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Christina Barbara (Trauenfelder) Schneider (abt. 1740)

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Christina Barbara Schneider formerly Trauenfelder aka Meisner
Born about in Hessen-Darmstadtmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married May 1761 in Kropp, Germanymap
Wife of — married about May 1771 in Kropp, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified 3 Dec 2019 | Created 10 Oct 2016 | Last significant change: 3 Dec 2019
05:29: Julie (Miller) Mangano edited the Biography for Christina Barbara (Trauenfelder) Schneider (abt.1740-). (Update bio) [Thank Julie for this]
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Volga German
Christina (Trauenfelder) Schneider is a Volga German.
Christina (Trauenfelder) Schneider has German Roots.


Family #B-1063 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #81 in the 1798 census.
Family #5 in the 1775 census.

Trauenfelder is probably a misspelling of Christina Barbara's maiden name. I checked German records online and the name doesn't exist. It could have been Trauen, but I found no one with a name and birth date that match hers. Translated, the word Trauenfelder means "trust fields." I'm not sure if that means anything specific to her or her father.

She is first mentioned in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 on page 517 as the wife of Johan Wendel Meisner. The couple married in 1761, shortly before they immigrated to Denmark. I looked up the town of Kropp, where it says they married, and it is located on the northern border near Denmark, on a peninsula between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Although they entered the country childless, they had at least one child before they left Denmark to immigrate to Russia. After they arrived in the Colony of Grimm, they had three more children before Johann Wendel passed away. By the time of the 1775 Grimm census, Christina Barbara had remarried Georg Schneider, 14 years her junior, and the couple had a six month old son.

She is not mentioned in the 1798 census, but her son Johannes is, and it is noted that his mother was Georg Schneider's deceased first wife. According to that same census

Note: Christina was also the name of Georg Schneider's second wife. Her full name was Christina Katharina Bernhart.


  • 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, NE, USA; Published 1995.
  • Pleve, Igor, Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia, 2010.
  • 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; page 409, family 427.

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