Amen (Leitsinger)

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Amen (Leitsinger)
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Hans Amen, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.

Hans died after arrival in Russia.  His widow Barbara remarried to Johann Strohbett. They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767. Barbara also evidently died, and Johann Strohbett remarried to a woman named Margaretha. Johann & Margaretha, along with the orphaned Amen children, are recorded on the 1767 census of Leitsinger in Household No. 66.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Hans Amen came from the German district of Bamberg.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nk30.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 75.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5764.


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Volga Colonies