Appel (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Appel (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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There are three Appel families that settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 16 September 1767. They arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.

(1 & 2) Peter Appel, his wife Anna Barbara, and their son Johann Heinrich are recorded together arriving in Oranienbaum. On the 1767 census of Walter Peter is recorded as a widower in Household No. 13. Son Johann Heinrich and his new wife Katharina are recorded in Household No. 14.

(3) Johann Adam Appel arrived in Oranienbaum with a large family. The 1767 census records that only Adam (remarried to a much younger wife) and his son Simon survived, and are recorded in Household No. 15.

The 1767 census of Walter records that all of these Appel families came from the German village of Ober Lais in the region of Nidda.


- 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): Yp50, Yp89.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 176.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6229, #6230.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies