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Martin (Wittman) Wittmann (abt. 1755 - abt. 1831)

Martin Wittmann formerly Wittman
Born about in Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1771 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Husband of — married about 1779 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Biography

Volga German
Martin (Wittman) Wittmann is a Volga German.
Martin (Wittman) Wittmann 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.

Family #8 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Family #71 in the 1834 Grimm census.


Martin Wittmann was born in 1755 in Schröck-Leopoldshafen, Karlsruhe, in what is now Germany. He immigrated to Denmark in 1761 with his parents Martin and Maria Barbara Wittmann and his sister Juliana.

They departed from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 05 May 1761 and arrived in Schleswig on 09 May 1761 [1] Martin's parents were identified as Martin the elder, age 36, and Maria Barbara, age 45.[1] At the time of their immigration, Martin the younger was 6 years old and his sister Juliana was 4.[1] 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.[1]

His father Martin Wittman died in Denmark and his widowed mother Maria Barbara remarried to Günther Thomsen.[1]

Martin the younger and his mother are listed in the 1775 Grimm census with their his stepfather Günther Thomsen. His sister Juliana was probably married and living in another family by that year.


1775 Grimm Census [2]

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, Martin was listed in his own household. His first wife Margaretha Barbara, who was the same age as he was, was deceased and he was married to his second wife, Anna Barbara Schmidt, who was three years younger. 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.


1798 Grimm Census [3]

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


Martin Wittmann died in 1831, as noted in the 1834 census, when he was 76 years old. His wife is not named in this census; she had most likely passed away, too. Had she survived, she would have been 79 years old.


1834 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 71
Head of the Household Martin Wittmann, age 63 in 1816, deceased 1831
Child #1 Johann Michael Wittmann, age 42 in 1816, deceased 1818
Wife of Child #1 Barbara Wittmann, age 54
Grandchild #1 Johannes Wittmann, age 31
Wife of Grandchild #1 Apollonia Wittmann, age 21
Great Grandchild #1 Christian Jakob Wittmann, age 1 year 9 months
Great Grandchild #2 Louisa Charlotta Wittmann, age 3 months
Grandchild #2 Konrad Wittmann, age 26
Wife of Grandchild #2 Anna Margaretha Wittmann, age 28
Great Grandchild #3 Wilhelm Wittmann, age 5
Great Grandchild #4 Johann Michael Wittmann, age 3
Great Grandchild #5 Johann Georg Wittmann, age 1
Grandchild #3 Johann Michael Wittmann, age 23
Grandchild #4 Johann Heinrich Wittmann, age 2 in 1816, deceased 1824
Child #2 Johann Georg Wittmann, age 19 in 1816, to household #239


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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.
  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 #163 in the 1775 census, Günther Thomsen family.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 22-23, family #71, Martin Wittmann family.


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