Arnst (Kolb)*

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Arnst (Kolb)*
Арнстъ (Kolb)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Arnst, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27 along with a note that he is working as a day-laborer (Lohnarbeiter).

The 1767 census records that Johannes Arnst came from the German village of Heckeberg [?] in the Hanau region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Arnst family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 392.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0438.

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Volga Colonies