Family #37 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #115 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Gottfried Saltzmann was born about 1756 to parents Balthasar and Brigitta Katharina Saltzmann, probably in the Darmstadt area of what is now Germany.
According to the Kulberg Lists, Gottfried Saltzmann immigrated to Russia with his parents and older sister Maria Elisabeth. The family departed for Russia on 10 August 1766.  His father was a hammer maker from Darmstadt, and the family identified themselves as Lutheran. 
Traveling with them but documented separately was his brother Johann Georg Saltzmann and his wife Elisabeth Raeder [also identified as Anna Catharina] who married in Büdingen on April 04, 1766, four months before their departure for Russia. 
1767 Grimm Census 
1775 Grimm Census 
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