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 
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.
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.
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