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Wolf, Büdingen, Hessen, Germany

Johann Heinrich Grün, son of Andreas & A. Elisabeth Grün, was baptized on 7 April 1724 in Wolf. He married there on 30 January 1755 to Anna Dorothea Hart, daughter of Johannes & A. Dorothea Hart. She had been baptized also in Wolf on 6 October 1733. Their daughter, Anna Catharina, was also baptized there on 10 February 1756.

They arrived at the port in Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 along with a son Johann (age 6). This boy must have died in route to the colonies along the Volga because only the parents and daughter arrived in Kutter on 16 August 1767 where they are listed on the 1767 Census in Household No. 81.

Johann Heinrich is a cousin of Andreas Grün who settled in Balzer.


- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 496.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 242.

Wayne Bonner