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Rommers, Gersfeld, Hessen, Germany

Philipp Heun was born in Rommers (located in the Herrschaft Gersfeld under the Reichsrittern von Ebersberg) on 1 May 1725. He arrived with his family in Oranienbaum, Russia, on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Reders. He arrived in Frank on 1 September 1767 with his wife and 3 children.

The earliest ancestor is Peter Heun who was the mayor of nearby Gersfeld, Germany, in 1649.

Hein families moved from Frank to Brunnental in 1863 and 1869. 


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 439.
- Pleve, Igor. Hein Family Chart.
- Hein, Maggie, translator. Brunnental, Russia Communion Register (1870-1884) Volume 1 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2020)

Edward F. Wagner