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Maria Margaretha (Krein) Helm (1792 - 1864)

Maria Margaretha Helm formerly Krein
Born in Henau, Simmern, Coblenz, Rheinland, Preussenmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married about 1811 in Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 71 in Neudorf, Kherson, Russian Empiremap
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Black Sea Germans
Maria (Krein) Helm was a Black Sea German.


Maria Margaretha Krein was born on November 24, 1792 in the village of Henau in Kries Simmern of the Rheinland Province in Preussen(Prussia) to Johann Konrad Krein and Anna Magdalena (Petri) Krein. She was baptized on November 25, 1790.[1]


In September, 1808, at the age of 16, Maria, her parents, and 3 siblings migrated from Prussia into South Russia and they were among the founding families of the village of Neudorf in the Glückstal district of the Odessa area and Black Sea region of South Russia.[2]


In 1811, at the age of 19, Maria married Johann Friedrich Georg Helm (1790-1861) in Neudorf.[3]

  1. Eva (1811-1815): Died at the age of 4.
  2. Friedrich Karl (1812-unknown): Married Barbara Doerr (1816-1905), 14 children.
  3. Johann Konrad (1815-unknown)
  4. Christina (1817-unknown): Married Christian Morlock (1818-1855), 8 children.
  5. Elisabeth (1821-1842): Died at the age of 21.
  6. Ludwig (1823-1910): Married Katharina Schauer (1827-unknown), 12 children.
  7. Catharina (1824-unknown): Married Adam Doerr (1825-1906), 10 children.
  8. Michael (1827-1915): Married twice: Barbara Martel (1827-1871), 11 children; Carolina Schauer (1834-1902), 1 child.
  9. Jacob (1829-1875): Married Carolina Schauer (1834-1902), 11 children.
  10. Conrad (1833-1834): Died at the age of 1.
  11. Johann Daniel (1833-1834): Died at the age of 1.
  12. Caroline Margaretha (1835-unknown): Married Gottfried Adam (1831-unknown), 7 children.


On October 5, 1864, at the age of 71, Maria passed away in Neudorf.[4]

Census Data

1816 Neudorf Census:
Age 22, living in Neudorf, South Russia with her husband and 3 children.[5]
Family #43
Helm, Friedrich 30, aus: Oberhausen/Koblenz, seine Frau Margareta 22, seine Kinder Maria Magdalena 5, Eva, 1815 gestorben, Friedrich Karl 3 1/2, Johann Konrad 1/2.
1858 Neudorf Census:
Age 65, living in Neudorf, South Russia with her husband and 3 sons and their families.[6]
Family #39
Friedrich Helm 73 - Wife: Margaretha 65
Sons: Ludwig 36 - Wife: Katharina 31
     Sons: Friedrich 10, Jakob 7, Ludwig 3, Konrad 1
     Daughters: Magdalena 11, Karolina 5
Michael 31 - Wife: Barbara 31
     Son: Friedrich 3
     Daughter: Magdalena 1
Jakob 29 - Wife: Karolina 23
     Sons: Friedrich 5, Jakob 3, Ludwig 1/12
     Daughter: Karolina 1

Research Notes

  • Brent Goodman (3/25/2019): Transcription error on baptism record. A close look at the image of her baptism record shows an exact birthdate of 24 Nov 1792 and baptism of 25 Nov 1792. This however, does not line up with the age listed in her death record (off by 1 year, 1 month, and 6 days).[1][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971," database, FamilySearch ( : 14 April 2023), Maria Margaretha Grein, 25 Nov 1792; images digitized and records extracted by Ancestry; citing Baptism, Kellenbach, Kellenbach, Kellenbach, Simmern, Rhein, Preußen, Deutschland, , German Lutheran Collection, various parishes, Germany.
  2. "The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862 Volume I", Karl Stumpp, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, Published 1993; B. PAeSSE DEUTSCHER AUSWANDERER NACH RUSSLAND (Passports of German emigrants to Russia), Liste VIII, #28;
    Transcript: 28, Konrad Krain, 44 Jahre, aus dem Reich, reist von Lemberg ueber Brody nach Neudorf/Od. "Mit diesem reisen: sein Weib Anna Magdalena, seine Kinder: Margaretha, Franz Michael, Friedrich und Konrad mittels einem Pferde." Lemberg, 6. 11. 1808. Sichtvermerk: Brody, 9. 11. 1808.
  3. Glückstal Colonies Points of Origin, Margaret Freeman and Gwen Pritzkau, Edited & Annotated by Thomas A. Stangl (2008); Gluckstalers DVD; Glückstal Colonies Research Association, Page 243, Krein.
    Transcript: TAS/PW – Surname also spelled Grein in Kellenbach records. Johann Konrad Krein (*2.3.1765 Henau, son of Johann Christoph Grein & Maria Catharina Schlarb) is found in S. Prussia--Kol. Hilsbach, arrived 7.1803, 6 persons, from Schwarzerden-Rhld. Travelled to Neudorf with Michael Bollinger family, at least from Lemberg. Konrad married his wife, Anna Magdalena Petri (*ca 1761, daughter of Franz Petri of Schwarzerden) at Kellenbach on 4.10.1791. Their children were baptised in several villages all within 5 km of each other.

    Daughter, Maria Margaretha Krein (*21.11.1792 Henau-Rhld, twin sister died, +5.10.1864 N), married Johann Friedrich Georg Helm after arrival in Russia (ca 1812); in 1818 NRL:43 – see Helm.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885" database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Kherson > Tiraspol′ > Glückstal: Neudorf > 1864: Births, marriages, deaths ( 828-14/134) > image 11 of 14; Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg). Entry #17
  5. The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862 Volume I, Karl Stumpp, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, Published 1993; Neudorf, gegr. 1808 (Evang.) Revisionsliste 1816: Nr. 1--121; 1858: Nr. 122--252.
  6. Black Sea German Russian Census Volume I, A supplement to the "Stumpp Book"; Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Bismarck, ND, Published 2003; Neudorf, gegr. 1808 (Evang.); Glückstal Gebiet; Revisionliste 1816/58 (Census List) – Stumpp page 699; 10th Revisionliste – 1 January 1858

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