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Margaretha Barbara (Unknown) Wittmann (abt. 1755 - bef. 1778)

Margaretha Barbara (Barbara) Wittmann formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1771 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 May 2017
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Biography

Volga German
Barbara (Unknown) Wittmann is a Volga German.
Barbara (Unknown) Wittmann has German Roots.


Family #163 in the 1775 Grimm census.


1775 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 163
Head of the Household Günther Tomzen [Thomsen?], age 41
Wife Barbara [Wittmann] Thomsen, age 56
Child #1 Martin Wittmann, age 20, stepson
Wife of Child #1 Margaretha Barbara Wittmann, age 20
Grandchild #1 Johann Michael Wittmann, age 2 years 6 months
Grandchild #2 Christina Juliana Wittmann, age 6 months


By 1798, her husband was married to a different woman. Since divorce was rare in the Volga German villages, it is more likely that she had passed away and her husband remarried. Eldest son Johann Michael was married and living in his father's household, but sister Christina Juliana was not. She would have been about 23 years old in 1798 and was most likely married and living in another household. It's difficult to determine which woman was the mother of the rest of the children. Typically the census states whether a person was the child of a first or second wife, but there is nothing to this effect in the entry for this family. If his first wife died shortly after 1775, then his second wife may have been the only mother his children ever knew. For this reason, it may not have seemed important to distinguish who each child's mother was. A copy of this census entry is shown below to establish a time frame for her death and to connect her to possible children.


1798 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 8
Head of the Household Martin Wittmann, age 46
Wife Anna Barbara Schmidt Wittmann, age 43
Child #1 Johann Michael Wittmann, age 25
Wife of Child #1 Katharina Barbara Riel, age 20, from Stephan
Child #2 Johann Georg Wittmann, age 2
Child #3 Margaretha Louisa Wittmann, age 18
Child #4 Katharina Elisabeth Wittmann, age 14
Child #5 Sophia Barbara Wittmann, age 9
Child #6 Juliana Wittmann, age 7
Child #7 Anna Margaretha Wittmann, age 4


Sources

  1. 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 #163 in the 1775 census, Günther Thomsen family.
  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; family #8 in the 1798 census, Martin Wittmann family.


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