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Place of origin
Gondelsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Adam Braun, son of Adam Braun & Anna Margaretha Theiss, was born on 15 March 1707 in Gondelsheim, a village northeast Karlsruhe, in what today is Baden-Württemberg. He married Margaretha (surname unknown), and they had two children born and baptized in Gondelsheim: (1) Georg Friedrich (born 2 April 1742; baptized 3 April 1742); and (2) Dorothea Charlotta (born 30 August 1750; baptized 31 August 1750).

Adam and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), departing from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 13 July 1761 under the leadership of Georg Hermann. They arrived in the city of Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig, on 17 July 1761.

Georg Friedrich immigrated to Russia, arriving in the Volga German colony of Moor on 1 July 1766. By the time of the 1767 Census, he has married a widow named Anna Maria who has two children. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.

Georg Friedrich Braun and his family are recorded on the Moor 1798 census in Household No. Mo13.


- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen: Steinmeier, 2012): 275, 361, & 679.
- 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).
- Parish records of Gondelsheim (LDS Film No. 1192069).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 159.

Corina Hirt