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  Martin's parents were identified as Martin the elder, age 36, and Maria Barbara, age 45. At the time of their immigration, Martin the younger was 6 years old and his sister Juliana was 4. 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.
His father Martin Wittman died in Denmark and his widowed mother Maria Barbara remarried to Günther Thomsen.
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 
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 
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 
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