Müller (Johann Conrad)

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Ilbeshausen, Vogelsberg, Hessen, Germany

Johann Conrad Müller, son of Johann Conrad Müller and his wife Anna Maria, was born on 8 July 1719 and baptized the same day in Ilbeshausen. Catharina Schüßler, daughter of Ludwig Schüßler and his wife Anna Maria, was born in Grebenhain on 25 March, baptized on 26 March 1722 and confirmed there in 1736. Johann Conrad and Catharina married in Ilbeshausen on 23 November 1741. The Ilbeshausen parish records report the baptisms of twelve children: Anna Margaretha, born 9 October, baptized 10 October 1742; Anna Maria, born 2 July, baptized 5 July 1744; Anna Maria, born 3 May, baptized 5 May 1746; Johann Heinrich, born 11 April, baptized 12 April 1748; Anna Catharina, born 5 January, baptized 6 January 1750; Peter, born 14 June, baptized 15 June 1751; Johannes, born 15 October, baptized 16 October 1753; Anna Elisabeth, born 10 April, baptized 11 April 1757; Anna Maria, born 6 December, baptized 7 December 1759; Maria Elisabeth, born 17 February, baptized 18 February 1762; Anna Maria, born 23 February, baptized 26 February 1764; and Eva Catharina, born 18 April, baptized 20 April 1766.

The lists of the recruiter Johann Facius report a family of thirteen persons: Conrad Müller from Ilbeshausen, age 46, his wife, and eleven children.
They arrived in Russia on 29 July 1766. The ship arrival describes Conrad Müller as a farmer from Darmstadt of the Lutheran religion. At this point, the family consists of Conrad, his wife Catharina, and eight children. The family arrived on the same ship as several other families who also settled in Grimm. 

The Conrad Müller family is reported on the Grimm First Settlers List in Household #43. Conrad is described there as a craftsman from Darmstadt. At this point the family includes Conrad, his wife Catharina, and five children: Johann Heinrich, Peter, Johannes, Anna Maria, and Maria Elisabeth.

The family as reported in Household #14 of the 1775 Census includes Conrad Müller, his wife Catharina, their son Johannes, their daughters Anna Maria and Maria Elisabeth, their son Peter, Peter's wife Maria Agnes and his daughter Anna Maria. 

In 1798, Johannes is reported on the Census in Household #10. Anna Maria is in Household #93, Maria Elisabeth is reported in Household #101, Anna Margaretha is reported in Household #115, and Conrad and his son Peter are reported in Household #117. 


- Parish records of Ilbeshausen on Archion.de
- Parish records of Crainfeld (including Grebenhain) on Archion.de
- Lists of the recruiter Johann Facius 
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 329-330
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Auswanderung deutscher Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2019): p. 33
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): pp. 78-79 
- Rye, Richard, translator. 1775 Census of Grimm (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995)
- 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. 453, 465, 467, and 469

Maggie Hein