Baschka / Paske*

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Georg Friedrich Paske [sic], a farmer, his wife Christina, and children (Johann Georg, age 7; Elisabeth, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.

It is believed that Christina and the children died after arrival in Russia, and that Georg Friedrich Baschke remarried to Anna, widow of an unnamed Mattis and former wife of Leonhard Menges [see entries for Mattis & Menges].

Georg Friedrich Baschka [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Christina (age 6-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 57 along with stepson Johann Georg Mattis (age 10). They had settled there on 10 May 1767.

In 1786, Friedrich Baschka and his family moved to Schaffhausen.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Friedrich Paske [sic] came from the German region of Schleswig. The 1767 census records that Georg Friedrich Baschka [sic] came from the German village of Lagnitz.

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


- 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): Mv1141.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 256.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #78.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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