Altag

Spelling Variations: 
Altag
Altach
Альтагъ
Альтахъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Friedrich Altag was born in approximately 1792, probably in France.  He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians.

He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was originally settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar.

He is recorded on the 1834 census of Messer in Household No. 187 along with a note that he moved to the colony of Franzosen in 1825.

Friedrich Altag from Messer and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 109 along with a note that he died there in 1830.

Friedrich (junior) Altag, son of Friedrich Altag, is recorded on the 1850 census of Franzosen in Household No. 131 along with a note that he moved back to Messer.

Friedrich (junior) Altag and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Messer in Household No. 188.

Sources: 

- 1834 Messer Census (Household No. 187).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 109).
- 1850 Franzosen Census (Household No. 131).
- 1857 Messer Census (Household No. 188).
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies