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Langendiebach, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johannes Luder (son of Johann Georg Luder) and Elisabetha Schwind married in Langendiebach on 31 January 1748. Elisabetha Schwind, the daughter of Bernhard and Anna Christina Schwind, was born 24 November and baptized 1 December 1726.  Johannes and Elisabetha had four children according to the Langendiebach parish records: Catharina, born 9 August and baptized 11 August 1749; Johann Jost born 30 October and baptized 3 November 1751; Eva Maria, born 2 September 1753 and baptized 5 September 1753; and Anna Maria, born 18 February and baptized 20 February 1757.   

The family arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766. At some point during the journey to the villages, Johannes died and Elisabetha married Johannes Walter.  The combined Walter - Luder family is reported on the Kolb 1767 Census (First Settler's List) in Household #14. 

Anna Maria remained in Kolb and married Ernst Scheuermann. This couple divorced, and on the 1798 Kolb Census, Anna Maria is reported in Household #36 in her mother and step-father's and household. Johann Jost Luder moved to Huck and is reported there on the Huck 1798 Census in Household #76. 

Several of Johann Jost's children later moved to Norka.  


- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 152
- Parish records of Langendiebach, HanauLand, Archive of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck in Kassel, on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 210
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 389
- 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 1, pp. 512, 611

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