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Gottfried Grimm (abt. 1727 - bef. 1798)

Gottfried Grimm
Born about in Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1775 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 8 May 2016
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Volga German
Gottfried Grimm is a Volga German.
Gottfried Grimm has German Roots.

Family #1 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Gottfried Grimm was born in Germany about 1727. He was the Vorsteher, or the leader, of the Colony of Grimm in the Volga region of Russia. The colony was named after him.

1775 Grimm Census [1]

This census reveals that Anna Katharina, Gottfried's wife at the time of this census, had a three year old child with her previous husband. This means that she cannot be the mother of any of Gottfried's children. The most likely scenario is that Gottfried's first wife and Anna Katharina's first husband did not survive the journey to the Volga River, and that the couple married between 1766 and 1767, either in Oranienbaum, Russia, or shortly after they arrived in Grimm.

Family # 1
Head of the Household Gottfried Grimm, age 48
Wife Anna Katarina [sic] Grimm, age 35
Child #1 Friedrich Grimm, age 18
Child #2 Heinrich Sebastian Grimm, age 5 years 6 months
Child #3 Christian Grimm, age 28
Wife of Child #3 Katharina [sic] Grimm, age 19
Child #4 Adolf Grimm, age 21
Wife of Child #4 Louisa Grimm, age 19
Step-Son Johann Georg Kanzler, age 3

According to the 1775 census, he had 6 horses, 1 colt, 6 cows, 16 sheep, 3 swine, 2 plows, 4 wagons, 2 pitchforks, 5 scythes, 5 sickles, 3 axes, 2 shoels, 7 horse collars, and 7 bridles. He owned his own home and one barn. He rented another barn and a mill.

He is not listed in the 1798 census and is presumed to have died prior to 1798. Had he survived, he would have been about 71 years old.


  1. 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, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #1 in the 1775 Grimm census.

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