Elscheidt (Schönchen)*

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Elscheidt (Schönchen)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Orphan Anna Christina Elschiedt (age 17) and her sister Anna Maria Louisa (age 6) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 15 along with Adam Helwig who was married to another sister Maria Elschied. A note on the 1767 census records that they all relocated to the colony of Schönchen in 1768.

The 1767 census does not record from where the Elschiedt sisters came.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 326.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies