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Johannes Stürtz (abt. 1715 - bef. 1798)

Johannes Stürtz
Born about in Wohnfeld, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Stephan, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Oct 2017
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Volga German
Johannes Stürtz was a Volga German.
Johannes Stürtz has German Roots.

Family #7 in the 1767 Stephan census.

Johannes Stürtz is first mentioned in the Kulberg Reports as a Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt, although he later refers to his town of origin as Wohnfeld. [1] At 52 years of age in the 1767 Stephan census, that gives him a birth year of 1715. [2] He was married to Catharina, last name unknown for now, and the couple had at least four children, possibly five:[1]

  • Simon, born 1748
  • Anna Catharina, born 1751
  • Anna Elisabeth, born 1755
  • Elisabeth Catharina, born 1764

In the 1767 Stephan census, another child appears in the household, Rosina, age 10, giving her a birth year of 1757.[2] It's not clear if a child was omitted from the Kulberg Reports or if the family took in an orphan during their journey to the Volga River region of Russia.

They are recorded in the 1767 Stephan Census, with a couple of discrepancies regarding their children. His daughter Anna Catharina was missing, probably because she was married and living with her husband's family. A new daughter named Rosina appears in this census, 10 years old, and she's not a match for anyone in the family's Kulberg Reports listing. [1] Perhaps she was an orphan they took in, or perhaps she was inadvertently missing from the Kulberg Reports.

1767 Stephan Census[2]

Family # 7
Head of the Household Johannes Stürtz, age 52, Lutheran farmer from Wohnfeld
Wife Katharina Stürtz, age 38
Child #1 Simon Stürtz, age 21
Child #2 Anna Elisabeth Stürtz, age 13
Child #3 Rosina Stürtz, age 10
Child #4 Elisabeth Stürtz, age 4

I don't have a copy of the 1775 Stephan census, but Johann Stürtz is no longer listed in the 1798 census. Had he been alive, he would have been 83 years old.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pleve, Igor; Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg;" Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia; published in Saratov 2010; page 329, Johann Stuertz, Lutheran, farmer from Darmstadt, document number 5188, wife Catharina, children: Simon, 19, Anna Catharina, 16, Anna Elisabeth, 12, Elisabeth Catharina, 3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 222, family #7, Johannes Stürtz, 52, Lutheran farmer from Wohnfeld, wife Katharina, age 38, children Simon, 21; Anna Elisabeth, age 13; Rosina, age 10; and Elisabeth, age 4.

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