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Neu-Isenburg, Germany

Neu-Isenburg was founded on 24 July 1699 by French Protestants (Huguenots) who fled religious persecution in France.

According to the Neu-Isenburg Ortsfamilienbuch, Anthoine Deleouze (born in Saint-Privat-de-Vallongue, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon, France) and his wife Anne Marguerite Engel had two children: Christian Louis Deleouze, born 2 Dec 1744 in Neu-Isenburg, and Jeanne Marie Deleouze, born 25 Feb 1747 in Neu-Isenburg. The Büdingen marriages report that Christian married Maria Eva Kayser on 10 Apr 1766, and Jeanne Marie (Johanna Maria) married Johann Nicolaus Scheuermann on 11 Apr 1766. Christian is recorded in the Kulberg List as arriving in Russia on 31 Jul 1766 with his mother. Christian’s origin location is given as “Birstein” which seems reasonable because Isenburg-Birstien merged with Isenburg-Offenbach in 1664.

The Scheuermann couple’s arrival date is unknown. Both couples settled in Huck. Christian (with his surname misspelled “Delym”), is reported in Family #74 on the Huck First Settlers List. The Scheuermann couple, along with Christian and Johanna Maria’s mother, are reported in Family #73. In the 1775 Huck Census, Christian and his family are reported with the surname “Te_Lio_ut (?)”.

There is no further record of this family in Huck. The movement tables in the 1798 Census show a Christian Dellos and four of his children moving away from Kukkus to other locations. It appears that Christian Deleouze must have moved from Huck to Kukkus between 1775 and 1788. Christian and his wife and stepchildren relocated to Straub in 1788 and are reported there on the 1798 Straub Census. His son Johann Heinrich relocated to Laub in 1788 and is reported there in the 1798 Laub census, sons Jacob Phillip and Balthasar moved to Volsk in 1797, and daughter Margaretha moved away in 1797.


Online Ortsfamilienbuch for Neu-Isenburg,

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2722.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 158.

1775 Census of Huck translated by Rick Rye.

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): Lb17, Lb20, Sr34, Mv1439; Mv1440; Mv1453; Mv1454.

Maggie Hein
Brent Mai