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Merxheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Offenbach-am-Glan, Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Johann Georg Fuchß, a master joiner (son of Franz Fuchß, church censor from Merxheim) and Friederica Magdalena Greßer (daughter of Valentin Greßer, hunter from Ilgesheim) married on 24 November 1761 in Offenbach-am-Glan.  They had two children in Offenbach-am-Glan: Georg Daniel, born 20 December 1762, died 28 August 1765; and Johann Martin, born 9 Jun 1764.  They had a third son, Andreas, who was born in Büdingen on 23 May 1766.  
Based on his age in 1798, Johann Georg Fuchß would have been born in approximately 1733.  There is no record of his baptism in the Merxheim parish records or in the Merxheim Familienbuch.  The Merxheim baptism records from November 1734 to February 1737 are missing.  Based on the birth years of his siblings, Johann Georg was most likely born in approximately 1736.  
The couple with their two youngest sons arrived in Russia on 15 September 1766.  The family settled in Hussenbach.  Their son Johann Nicolaus Fuchs, born in approximately 1779, relocated to Frank.


- Parish records of Offenbach-am-Glan (LDS Film No. 493272)
- Parish records of Merxheim (LDS Film No. 493215)
- Küstner, K. Herbert. Ev. Einwohner in Merxheim 1525-1900 
- Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766 "Reports by Ivan Kulberg" (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 387
- Nakaji, Susan Hopp. Reconstructed First Settlers List for Hussenbach (Linevo Osero)
- 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), p. 534

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