Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Bergheim (Ortenberg), Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Erasmus (Asmus) Döll (from Altenschlirf) married Elisabetha Catharina Kunckel (daughter of Johann Conrad Kunkel from Heckenbergheim), on 10 May 1740. They had 7 children according to the Heckenbergheim parish records, born on the following dates: Anna Maria, 22 Mar 1741; Johann Heinrich 3 Oct 1743; Christian 25 Jan 1746; Johannes, 2 Feb 1749; Anna Elisabeth, 12 Feb 1751; Johann Heinrich, 2 Apr 1754; and Johann Heinrich, 25 Feb 1759.  Asmus and the five younger children arrived in Russia on 13 Sep 1766.  The Döll families settled in Walter and are reported on the Walter First Setter’s List in Families #34, #35, and #36.  Heckenbergheim is near Gelnhaar and Usenborn and is now called Bergheim.


- Parish records of Usenborn-Bergheim on Archion.de

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 384

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008): p. 302-303

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