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Anna Elisabeth (Brungard) Bierman (abt. 1727)

Anna Elisabeth (Elisabeth) Bierman formerly Brungard
Born about in Friedberg, Hessen, Germanymap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Volga German
Elisabeth (Brungard) Bierman is a Volga German.
Elisabeth (Brungard) Bierman has German Roots.

Family #66 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #141 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #96 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Anna Elisabeth Brungard was born about 1727 in the Friedeburg area of what is now Germany. [1] She married Philipp Bierman by 1754 and the couple had at least three children: [1]

  • 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.

1767 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 66
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, Elisabeth and her husband 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.

1775 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 141
Head of the Household Philip Bierman, age 46
Wife Anna Elizabeta [sic] Bierman, age 48
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, her 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.

1798 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 96
Head of the Household Philipp Bierman, age 69
Wife Elizabeta [sic] Brungard Bierman, age 72
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. [5] All Bierman descendants were through the Zulauf and Aab families. Anna Elisabeth probably passed away closer to the 1798 census than the 1834 census. Had she survived to 1834, she would have been more than 100 years old.

Anna Elisabeth was probably the sister of fellow Grimm resident Wilhelm Brungardt who immigrated to Russia on the same ship as Anna Elisabeth and her husband. Both were from the same location, Friedeburg, and Wilhelm named one of his children Sophia Gertruda, probably a family name, the same name as Anna Elisabeth's daughter who was 11 years old than her cousin.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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; page 328, Sophia Gertruda Biermann, age 11, daughter of Philipp Biermann, Lutheran farmer from Friedeburg.
  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 81, family #66.
  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 #141 in the 1775 census.
  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 #96 in the 1798 census.
  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.

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