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Michael Kober (abt. 1740 - abt. 1824)

Michael Kober aka Keber
Born about in Kleingartach, Brackenheim, Württembergmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 May 2016
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Biography

Volga German
Michael Kober is a Volga German.
Michael Kober has German Roots.

Germany-Denmark-Russia

Family A46-23 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766,

Family B-233 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Rus 14-4 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #56 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Family #84 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Family #252 in the 1834 Grimm census.


Note: This surname is spelled many ways, including Cober, Gober, and Kober. Danish records spell it all three ways at different times.

Michael Kober immigrated from Germany to Denmark in 1762. [1] He and his family arrived in Flensburg, the Duchy of Schleswig, on 19 June 1762.[1] He told immigration officials he was from Kleingartach near Brackenheim, Württemberg.[1] He brought with him his wife and two children who are not specifically named in Danish records.[1]

While we can presume that his wife noted in Danish records was the same person as in the 1775 census, we can't say the same for his children. Only one child listed with the family in the 1775 census was present in Denmark. This could mean than one child did not survive the journey to the Volga region of Russia, which was not unusual. However, if the missing child was older than Rosina, who was born in 1760, then he or she may have been married and living with another family.

While in Denmark, the family were reserve colonists in Flensburg.[1] They are recorded as living at 17 Auf der Lühe in colony G2 Fridrichsfeld, in the region of Gottorf.[1] They were last documented in Denmark on 12 January 1765, after which they eventually left Denmark and immigrated to Grimm, Russia.[1]

In 1775, Michael Kober appears in the census with his wife Elisabeth and four children:

  • Rosina, born 1760
  • Katharina, born 1766
  • Philipp Michael, born 1770
  • Christoph Peter, born 1772


1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 56
Head of the Household Michael Kober, age 33
Wife Elisabeth Kober, age 35
Child #1 Philipp Michael Kober, age 5
Child #2 Christoph Peter Kober, age 3
Child #3 Rosina Kober, age 15
Child #4 Katharina Kober, age 9


In the 1798 census, the surname is spelled Keber. His wife's full name at birth is identified as Katharina Elisabeth Mauter, born 1736. The only child still living with the family was Philipp Michael. He was married to Anna Maria Krill, from Schilling, and they had four children.


1798 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 84
Head of the Household Michael Keber [sic], age 61
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Mauter Keber [sic], age 62
Child #1 Philipp Michael Keber [sic], age 30
Wife of Child #1 Anna Maria Krill Keber, age 26, from Schilling
Grandchild #1 Johann Heinrich Keber [sic], age 5
Grandchild #2 Johann Friedrich Keber [sic], age 3
Grandchild #3 Georg Konrad Keber [sic], age 2
Grandchild #4 Anna Margaretha Keber [sic], age 3 months


Michael Kober is listed in the 1834 census, but he was deceased in 1824. His wife is not listed and had most likely also passed away prior to the 1834 census.


1834 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 252
Head of the Household Michael Kober, age 78 in 1816, deceased 1824
Child #1 Philipp Michael Kober, age 47 in 1816, deceased 824
Grandchild #1 Johann Friedrich Kober, age 20 in 1816, to household #299
Grandchild #2 Georg Konrad Kober, age 19 in 1816, to household #299
Grandchild #3 Johann Philipp Kober, age 33
Wife of Grandchild #3 Maria Barbara Kober, age 32
Grandchild #4 Tobias Kober, age 30
Wife of Grandchild #4 Anna Louisa Kober, age 36
Great Grandchild #1 Maria Elisabeth Kober, age 5
Great Grandchild #2 Philipp Jakob Kober, age 2
Great Grandchild #3 Johann Konrad Kober, age 6 weeks
Child #2 [Unnamed in census but indentified in footnote as Elisabeth]
Grandchild #5 Georg Konrad Kober, age 16, illegitimate grandson by daughter Elisabeth


Research Notes

The only Kober listed in the Index to the 1767 Volga German Censuses lived in Reinwald:

  • Kober, Conrad – Reinwald – 4:31

I checked for other possible spellings of the surname -- Keber, Cober, Gober, Korber, but found nothing relevant. There was:

  • Kerber, Anna Katharina – Grimm – 2:84

But she is not a match to his wife or any other relative.

According to The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University: [5]

"Michael Kober married Elisabetha Catharina Mauderer, daughter of Christoph Mauderer & Agnes Catharina Daub. Elisabetha Catharina had been born 10 July 1738 and baptized in the Evangelical Church of Kleingartach, a village about 25 kilometers west of Heilbronn. During the governmental consolidations of 1971-72, it became part of the municipality of Eppingen.
" The Kobers had a daughter, Rosina Sara, who was born 7 May 1761 and baptized 8 May 1761 in the same church.
"In 1792, son Christoph Peter moved to Franzosen where he is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Fz22." -- Researcher

Corina Hirt, Last updated 12 February 2016.


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 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 307, 426, and 674.
  2. 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, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #56 in the 1775 census, Michael Kober family.
  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, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #84 in the 1798 census, Michael Keber [sic] family.
  4. 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 75, family #252, Michael Kober family.
  5. The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, online database, Origins, Kober, see: http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/origins/k/kober_grimm.cfm


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