Orphan #1 Anna Barbara Rusch, age 8, Lutheran, from Schlitz
Orphan #2 Johann Adam Rusch, brother of Anna Barbara, age 5
Notes Father was Michael Rusch, deceased; living with Andreas Braun in household with Johannes Braun.

By 1775, both his parents were deceased. He is listed as the stepson of Andreas Getz, the second husband of Dorothea Braun, Johannes' mother. By 1775, Dorothea had also passed away and his stepfather remarried Elisabeth Schutz. Elisabeth's surname is taken from the 1798 Grimm census.

1775 Grimm Census [4]

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

The Johannes Braun in the 1798 census, family #131, is not a match for the Johannes Braun of this profile, with the man in family #1321 being about 30 years older that the Johannes in this profile. [5] He is most likely the uncle of this Johannes, the same man assumed to be the brother of Andreas Braun. The brothers traveled together when they immigrated from Germany to Russia. It's not clear if Johannes Braun of this profile was deceased, or if he moved to a different village.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pleve, Igor; Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg;" Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia; published in Saratov 2010; page 167, Andreas Braun, Lutheran shoemaker from Wehrda, document number 2402; wife Dorothea; children Johann, age 3; and Peter, age 1.
  2. Wikipedia, online encyclopedia, Pink (ship), see:
  3. 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 74, family #8, Andreas Braun family.
  4. 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.
  5. 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;

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