Johann Michael Klunk and Anna Christina Eckstein

Johann Michael Klunk was born about 1729 and was the son of Johann Peter Klunk and Anna Magdalena Treuer.  He was an Erzgräber (ore miner) from Fischbach, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany. The fact that Johann Michael was mining ore points to the Fischbach in the Birkenfeld area. According to Stefan Eberhard, "As there was ore-mining in Monzelfeld (copper, some silver and ore) and not coal-mining like in the Saarbrücken-Fischbach there should be certitude about the Fischbach at the river Nahe."

Johann Michael married Anna Christina 22 Feb 1757 in Monzelfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany.
Christina was christened 16 Oct 1738 in Morscheid-Riedenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the daughter of Michael Eckstein and Anna Christina Quint.

The family arrived in
the colony of Schäfer, Saratov, Russia 1 August 1766 and settled there. When he settled in this colony, Johann Michael was listed as a farmer.

As for the family's religion, it seems to have varied. Johann Michael first appears marrying in a Catholic church. It was noted that Anna Christina had previously converted to Catholicism.  Stefan Eberhard gives further insight: "In case of the Eckstein-Quint vagrants there are two additional problems. The vagrants roamed around an sometimes they did not remember the christian name of their parents exactly.  The pastors (reverends) did not like to make the marriages as they did not receive enough  money; they did not have the correct informations about day and place of birth, the Christian names, the correct writing of the names etc. As no one was allowed to marry twice, the pastors had a lot of writing with the other parishes and the episcopal office. They did not like that.  Sometimes our ancestors changed religion (Lutheran <> Catholic)...As there was the rule: cuius regio eius religio (Whose realm, his religion) some of the Quints, Ecksteins , Kluncks, Treuers can have been christianed and  married in a different religion.  As the area in the Hunsrück was partially Lutheran and the river-valley of the Moselle mainly Catholic, a lot of church book entries can not be found in the (catholic) episcopal library."

Later, the Klunks appear in the records of a Lutheran church, having a daughter christened. In Russia, at the time of their settlement in their new colony, Johann Michael is listed as Lutheran.


Johann Michael and Anna Christina's children are:

    1. Anna Elisabeta Klunk, born 24 Sep 1758, christened 27 Sep 1758 in Niederwörresbach, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, married Peter Bauer.
    2. Michael Klunk, christened 26 Sep 1761 in Fischbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
    3. Susanna Margarethe Klunk, christened 22 Mar 1763 in Niederwörresbach, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
    4. Johann Andreas Klunk, born about 1765 in Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    They also probably had the following sons:
    1. Johann Jacob Klunk, 6 Aug 1760, christened 10 Aug 1760 in Werlau, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany. Werlau is 54.5 miles (87.8 km) from Monzelfeld and 52 miles (83.7 km) from Niederwörresbach, so it is not close. However, since Anna Christina came from a vagrant background and the names of the parents in the records are right, it may be possible that the couple wandered a little further from the Birkenfeld area and a child there.
    2. Johannes Klunk, born about 1767 in Schäfer, Saratov, Russia, married Magdalena Nikolaus.
    3. August Klunk, born about 1771, of Schäfer, Saratov, Russia.


    Sources: 

    1. Rye, Richard (trans.), Lipovka/ Schäfer 1798 Census, Lincoln, NE:  American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995.
    2. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.
    3. "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VH72-X5T : accessed 12 Sep 2014), Michael Klunck in entry for Anna Elisabetha Klunck, 27 Sep 1758; citing ; FHL microfilm 489894.
    4. "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NDK4-52J : accessed 12 Sep 2014), Johann Michel Klunck in entry for Susanna Margretha Klunck, 22 Mar 1763; citing Niederwörresbach, Oldenburgh, Germany; FHL microfilm 489893.
    5. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHHG-NSD : accessed 16 December 2015), Michael Klunck and Christina Exstein, 22 Feb 1757; citing Katholisch, Monzelfeld, Rheinland, Prussia; FHL microfilm 585,927.
    6. Ancestry.com. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    7. Fischbach/Weierbach church book, excerpt provided by Stefan Eberhard.
    8. Ortsfamilienbuch, provided by Stefan Eberhard.

    Special thanks to Stefan Eberhard for his valuable research!



    Kolonie Schäfer
    (russischer Ortsname: Lipovka)
    gegr
    ündet am 1. August 1766

    18. Klunk, Johann Michael, 37, luth., Ackerbauer aus Zweibrücken, Birkenfeld
    Frau: Anna Christina, 27
    Kinder: Johann Andreas, 1; Anna Elisabeth, 10; Susanna Margarethe, 5
    in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 1.8.1766
    erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 12 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei in Saratov 150 Rbl.
    1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 4 Pfd., 1 Kuh, gepflügt: 1 Des., gesät: 6 Četverik Roggen

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



    Peter Bauer                                     43           Able to work 

    Wife:

    Anna Elisabeta Klunk                     41

    Daughters:

    Anna Elisabeta                                14

    Maria Elisabeta                               10

     

    1 worker

    5 horses

    7 cows

    7 sheep

    7 swine

    50 chickens

     

    In 1796 and spring 1797, he planted:

    3 chetvert and 4 chetverik of rye

    6 chetvert of wheat

    4 chetverik of barley

    1 chetvert of oats

    1 chetverik of millet

    1 chetvert and 4 chetverik of potatoes

     

    In 1798, he had a harvest of:

    9 chetvert of rye

    15 chetvert of wheat

    2 chetvert of barley

    3 chetvert of oats

    1 chetvert of millet

    3 chetvert of potatoes

    Johannes Klunk                              31           Able to work 

    Wife:

    Magdalena Nikolaus                    26

    Son:

    Johann Jakob                              4             Unable to work

    Daughters:

    Elisabeta                                          5

    Maria Elisabeta                              3 mo

    Brother:
    August Klunk                                 27            Able to work                                      Worker in Lipov Kut (Urbach)

     

    2 workers

    7 horses

    7 cows

    11 sheep

    10 swine

    27 chickens

     

    In 1796 and spring 1797, he planted:

    2 chetvert of rye

    5 chetvert of wheat

    4 chetverik of barley

    1 chetvert and 4 chetverik of oats

    1 chetverik of millet

    3 chetverik of potatoes

     

    In 1798, he had a harvest of:

    8 chetvert of rye

    25 chetvert of wheat

    2 chetvert and 4 chetverik of barley

    9 chetvert of oats

    4 chetvert of millet

    2 chetvert of potatoes

     

    Source:  Schäfer 1798 Census.




    Name:           Anna Elisabetha Klunck

    Gender:        Female

    Christening Date:   27 Sep 1758

    Christening Place:  EVANGELISCH, NIEDERWORRESBACH, OLDENBURG, GERMANY

    Birth Date:     24 Sep 1758

    Father's Name:        Michael Klunck

    Mother's Name:      Anna Christina Eckstein

    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        C97713-3

    System Origin:         Germany-VR

    GS Film number:     489894

    Reference ID:          2:148FV82

    Source:

    "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VH72-X5T : accessed 12 Sep 2014), Michael Klunck in entry for Anna Elisabetha Klunck, 27 Sep 1758; citing ; FHL microfilm 489894.

    Name:           Susanna Margretha Klunck

    Gender:        Female

    Christening Date:   22 Mar 1763

    Christening Place:  Niederwörresbach, Oldenburg, Germany

    Birthplace:    Niederwörresbach, Oldenburgh, Germany

    Father's Name:        Johann Michel Klunck

    Mother's Name:      Anna Christina Stein

    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        C97713-2

    System Origin:         Germany-ODM

    GS Film number:     489893

    Reference ID:

    Source:

    "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NDK4-52J : accessed 12 Sep 2014), Johann Michel Klunck in entry for Susanna Margretha Klunck, 22 Mar 1763; citing Niederwörresbach, Oldenburgh, Germany; FHL microfilm 489893.




    Name:    Michael Klunck
    Spouse's Name:    Christina Exstein
    Event Date:    22 Feb 1757
    Event Place:    Katholisch, Monzelfeld, Rheinland, Prussia
    Father's Name:    Joannis Petri Klunck
    Mother's Name:    Annae Magdalenae Treuer
    Spouse's Father's Name:    Michaelis Exstein
    Spouse's Mother's Name:    Christinae Quint
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    M97547-1
    System Origin:    Germany-ODM
    GS Film number:    585927 

    "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHHG-NSD : accessed 16 December 2015), Michael Klunck and Christina Exstein, 22 Feb 1757; citing Katholisch, Monzelfeld, Rheinland, Prussia; FHL microfilm 585,927.




    Name:                       Johann Jacob Klunck
    Gender:                    Male
    Birth Date:                6 Aug 1760
    Baptism Date:         10 Aug 1760
    Baptism Place:         Evangelisch, Werlau, Rheinland, Prussia
    Father:                        Johann Michel Klunck
    Mother:                      Anna Christina Eckstein
    FHL Film Number:     493356
    Reference ID:           2:RCHR4X

    Source: Ancestry.com. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.



    1018   
    oo vor 1761 Weierbach
                 Klunck Michael German genealogical symbol, uncertain meaning ...                                                in Fischbach
                 S. v. K. ...
                 ....    Christina
    German genealogical symbol, uncertain meaning ...
                 Kinder:
                 Michael        = 26.09.1761

    Source: Fischbach/Weierbach church book, excerpt provided by Stefan Eberhard.


    ECKSTEIN, ECSTEIN, EXSTEIN Johann Michael [1], Vagant, S. v. E. Nikolaus und NN Elisabeth
    * um 1705 Bremm (Q.: Omega-CD (Mosel))            
    † 1776 Monzelfeld
    I. v um 1725 (Dem Ehepaar wurden in den Jahren 1735-1744 noch 4 andere Kinder in Morscheid-Wahlholz geboren.)
    QUINT Anna Christina [2]
    * um 1705                                                                           
    † 24.05.1759 Kröv (Q.: Bungert, FB Morbach, E10)
    II. 27.11.1759 Lieser (Q.: Monz 1/255/1) (Michael ECKSTEIN (Witwer aus Monzelfeld) heiratet Anna Rapp (T.v. Heinrich RAPP aus Lieser). Die Heirat fand in Lieser («Lyser») statt.)
    RAPP, RAAB Anna [3], T.v. R. Heinrich und Licht Anna Gertrud
    *26.03.1734 Lieser (Q.: Bungert, FB Lieser, Nr. 910)

    Kinder aus 1. Ehe
    v1.        Anna Maria            *um 1726                                    <576>
               
        ∞ 1753 KROPP, KROPF, KROP, KRUPP Nikolaus
    2.           Susanne Christina [4]    *26.07.1733 Graach (Q.: Graach 1/147/1)
                    P.: Nikolaus BONNET u. Susanna Christina PRÜLIN
    22.02.1757 Monzelfeld (Michael Klunck, Erzgräber, S.v. Johann Peter KLUNCK u. Anna Magdalena TREUER aus Fischbach) heiratet [nachdem er zuvor zum katholischen Glauben konvertierte) Christina EXSTEIN (T.v. Michael EXSTEIN u. Christina QUINT) aus Monzelfeld.
                        KLUNCK Michael [5], Erzgräber, S.v. K. Johann Peter und TREUER Maria Magdalena
                        *24.02.1731 Fischbach (Q.: Bühler, Einwanderung, S. 59)
    3.         Peter [6]            *25.04.1735 Hirschfeld (Q.: Schmieden, FB Hirschfeld, Nr. 54)
                                          
    † ? 02.07.1781 Monzelfeld

    4.        Anna Margaretha            *24.01.1737 Morscheid-Wahlholz (Q.: Bungert, FB Morbach, E10)                                   <477>
               
        ∞ 1757 HOFFMANN, HOFFMAN Johann Michael
    5.        Maria Agnes [7, 8]            */~05/06.12.1741 Monzelfeld
               
        P.: Maria Agnes DRESCH u. Johann CASPARI
                   Magd, Trier - St. Antonius, Trier - St. Gervasius
                       vI. ∞ 25.11.1777 Trier - St. Antonius (Q.: Omega-CD (St. Antonius))
                       MALLIÉ, MALLIEU Johann Baptist [9], Kaufmann
                        * ? um 1740           
    † 04.03.1785 Trier - St. Antonius (Q.: Omega-CD (St. Antonius))
                        [I.
     NN]
                        vII.
    23.02.1786 Trier - St. Gervasius (Q.: Omega-CD (St. Gervasius))
                        SCHLERATH Valentin [10], * Gefild
    6.        Nikolaus            */~09.07.1747 Monzelfeld                                                                            <286>
               
        P.: D. Nikolaus SCHETTGEN (Gerichtsschöffe) u. Anna Maria [THOMAS], Ehefrau v. Matthias TRESCH
                       ∞ vor 1773 STEINBRECHER, STEITBERGER, STEIN, SATTELBERGER Anna

    Source: Ortsfamilienbuch, provided by Stefan Eberhard.



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