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Wilhelm Ludwig (Brungard) Brungardt (abt. 1725)

Wilhelm Ludwig Brungardt formerly Brungard
Born about in Friedberg, Germanymap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Volga German
Wilhelm (Brungard) Brungardt is a Volga German.
Wilhelm (Brungard) Brungardt has German Roots.

Family #83 in the 1767 Grimm census.

Family #157 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Family #29 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Family #125 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Wilhelm Ludwig Brungardt was born about 1725 in the Friedberg, Germany area. He married Anna Maria (Hess) Brungard by 1755 and their first child was born the following year. Due to the poor economic prospects in the Friedberg area, Wilhelm and his wife decided to immigrate to Russia, answering the call of Catherine the Great's manifesto, an invitation to Germans to immigrate to her country. According to the Kulberg Reports, he and his family departed from Luebeck on the Apollo and arrived in St. Petersburg on 29 August 1766. [1]

After spending at least 9 months in Oranienbaum, the immigrants began their journey across the Russian Steppes to the Volga River. All the Brungardts survived and are listed in the first census of the Colony of Grimm.

1767 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 83
Head of the Household Wilhelm Brunhardt/Brungardt, age 42, Lutheran craftsman from Friedberg
Wife Anna Maria Brunhardt/Brungardt, age 30
Child #1 Andreas Brunhardt/Brungardt, age 9
Child #2 Anna Katharina Brunhardt/Brungardt, age 12
Child #3 Sophia Gertrude Brunhardt/Brungardt, age 2

By 1775, they had added one more daughter to their brood, Susanna Margaretha.

1775 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 157
Head of the Household Wilhelm Brungart [sic], age 49
Wife Anna Maria Brungart [sic], age 39
Child #1 Andreas Brungart [sic], age 16
Child #2 Anna Katharina Brungart [sic], age 19
Child #3 Sophia Brungart [sic], age 9
Child #4 Susanna Margaretta [sic] Brungart [sic], age 6

Two more children were born between 1775 and 1798. By the time of the census, only these two youngest children remained in the Brungardt household: Wilhelm Ludwig and Anna Barbara.

1798 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 29
Head of the Household Wilhelm Brungard [sic], age 73
Wife Anna Maria Hess Brungard [sic], age 63
Child #1 Wilhelm Ludwig Brungard [sic], age 18
Child #2 Anna Barbara Brungard [sic] Albrandt, age 21
Husband of Child #2 Andreas Albrandt, age 29

By 1834, Wilhelm Brungardt is not listed in the census; in his place, his son Wilhelm Ludwig was the head of the household. [5] Had he survived, he would have been 91 years old. Most likely, he passed away before the 1834 census was taken.

Research Notes

Note: Wilhelm Brungardt traveled on the same ship from Germany to Russia as these Grimm residents:
  • Valentin Prester/Brester, a stocking maker from Isenburg
  • Conrad Leonard, a stocking maker from Isenburg
  • Johann Happel, a stocking maker from Hessen
  • Jacob Maus, a tailor from Darmstadt
  • Adam Kraft, a farmer from Friedeburg
  • Wilhelm Brungardt, a farmer from Friedeburg
  • Johann Felde, a farmer from Darmstadt
  • Johann Peter Walter, a farmer from Darmstadt
  • Andreas Albrand, a farmer from Darmstadt
  • Johann Valentin Kaiser, a farmer from Darmstadt
  • Conrad Mueller, a farmer from Darmstadt
  • Georg Waag/Wag, a farmer from Isenburg

It is an established fact that these families intermarried with each other throughout the generations in Russia. Most probably knew each other from their time in Germany.


  1. 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; pages 318, 328, Wilhelm Brungardt Family.
  2. 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 84, family # 83, Wilhelm Brunhardt/Brungardt family.
  3. 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 #157 in the 1775 census, Wilhelm Brungart 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 #29 in the 1798 census, Wilhelm Brungart family.
  5. 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 39, family #125, Wilhelm Ludwig Brungardt family.

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