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Feudenheim, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Wilhelm Kolb, the son of Hans Georg Kolb, was baptized 13 December 1716 in Feudenheim. Christina Rudolph, the daughter of Johannes Rudolph, was baptized 17 February 1717 in Feudenheim. Wilhelm and Christina married in Feudenheim on 26 November 1743. Three children were born in Feudenheim: Anna Margaretha, baptized 9 October 1744; Anna Elisabeth, baptized 23 May 1747; and Philipp Daniel, baptized 8 July 1753.  
The family emigrated to Denmark in 1762, arriving in the same transport group as a number of other families who eventually settled in Balzer. While in the Danish colonies, Anna Elizabeth married Peter Steinpreis.   

In 1765, the Kolb and Steinpreis families left the Danish colonies and migrated to Russia. They are reported on the Balzer First Settler's List in households #34 and #35.


- Parish records of Mannheim-Feudenheim on Archion.de
- Kreutzer, Rudolf. Ortsfamilienbuch Feudenheim 1650-1900 (Mannheim, Germany: Waldkirch Verlag, 2008)
- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): pp. 295, 484, & 661.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): pp. 81.   

Wayne H. Bonner