Hänsch

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Spelling Variations: 
Hänsch
Hensch
Геньшъ
Häntsch
Геншъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following going to Russia:

George Haensch, a day laborer (Tagelöhner) and hunter's apprentice (Jägerbursche), from Oranienbaum, originating in Saxony, left with three other persons. He owned a house that had 25 Thlr. debt. Its sale brought 35 Thlr.

Georg Hänsch [sic], his wife Maria, and sons (Gottfried, age 18; Gottlieb, age 13; Martin, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Johann Georg Hänsch, his wife Maria, and sons (Gottfriedt, age 18; Gottlieb, age 13; Martin, age 8; Conradt, born en route) are recorded on the list of those being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Georg Hensch, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann Gottfried, age 20; Maria, age 14; Johann Gottlieb, age 13; Johann Martin, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 16. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.

Gottfried Hänsch and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Boisroux in Households No. Bx14 and Bx22.

The 1850 census of Kaneau records in Household No. 10 that Andreas Hensch and his family moved to the daughter colony of Friedental and in Household No. 102 that Gottfried Hensch and his family moved to the daughter colony of Rosental [am Yeruslan].

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Hänsch came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Anhalt-Dessau.

Sources: 

- 1850 Kaneau Census (Households No. 10, 26, 42, 43, 44, 102).
- 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): Bx14, Bx22, Kn22.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #5803-5808.
- 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): #1079.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 246.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1469.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0971-0976.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 85-86.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Karl Becker

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Article (May 1766) announcing the public auction of the house and household goods left behind by Georg Häntsch after he immigrated to Russia.
Source: Karl Becker.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations