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Johann Matthias Mentzer (abt. 1775)

Johann Matthias (Matthias) Mentzer
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2016 | Last significant change: 21 Sep 2020
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Volga German
Matthias Mentzer is a Volga German.
Matthias Mentzer has German Roots.

Family #142 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #296 in the 1834 Grimm census.

At the time of the 1798 census, he was working in Anton (Sebastyanovka). In the 1834 census, there is no mention of a wife or children. It is very possible he remained single and had no heirs. Upon his death in 1819, his younger brother Johann Heinrich Menzer became head of household #296.

1798 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 142
Head of the Household Jakob Mentzer, age 53
Wife Anna Maria Julanin [?], age 48
Child #1 Johann Matthias Mentzer, age 23, worker in Sebastyanovka [Anton]
Child #2 Johann Just Mentzer, age 21
Child #3 Johann, age 19, In Oleshna [Dietel], studying to become a weaver
Child #4 Johann Christian Mentzer, age 11
Child #5 Johann Heinrich Mentzer, age 8
Child #6 Maria Magdalena Mentzer, age 17

1834 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 296
Head of the Household Mattias Menzer, age 40 in 1816, deceased 1819
Brother Johann Heinrich Menzer, age 44
Wife of Brother Anna Regina Menzer, age 40
Child #1 Barbara Menzer, age 8
Child #2 Katharina Christina Menzer, age 5
Child #3 Charlotta Menzer, age 6 months


  1. 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 #142 in the 1798 census, Johann Just Mentzer, age 21.
  2. 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 82, family #296.

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