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Winzenheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Frei-Laubersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Johann Peter Beylmann (Beilmann) was born in Frei-Laubersheim in the Palatinate on 5 December 1725. The Beylmann (Beilmann) family originally came from Winzenheim. Johann Peter married Anna Maria Petri, who had been born in 1733 in Fürfeld. They had a total of seven children, born in the following years and locations: Johann Peter Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1751 in Frei-Laubersheim;  Maria Barbara Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1754 in Frei-Laubersheim; Johannes Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1756 in Frei-Laubersheim; Anna Maria Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1759 in Frei-Laubersheim; Elena Helena Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1761 in Frei-Laubersheim; Anna Katharina Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1763 in Frei-Laubersheim (did not survive the trip to the Volga); and Lorentius Beylmann (Beilmann), born 1768 in Vollmer.  

Peter Beylmann is recorded on a list of colonists dated 18 March 1767, all of whom settled in Volmer. The colonists stated that they had been recruited in Worms. 

They arrived in Volmer on 1 April 1767 along with five of their children. They are listed on the 1767 Census of Volmer in Household # 44.

Johann Peter is reported in the 1798 Census of Vollmer in Household #26. He died in Vollmer in 1799, his wife Anna Maria died prior to 1798. Daughter Anna Maria is recorded in Household #9 in the 1798 Census of Vollmer. Son Johannes is recorded in Household #18, and son Peter is recorded in Household #40. Son Lorenz moved to Dehler in 1789 and is recorded there in Household #2.    

According to research by Vern Beilman, the Beilmanns who settled in Hays, Kansas are descendants of Lorentius Beylmann (Beilmann) who became a teacher in Dehler, after leaving Vollmer.  Then, after the death of his first wife Barbara Dehler, he remarried Maria Eva Ringelmann and subsequently moved to Katharinenstadt in 1818, establishing the Beilmann line in that city. He became a teacher for the Catholic school in that city and was also one of the first persons to administer Small Pox Vaccinations to the citizens in that city starting in 1832.  His son, Andreas became a Doctor as did his grandson Johannes practicing their medical art in that city until their passing.


- Family Genealogical Data from the Bischöfliches Ordinariat Archives in Mainz, researched for Vern Beilman, dated June 8, 1984, June 18, 1984, August 12, 1991 and December 5, 1991.
- Parish records of St. Mauritius Church Frei Laubersheim, Family Search Film #996673
- Parish records of Fürfeld, Family Search Film #0949473
- Karbach, Franz Josef. Familienbuch der Katholischen Pfarrei Bretzenheim 1652-1899 (Cardamina Verlag, Plaidt Germany, c2012)
- Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Die "Berufer" Abenteuer der Aufklärung in Katharinas II. Kolonisierungsprojekt (Moscow: 2019). Page 264.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 293.
- Russian records researched for Vern Beilman by Dr Igor Pleve, than at the History Dept of the Saratov State University in 1990, 1991 and 1992 in personal correspondence between Vern Beilman by Dr Igor Pleve.  Correspondence included Family Charts, genealogical data, etc, dated Feb 3, 1991, April 4, 1991, May 5, 1991, May 28, 1991, August 4th 1991, Sept 10, 1991, November 11, 1991 and March 17, 1992.
- 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): Volume 1, p. 338, and Vol. 2, pp. 988, 990, 991, 993, and 1162
- McGinnis, Sean. The Founding Families of Catharine, Kansas (2007).

Lavern (Vern) Beilman
Sean McGinnis