Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Kleingartach, Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Michael Kober married Elisabetha Catharina Mauderer, daughter of Christoph Mauderer & Agnes Catharina Daub. Elisabetha Catharina had been born 10 July 1738 and baptized in the Evangelical Church of Kleingartach, a village about 25 kilometers west of Heilbronn. During the governmental consolidations of 1971-72, it became part of the municipality of Eppingen.

The Kobers had a daughter, Rosina Sara, who was born 7 May 1761 and baptized 8 May 1761 in the same church.

Michael Kober and his family emigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), first travelling to the gathering point of Altona in the duchy of Holstein. They departed from there on 14 June 1762 under the leadership of Adam Saam.

They arrived in the city of Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig, on 19 June 1762.

The family remained in Denmark until 12 January 1765 when they joined one of the immigrant groups headed for Russia.

Once in Russia, they were settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm where they are recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Gm084. In 1792, son Christoph Peter moved to Franzosen where he is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Fz22.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The immigration of German colonists to Denmark and their subsequent emigration to Russia in the years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 307, 372, 672.
- 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).
- Parish records of Kleingartach (LDS Film No. 1184796).

Corina Hirt