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Büdesheim, Schöneck, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Philipp Beüermann was born 13 August and baptized 15 August 1730 in Büdesheim and confirmed there in 1743. He was the son of Johann Andreas Beüermann and Anna Catharina Köppel. Anna Elisabeth Brunckhardt was born 26 September and baptized 28 September 1727, the daughter of Caspar Brunckhardt and Anna Gertrud Köhler. Philipp and Anna Elisabeth married in Büdesheim on 13 May 1756. They had at least four children in Büdesheim: Sophia Gertraud, born 22 June, baptized 23 June 1756; Anna Maria, born 1 March, baptized 3 March 1759 (died 21 January 1763); Johann Andreas, born 7 October, baptized 9 October 1761; and Johann Christoph, born 3 September, baptized 4 September 1764. 

Philipp Biermann, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and their three children arrived in Russia on 29 July 1766 along with several other families who settled in Grimm. The ship arrival describes Philipp as a farmer from Friedeburg.  

Johann Andreas and Johann Christoph must have died during the journey to the villages. Philipp, Anna Elisabeth, and daughter Sophia Gertrude settled in Grimm and are reported there on the First Settlers List (1767 Census) in Household #66. Philipp is described there as a craftsman from Friedberg.

The family as reported in Household #141 of the 1775 Census includes Philip Bierman, his wife Anna Elisabetha, daughter Elisabetha, and daughter (Sophia) Gertrude, with her husband Johann Zulauf and their daughter Katharina.

Philipp Bierman and Elisabeth Brungardt are still living in Grimm in 1798 and reported there on the 1798 Census in Household #96 along with their daughter Elisabetha Margaretha and her husband and children. Gertrude and her husband and son are reported in Household #132, with a note that they are living in Galka. 


- Parish records of Büdesheim, Dekanat Bad Vilbel, Zentralarchiv der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 328
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Auswanderung deutscher Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2019): p. 33
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): pp. 82
- Rye, Richard, translator. 1775 Census of Grimm (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995)
- 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, pp. 466, 471

Maggie Hein