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Johann Michael Wittmann (abt. 1811)

Johann Michael (Michael) Wittmann
Born about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Volga German
Michael Wittmann is a Volga German.
Michael Wittmann has German Roots.


Family #71 in the 1834 Grimm census.


1834 Grimm Census [1]

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


He was the father of four young men who lived with their uncle at the time of the 1857 census. The fact that his sons did not live with their parents in 1857 suggests that Johann Michael Wittmann passed away before that year. Because his name is not included at all in the 1857 census, he most likely passed away before 1850, and his death was noted in the 1850 male-only census. This theory is supported by the fact that his last child was born in 1845. His death likely happened between 1845 and 1849.

Once a man's death was noted in a census, it was not repeated in the next census simply because he had living, underage children. There is no mention of the children's mother in the 1857 census, so she, too, most likely passed away. Unless there are descendants who have good family records, we will most likely never know her name.

Johann Michael Wittman's sons were:

  • Georg Heinrich Wittmann, born 1839
  • Johannes Wittmann, born 1841
  • Heinrich Wittmann, born 1843
  • Konrad Wittmann, born 1845

These sons lived with their aunt and uncle Apollonia and Johann Wittmann at the time of the 1857 census. A copy of this census is shown below to connect him to his children.


1857 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 75
Head of the Household Johann Wittmann, age 54
Wife Apollonia Wittmann, age 44
Child #1 Christian Jakob Wittmann, age 24 years 6 months
Child #2 Katharina Elisabeth Wittmann, age 18
Child #3 Elisabeth Wittmann, age 16
Brother #1 Konrad Wittmann, age 42 in 1850, to Rosenberg in 1852
Child #4 Valentin Wittmann, age 21 in 1850, to Rosenberg in 1852
Child #5 Michael Wittmann, age 19 in 1850, to Rosenberg in 1852
Child #6 Johann Georg Wittmann, age 17 in 1850, to Rosenberg in 1852
Child #7 Johann Friedrich Wittmann, age 3 in 1850, to Rosenberg in 1852
Brother #2 Unnamed Wittmann, probably Johann Michael Wittmann, probably deceased before 1850 and his death noted in that male-only census
Child #8 Georg Heinrich Wittmann, age 18, nephew by unnamed brother
Child #9 Johannes Wittmann, age 16, nephew by unnamed brother
Child #10 Heinrich Wittmann, age 14, nephew by unnamed brother
Child #11 Konrad Wittmann, age 12, nephew by unnamed brother


Sources

  1. 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.
  2. 1857 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 5 November 1857; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2005; page 30, family #75, Johann Wittmann family.


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