Asmus (Susannental)

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Asmus (Susannental)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Asmus, a farmer, and his family along with Philipp Asmus, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Georg Asmus died after arrival in Russia. His widow Maria Elisabeth and their children along with Philipp Asmus and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Susannental on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 15 & 16.

The 1767 census records that widow Maria Elisabeth Asmus came from the German village of Hessenrheinfeld in Hessen and the Johann Philipp Asmus came from the German village of Springen in Hessen.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 262.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4537, #4538.


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Pre-Volga Origin

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