Georg Major
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Johann Georg Major (abt. 1731)

Johann Georg (Georg) Major
Born about in Beienheim, Friedberg, Hessen, Deutschlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Mar 1766 in Evangelisch, Beienheim, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadtmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Oct 2016
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Auswanderung 1766 an die Wolga als Mayor Johann Georg, Vermerk in der Heiratsurkunde, das das Paar an die Wolga nach Russland ziehen möchte.

Familien in Grimm : Abig Axthelm Braun Busch Dumler Eberhard Eurich Fritzler Früauf Glaser Ickes Jäger Kober Legler Leonhardt Lonsinger Major Meisner Mentzer Romig Rusch Stiehl Waag Wolff Zisch


Volga German
Georg Major is a Volga German.
Georg Major has German Roots .

Family #72 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #146 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #52 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Note about the Name Major In this particular name, the A in Major was pronounced like a long I and the J was pronounced like a Y. To say the name correctly, it sounds like Meyer or Meier instead of May-ger (like the military rank). For the most part, the name is spelled Major in the Volga villages, but descendants who immigrated to the United States often changed the spelling of the name to look like it should sound. The marriage record of Johann Georg Major confirms the original spelling of the name in Germany, Major.

Johann Georg Major was born about 1731 in the Friedberg area of what is now Hesse, Germany. He married Anna Margaretha Frank on 20 March 1766 in Beienheim, Hessen.

Marriage Record [1]

  • Name Johann Georg Major
  • Spouse's Name Anna Margaretha Franck
  • Event Date 20 Mar 1766
  • Event Place Evangelisch, Beienheim, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Spouse's Father's Name August Franck

The couple immigrated to Russia later that year, sailing on the English Frigate with Skipper Adam Beerfeier, arriving in St. Petersburg on 12 September 1766. [2] In the Kulberg Reports, their surname is spelled Mayor, the first misspelling of the surname, and Georg was listed as a Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt. [2]

Georg and his wife are listed in the first Grimm census.

1767 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 72
Head of the Household Georg Major, age 36, Lutheran farmer from Friedberg
Wife Anna Margaretha [Frank] Major, age 25
Child #1 Georg Konrad Major, age 2 months

By 1775, the family had added two more children. The first of the misspellings of the surname occurs in this record, with the name spelled Maior.

1775 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 146
Head of the Household Georg Maior [sic] [Major?], age 44
Wife Anna Margareta [sic] [Frank] Maior [sic] [Major?], age 34
Child #1 Georg Konrad Maior [sic] [Major?], age 7 years 6 months
Child #2 Georg Christoph Maior [sic] [Major?], age 2
Child #3 Anna Margareta [sic] Maior [sic] [Major?], age 4 years 6 months

1798 Grimm Census [5]

Family # 52
Head of the Household Georg Major, age 63
Wife Margareta [sic] Frank Major, age 52
Child #1 Johann Konrad Major, age 30
Wife of Child #1 Elisabeta [sic] Schäfer Major, age 30
Grandchild #1 Johann Jakob Major, age 9
Grandchild #2 Katarina [sic] Major, age 5


  1. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 December 2014), Johann Georg Major and Anna Margaretha Franck, 20 Mar 1766; citing Evangelisch, Beienheim, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt; FHL microfilm 1,269,683.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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 311, Johann Georg Mayor, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt, document number 4881, wife: Anna Margaretha.
  3. Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 83, family #72, Georg Major, age 36, Lutheran farmer from Friedberg.
  4. 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 #146 in the 1775 census.
  5. 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 #52 in the 1798 census.

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