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Balthasar Ellang, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and daughter Kunigunda (age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Balthasar settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13 along with his new wife Anna Maria and [step]son Georg Adam (age 7) [surname not recorded].

The 1767 census records that Balthasar Ellang came from the German village of Langenprozelten in the Kurmainz region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 180.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6188.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies