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Johann Adam Rhein died before 1757 in Oberwintersbach, Aschaffenburg, Bayern, Germany.
Johann Adam’s child is:
Rhein, born in about 1728, married Jacob Ewald
21 Feb 1757 in the Heimbuchenthal-Oberwintersbach parish in
Aschaffenburg, Bayern, Germany, arrived in Leichtling, Saratov,
Russia on 14 May 1767.
Wife: Jacob Ewald, b. abt. 1718, worked as a swineherd, arrived in Leichtling, Saratov, Russia on 14 May 1767, a farmer.
- Klotz, Matthias (archivinspektor, Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg), Re: FF Ewald (email), recieved 29 Sep 2014.
- Pleve, Igor R., The Germans on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, Lincoln, NE (Saratov, Russia): American Historical Society ofGermans from Russia, 2001, p. 416.
- Pleve, Igor, List of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg, Saratov, Russia: Saratov State Technical University, 2010, p. 61.
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Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg
1/15 2014/476 MKl
29. September 2014
Dear Mrs. Boyd,
last week I gave your request to the of family research association. Two members answered me, so I can give you the dates:
Jacob Ewald and Margaretha Rhein married on 1757, February, 21st in the parish Heimbuchenthal-Oberwintersbach. Jacob Ewald was the son of Johann Ewald, he died before 1757 in Gailbach (now a part of Aschaffenburg, belonged in the 18th century to the parish “Unsere Liebe Frau” in Aschaffenburg). I looked up in the matricles of Gailbach and found him: Johann Ewald died in 1743 in Gailbach. He was 83 years old, when he died on 1743, January, 1st.
Margaretha Rhein was the daughter of Johann Adam Rhein, who died before 1757 in Oberwintersbach. The daughter Margaretha was born in Haibach on 1765, January, 15th. In this entry they were titled as “vagab.” (= vagabundierend, they moved very often). Godmother from her was Margaretha Fuchs, daughter of Franz Fuchs in Haibach.
Jakob Ewald was “subulcus” (Schweinehirt = shepherd for pigs), so they moved very much. He was godfather on 1755, November, 15th, in Mespelbrunn, by Johann Jakob Gruber, son of Stephan Gruber, “opilio”(herdsman of sheep) and Katharina Gruber in Hessenthal.
These information came from Mrs. Jung and Mrs. Stuermer, members of the association. Both say, that they couldn’t find more informations in Oberbessenbach, Hösbach and Keilberg.
When you have further questions, you are welcome to ask.
Source: Klotz, Matthias (archivinspektor, Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg), Re: FF Ewald (email), received 29 Sep 2014.
List of Colonists to Russia in 1766
31 of May 1766.
Public colonist, arrived from Rewal by the pink "Slon"
Under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov
Ewald Jacob, Cath., farmer from Mainz, doc. No. 568, wife: Margaretha, children: Friedrich, 8, Catharina, 6, Dorothea, 4, Margaretha, 1,5.
Source: Pleve, Igor, List of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg, Saratov, Russia: Saratov State Technical University, 2010, p. 61.
Note: While Aschaffenburg is quite some distance from Mainz (about 47 miles), it was formerly part of the Electorate of Mainz (Kurmainz).
First Settlers List
Colony of Ilavlya, or Leichtling
founded 14 May 1767
29. Ewald, Jacob, 49, Cath., farmer, from Aschaffenburg
wife: Margaretha Rein, 39
children: Friedrich, 12, Catharina, 8, Margaretha, 3
received from the Office of Oversight in Saratov: 75 rubles in 1768 the household had 2 horses, 1 cow,
1 desatinya of plowed land, 4 chetverik of seeded rye.
Source: Pleve, Igor R., The Germans on the Volga: The Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, Lincoln, NE (Saratov, Russia): American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001, p. 416.
Author: Michelle A. Boyd
Last updated 28 December 2021