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

Johann Caspar Brunckhardt and Gertraud Köhler married in Büdesheim on 15 May 1721. Two of their children immigrated to Russia: Johann Wilhelm Brunckhardt, born 4 January, baptized 6 January 1726, and confirmed there in 1739; and Anna Elisabeth Brunckhardt born 26 September and baptized 28 September 1727.

Anna Elisabeth Brunckhardt married Philipp Beüermann (Biermann).

Johann Wilhelm Brunckhardt, a stocking weaver, married Anna Maria Clees on 26 February 1754. Anna Maria Clees was born 26 July and baptized 28 July 1737 in Büdesheim, the daughter of Johann Wilhelm Clees and Anna Maria. Johann Wilhelm Brunckhardt and Anna Maria Clees had six children in Büdesheim: Johann Caspar, born 30 March, baptized 1 April 1755 (died 15 April 1755); Anna Catharina, born 14 August, baptized 16 August 1756; Andreas, born 17 December, baptized 19 December 1758; Anna Elisabetha, born 15 July, baptized 16 July 1760 (died 26 October 1761); Maria Christina, born 26 August, baptized 27 Aug 1762 (died 21 October     ); and Sophia Gertruda, born 27 January, baptized 28 January 1766. 

Wilhelm Brungardt, his wife Anna Maria, and their children Anna Catharina, Andreas, and Sophia Gertruda arrived in Russia on 29 July 1766. The Brungardt and Biermann families both arrived in Russia on the same ship, along with a number of other families who settled in Grimm. The ship arrival describes Wilhelm Brungardt as a farmer from Friedeburg.

The Brungardt family settled in Grimm and is reported there on the First Settlers List (1767 Census) in Household #83. Wilhelm is described there as a craftsman from Friedberg.

The family as reported in Household #157 of the 1775 Census includes Wilhelm Brungardt, his wife Anna Maria, son Andreas, and daughters Anna Katharina, Sophia, and Susanna Margaretha.

Wilhelm Brungardt, his wife Anna Maria, their son Wilhelm Ludwig, daughter Anna Barbara, and son-in-law Andreas Albrandt are reported in the 1798 Census in Grimm Household #29. There is an Elisabetha Margaretha Brungardt reported in Household #44 who is likely a daughter of Wilhelm. Elisabeth Brungardt, her husband Philipp Bierman and their daughter and grandchildren are reported on the 1798 Census in Household #96. Susanna Brungardt is married to Heinrich Albrandt and that family is reported in Household #102. The movement tables in the 1798 Census state that Sophia Gertrude Brungardt moved to Dietel in 1788 to marry; she and her family are reported in the 1798 Census in Dietel in Household #26. 


- Parish records of Büdesheim, Dekanat Bad Vilbel, Zentralarchiv der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau on
- ГИАНП, Фонд 1831, опись 1, дело 51 (State Historical Archive of the Volga Germans in Engels, Fond 1831, Opus 1, Delo 51), transcribed by Andreas Idt
- 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. 84
- 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. 347, 456, 458, 466, 467; Volume 2, p. 1089

Maggie Hein