Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Düdelsheim, Büdingen, Hessen, Germany

Johann Adam Scheidt, son of Johannes and Catharina Scheid, was baptized in Düdelsheim on 26 September 1724. He married there on 20 May 1757 to Charlotta Claus (Klaus). She is the daughter of daughter of Johann Peter Claus and Anna Catharina Jacobi from Düdelsheim.

Johann Adam and Charlotta had four children, all born in Düdelsheim: Catharina, baptized 28 February 1757 (died 28 May 1758); Anna Elisabetha, baptized 17 April 1759 (died 18 February 1761); Anna Barbara, baptized 9 December 1760; and Catharina Elisabetha, baptized 27 September 1762. 

Johann Adam and Charlotta arrived in Oranienbaum, Russia on 10 June 1766 aboard the ship "Holy Catharina". He is listed as a farmer and "Vorsteher" (group leader). Two daughters, Anna Barbara and Katharina are listed on the arrival record. 

The entire family survived the journey and was recorded on the 1767 Census of Moor in household 6. Another daughter, Magdalena, was born shortly after their arrival in Moor. 


Aulendiechbach Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201847).

Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 47.

Düdelsheim Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201789).

Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Second edition). Moscow: 2019. Page 30, No. 17.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 157.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 96.

Wayne Bonner