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Nieder-Seemen, Gedern, Hessen, Germany

Conrad Wilhelm Hergert, son of Kaspar Herget (1705-1766) & Barbara Maria Schleuning (1715-1747), was born in Nieder-Seemen in 1742.

Conrad, along with his wife and newborn daughter, arrived in Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 32. Also living in the household are his siblings: Anna Kunigunde (age 14) and Johann (age 8).

Descendants of this family moved to the daughter colony of Brunnental.


- Nieder-Seemen Parish Records - included with the records of Mittle-Seemen (LDS Int'l Film No. 1201682).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 181.

Alan Hergert