Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Wallernhausen, Nidda, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Three sons of Conrad Beutel from Wallernhausen migrated to Russia: Conrad, baptism not found, confirmed in 1750; Johann Heinrich, baptized 3 September 1741, confirmed in 1756, and Johannes, baptized 20 November 1746, confirmed in 1761.

The three brothers appear to have departed from Wallernhausen as single men and married in either Büdingen or Lübeck. On 26 June 1766, Conrad married Elisabetha Ludwig (Johann Heinrich Ludwig's daughter from Unter Schmitten) in Büdingen. On 27 June 1766, Johannes married Friederica Elisabeth Stang in Büdingen. On 29 July 1766, Johann Heinrich married Maria Elisabeth Görlitz in Lübeck. 

Johann Heinrich Beutel and his wife Maria Elisabeth arrived in Russia on 16 August 1766, on the same ship as her parents and brother. Johann Conrad Beutel and his wife Elisabetha and Johannes Beutel and his wife Elisabeth arrived on 18 August 1766.

Conrad & Elisabeth Beutel and Johannes & Elisabeth Beutel are included on the same Transport List as many other settlers destined for Yagodnaya Polyana. 

All three couples settled in Yagodnaya Polyana and are recorded there on the 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Households #24, #25, and #51.

Conrad Beutel is reported on the 1798 Yagodnaya Polyana Census in Household #12. His brother Johannes is reported in Household #69, and his brother Heinrich is reported in Household #80.


- Parish records of Wallernhausen on
- Parish records of Büdingen on
- Parish records of Lübeck on
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): pp. 34, 98, 99
- Kromm, Georg, translation of Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List published by Art and Cleo Flegel in “Research in Hesse”, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Work Paper, Vol.XIII (Dec,1973)
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): pp. 179, 186 
- 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 2, pp. 1034, 1044, 1046

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