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Wald-Michelbach, Hessen, Germany

Johann Michael Röth, son of Hans Georg and Anna Barbara Röth, was born in Binsig and baptized on 24 May 1733 in Wald-Michelbach. He immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) where he married on 14 April 1760 in the colony of Altona to Eva Katharina Krämer, daughter of Hans Adam and Sibilla Krämer. She had been born in Siedelsbrunn and baptized on 5 February 1737 also in Wald-Michelbach.

The baptisms of two children are recorded in Danish records: Eva Catharina, baptized 27 March 1761 in the Fredericia Reformed Church, Vejle Amt, and Johann Michael, baptized 19 Aug 1762 in Friderichshaab, Vorbasse Sogn, Ribe Amt. 

In 1763, the Röth family immigrated to Russia, arriving in the colony of Anton on 7 September 1764. They are recorded there along with their children (Johann Michael, Johann Christian, and Eva Catharina) on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.


- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga .
- Parish records for Wald-Michelbach (LDS Film No. 1340338).
- Danish parish record extractions by Wayne Bonner and Mike Meisinger
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 53.

Gerhard Lang
Brent Mai
Mike Meisinger