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 
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.  The ship departed from Luebeck under the command of Fyodor Fyodorov.  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
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 
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.  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.
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