Asmus (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Asmus (Yagodnaya Polyana)
Асмусъ (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Peter Asmus from Wallernhausen & Anna Eliesabeth Rontaler were married on 1 July 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Konrad [sic] Asmus, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Elisabeth, age 19; Johann Heinrich, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl. Arriving with them were Peter Asmus [believed to be another son of Kaspar], a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth.

Conradt [sis] Asmus, his wife Anna Maria, and daughter Anna Elisabeth (age 20) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that wife Anna Maria died en route. Johann Peter Asmus and his wife Anna Elisabeth are also recorded with Conradt and his family.

Widower Johann Kaspar Asmus and his daughter Elisabeth (age 19) are recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 10. They had settled there on 16 September 1767. Peter Asmus and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 12 along with the single Helena Margaretha Müller (age 26). The 1767 census does not record a relagionship between the Asmus and Müller families.

Peter Asmus, his wife Elisabeth Ronthaler, and their family are recorded on the 1798 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. Yp26.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that this Asmus family came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that they are from the German village of Wallernhausen near Nidda.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Yp26.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #725.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 175-176.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6329.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8156-8160.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies