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Elisabeth (Gerhard) Waag (abt. 1730 - abt. 1760)

Elisabeth Waag formerly Gerhard
Born about in Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germanymap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 29 Mar 1749 in Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadtmap
Mother of
Died about in Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germanymap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jan 2017
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Volga German
Elisabeth (Gerhard) Waag is a Volga German.
Elisabeth (Gerhard) Waag has German Roots.

Parent of a Volga German

Elisabeth Gerhard was the first wife of Grimm immigrant Johann Georg Waag. She was born around 1730 in Sprendlingen, the daughter of Johann Nicolaus Gerhard.

Marriage Record [1]

Johann Goerg Waag

Age 20
Spouse's Name Elisabeth Gehrhard
Spouse's Age 20
Event Date 29 Mar 1749
Event Place Evangelisch, Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Father's Name Hanss Goerg Waag
Spouse's Father's Name Johann Niclas Gehrhard

Birth Record for Son J. Jost Waag [2]

J. Jost Waag

Event Date 1657 - 1751
Event Date 1749
Gender Male
Birth Date 15 Feb 1749
Birth Year 1749
Christening Date 16 Feb 1749
Christening Place Evangelisch, Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Father's Name Johann Gorg Waag [sic]
Mother's Name Elisabethen Gehrhard [sic]
Paternal Grandfather's Name Hanss Goerg Waag [sic]
Maternal Grandfather's Name Johann Nickolaus Gehrhard [sic]

According to information from the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University, she and her husband also had a son named Ludwig, born about 1753, but I could not find a birth record for him.

Elisabeth passed away around 1760 in Sprendlingen.


  1. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 December 2014), Johann Goerg Waag and Elisabeth Gehrhard, 29 Mar 1749; citing Evangelisch, Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt; FHL microfilm 1,193,263.
  2. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014), Elisabethen Gehrhard in entry for J. Jost Waag, 16 Feb 1749; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,193,263.

See also:

  • Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2; Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001; page 84.
  • Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg, Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010; page 319.

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