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Eva Margaretha Linden (abt. 1757 - bef. 1857)

Eva Margaretha (Margaretha) Linden aka Lind, Linde
Born about in Staffort, Karlsruhe, Baden-Durlachmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Sep 2016
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Biography

Volga German
Margaretha Linden is a Volga German.
Margaretha Linden has German Roots.

Germany-Denmark-Russia

Family B-983 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family Rus14-28 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #88 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Family #3 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Family #77 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Eva Margaretha Linden was born in 1734 in Staffort, Karlsruhe, Markgrafshaft Baden-Durlach to Heinrich Linden and Maria Sibilla Frizol. She had at least two sisters, Elisabeth, born in 1759 and Maria Barbara, born in 1763.

Much of the southern tier of Germany where she lived had been ravaged by war and famine. As a day laborer, her father was not very skilled and he found menial jobs to do for a daily wage. He was concerned about being able to provide for his family, as well as to find a way for his children to lead a better life than he had.

In 1759, Danish King Frederick V invited Germans from Hessen and the Palantinate to help settle the area of Schleswig-Holstein, at that time under the control of the Danes. The king was interested in converting the marsh lands to arable farm land. Germans were known for their good farming skills and for being hard workers, so it seemed like a win-win situation both both Danes and Germans. Her parents decided the opportunity to immigrate to Denmark with his family was too attractive to pass up.

She and her family arrived in the city of Schleswig, Denmark on 09 May 1761. [1] Her parents took their oath of alliegence to Denmark on 24 July 1761.[1] In August of 1761 the lived at 19 Staffeldt in Colony G2 Friderichsfeld, in the district of Gottorf.[1]

The marshlands were very inhospitable to all farmers, especially an inexperienced one like Heinrich. Although Germans were good farmers with typical farm land, it was far more difficult to convert these former wetlands and grow crops. Most of the German immigrants barely reaped enough to feed their families, let alone to provide food for others in Denmark.

In 1764 her father was relieved of his duties. Those like him who lost their jobs, and there were many of them, did so because of their inability to farm the Danish marshlands.

Around that same time, Catherine the Great invited Germans to immigrate to Russia. This offered Heinrich and his family a opportunity for a new, prosperous life.

It is unclear when the family left Denmark for Russia, but they are included on an immigration list of German Danish colonists who traveled to Grimm Russia. These immigrants were sent to live temporarily in previously established villages, such as Dobrinka. After the Volga villages began to be settled in 1767, Germans who had come to Russia from Denmark prior to 1766 were relocated to those other villages.

Note: Her surname is spelled multiple ways.

  • Linde
  • Linden
  • Lind
  • Lindener

In the reference book The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, her father Heinrich's surname is spelled Linden in one list and Linde in another. The 1775 Grimm census spells the surname Linde.


1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 88
Head of the Household Johann Heinrich Weber, age 26
Wife Eva Margaretha Weber, age 20
Child #1 Johannes [Abraham] Weber, age 2


1798 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 3
Head of the Household Heinrich Weber, age 47
Wife Eva Margaretha Lind Weber, age 43
Child #1 Johann Abraham Weber, age 26
Wife of Child #1 Regina Schäfer Weber, age 27
Child #2 Johann Ludwig Weber, age 18, work in Dinkel
Child #3 Georg Adam Weber, age 17, training in Dönhof to be a tailor
Child #4 Heinrich Weber, age 3
Child #5 Georg Friedrich Weber, age 1
Child #6 Anna Maria Weber, age 13
Child #7 Anna Margaretha Weber, age 20


1834 Grimm Census, Family #77 [4]

Family # 77
Head of the Household Heinrich Weber, age 64 in 1816, deceased 1816
Wife Eva Margaretha Weber, age 81
Child #1 Abraham Weber, age 43 in 1816, to household #244
Grandchild #1 Ludwig Weber, age 14 in 1816, to household #244
Grandchild #2 Johann Heinrich Weber, age 9 in 1816, to household #328
Child #2 Georg Adam Weber, age 54
Wife of Child #2 Maria Elisabeth Weber, age 53, second wife
Grandchild #3 Daniel Weber, age 26, by first wife
Wife of Grandchild #3 Anna Maria Weber, age 23
Great Grandchild #1 Katharina Elisabeth Weber, age 3
Great Grandchild #2 Johann Friedrich Weber, age 1
Grandchild #4 Anna Katharina Weber, age 16, by second wife
Grandchild #5 Georg Michael Weber age 14, by second wife
Grandchild #6 Heinrich Jakob Weber, age 11, by second wife
Child #3 Johann Heinrich Weber, age 20 in 1816, to household #13
Child #4 Johann Friedrich Weber, age 18 in 1816, to household #1


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eichhorn, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn, The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766; Bonn, Germany and Midland Michigan, USA; Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, Deiningen, Germany, 2012; page 504, B-983, Eva Margaretha Linden, age 4, daughter of Heinrich Linden; page 673, Rus 14-28, family of Heinrich Linde.
  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 #88 in the 1775 Grimm census, Johann Heinrich Weber 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 #3 in the 1798 Grimm census, Heinrich Weber 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 24, family #77, Heinrich Weber family.


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