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Nieder-Kinzig, Erbach, Hessen, Germany

Johann Heinrich Göttmann was born 20 April 1740 in Nieder-Kinzig, Reichelsheim, Hessen, Germany. He was the son of Johann Peter Göttmann and Elisabeth Margaretha Hoffmeister, who had married in Kirch-Brombach on 3 August 1739. The ancestors of Johann Peter Göttmann can be traced back to the 1600s in the small towns in the Reichelsheim area, including Neider-Kinzig, Unter-Ostern, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, and Kirch-Beerfurth.  

Heinrich Göttmann arrived in Frank on 1 September 1767 as a single man. Heinrich is recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household #98 living with Johannes Schäfer and his wife.

One Göttmann family moved from Frank to Brunnental in 1863.


New Findings about the Immigration to Russia – 1766, by Ella Gieg, circa 2008 (translation by Richard A. Kraus)

Reichelsheim Parish Records (LDS Film #1195016)

Familienbuch Reichelsheim, 1643-1875, Volumes 1 and 2, by Heiner Wolf

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 435.

Pleve, Igor. Gettman Family Chart.


Sherrie Gettman Stahl