Franz Hochweiss and Maria Katharina --

Franz Hochweiss was born about 1738. The First Settlers List says that he came from "Schwarz, Dänisch?" but I'm not entirely sure where this is or if it's even a place (dänisch does mean Danish but it's unclear if the transcription is correct). Franz married Maria Katharina --.  Maria Katharina was born about 1742.

The family settled in Rohleder, Saratov, Russia 14 June 1766. They are not found in Rohleder in 1798.

It is interesting to note that a possible son of Franz and Maria Katharina, Baltasar Hochweis, was on the Caucasian Line in 1788, apparently at the age of 12. If Baltasar was indeed this couple's son, what does it mean? Did Franz and Maria Katharina die by 1798? Did Baltasar go to a military area by himself at the age of 12 (as perhaps an orphan or, if his parents were alive in 1788, as some sort of apprentice or other young worker)? Or perhaps did Franz and Maria Katharina move to the Caucasian Line
with at least one son?


Franz and Maria Katharina's children are:

  1. Hans Adam Hochweiss, born about 1765, perhaps in Germany or Denmark.
  2. Probably Elisabeta Hochweis, born about 1768, of Rohleder, Saratov, Russia, married Franz Knoll, living in Herzog, Novouzensk, Samara, Russia in 1798.
  3. Perhaps Baltasar Hochweis, born about 1776 in Russia, was at the Caucasian Line (the line of Cossack settlements and Russian forts along the north of the Caucasus Mountains) in 1788, returned to the Volga area between 1788 and 1798 and settled at Beauregard, Samara, Russia, married Maria Branik (also called Breininger) (b. abt. 1780).

 

Source:

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.
  2. German Origins Project, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ahsgr.org/resource/resmgr/German_Origins/Ho.pdf, retrieved 27 Oct 2019.
  3. “Re: Hochweis / Gohweis,” user: nikweise, posted 17 October 2013, Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen, http://forum.wolgadeutsche.net/viewtopic.php?t=2949&start=20, last accessed 28 October 2019.
  4. Kholmatov, Bachtiar (trans.) and Rye, Richard (ed.), No. 2794, The 1798 Description of the Saratov Colony of Beauregard, No. 75, Lincoln, NE:  American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.

Also see:

  1. “Surname: Hochweiss,” Volga German Institute at Fairfield University, https://vgi.fairfield.edu/surnames/hochweiss, last accessed 28 October 2019.




Kolonie Rohleder
(russischer Ortsname: Raskaty)
gegr
ündet am 14. Juni 1766


27. Hochweiss, Franz, 28, kath. Ackerbauer aus Schwarz, Dänisch?
Frau: Maria Katharina, 24
Sohn: Hans Adam, 1
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 14.7.1766
erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 12 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei in Saratov 150 Rbl.
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 3 Pfd., 2 Kühe, gepflügt: 1/4 Des., gesät: 6 Četverik Roggen


Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.




German Origins Project
HochweissFN: said by the Rohleder FSL to be from UC Daenesch, Schwarz. For 1798 see Mai1798:Hr6. The editor of the published FSL said they were from Danenish Nienhof – no source given for that.

Source: German Origins Project, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ahsgr.org/resource/resmgr/German_Origins/Ho.pdf, retrieved 27 Oct 2019.




Surname Study
Hochweiss
Spelling Variations:
Hochweiss

Settled in the Following Colonies:
Beauregard
Rohleder

Discussion & Documentation:
Franz Hochweiss, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 14 July 1766.

They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.

Balthasar Hochweiss is recorded on the 1798 census of Beauregard in Household No. Bo45. It is possible that he is a descendant of Franz Hochweiss.

The 1767 census records that Franz Hochweiss came from the German village of Dänsch [?] in the region of Schwarz.

Sources:
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bo45.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 54.

Researcher(s):
Brent Mai

Source: “Surname: Hochweiss,” Volga German Institute at Fairfield University, https://vgi.fairfield.edu/surnames/hochweiss, last accessed 28 October 2019.



REGISTER

made for the Office [Kontora] of Immigrant Oversight by Deputy of the Chief Justice, Court Counsellor Popov, in the Colony of Beauregard, listing the male and female foreign residents and indicating of their ages; which males between the ages of 16 to 60 years are able to work; and remarks about the colony by the colonists. May 14, 1798

No.

Names of Foreigners

Age

No. of Souls

Able or not to work

Remarks*




M

F

Y

N


45.

Balsar [Baltzer, Baltasar] Gukhvais [Hochweiss?]

     wife Maria Branik [?]

22


18

1



1

1


At the 1788 revision, he was on the Caucasian Line. Since he returned, he has paid here.

* Remarks about those disabled, those discharged with or without passports; information about 3-ruble debt payments


Source: Kholmatov, Bachtiar (trans.) and Rye, Richard (ed.), No. 2794, The 1798 Description of the Saratov Colony of Beauregard, No. 75, Lincoln, NE:  American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.

Note: In the register describing each household’s workers, livestock, fowl, and crops, Balsar was described as having one worker but no animals or crops sown or harvested.




Rohleder 1798


Franz Knoll                                       35           Able to work 

Wife:

Elisabeta Hochweis                    30                                                            From Raskaty (Rohleder)

Sons:

Peter Knoll                                     8            Unable to work

Andreas Knoll                               1             Unable to work


Daughters:

Barbara Knoll                               11

Agnesa Knoll                                6

Anna Maria Knoll                         3 

1 worker

3 horses

4 cows

5 swine

2 geese

20 chickens

 

In autumn 1796 and spring 1797, he planted:

4 chetverik of rye

1 chetvert and 2 chetverik of wheat

4 chetverik of barley

1 chetvert of oats

1 chetverik of millet

 

In 1797, he had a harvest of:

7 chetverik of rye

7 chetvert and 7 chetverik of wheat

6 chetverik of barley

1 chetvert and 4 chetverik of oats


Source:  Herzog 1798 Census.




1816 Census of Beauregard, Russia
Beauregard 1816

Bo x 56 *
Balthasar Hochweis H 40 (1)
Maria Breininger F 36 (2)
A. Johann Michael S 18, geb. ca. 1798 (3)
B. Georg Friedrich S 12, geb. ca. 1804 (4)
C. Konrad S 8, geb. ca. 1808 (5)
D. Johann Christian S 5 ½, geb. ca. 1810 (6)
F. Maria Katharina T 1, geb. ca. 1815 (7)

Source: “Re: Hochweis / Gohweis,” user: nikweise, posted 17 October 2013, Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen, http://forum.wolgadeutsche.net/viewtopic.php?t=2949&start=20, last accessed 28 October 2019.




1834 Census of Beauregard, Russia
Beauregard 1834

Bo x 39
B. Friedrich Hochweis H 30 aus No. 56 (4)
Christina F 26 (8)
Johann Jacob S 6 (9)
Konrad S 1W (10)
Maria Christina T 4 (11)
Katharina Elisabeth T 2 ( 12)
E. Johann Philipp B 15 geb. ca. 1819 (13)

Bo x 56
Balthasar Hochweis H +1829 (1)
A. Johann Michael S 36 (3)
Maria St 32 (14)
Heinrich Gottlieb E 10 (15) in Revision 1834 nur Heinrich
Maria Katharina E 7 (16)
Elisabeth E 5 (17)
Dorothea E 2 (18)
D. Johann Christian S 24 (6)
Dorothea St 24 (19)
Konrad E 2 (20)
Maria Katharina E ½ (21)
F. Maria Katharina T 19 (7)
G. Elisabeth T 13 (22)

Bo x 77
C. Konrad Hochweis H 26 aus No. 56 (5)

Source: “Re: Hochweis / Gohweis,” user: nikweise, posted 17 October 2013, Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen, http://forum.wolgadeutsche.net/viewtopic.php?t=2949&start=20, last accessed 28 October 2019.


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