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Hans Jacob Fritzler, son of Hans Jacob Fritzler & Maria Elisabetha Holder, was born 27 June 1688 in Kleingartach. He married on 12 November 1715 in Kleingartach to Anna Catharina Oppenländer, daughter of Johann Andreas Oppenländer & Anna Barbara Bainer. Anna Catharina Oppenländer had been born in Kleingartach on 3 November 1694.

The baptisms of the following children born to Hans Jacob Fritzler & Anna Catharina Oppenländer are recorded in the parish register of Kleingartach: (1) Johann Jacob, born 19 August 1716; (2) Eva Catharina, born 12 April 1718, died 12 January 1719; (3) Elisabetha Barbara, born 16 August 1719; (4) Johann Andreas, born 23 February 1721; (5) Johann Michael, born 2 June 1725; (6) Anna Catharina, born [date illegible] 1726; and (7) Susanna, born 11 February 1731.

Evangelische Kirche Kleingartach records the birth of Johann Jacob Fritzler:

1716 (Zeit) den 19. Aug hor: 4 nativatus est (Tauffling) Johann Jacob (Aeltere) Joh. Jacob Fritzlr et uxor Anna Catharina (Gevatter Leute) Joh. Jacob Gebhart, Metzger; Joh. Jacob Faber ledig stant; Anna Catharina Loblein, Hanss Jerg Loblens Tochter. [Translation: On 19 Aug [1716] at 4am Johann Jacob Fritzler was born, son of Johann Jacob Fritzler and his wife Anna Catharina. Sponsors: Johann Jacob Gebhart, butcher; Johann Jacob Faber, single person; Anna Catharina Loblen, daughter of Hanss Jerg Loblen].

Father Hans Jacob Fritzler died in Kleingartach on 6 May 1748.

Son Johann Jacob Fritzler (born 1716) married on 15 November 1740 in Kleingartach to Franziska Catharina Eurich, daughter of Martin Eurich - recorded as follows:

1740 Eo die (15 Nov.) Hannss Jacob Fritzlen, Jacob Fritzlens bürger und BauersManns hieselbst ehel. Sohn und Francisca Catharina, Martin Eurig allh. ehel. Tochter. [Translatino: 15 Nov 1740 Hans Jacob Fritzler, legitimate son of Jacob Fritzler, citizen and farmer here, married Francisca Catharina Eurich, legitimate daughter of Martin Eurig].

Franziska had been born on 2 [illegible: June?] 1720 to Johann Martin Eurich and Anna Güller [surname illegible] - recorded as follows:

[1720] #48 2 Jun? Francisca Catharina; parents Hans Martin Eyrich ux Anna eine geborene ...... aus d. Schweitz reformirt; sponsors: Francisca Catharina Hr Frans Philipp Neinnisen Tochter, Hans Michael, Christoph Sachsenheimers Sohn, und Catharina, Hanss Düntzen? bürgers zu Niederhofen ehfrau.

The baptisms of several children born to Johann Jacob Fritzler & Franziska Catharina Eurich are recorded in the parish register of Kleingartach: (1) Johann Martin, born 28 September 1741; (2) Johann Jacob, born 21 March 1743, buried 2 January 1745; (3) Johann Jacob, born 30 June 1745; (4) Anna Catharina, born 26 February 1747, died 1 March 1747; (5) Catharina Barbara, born 14 January 1748, died 17 January 1748; (6) Johann Michael, born 8 March 1749; (7) Georg Ludwig, born 19 March 1751; (8) Johann Andreas, born 8 April 1752; (9) Maria Barbara, born 20 June 1753; (10) Johannes, born 20 December 1757, died 23 December 1757; and (11) Johann Georg, born 31 October 1758.

Son Johann Michael Fritzler (born 1725) married on 30 September 1749 in Kleingartach to Anna Sabina Fritzler, daughter of Johann Jacob Fritzler [yet another one] & Agnes Maria Herrmann. She had also been born in Kleingartach on 14 January 1729.

The baptisms of several children born to Johann Michael Fritzler & Anna Sabina Fritzler are recorded in the parish register of Kleingartach: (1) Anna Catharina, born 31 August 1750; (2) Johannes, born 19 December 1751, died 3 September 1754; (3) Christina Catharina, born 10 August 1754; (4) Johann Friedrich, born 29 December 1755; (5) Bernhardt, born 11 April 1758; and (6) Barbara, born 19 January 1760.

Jacob Fritzler and his brother Michael applied to move to the colonies in Denmark. Clausen records their arrival in Denmark: F 2/3 Christianshof (Weding) 3.-7.12.1761 Ex: Jacob Fritzle 44 + Francisca Catharina 40 + 7 K[inder]; Wttbg. [Württemberg], B[auer], nichts [owns no cash money] 24.5.1765 Abschied begehrt [24 May 1765 petitioned for departure]. His brother Michael and his family are also recorded in Denmark. [Conrad Fritzler, the brother of the wife of Michael Fritzler, also migrated to Denmark - but their family went to the Russian colonies near St. Petersburg - not to the Volga Colonies.]

They immigrated to Russia and are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Households No. 11, 15, 54, 65, & 167.

In 1788, Michael Fritzler and his family moved from Grimm to Stephan.

In 1793, Christoph Fritzler moved from Stephan to Holstein.

Ludwig Fritzler from Grimm is recorded on the 1798 census of Dönhof in Household No. Dh067.

In 1824, Jakob Fritzler and his family moved from Grimm to Dreispitz.

In 1828, Peter Fritzler and his family moved from Stephan to Dreispitz.

Michael Fritzler, Johann Konrad Fritzler, and their families from Grimm are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Households No. 51 & 53.

Johann Christoph Fritzler from Stephan and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Friedenberg.

Before 1883, Johann Friedrich Fritzler and his family relocated from Grimm to Straßburg.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Households No. 11, 15, 54, 65, & 167).
- 1834 Dreispitz Census (Households No. 12 & 22).
- 1834 Stephan Census (Household No. 83).
- 1857 Friedenberg Census.
- 1857 Oberdorf Census (Households No. 51, 53).
- Application of Jacob Fritzler to leave Württtemberg with several adults and several children to go to Jutland/Denmark dated 9 Apr 1761.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-425, B-426, B-427, B-428.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dh067, Gm018, Gm031, Gm088, Gm089, Gm154, Gm168, Gm175, Ho19, Sp13, Sp20, Mv0760, Mv2840.
- Parish register of Kleingartach (LDS Film No. 1184796).

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Dona Reeves-Marquardt

Brent Mai

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Fritzler families recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations