Hermann Johann von Benckendorff

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Coat of arms of the noble family "von Benckendorff" (Estonia)

Hermann Johann von Benckendorff (born July 30, 1751 in Vyborg ; † January 8, 1800 in Kiltsi , Estonia ) at Ass Castle, Mr. at Ass and Sternhof was major in the Imperial Russian Army and District Marshal of the Lääne-Viru district in Estonia.


Hermann Johann came from the Swedish-Estonian noble family " von Benckendorff ", whose origins lay in Salzwedel . The family provided several well-known generals , local and Russian politicians in Estonia and diplomats . His parents were Johann Michael von Benckendorff (1720–1775) and Sophie Elisabeth von Löwenstern (1724–1783).

His first marriage in 1774 was Katharina Magdalena von Brevern (around 1748–1775 in Reval ), daughter of Adam Ludwig von Brevern on Jaggowal. From this marriage came Sophie Christine Gertrude von Benckendorff (born September 22, 1775 in Reval † March 26, 1818 in Koik ), she was married to Bernhard Johann von Helffreich on Koik († 1834). In 1776 he married Christine Elisabeth von Brevern, daughter of Peter von Brevern auf Maart, in his second marriage . The descendants were:

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  1. Castle Aß in the parish of Klein-St. Marien, Wierland [1]