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Konrad Bell

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  • Name Konrad Bell  [1
    Born 1750  Stolberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 3824 
    Residence 1775  Schilling, Saratov, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1775 Census Revision for Schilling states Konrad Bell, Bachelor, age 25 "farms with the aid of relatives" The 1775 revision list for Schilling furthur notes that Konrad Bell, along with 2 other bachelors "Assigned to the colonies as laborers. According to testimony of the community they came alone to Russian and did not receive loans for farming. They were living in Lesnoy Karamysh (Grimm) with Grimm. They were in the colony of Gololobovka (Doenhof) and kinder (?) in that colony. They are currently engaged in farming, and with time will marry. Upon entering the economy they hope to be able to pay their debts. They are currently unable to assume the responsibility."
    Residence 1798  Kukkus, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    HH7 
    Person ID I3824  kukkusfamilies

    Family 1 Margaretha Geisner,   b. 1779, Schilling, Saratov, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1797  Kukkus, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • The movement table in the 1798 Schilling Census Revision says #2589 1797 Schilling; Margaretha, daughter of Just Heisner, married Konrad Dell in Kukkus (Kukkus household #7).
    Children 
    +1. Johannes Bell,   b. 1803, Kukkus, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Konrad Bell,   b. 1807, Kukkus, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Johann Philipp Bell,   b. 1809, Kukkus, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Maria Barbara Bell,   b. 1783  [natural]
    Family ID F1068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1775 - Schilling, Saratov, Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1797 - Kukkus, Samara, Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - HH7 - 1798 - Kukkus, Samara, Russia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Konrad Bell appears on the 1798 Kukkus Census in household #7 with his wife Margareta Heisner (Geisner?)(from Schilling). His birthdate is 1750. He has one daughter Maria Barbara from a prior deceased wife.

      Bell does not appear to be a common name in the Volga Colonies. A check of the Kuhlberg Lists shows 1 Bell, Konrad Bell, a single man, from Stolberg, a servant of Ludwig Hoff, doc #1656.

      A check of the index of first settler lists does not show any Bell's. However a Bell does show up on the 1775 census revision for Schilling (Schilling does not have a 1st Settler List). the 1775 Census Revision for Schilling states Konrad Bell, bachelor, born 1750, "farms with the aid of relatives"
      It would appear that Konrad Bell was perhaps the only Bell to immigrate to the Volga Colonies, or at least one of very few.

      The 1775 revision list for Schilling furthur notes that Konrad Bell, along with 2 other bachelors "Assigned to the colonies as laborers. According to testimony of the community they came alone to Russia and did not receive loans for farming. They were living in Lesnoy Karamysh (Grimm) with Grimm. They were in the colony of Gololobovka (Doenhof) and kinder (?) in that colony. They are currently engaged in farming, and with time will marry. Upon entering the economy they hope to be able to pay their debts. They are currently unable to assume the responsibility."

      The 1798 census from Brent Mai's book listing all of the census records from 1798 shows only two Bell families, Konrad Bell in Kukkus and another Bell in Dinkel. The goal of this line of reasoning is to show that if we find any Bell's in Kukkus they are almost certainly without a doubt descendants of Konrad Bell.

      In the 1834 census we do not find Konrad Bell, but we do find 3 Bell children all born between 1803 and 1810. Johannes, Konrad and Johann Philipp. They are living in the household of Philipp Neidhardt in 1816 (per the 1834 census-see household #102-P28) as step-children from his deceased wife. Based on our reasoning above we can conclude the following:

      " These 3 children are sons of Konrad Bell.
      " Konrad Bell died between 1810 and 1816.
      " His widow Margareta Geisner remarried Philipp Neidhardt after 1810 and then herself died at some unknown date.

      Continuing with the same reasoning, we can conclude that any Bells whom we find on the 1857 census are the 3 sons of Konrad and their descendants. On the 1857 census we find the following Bell's and the household #:

      " #18 Christina age 23 (spouse of Christian Reitz)
      " #33 Maria Margaretha age 30 (spouse of Konrad Baum)
      " #47 Konrad age 51 (one of the sons) along with 9 children and grand children
      " #49 Johannes age 54 (one of the sons) along with 6 children and grand children
      " #70 Phillip age 48 (one of the sons) along with 8 children and grand children
      " #98 Anna Elisabeth age 26 (spouse of Johannes Heizenrader)
      " #103 Katharina Margaretha age 26 (spouse of Andreas Maser)

      Of the 4 females listed Christina born in 1834 does not appear on the 1834 census. Katharina Margaretha appears as the daughter of Johannes born 1830. Katharina Margaretha appears also as the daughter of Johannes born 1830. Maria Margaretha appears also as the daughter of Johannes born 1827.

      I cannot find Konrad Bell on a transport list or a first settler list.

      Kuhlberg list #1657 Conrad Bell. Lutheran from Stohberg. Single. Servant of Ludwig Hoff.
      Ludwig Hoff, Lutheran, farmer from Stolberg. Single.
      (cannot find Ludwig Hoff on a transport list or a first settler list.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga-Volume 1 & 2, Brent Alan Mai, (Name: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR); Location: Lincoln, Nebraska; Date: 1999;), Kukkus, Russia 1798 Census P641-647 as of 2 August 1798.
      1920 United States Federal Census - Maria Katharina Engelmann
      1920 United States Federal Census - Maria Katharina Engelmann


    2. [S169] 1775 Census Revision, Schilling, Russia, Translated by Richard Rye, (Name: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR); Location: Lincoln, Nebraska; Date: 1995;), Schilling, Russia 1775 Census.
      US, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Heinrich Hergenroeder
      US, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Heinrich Hergenroeder


    3. [S156] List of colonists to Russia in 1766-Reports by Ivan Kuhlberg, Igor Pleve, (Name: Saratov State Technical University; Location: Saratov, Russia; Date: 2010;).
      1920 United States Federal Census - Maria Katharina Engelmann
      1920 United States Federal Census - Maria Katharina Engelmann


    4. [S245] 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga-Volume 1 & 2, Brent Alan Mai, (Name: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR); Location: Lincoln, Nebraska; Date: 1999;), Kukkus, Russia 1798 Census P641-647 as of 2 August 1798.
      1910 United States Federal Census - Maria Katharina Engelmann
      1910 United States Federal Census - Maria Katharina Engelmann


    5. [S169] 1775 Census Revision, Schilling, Russia, Translated by Richard Rye, (Name: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR); Location: Lincoln, Nebraska; Date: 1995;), Schilling, Russia 1775 Census.

    6. [S245] 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga-Volume 1 & 2, Brent Alan Mai, (Name: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR); Location: Lincoln, Nebraska; Date: 1999;), Kukkus, Russia 1798 Census P641-647 as of 2 August 1798.

    7. [S245] 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga-Volume 1 & 2, Brent Alan Mai, (Name: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR); Location: Lincoln, Nebraska; Date: 1999;), Schilling, Russia Movement Register from 1798 Census.