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Johann Georg (Wittmann) Whittman (1880 - 1950)

Johann Georg (George) "Johnn George" Whittman formerly Wittmann aka Whitman
Born in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Nov 1906 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Weld County Hospital, Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Aug 2018
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Volga German
George (Wittmann) Whittman is a Volga German.
George (Wittmann) Whittman has German Roots.

Johann Georg Wittmann was born in 1880 in Grimm, Saratov, Russia. Johnn George Whittman farmed in the Weld County area of Colorado after his immigration in 1910. He and his wife Katherina Elisabetha Schultheis Whittman had seven children. Katie died in May of 1934. George remarried in 1937 to Mary Katrina (Reiter) Schafer. George retired in 1941 and lived northeast of Greeley. He passed away in 1950 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USA.


  • 29 Sep 1880, Grimm, Saratov, Russia[1]

Name variations

  • Wittmann is birth name in Grimm
  • Wittman with one "n" may be found in German records
  • Whittman is name used in the USA after 1920 census
  • Whitman in death article for his wife


  • Family bible states: Family delivered the mail or delivered the Post. They made trips to Saratov and brought mail and other goods to Grimm and nearby villages.[3]


  • Family Bible states that Johann Georg's brothers were Phillip, John or Jacob and Conrad.[3]
  • 1897 Grimm census confirms Johann Georg's four brothers as:[4]
    • Philipp Jakob Wittmann, age 35 (b. abt. 1862)
    • Georg Jakob Wittmann, age 32, (b. abt. 1865)
    • Konrad Wittmann, age 30, (b. abt. 1867)
    • Johann Jakob Wittmann, age 27 (b. abt. 1870)

The age differences were quite vast including the 11 year difference from Johann Jakob to Johann Georg.


  • John George Wittman married Mary Katrina (Reiter) Schafer on 14 May 1937 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USA.[6][7]


  • 13 Dec 1910, Departure from Bremen, Germany via S.S. Washington[8]
Johann Georg Wittmann Family - Ship Manifest Page 1
Heinrich Schmick, Brother-in-law in Colorado
  • 23 Dec 1910, Arrival at Port of New York, NY, USA[8]
Johann Georg Wittmann Family - Ship Manifest Page 2
S.S Washington sailing from Bremen, December 13th, 1910, Arriving at the Port of New York, December 23rd, 1910
Third Class
  • Line 003. Wittmann, Johann Georg
    • age 30, married
    • farm laborer
    • Lesnoi, Karamisch, Saratov, Russia [Grimm]
    • Nearest relative from country: Father, Conrad Wittmann
    • Colo., New Windsor
  • Line 004. Katharina Elisabeth
    • age 25, married
    • housewife
    • Lesnoi, Karamisch, Saratov, Russia [Grimm]
  • Line 005. Conrad (nephew to Johann Georg and son to Conrad Wittmann)
    • age 24, farm laborer
  • Line 006. Katharina (child to #5 Conrad and grandchild to Conrad Wittmann)
    • age 10 months


  • 1897 Grimm, Saratov, Russia, Johann Georg Wittmann, age 16[4]
  • United States Census, 1920 - Eaton, Weld, Colorado, USA[9]
  • George Wittman, age 39
Name George Wittman [Census as recorded]
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Eaton, Weld, Colorado, United States
Gender Male
Age 39
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Own or Rent Rent
Birth Year (Estimated) 1881
Birthplace Russia
Immigration Year 1910
Father's Birthplace Russia
Mother's Birthplace Russia
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 9
George Wittman Head M 39 Russia
Katie Wittman Wife F 34 Russia
Katie Wittman Daughter F 10 Russia
Mary Wittman Daughter F 6 Colorado
Led* [Lillian] Wittman Daughter F 5 Colorado
Mollie Wittman Daughter F 3 Colorado
George Wittman Son M 1 Colorado
  • 1930 U.S. Census - George Whibbman [Whittman] Precinct 11, Weld, CO[10]
U.S. Census 1930 - George Whittman Family
George Whittman Head M 49 Russia
Katharine Wife F 45 Russia
Marie Whittman Daughter F 17 Colorado
Lillian Whittman Daughter F 15 Colorado
Mollie Whittman Daughter F 13 Colorado
George Whittman Jr. Son M 11 Colorado
Conrad Whittman Son M 9 Colorado
Helen Whittman Daughter F 8 Colorado
  • United States Census, 1940 - Beebe Draw, La Salle, Weld, Colorado, USA[11]
  • George Whittman, Sr., age 60
Name George Whittman Senior [Census as recorded]
Respondent Yes
Age 60
Estimated Birth Year abt 1880
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Russia
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Beebe Draw, Weld, Colorado
Map of Home in 1940 Beebe Draw, Weld, Colorado
Farm Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935 Rural, Weld, Colorado
Residence in 1935 Rural Weld Colorado
Resident on farm in 1935 Yes
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 8B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 128
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 200
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
Household Members
Name | Age
George Whittman Senior, age 60
Mary Whittman, wife age 58
  • U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942[1]
Name John George Wettman
Gender Male
Residence Age 61
Birth Date 29 Sep 1880
Birth Place Kremm, Russia
Residence Date 1942
Residence Place Greeley, Colorado
Household Members
Name Age 61
John George Wettman
Residence: 814 A Street, Greeley, CO
Mailing Address: Rt. 2 Box 1A, Greeley, CO
Name and Address of someone who will always know your address: Mrs. Phillip Krumm.


  • 22 Sep 1950 in the Weld County Hospital in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USA[12]
J.G. Whittman Dies Here Friday Morning - Obituary


  • Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA
Plot: Blk C, lot 38, spc 3

Research Notes

[14 Aug 2018] Note by: Koreen Goodman

  • Found parents through SS App:
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name John George Whittman
Gender Male
Race White
Birth Date 29 Sep 1880
Birth Place Soviet Union
Father Conrad Whittman
Mother Katherine Berkime
SSN 522224863
Notes Sep 1941: Name listed as JOHN GEORGE WHITTMAN
Household Members
Name Age
Katherine Berkime
Conrad Whittman
John George Whittman
  • Death certificate lists father's name as George, so possibly Conrad was George Conrad.
  • Working with Julie Mangano to locate in 1897 Grimm census to verify parents and enter information.

[15 Aug 2018] Note by: Koreen Goodman

  • Julie Mangano (thank you Julie!) confirmed with census records the family of this profile. She continues to work on recent Grimm census to WikiTree.
  • Additional research for this family line can be searching for the Germany records.
  • Germanic Origins from AHSGR lists:
WittmanFN: said by the Rohleder FSL to be fromUC Amberg. Spelled :Wittmann and maiden name of the wife given as Lederhos in 1798 (Mai1798:Rl19, Mt2).
WittmannFN: not found in an FSL but was in the 1775 Grimm census #163. For 1798 see Mai1798:Gm8 and 25).
WittmannFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Regensburg.
WittmannFN: said by the Holstein FSL to be fromUC Nelzinei(?), Darmstadt. Later also spelled Wiedemann.
WittmannFN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Reinberg. For 1798 see Mai1798:Wm24.
WittmannFN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Hammerstein, Kurpfalz.
Wittmann/Wiedemann{Hans/ J. Georg}FN: son of Wiedemann{J.Georg Sr.}, fromUC Kuernbach Condominum (a creature of Kuernbach, Hessen Darmstadt Landgraviate and Gueglingen Amt, Wuerttemberg), arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762. With his Legeler wife {Catharina} and son, he reregistered in a Danish German colony as late as April 1765 (EEE p.645). Not in Kulberg or in T. By July 1766 they were settled in Reinwald FSL #12 which said he was fromUC Killingen[sic?), Wuerttemberg [Duchy]. This family in 1768 went to Doenhof according to the Reinwald FSL, and in Mai1798 they were living at Mai1798:Kt17 under the name Wittmann.
Wittmann/Widmann/Wiedmann{Wendell}FN: Lutheran from Spoeck, Baden-Durlach Margraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761. By July 1766 they were settled in Reinwald FSL#37 which said he was from UC Baden-]Durlach [Margraviate. I could not find this family in the 1798 census index.
WittmannFN: said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Berlin, Preussen. I could not find them or likely descendants in Mai1798.
WittmannFN: said by the 1798 Stahl-am-Tarlyk census to be the maiden name of frau Brunckhorst (Mai1798:St3).
WittmannFN: Frank Jacobs says Prof. Pleve says an [unnamed] FSL says such a family came fromUC Reischburg, Austria.
WittmannFN: also see Widmann and Wittman. [Data from AHSGR German Origins online [2] accessed 15 Aug 2018 by Koreen Goodman].


  1. 1.0 1.1 The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Colorado; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 147; U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942;; 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Operations, Inc., 2015; Provo, UT, USA; Name listed as JOHN GEORGE WHITTMAN, parents Conrad Whittman and Katherine Berkime.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stencel, John. Grandson to George and Katherina Whittman, 14 Aug 2018, as told to Koreen Goodman via email.
  4. 4.0 4.1 1897 Grimm (Lesnoi Karamysh), Russia Census List, Translated by Richard Rye, Compiled and Edited by John Groh, Contributor Henry Schmick; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published 2017; page 284, family #290.
  5. Stencel, John. Grandson to George and Katherina Whittman, 9 Aug 2018, as told to Koreen Goodman via email. Katherina's death certificate in the possession of Koreen's second cousin 1 x removed: John Stencel.
  6. "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), John George Wittman and Mary Katrina Schafer, 14 May 1937, Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States; citing no. 16315, State Archives, Denver; FHL microfilm 1,690,150.
  7. "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 March 2018), Mrs Marie Brehm in entry for Conrad Schafer, 15 May 1930; citing Obituary, in ""; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ellis Island Passenger records; Wittmann, Johann Georg;PASSENGER ID 103376100028; FRAME 274; LINE NUMBER 3; SHIP NAME George Washington; passenger search accessed 10 Aug 2018 [[1]]
  9. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 August 2018), George Wittman, Eaton, Weld, Colorado, United States; citing ED 237, sheet 9B, line 97, family 84, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 172; FHL microfilm 1,820,172.
  10. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 February 2019), George Whibbman, Precinct 11, Weld, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 22, sheet 5B, line 81, family 104, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 251; FHL microfilm 2,339,986.
  11. 1940 United States Federal Census; Year: 1940; Census Place: Beebe Draw, Weld, Colorado; Roll: m-t0627-00481; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 62-37; Operations, Inc.; 2012; Provo, UT, USA.
  12.; Greeley Daily Tribune, Greeley, Colorado, USA; 22 Sep 1950, Friday; Page 12;; accessed by Koreen Goodman 22 Jan 2019.

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