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Johann Adam Eberhard (abt. 1745 - bef. 1788)

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Johann Adam Eberhard
Born about in Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Jul 1761 in Hohn, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmarkmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified 3 Mar 2019 | Created 18 May 2016
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Volga German
Johann Eberhard is a Volga German.
Johann Eberhard has German Roots.


A24-41 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766

B-305 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766

Family #46 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Johann Adam was born in 1745 to Christoph Eberhard and Margaretha Metz Eberhard, a Lutheran couple. Christoph was a farmer by trade. According to The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, the family were from Spoeck, Unteramt Staffort Oberamt Karlsruhe, in Baden-Durlach.

The family was one of a group of Germans who first immigrated to Denmark, before eventually immigrating to Russia.

For the Danish part of their journey, the family left the collection point in Altona with their guide Johann Thomas Gabler. They arrived in the City of Schleswig on 04 July 1761. There were six people in the Eberhard party; Johann Adam's parents and four children. Johann Adam was 17 when he arrived in Denmark and had just married Catharina Metz. Also traveling with the family were his younger sisters Christina, age 13, and Anna Maria, age 9.

After the family's arrival, Johann Adam and his wife Catharina lived at a separate residence at Number 4 Cimbrien in Colony G9 Christiansholm, in the region of Gottorf.

As did most of the German immigrants, they found it difficult to farm the marshy Danish lands given to them. When Catherine the Great issued her manifesto inviting Germans to immigrate to Russia, they joined a large group of other disatisfied Germans who chose to move to another new country rather than return to Germany. He and his wife left Denmark on 07 January 1765 with the destination of Grimm, along with his father.

Adam Eberhard appears in the 1775 census with his wife Katharina and six children:

  • Christoph, born 1762 in Denmark
  • Katharina Elisabeth, born 1766 in Russia, Oranienbaum or Grimm
  • Eva Margaretha, born 1678 in Grimm
  • Eva Rosina, born 1769 in Grimm
  • Susanna Maria, born 1772 in Grimm
  • Georg Heinrich, born 1775 in Grimm

He does not appear in the 1798 census and probably passed away before that year.

Note: The Christoph Eberhard who appears in the 1798 census is the brother of Johann Adam, not his father, as implied by the Origins project source listed in the sources.


  • Eichhorn, Alexander, Dr., and Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766,, Druck and Bindung: Druckerei and Verlap Steinmeier GmbH & Co. KG, 86738, Deiningen, Germany; Published 2012; pages 270 and 385.
  • Mai, Brent Alan; 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga, Volume 1; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska; Published 1999 and 2005; page 920, family #Sb21, Johann Eberhard from Grimm was Katharina Kaiser Jung's deceased husband.
  • The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University, Origins, see: Eberhard/EberhardtFN{J.Adam}: Danish records reveal that this Lutheran son of {Christoph} arrived at Schleswig city with his parents, but that he and his wife, Mez{Eva Catharina}, lived separately at #4 “Cimbrien” in Colony G9 “Christianholm” Gottorf Amt until leaving in Jan. 1765. They are recorded in the Grimm 1775 census #46 (EEEp.386, for more detail see that). For 1798 see Mai1798:Gm59, Kf10, Sb21).

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On 9 Jun 2017 at 01:36 GMT Julie (Miller) Mangano wrote:

I went ahead and merged them -- thanks for spotting the duplicate. The merge introduced the duplicates for his wife Katharina. I sent you a merge request since you are the profile manager of that one. If you want me to do the merge, just add me to the Trusted list for her. Thanks!


On 8 Jun 2017 at 07:51 GMT Anonymous (Knaub) Anonymous wrote:

Eberhard-180 and Eberhard-265 appear to represent the same person because: Hallo Julie!

i think both persons are equal. We can bring them together. source see Mai 1798 Sb.21 and p.1089 (1788 Widow Katharina Eberhard married Just Jung f ro m Schwab and took her son Heinrich and daughter Susanna with hier (Sb21). Ina

Johann is 26 degrees from T S Eliot, 27 degrees from Walter Howe and 26 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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