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Georg Michael Ramig (1741)

Georg Michael (Michael) Ramig aka Romig, Roemig
Born in Spachbrücken, Hessen, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1761 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1766 in Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 4 May 2016
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Biography

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

Germany-Denmark-Russia

Family B-1366 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family Rus14-30 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #31 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Family #9 in the 1798 Grimm census.


Georg Michael Romig/Ramig was born to Johann Valentin and Sophia Romig/Ramig on 04 Sep 1741 in Spachbrücken, Hessen, Germany.


Birth Record [1]

Name Georg Michael Romig
Event Date 1741
Gender Male
Birth Date 02 Sep 1741
Birth Year 1741
Christening Date 04 Sep 1741
Christening Place Spachbrücken, Hessen, Germany
Father's Name Valentin Romig
Mother's Name Sophia


According to The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, Georg Michael was the eldest child of Valentin and Sophia Romig/Ramig. The family was an Evangelical Lutheran from Spachbrücken, Hessen.

For a discussion about his heritage, see Johann Valentin Ramig and Maria Sophia May Ramig.

Much of southern Germany had been ravaged by war and famine, Georg Michael and his father Valentin were concerned about being able to provide for their families, as well as to find a way for their children to have better lives.

In 1759, Danish King Frederick V invited Germans from Hessen and the Palatinate 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. Georg Michael and his father Valentin decided the opportunity to immigrate to Denmark with his family was too attractive to pass up.

At the time of his immigration to Denmark, Georg Michael was 23 years old, married to Maria Catharina, age 30. [2] The couple had two children, Anna Margaretha (age 7) and George Valentin (age 7 weeks).[2] He is listed in a separate family from his parents and remaining siblings.[2]

He and his family arrived in Flensburg, Denmark on 09 June 1762 as reserved colonists.[2] As of 30 September 1763, Georg Michael lived with his family lived at 30 in Colony G18 "Neboerm," in the district of Gottorf.[2]

The marshlands were very inhospitable to farmers like Georg Michael and his father. 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, they decided it offered them a better opportunity than what was there for them in Schleswig-Holstein.

On 03 May 1765 both families deserted their homes in Denmark and immigrated with 57 other families to Russia.[2]

In 1775, his wife is identified as Anna. This indicates that Maria Catharina was likely deceased, since divorce was rare and early casualties in the Volga German villages were high.


1775 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 31
Head of the Household Georg Michael Ramikh [Ramig?], age 35
Wife Anna Ramig, age 25
Child #1 Valentin Ramig, age 8
Child #2 Adolph Ramig, age 6
Child #3 Louisa Ramig, age 3
Child #4 Jakobina Ramig, age 1


1798 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 9
Head of the Household Michael Ramig, age 62
Wife Anna Barbara Henne Ramig, age 46, second wife
Child #1 Johannes Ramig, age 24
Wife of Child #1 Kristina Ernst Ramig, age 18



Sources

  1. "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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 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.
  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 #31 in the 1775 census, Georg Michael Ramikh [Ramig?] family.
  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 #9 in the 1798 census, Michael Ramig family.

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