Family #74 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #116 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #213 in the 1834 Grimm census.
Balthasar Rudolph was born about 1739 in the Isenburg area of what is now Germany. The names of his parents have not yet been confirmed. See the Research Notes below.
Balthasar appears in the Kulberg Reports as immigrating to Russia with his wife Eva, and children Johann [Konrad] and Catharina.  The entry in the Kulberg Reports implies that the parents of the two children are Balthasar and Eva. The 1775 census reveals, however, that Catharina was Eva's daughter from her first husband, Mr. Lusmar. Eva may have been the mother of both children.
Listed as the second male child in the 1775 census is Georg Karl Rudolph, age 18. It is out of character for the male children in these census records not to be listed by order of age, oldest to youngest. This means that either the census taker made an error and listed the males out of age order, or perhaps that there was a typo and Georg Karl was only 8 years old, not 18.
If Georg Karl was born in 1757 and was 18 in 1775, then:
If Georg Karl was born in 1767 and was 8 in 1775, then:
The confirmation of Balthasar's son Georg Karl's age and mother affects more than just Georg Karl, which is why this discussion is included on father Balthasar's profile. It seems so much tidier to give all the children the same mother. The reality is, however, that possible errors in the only sources available for early Volga Germans could mean different mothers for two of the children, and thus a different maternal ancestral line. It may also mean that Eva Bechtold was Balthasar's second wife, and that the name of his first wife has not yet been confirmed.
The family was not listed in the 1767 Grimm census.  This means they were likely living in a different village that year and moved at a later date to Grimm.
By 1775, the couple had at least two more children. Eva's daughter Katharina Lusmar was still living with her mother and step-father.
1775 Grimm Census 
Both Balthasar and his wife Eva were still living in 1798 and included in the 1798 census. They had one more son, Andreas Jakob, who was born after he 1775 census was taken, but probably before 1776.
1798 Grimm Census 
Balthasar Rudolph does not appear in the 1834 census.  Volga German census records always included the death dates of male residents. Since Balthasar's name was not included in the 1834 census, he most likely passed away before 1816, when the interim, male-only census was taken. His death would have been noted in the 1816 census, and not mentioned again in the 1834 census.
He may have been a match with the birth record listed below. Note that the parents on this record had another son with the same name born in 1739. The fact that they named a subsequent child with the identical name suggests that the first Balthasar died before the birth of the second Balthasar
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