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Unknown Kanzler (abt. 1740)

Unknown Kanzler
Born about in Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before 1770 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap [uncertain]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Volga German
Unknown Kanzler is a Volga German.
Unknown Kanzler has German Roots.

Family #1 in 1775 Grimm census.

Anna Katharina, last name unknown for now, was born about 1740 in what is now Germany. She married a Herr Kanzler by 1771 and their son Johann Georg Kanzler was born in 1772.

There are two possibilities from immigration sources that could be a match for her first husband.

  • Georg Kantzler, born about 1737, who immigrated first to Denmark and then to Russia. He was only 23 when he arrived in Denmark in 1760. His wife and two children were noted but unnamed in Danish records. His birth year is three years before Anna Katharina's birth year of about 1740.[1]
  • Solomon Kanzler, a Lutheran farmer from Altmark, whose wife's named was Anna. Their ages are not listed in the Kulberg Reports. The couple had three children, including one named Georg who was six months old in 1766. He was born too early to be the Georg Kanzler mentioned in the 1775 Grimm census, but they could have had another child named Georg at a later date.[2]

There were no Kanzlers or Kantzlers living in Grimm at the time of the first census in 1767. This means that the couple were not original settlers of Grimm. This is meaningful because most, if not all, of the Danish Germans who immigrated to Russia were placed in other villages temporarily, until the new colonies could be established. Furthermore, none of their names appear in a 1767 census, which appears to document all the new settlers, excluding the settlers from Denmark who arrived a year or two earlier. All of the known Danish Germans who are listed in the 1775 Grimm census are not listed in the 1767 Grimm census. This supports the theory that Georg Kantzler could have been the husband of Anna Katharina and father of Johann Georg, as well as the fact that the couple may have named their first child after his father.

If Solomon Kanzler was the father, then one must consider what happened to the other original three Kanzler children, since none of them were living with the their mother and Gottfried Grimm at the time of the 1775 census, and all were still too young to be living on their own in other families. Was is likely that the entire family perished, except for the mother? I've searched all the 1767 census records I have, which excludes volume 2, and can find no Solomon Kanzler listed in any of those new colonies.

Anna Katharina and her first husband had son Johann Georg Kanzler in 1772. Shortly after his birth, her first husband died. By 1775 she was remarried to Gottfried Grimm.

1775 Grimm Census [3]

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


  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 236 and 468, Georg Kantzler.
  2. Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia 2010; page 86, Sebastian Kanzler.
  3. 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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