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Place of origin
Horrheim, Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Daniel Laubhan was born in 1748. His father died while he was young, and his mother Katharina (maiden name unknown) remarried to Ludwig Beck, son of Johann Michael Beck & Elisabetha. Ludwig Beck had been born on 11 November 1736 in Horrheim, a small village between Stuttgart and Karlsruhe in the Neckar region.

The Beck/Laubhan family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). They departed from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 5 May 1761 under the leadership of Andreas Kirchhof and arrived in the city of Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig, on 9 May 1761. They lived in Denmark until 12 January 1765 when they immigrated to Russia.

During the journey to the Volga German colonies, Daniel Laubhan married Christina (surname unknown) who had been born in 1750. Ludwig & Katharina Beck arrived in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 23 April 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 32. Daniel & Christina Laubhan are also recorded there in Household No. 27.

Daniel and his family are recorded on the 1798 Census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. Sv30.


- 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): 254, 345, & 683.
- 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 Horrheim (LDS Film No. 1184609).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008): 251 & 253.

Last updated 8 April 2013.
Corina Hirt