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

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Elisabeth Waag formerly Gerhard
Born about in Sprendlingen, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germanymap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 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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Categories: Volga German Project | Grimm | German Roots.


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

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


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.


  • "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.
  • 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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