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Elisabeth Catharina Fries (abt. 1763 - bef. 1775)

Elisabeth Catharina (Catharina) Fries
Born about in Neuboerm, Gottorf, Denmarkmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jun 2017
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Volga German
Catharina Fries is a Volga German.
Catharina Fries has German Roots.

B-418 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #35 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Elisabeth Catharina was born to German parents who recently immigrated to Denmark. She was two days old in August of 1763, at number 40 in Colony G18 Neuboerm, in the region of Gottorf. [1] The family left Denmark for Russia on 02 May 1764.[1]

Her parents went on to have three more children:

  • Maria Katharina, born 1765
  • Maria Elisabeth, born 1766
  • Anna Maria, born 1767

Her father Johann Georg Fries passed away at some point between 1767 and 1769. Her death date is not clear, but she is not listed in the 1775 Grimm census with her mother and other siblings. A copy of that census is included below for reference purposes.

1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 35
Head of the Household Johann Georg Schmidt, age 27
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Schmidt, age 30
Child #1 Maria Barbara Schmidt, age 9 months, twin
Child #2 Elisabeth Margaretha Schmidt, age 9 months, twin
Child #3 Maria Elisabeth Frieds age 9
Child #4 Anna Maria Fries, age 8
Child #5 Margaretha Riegel, age 21

Elisabeth Catharina would have only been 12 years old, not old enough to marry to be living with another family. She most likely did not survive the journey to Russia.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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 299 and 407.
  2. 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 #35 in the 1775 Grimm census, Johann Georg Schmidt family.

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