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Büdesheim, Schöneck, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johannes Schwind and Anna Elisabetha Monig had at least six children in Büdesheim: Johann Peter, born 2 October, baptized 4 October 1752 (died 3 March 1756); Johann Jacob, born 5 May, baptized 6 May 1754; Johann Philipp, born 3 January, baptized 5 January 1757 (died 10 July 1759); Johann Simon, born 17 July, baptized 19 July 1758; Johann Georg, born 11 June, baptized 13 June 1760; and Johann Mattheus, born 24 July, baptized 26 July 1765 

Johann Schwindt, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and their three sons Johann Jacob, Johann Simon, and Johann Georg, arrived in Russia on 29 July 1766. The ship arrival describes Johann Schwindt as a farmer from Friedeburg.  

The family settled in Kraft and is reported there on the First Settlers List (1767 Census) in Household #46. Johann is described there as a shoemaker from Friedberg. In addition to their three sons they also have a daughter Julianna, 1 week old.

Simon Schwindt and his family are reported in Kraft on the 1798 Census in Household #37.  


- Parish records of Büdesheim, Dekanat Bad Vilbel, Zentralarchiv der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 328
- 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): p. 405
- 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, p. 618

Maggie Hein