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Johann Valentin Ramig (1718 - bef. 1798)

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Johann Valentin (Valentin) Ramig aka Romig, Ramikh
Born in Spachbrücken, Hessen, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 5 Jan 1740 in Hessen-Darmstadtmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified 1 Mar 2019 | Created 4 May 2016
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Biography

Volga German
Valentin Ramig is a Volga German.
Valentin Ramig has German Roots.

Germany-Denmark-Russia

Family A 44-49 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family B-1367 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family Rus14-33 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #18 in 1775 census.

Johann Valentin Romig/Ramig was born in 1718 to Johann Philipp Romig and Anna Margretha (Zimmerman) Romig.


Birth Record [1]

Name Johann Valentin Romig
Event Date 1718
Gender Male
Birth Date 20 Dec 1718
Birth Year 1718
Christening Date 21 Dec 1718
Christening Place Spachbrücken, Hessen, Germany
Father's Name Philipp Romig
Mother's Name Anna Margreth


According to The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, the family was Evangelical Lutheran. [2]

He had at least one brother, Johann Dietrich, who was three years older than him (born 1715). [3] He would eventually name one of his own sons after that brother.

Valentin married Maria Sophia Mayin on 05 January 1740, probably in the Spachbrücken, as detailed in German marriage records.


Marriage Record [4]

Name Joh. Valentin Romig
Spouse's Name Maria Sophia Mayin
Event Date 05 Jan 1740
Father's Name Philipp Romig
Spouse's Father's Name Joh. Nicolaus Mayen.


Together the couple had at least five documented children:

  • Georg Michael Romig, born 04 September 1741[5]
  • Sybilla Maria Romig, born 17 September 1745[6]
  • Anna Catharina Romig, born 07 December 1748[7]
  • Johann Henrich Romig, born December 1753[8]
  • Johann Dieterich Romig, born 26 February 1757[9]


Much of southern Germany had been ravaged by war and famine, Valentin was concerned about being able to provide for his family, as well as to find a way for his children to lead better lives 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.[2] 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. Valentin Romig/Ramig decided the opportunity to immigrate to Denmark with his family was too attractive to pass up.

He and his family arrived in Flensburg, Denmark on 09 June 1762 as reserved colonists.[2] They brought with them Valentin's niece Anna Catharina, aged 25, as their maid.[2] In 1763 she would leave her uncle's family to marry Johannes Schumann, a fellow German from Hessen-Darmstadt nearly twice her age. [2]

As of 30 September 1763, Valentin and his family lived at 39 in Colony G18 "Neboerm," in the district of Gottorf.[2]

The marshlands were very inhospitable to farmers like Valentin. Although the 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. When Catherine the Great invited Germans to immigrate to Russia, Valentin and Sophia decided it offered them a better opportunity than what was there for them in Schleswig-Holstein.

On 03 May 1765 they deserted their home and immigrated with 57 other families to Russia. [2] They were first sent to an established village, such as Dobrinka, before finally moving to Grimm, which was established in 1767. He is first listed in the 1775 Grimm census.


1775 Grimm Census [10]

Family # 18
Head of the Household Valentin Ramikh [Ramig?], age 56
Wife Maria Sophia Ramikh [Ramig?], age 56
Child #1 Johann Dietrich Ramikh [Ramig?], age 19
Child #2
Grandchild #1


Maria Sophia Ramig is not named in the 1798 census, and in all likelihood, she had passed away. If she were still living in 1798, she would have been 80 years old.


Sources

  1. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCZ4-2F2 : 28 November 2014), Johann Valentin Romig, 21 Dec 1718; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Eichhorn, Alexander, Dr., and Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, Druck and Bindung: Druckerei and Verlap Steinmeier GmbH & Co. KG, 86738, Deiningen, Germany; Published 2012; pages 25, 299, 566, 673.
  3. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNFH-X83 : 28 November 2014), Johann Dietrich Romig, Sep 1715; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  4. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J45Y-SC9 : 26 December 2014), Joh. Valentin Romig and Maria Sophia Mayin, 05 Jan 1740; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  5. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCZ4-PPL : 28 November 2014), Valentin Romig in entry for Georg Michael Romig, 04 Sep 1741; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  6. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCZ4-59H : 28 November 2014), Valentin Romig in entry for Sybilla Maria Romig, 17 Sep 1745; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  7. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCZ4-5FL : 28 November 2014), Valentin Romig in entry for Anna Catharina Romig, 07 Dec 1748; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  8. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCZ4-5V6 : 28 November 2014), Joh. Valentin Romig in entry for Johann Henrich Romig, Dec 1753; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  9. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCZ4-5B4 : 28 November 2014), Joh. Valentin Romig in entry for Johann Dieterich Romig, 26 Feb 1757 ; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  10. 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 #18 in the 1775 Grimm census, Valentin Ramig family.

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