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Überau, Reinheim, Hessen, Germany

Georg Heinrich Buxmann was born 6 January 1717 in Überau, a small village southeast of Reinheim. He married to Elisabeth and they had several children, among whom was Johann Georg (born 19 June 1745 in Überau). Georg Heinrich died on 13 January 1760. His widow remarried Kaspar Axthelm, a sock weaver from Überau. The parish register in Überau records that Axthelm "took off for Russia in the night with his wife and 4 step-children, leaving behind many debts, a house, and goods."

Axthelm settled in the colony of Grimm, and is recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 87 married to Susanna Katharina Amendt. Two of the Buxmann stepsons (Georg & Johann Jacob) settled in Müller on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

Kaspar Axthelm and his wife are recorded on the 1775 Census in Grimm, Household No. 156, and on the 1798 Census in Household No. Gm149.


1775 Census of Grimm.

Parish records of Überau - LDS Film No. 1190556.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 85.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 178.

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