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Maria Gertraud (Unknown) Becker (abt. 1805)

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Maria Gertraud (Gertraud) Becker formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 6 Jul 2019 | Created 8 Jun 2016
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Biography

Volga German
Gertraud (Unknown) Becker is a Volga German.
Gertraud (Unknown) Becker has German Roots.


Family #209 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Maria Gertraud was born in 1805 in Grimm, Russia. For now, the names of her parents and her last name at birth are unknown, although they were most likely Grimm residents. She was born after the 1798 census and married before the 1834 census. This means she was not captured in a census with her biological parents. Unless we find a descendant who has detailed private records, we will probably never know her last name at birth.

Studying the maternal haplogroup of Maria Gertraud's female descendants could help narrow down her maternal ancestry.

She married Kaspar Becker no later than 1826, and the couple went on to have five children:

  1. Georg Heinrich Becker, born 1827
  2. Maria Elisabeth (Becker) Batz, born 1828
  3. Katharina Elisabeth Becker, born 1831
  4. Katharina Becker, born 1832
  5. Elisabeth Margaretha Becker, born 1834


1834 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 209
Head of the Household Andreas Becker, age 45 in 1816, deceased 1823
Child #1 Johannes Becker, age 40
Wife of Child #1 Margaretha Elisabeth Becker, age 33
Grandchild #1 Katharina Barbara Becker, age 13
Grandchild #2 Johannes Peter Becker, age 11
Grandchild #3 Maria Elisabeth Becker, age 10
Grandchild #4 Maria Katharina Becker, age 8
Grandchild #5 Katharina Elisabeth Becker, age 4
Child #2 Kaspar Becker, age 38
Wife of Child #2 Maria Gertraud Becker, age 29
Grandchild #6 Georg Heinrich Becker, age 7
Grandchild #7 Maria Elisabeth Becker, age 5 years 6 months
Grandchild #8 Katharina Elisabeth Becker, age 3
Grandchild #9 Katharina Becker, age 2
Grandchild #10 Elisabeth Margaretha Becker, age 6 months
Child #3 Johann Christian Becker, age 28
Wife of Child #3 Katharina Becker, age 22
Grandchild #11 Georg Heinrich Becker, age 6
Grandchild #12 Johann Jakob Becker, age 4
Grandchild #13 Johann Friedrich Becker, age 2
Grandchild #14 Johann Christian Becker, age 6 weeks
Child #4 Georg Adam Becker, age 26
Wife of Child #4 Katharina Barbara Becker, age 21
Grandchild #15 Nikolaus Becker, age 1 year 6 months
Child #5 Konrad Friedrich Becker, age 24


Research Notes

Gertraud and Gertrude were far less common names in the Volga German community. When trying to identify her birth family, it makes sense to look for other people with the name Gertraud or Gertrude, people who would have a child or grandchild with that same name. [2]

  • Family #125 Maria Gertrude Grosch 1748
  • Family #132 Gertrude Bierman Zulauf 1757
  • Family #79 Anna Gertrude Zerber 1777
  • Family #12 Gertrude Elisabeth Weber 1779
  • Family #A6 Gertrude Magdalena Kling Schwagerus 1760
  • Family #96 Sophia Gertrude Aab 1789
  • Family #47 Louisa Gertrude Albrandt 1795

Of these women, the following were too young to be Maria Gertraud Becker's mother:

  • Family #96 Sophia Gertrude Aab 1789 Too young
  • Family #47 Louisa Gertrude Albrandt 1795 Too young
  • Family #22 Gertrude Magdalena Kling 1795 Too young

These women could have been her grandmother:

  • Family #125 Maria Gertrude Grosch 1748 Poss GM
  • Family #132 Gertrude Bierman Zulauf 1757 Poss GM

The rest of the women could have been her mother:

  • Family #79 Anna Gertrude Zerber 1777 Poss Mother
  • Family #12 Gertrude Elisabeth Weber 1779 Poss Mother
  • Family #A6 Gertrude Magdalena Kling Schwagerus 1760 Poss Mother

The best match for that thus far is with Maria Gertrude Grosch (family #125) possibly being her grandmother. She was born in 1748, too old to be the younger Maria Gertraud's mother, but one of her children could have named a grandchild Maria Gertrude in honor of her their mother.

Again, this is all predicated on the assumption that Gertraud/Gertrude was a family name that was passed down from generation to generation. If it turns out that it was simply a name her parents liked and was not a family name, then she could be descended from just about any family.

Sources

  1. 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 63, family #209.
  2. 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, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; see the family numbers listed above.


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