Bernard Wolf was born in Georgehausen in the Hessen-Darmstadt area to Daniel Heinrich and Susanna Catharina Wolff/Wulf in 1748. He traveled to Denmark with the rest of his family when his parents decided to immigrate there in 1763.
His siblings were:
Johann Jacob, born 1750
Ludewig Wendel, born 1753
Johann Michael, born 1755
Maria Barbara, born 1750
Maria Elisabeth, born 1758
Susanna Maria, born 1760
The family arrived in Flensburg, Schleswig on 12 Jun 1762, with more than 300 other Germans under the direction of Christoph Paquet.
The adults in the family took their oath of allegiance on 19 July 1762 and were considered reserve colonists.
As of 20 June 1763 they lived at 4 Dehnen Hof in Colony F6 Friderichsheide.
While his father remained in Denmark with some of his family, Bernard and his brother Jacob requested to leave Denmark for Russia on 24 April 1765.
Bernhard married fellow Germany-Denmark-Russia immigrant Anna Katharina Romig/Ramig before they left Denmark.
After they arrived in Russia, they were settled temporarily in another colony, such as Dobrinka, until the other colonies along the Volga River were ready to be settled. He and his wife were eventually settled in the colony of Grimm.
His wife gave birth to their first child in 1768, possibly in Grimm, or perhaps in their first temporary colony. The couple went on to have at least six children. They were first listed in the 1775 Grimm census.
Grandchild #1 Jakob Wolf, age 2 weeks [the younger]
Child #2 Johann Georg Wolf, age 18
Child #3 Johann Dietrich Wolf, age 16
Child #4 Johann Valentin Wolf, age 9
Bernard Wolf is not listed in the 1834 census with his sons and their families. The most likely reason is because he had passed away. Had he survived to 1834, he would have been 86 years old. In the Russian census records, the death date of the males was always recorded. For this reason it is likely that he passed away before 1816, at which time his death would have been noted in the interim, male-only census taken that year. In 1816, he would have been 68 years old.
A copy of the family's entry in the 1834 census is listed below to connect him to his children and grandchildren. His eldest son, Johann Jakob, was the head of the household in 1834.
Wife of Child #1 Katharina Margaretha Wolf, age 34
Grandchild #1 Philipp Jakob Wolf, age 8
Grandchild #2 Georg Konrad Wolf, age 5
Grandchild #3 Johannes Wolf, age 3
Grandchild #4 Katharina Margaretha Wolf, age 1 year 3 months
Child #2 Georg Konrad Wolf, age 29
Wife of Child #2 Maria Katharina Wolf, age 28
Grandchild #5 Johann Konrad Wolf, age 1 year 3 months
Child #3 Johann Philipp Wolf, age 26
Wife of Child #3 Maria Barbara Wolf, age 25
Grandchild #6 Katharina Elisabeth Wolf, age 3 months
Child #4 Johannes Wolf, age 23
Child #5 Katharina Margaretha Wolf, age 20
Child #6 Elisabeth Margaretha Wolf, age 18 years 6 months
Child #7 Johann Daniel Wolf, age 14
Child #8 Johann Heinrich Wolf, age 11, twin with Anna Margaretha
Child #9 Anna Margaretha Wolf, age 11, twin with Johann Heinrich
Brother #1 Johann Georg Wolf, age 35 in 1850, to household #157
Child #10 Valentin Wolf, age 4 in 1850, to household #157
Brother #2 Johann Valentin Wolf, age 26 in 1850, to household #238
Eichhorn, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766; Bonn, Germany and Midland Michigan, USA; Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, Deiningen, Germany, 2012; pages 304, 648, and 674.
↑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 #44 in the 1775 census, Bernhard Wolf family.
↑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 #77 in the 1798 Grimm census, Bernhard Wolf family.
↑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 49, family #158, Johann Jakob Wolf family.
The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, ahsgr.org, online research, German Origins, via LDS Film #1190558, Wolf/Wolff/Wulf, Heinrich Daniel, Johann Bernhard, & Johann Jacob.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bernhard by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Bernhard: