|The G. Jacob and Katy Margheim Family, about 1906|
- Came to the USA from Wiesenmuller, Samara Province, Seelmann District, Russia. Arrival date was December 1886 at New York.
- Wiesenmuller is a daughter colony of Merkel, and was founded in 1860. Georg Jacob probably left Merkel as a young man to take advantage of the new land made available by the Russian Government.
- Declaration of Intention was filed November 2, 1889 in Russell County, Kansas. Age listed as 32, and had been born in Russia. Filed as Jacob Margheim.
- Dr. Igor Pleve, Saratov State University, Saratov, Saratov Province, Russia, included a copy from the Merkel Church Book of the page registering the birth of Georg Jacob Margheim on May 7, 1857. Baptised Lutheran in the church by Pastor Ludwig Marpurg. Sponsors: Colonists Jacob Margheim, Heinrich Templing, and Catherine Kunz. Note in right margin: Moved (Ausgesiedelt). The copy is included in the Documentation Section of the Margheim Family History Book.
I noticed that KUNZ name again, this time belonging to a woman who was a Sponsor for my great grandfather when he was baptized. Further research is definitely needed to identify this Kunz connection!