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.  Her parents took their oath of alliegence to Denmark on 24 July 1761. In August of 1761 the lived at 19 Staffeldt in Colony G2 Friderichsfeld, in the district of Gottorf.
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.
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 
1798 Grimm Census 
1834 Grimm Census, Family #77 
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