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Langenalb, Straubenhardt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

According to an abstract of the Langenalb parish records made by the Evangelischer Oberkirchenrat, Landeskirchliches Archiv, Maria Wackenhut married a Dalinger in 1735. This record also provides birthdates for both bride and groom and the names of each of their fathers.

The Dalinger family immigrated first on 6 June 1763 to the colony of Flensburg in Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) before immigrating to Russia.

Maria arrived in Galka as a widow on 12 April 1766 along with four of her children, the oldest of whom was married and had a family of his own. Maria is recorded on the 1767 census of Galka in Household No. 39 and her son, Christian, in Household No. 38.


Clausen, Otto. Chronik der Heide- und Moorkolonisation im Herzogtum Schleswig, 1760-1765 (Husum: Husum Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft, 1981): 697.

Parish Records of Langenalb.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 29.

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