Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Hain-Gründau (Gründau), Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Maria Elisabeth Eisenhuth was the only member of her immediate family to survive the trip to the Volga settlements. Her parents, Christian Eisenhuth and Anna Maria Repp, were married on 2 Mar 1757 in Hain-Gründau. Maria Elisabeth was born on 9 Jul 1758, and her brother Jacob was born on 12 Dec 1760, both in Hain-Gründau. Her sister Catharina Elisabeth was born on 23 Jun 1766 and baptized at the church in Büdingen. By the time the family arrived in Huck, Maria Elisabeth is reported as on orphan in the household of her uncle, Jacob Repp (Huck First Settler's List, Family #10a).  She married Johannes Weigand and is reported in the Weigand household in the Huck 1798 census. 


- Parish records of Hain-Gründau on Archion.de
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): p. 171
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 366
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 142
- 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, p. 504

Maggie Hein