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Johann Martin Wittman (abt. 1725 - bef. 1765)

Johann Martin (Martin) Wittman
Born about in Mühlburg-Karlsruhe, Baden-Durlach, Germanymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Fredrichsfeld, Gottorf, Denmarkmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Oct 2016
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Biography

Volga German
Martin Wittman is a Volga German.
Martin Wittman has German Roots.

Family #A 20-19 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #B-1806 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family # Rus 14-50 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #163 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Martin Wittmann was born about 1725 to Martin Wittmann and his second wife Anna in the village of Mühlburg. He married wife Maria Barbara about 1753. This is likely his marriage record, meaning his wife was also known as Catharina Barbara.


Possible Marriage Record #1 [1]

Name: Johann Martin Wittmann
Gender: männlich (Male)
Event Type: Heirat (Marriage)
Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1753
Marriage Place: Hochstetten, Baden (Baden-Württemberg), Preußen (Germany)
Spouse: Catharina Barbara Kinzin
Parish as it Appears: Hochstetten
Page Number: 404;405

This next copy of a marriage record for the same couple gives the name of a different location, probably the bride or groom's current hometown. It is the same town where their son Martin was born in 1755.


Possible Marriage Record #2 [2]

Name: Johann Martin Wittmann
Gender: männlich (Male)
Event Type: Heirat (Marriage)
Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1753
Marriage Place: Leopoldshafen, Baden (Baden-Württemberg), Preußen (Germany)
Spouse: Catharina Barbara Kinzin
Parish as it Appears: Leopoldshafen
Page Number: 404;405


The ravages of war and famine hit the southwest area of Germany hard, and Mühlburg was no exception. Many men had difficult providing for their families. In 1759, Danish King Frederick V invited Germans from Hessen and the Palantinate to help settle the area of Schleswig-Holstein, at that time under the control of the Danes. The king was interested in converting the marsh lands to arable farm land. Germans were known for their good farming skills and for being hard workers, so it seemed like a win-win situation both both Danes and Germans. Martin and his brothers Wendel and Georg decided the opportunity to immigrate to Denmark with their families was too attractive to pass up.

They departed from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 05 May 1761 and arrived in Schleswig on 09 May 1761 [3] Martin's wife was identified as Maria Barbara, age 45, and his children as Martin, age 6, and Juliana, age 4.[3] In August of 1761 the family was recorded as living at Number 16 Victors Hof in Friderichsfeld, also known as Colony G2, in the Gottorf area.[3]

Martin Wittman died in Denmark and his widow Maria Barbara remarried to Günther Thomsen.[3]

His remarried widow and son Martin are listed in the 1775 Grimm census with their mother and Günther Thomsen. Daughter Juliana was probably married and living in another family by that year. A copy of the 1775 census is shown below for reference purposes.


1775 Grimm Census [4]

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


Research Notes

Details from David Schäfer research, translated from German to English:

Family history 1700-1990 1700-1761

"The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation at the beginning of the 18th century consisted of more than 200 territorial dominions. Rulers from robber knights to the elector. The city of Mühlburg belonged to the Margraviate of Baden-Durlach. In 1715 the city had 521 inhabitants. In these times the family of Martin Wittmann (* 1672 + 1732) lived in Mühlburg. In 1720 after one difficult illness died at the age of 43 his wife Margaretha * 1677.

"With the second wife Anna, Martin * 1672 had three children - Georg Heinrich * 1722, Johann Martin * 1725 and Johann Wendel * 1728.

"On June 19, 1753, Martin Wittmann * 1725 married Barbara in Hochstetten (district of Karlsruhe) Kinz * 1716. They had two children - Martin * 1755 and Juliana * 1757.

"Church register entry from Hochstetten. Marriage of Martin * 1725 and Barbara * 1716 Wittmann"


Original Text in German

Familiengeschichte 1700-1990 1700-1761 Das Heilige Römische Reich Deutscher Nation bestand anfang des 18-en Jahrhunderts aus mehr als 200 Territorialherrschaften. Herrschern von Raubritter bis zum Kurfürsten. Die Stadt Mühlburg gehörte zu der Markgrafschaft Baden-Durlach . 1715 zählte die Stadt 521 Einwohner. In dieser Zeit lebte in Mühlburg die Familie von Martin Wittmann (*1672+1732). Im Jahr 1720 nach einer schwierige Krankheit starb im Alter von 43 Jahren seine Frau Margaretha *1677. Mit der zweite Frau Anna hatte Martin*1672 drei Kinder – Georg Heinrich *1722, Johann Martin *1725 und Johann Wendel *1728. Am 19.06.1753 heiratet Martin Wittmann *1725 in Hochstetten (Kreis Karlsruhe) die Barbara Kinz *1716.Sie hatten zwei Kinder- Martin *1755 und Juliana *1757. Kirchenbucheintrag aus Hochstetten. Eheschliesung von Martin*1725 und Barbara*1716 Wittmann


Sources

  1. Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1502-1985., Johann Martin Wittmann married Catharina Barbara Kinz[in] on 19 June 1753 in Hochstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Preussen. Ancestry.com. Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. See: https://ancstry.me/2TRBlAI.
  2. Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1502-1985. Johann Martin Wittmann married Catharina Barbara Kinz[in] on 19 June 1753 in Leopoldshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Preussa. Ancestry.com. Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. See: https://ancstry.me/39VwYuc.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eichhorn, Alexander, Dr., and Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, Druck and Bindung: Druckerei and Verlap Steinmeier GmbH & Co. KG, 86738, Deiningen, Germany; Published 2012; pages 253, 645, and 674, Martin Wittman.
  4. 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.

See also:

  • Personal documents and records in the possession of descendant David Schäfer, as provided to Julie Mangano, Round Rock, Texas.


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