My great grandfather was Michael Abt who married Catherina Kern in Brabander, a Volga German Village near Saratov, Russia.Brabander has also been known as Kasitzkaya, Audenkort and Probender.
The issue of Michael Abt and CAtherina Kern were:
1)Johannes Abt, born on June 24, 1881 (my grandfather) died 1956 at Harvard, Illinois married on February 6, 1906 at Brabander, Russia to Anna Maria Bondank
2)Anna Abt born on January 4, 1884 at Brabander, Russia
3)Peter Abt, born on April 20, 1889 at Brabander, Russia and marriedCatherina Braun on February 13, 1907 in Brabander.She was born about 1885
4) Catherina Abt, born on May 30, 1894 in Brabander Russia
5) Adolf Abt, born on February 16, 1897 in Brabander Russia
6) Johann Franciskus Abt, born on August 20, 1899 in Brabander Russia.
I am searching for information on the three brothers of my grandfather:Peter; Adolf; and Johann Franciskus; plus his two sisters Anna; and Catherina.They may have remained in Russia or migrated to North or South America or elsewhere.Brabander was a small village.The Abts of Brabander all descend from Johannes Abt a 10 year old orphan who arrived in 1767.
If you descend from one of these Abts from Russia or know about them I would greatly appreciate a response on the forum or a direct e-mail message.My e-mail address is:email@example.com.My land address is Jim Osborne, 5601 W. Berenice, Chicago, Illinois 60634.See my posting of Octoberr 16,2004, message # 7.