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Johannes Steinbrecher (1753 - aft. 1798)

Johannes Steinbrecher
Born in Groß Zimmern, Hessen, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Dönhof, Kamyshin, Saratov, Russiamap
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Volga German
Johannes Steinbrecher is a Volga German.
Johannes Steinbrecher has German Roots.

Family A44-28 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family B-1645 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family Rus7-41 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #10 in Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767.

Family #13 in the 1775 Dönhof census.

Family #Dh013 in the 1798 Dönhof census.

Birth Date and Place

  • 08 April 1753
  • Groß Zimmern, Hessen, Germany




Death Date and Place

  • after 1798
  • probably Dönhof, Kamyshin, Saratov, Russia

Johannes Steinbrecher was the son of Adolph Steinbrecher and Maria Barbara Dietrich. He was born 08 April 1753 in Groß Zimmern, Hessen, Germany.

Birth Record [1]

Name Johannes Steinbrecher
Event Date 1753
Gender Male
Birth Date 08 Apr 1753
Birth Year 1753
Christening Date 10 Apr 1753
Christening Place Groß Zimmern, Hessen, Germany
Father's Name Johann Adolph Steinbrecher
Mother's Name Mariae Barbarae

In the early 1760s, Adolph and Maria Barbara decided to immigrate to Denmark, taking with them seven children:

Johann David, age 18
Maria Katharina, age 15
Eva, age 14
Balthasar, age 11
Johannes, age 9
Heinrich Valentin, age 6
Elisabeth, age 3

The couple arrived in Flensburg on 09 June 1762, and were considered reserve colonists. [2] In September of 1763, the family lived at Number 35 in the colony Neuboerm, in the region of Gottorf. [2] Two years later on 03 May 1765, the family deserted their home in Denmark and immigrated to Russia. [2]

Adolph was recorded in the 1767 Dönhof census in Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, where his age puts his birth year at 1720, rather than 1725. His wife, Maria Barbara, is listed as 50 years of age, making her birth year 1713 instead of 1718. Living with him as of 1767 were: [3]

Balzer (Balthasar), age 15
Johannes, age 13
Eva, age 17
Elisabeth, age 7

Daughter Maria Katharina was likely married by this time and living with another family. Heinrich Valentin should have been listed with the family but is not; he may have perished on the journey to Russia.

1775 Dönhof Census [4]

Family # 13
Head of the Household Adolph Steinbrecher, age 50
Wife Elizabeta [sic] Steinbrecher, age 55
Child #1 Johannes Steinbrecher, age 19
Child #2 Elizabeta [sic] Steinbrecher, age 15

By 1798, Adolph was 76 years old, a widower, who lived with son Johannes, Johannes' wife, and their 11 children and grandchildren.

1798 Dönhof Census [5]

Family # Dh013
Head of the Household Adolf [sic] Steinbrecher, age 76, widower
Child #1 Johannes Steinbrecher, age 42
Wife of Child #1 Anna Elisabeth Kraft, age 41
Grandchild #1/b> Johannes Steinbrecher, age 22
<b>Wife of Grandchild #1 Katharina Froscheiser, age 22, from Beideck
Great Grandchild #1 Maria Katharina Steinbrecher, age 6 months
Grandchild #2 Johann Baltasar Steinbrecher, age 19
Grandchild #3 Johann Peter Steinbrecher, age 12
Grandchild #4 Johann Heinrich Steinbrecher, age 7
Grandchild #5 Johann Georg Steinbrecher, age 5
Grandchild #6 Katharina Steinbrecher, age 16
Grandchild #6 Eva Steinbrecher, age 9


  1. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014), Johann Adolph Steinbrecher in entry for Johannes Steinbrecher, 10 Apr 1753; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,553.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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 254, 612, and 674.
  3. Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Heerstellung: Mecke Druck and Verlag, 37115 Duderstandt; Published 1999; page 343, #10, Adolf Steinbrecher, 43, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt.
  4. The 1775 and 1798 Census Revisions of The Volga German Colony of Gololobovka, also known as Dönhof; Published by: The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: Published date: 1995; family #13 in the 1775 Dönhof census.
  5. Mai, Brent Alan; 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga, Volume 1; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska; Published 1999 and 2005; page 374 of the Dönhof census, family #Dh-013.

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