Katharina Muth was already a widow in 1798, so she was one of the few women for whom a last name at birth was not recorded in the census.
In the 1775 census, she was just 19, married to Alexander Muth, and had a young son Johann Adam. If she married roughly one year prior to having her child, she would have married at 16 or 17 years of age.
Her husband Alexander Muth immigrated to Russia with his parents, Nicolaus and Charlotta Muth and with older sister Susanna. Katharina may have known her husband and his family from Germany, or they may have met during the journey to the Volga River.
Head of the Household Nikolaus Muc [Muth?], age 51
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Muth, age 56
Child #1 Alexander Mud [Muth?], age 24
Wife of Child #1 Katharina Muth
Grandchild Johann Adam Muth, age 1 year 6 months
The couple went on to have at least four documented children, the last who was born in 1782. His wife is listed as a widow in the 1798 census, so Alexander died prior to when the census was taken that year.
Head of the Household Katharina Mud [Muth?], age 44, widow of Alexander Mudd [sic]
Child #1 Johann Adam Muth, age 26
Wife of Child #1 Elisabeth Schäfer from Stefan, age 18
Child #2 Johann Georg Muth, age 24
Child #3 Nikolaus Muth, age 20, worker in Sarepta
Child #4 Johann Friedrich Muth, age 16
Father-in-Law Nikolaus Muth, age 77
↑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; family #117 in the 1775 census.
↑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; family #114 in the 1798 census.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Katharina by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Katharina: