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Momberg (Neustadt), Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany

Johann Georg Loskand and Anna Elisabetha Kuhn married on 12 September 1748 in the Heilige Dreifaltigkeit (Holy Trinity) Catholic church in Neustadt. Their son Johann Conrad Loskand was baptized in December 1750. Johann Georg Loskand died on 6 February 1751 at age 46. Anna Elisabetha then married Johann Heinrich Starck.  

The combined Starck and Loskand family arrived in Russia on 15 September 1766. They settled in Schönchen and are reported there on the 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Households #17 and 17a.

There is a Conrad Starck reported on the 1798 Schönchen Census in Household #32. There is no Loskand family on the 1798 Census, suggesting that possibly this Conrad Starck is actually Conrad Loskand. Both the Loskand and Starck surnames appear in the 1834 and 1857 Census of Schönchen.  


- Parish records of Neustadt (Hl. Dreifaltigkeit) on Matricula
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 422
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2008): p. 108
- 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): Volume 2, p. 907

Maggie Hein