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Anna Maria (Unknown) Hepp (abt. 1737)

Anna Maria (Maria) Hepp formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1766 in Oranienbaum, Russiamap
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2018
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Volga German
Maria (Unknown) Hepp is a Volga German.
Maria (Unknown) Hepp has German Roots.

Family #37 in the 1767 Grimm census.

Anna Maria was most likely married to an unnamed gentleman by 1763, and they had a child, Johann Friedrich, born in 1764. Her husband did not survive the cold winter in the St. Petersburg area or the treacherous journey to the Volga region of Russia. By August of 1767, she had remarried to Kaspar Hepp. Kaspar may have formally adopted Johann Friedrich, or he may have simply told the census taker that the child had the same surname as he did in order to simplify the record keeping. In the end, there is no other surname identified with his name beyond Hepp.

1767 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 37
Head of the Household Kaspar Hepp, age 29, Lutheran Strumpfworker from Hessen Gelnhausen
Wife Anna Maria Hepp, age 30 [first wife]
Child #1 Johann Friedrich Hepp, age 3

Neither Anna Maria nor her son Johann Friedrich are listed in the 1775 census with Kaspar Hepp. Most likely, the two were casualties of the early years in the Volga colonies. Both were deceased before the 1775 census was taken, giving her widowed husband the opportunity to remarry.

1775 Grimm Census [2]

There is a problem with his age in this census; based on his age in 1767, he should be 8 years older in 1775, or 37. The age "27" is most likely a typographical error. Also note that he has a different wife than the one listed in the 1767 census, and that his son Johann Friedrich is not included in this census entry.

Family # 115
Head of the Household Kaspar Gep [Hepp?], age 27
Wife Maria Elisabeth [Saltzmann] Hepp, age 24 [second wife]
Mother-in-Law Katharina Elisabeth Salzman [sic], age 64
Brother-in-Law Gottfried Salzman [sic], age 18


  1. Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 78, family #36.
  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, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #115 in the 1775 census.

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